Date: October 2, 2007

New 6-Spiral Aeroquip Hydraulic Hose From Eaton Is Ideal For Extremely High-Pressure Applications

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it is introducing a new six-spiral Aeroquip® hydraulic hose with a constant working pressure of 420 bar (6,000 psi).

New Aeroquip GH466-32 hose is a reliable solution for extremely high-pressure applications that experience high-pressure spikes. It also offers temperature capability up to +120°C (+250°F).

The hose is designed for mobile and stationary applications, such as excavators, oil exploration equipment, mining equipment and injection molding machines.

Aeroquip GH466-32 hose meets all requirements of EN856/100R15 with Class 0 cool-down leakage in accordance with SAE J1176. In addition, it surpasses requirements of SAE J1405 by withstanding more than 2 million flex impulse cycles.

Aeroquip GH466-32 hose uses Aeroquip Internal Skive Crimp (ISC) fittings, which feature an internal and external skive design that separates the socket into three different zones —dampening, sealing and wire trap. The unique hose and fitting design combination allows for extremely long service life in the most demanding applications.

Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations is a business segment of the Eaton Fluid Power Group. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Vickers® and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.hydraulics.eaton.com.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 61,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Contact: Lynn Soule,
(952) 294-7992