Date: July 23, 2007
Eaton Makes Improvements To Its Aeroquip FBA Performance Stainless Steel Hose
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it has made improvements to Aeroquip® FBA Performance stainless steel braided hose in sizes -10 and -12.
The hose’s stainless steel wire cover is now less susceptible to discoloring due to a manufacturing change. The two sizes of Aeroquip FBA stainless steel hose no longer have a visible rubber strike through on the outer braid. Rated at 28 IN/HG, the hose still performs to the same high quality standards, but is now more aesthetically pleasing.
The adhesion on the hose’s outer braid has been improved to reduce flaring when cutting the hose. As a result, assembly with reusable fittings is easier since less torque is required.
Along with making appearance and performance improvements, Eaton engineers tested -10 and -12 sizes of Aeroquip FBA hose in simulated dry sump applications, which proved their capability to handle a full vacuum without an internal support coil.
Improved, globally available Aeroquip FBA Performance hose is made of a high temperature tube compound that is compatible with petroleum and synthetic lubricants, hydrocarbon fuels and liquid engine coolants with a stainless steel cover.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations is a business segment of Eaton’s 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 http://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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com