March 11, 2008
Eaton’s Hydraulics Operations Introduces New Programmable Displays For Electro-hydraulic Systems
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has added display systems to its rapidly growing line of electro-hydraulic technologies. The new systems are built around Eaton’s programmable VFX controllers which display information on liquid crystal displays offered in 6.5 and 10.4 inch models.
Two different VFX controllers are included in the new product offering:
• The VFX 1000 solely for display control, and
• The VFX 2000 for display control with additional digital input/output capabilities
Both controllers have standard CANbus communication capabilities for easy interfacing with other electro-hydraulic system components. They are fully compatible with Eaton’s previously introduced EFX controllers and EFX IO modules.
Eaton’s new liquid crystal displays can be panel mounted or integrated into vehicle dashboards for mobile applications. A mounting arm is also available which permits flexible positioning of the display unit.
Content creation and display programming is accomplished with standard Eaton CONTROL F(x)(tm) software, a globally-enabled, IEC 61131-3 compatible package that permits users to combine a broad range of components into reliable electro-hydraulic systems. The software incorporates extensive modularity and scalability to enable a high degree programming efficiency.
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.