Date: October 2, 2007
Eaton Announces Global Availability Of Advanced Coatings To Protect Cylinder Rods In Harsh Environments
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the global availability of a comprehensive line of cylinder rod coatings designed to provide customized wear and corrosion resistance capabilities for Eaton cylinders. The new Application Based Coatings (ABC) include traditional hard chrome plating in a variety of thicknesses, a variety of plasma sprayed coatings and several higher end advanced coatings.
The coatings protect cylinder rods that are exposed to environmental contaminants including salt water and industrial chemicals from corrosion, and also provide abrasion resistance and other customized properties. The new coatings are offered as an option on all Eaton cylinders, but are expected to be most commonly specified on large diameter, and extra large custom-type cylinders used in civil engineering, offshore, marine, and various heavy industry applications.
“Every application is unique,” said Holly Brunell, Eaton’s global leader - cylinder products. “Because of this, Eaton has recognized the need to provide a variety of protection options. Our cylinders are exposed to everything from fresh and salt water immersion, to corrosive environments, spray zones, other, even more severe, conditions. The coatings included in the ABC offering are the result of extensive laboratory and field tests and analysis to ensure predictable performance that meets customer needs and expectations.
“Eaton literally has spent years evaluating rod coatings and application technologies to select those now available in the ABC line,” Brunell added. “But, this is only the beginning. The Eaton Innovation Center has actively collaborated with the Cylinder Team to enhance our present offerings and aggressively develop the next generation of this critical technology.”
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 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.