March 11, 2008
Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations Introduces New Pressure Gauge Test Kit
For MRO Diagnosis and Monitoring Of Hydraulic Systems, Components
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today its Hydraulics Operations has introduced a new pressure gauge test kit for use by maintenance, repair, and operations personnel in diagnosing and monitoring the performance of hydraulic systems and equipment. The new kit is ideal for testing hydraulic systems on agricultural, construction, on-highway and industrial equipment.
The kit contains a selection of screw-together test couplings and adapters to meet most requirements plus hose assemblies and three precision, glycerin-filled gauges with dual scales, built-in relief valves and shatter-resistant acrylic lenses. It is compatible with all hydraulic and mineral-based fluids, and Eaton diagnostic couplings and oil sampling valves.
Contents of the standard pressure gauge test kit include:
§ 1/8 NPT test coupling
§ ¼ NPT test coupling
§ 7/16-20 UNF test coupling
§ 9/16-20 UNF test coupling
§ ¼ NPT gauge adapter
§ Union adapter
§ 60” test hose assembly
§ (-) 30 in/Hg -30 psi gauge
§ 1,000 psi gauge
§ 7,500 psi gauge
The pressure gauge test kit can be used to check system pressures up to 630 bar (9,000 psi), and can be connected to working systems at pressures up to 354 bar (5,000 psi). Connections are leak free, using a piston valve which remains shut until the connection is completed. This minimizes both fluid loss and the possibility contaminants are introduced as well as improving operator safety.
Couplings and adapters supplied with the pressure gauge test kit are made of high-strength steel which is zinc nickel plated to prevent corrosion. The hose assemblies have a nominal 2 mm (0.08”) bore and a 20 mm (0.75”) bend radius. Viton® (DUPONT PERFORMANCE ELASTOMERS LLC) seals are used in all components of the pressure gauge test kit.
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 2007 sales of $13.0 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.