December 8, 2008
Eaton Introduces Environmentally Sealed Switches for Performance Market
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the expansion of its Aeroquip® Performance Products line with environmentally sealed switches for automotive and marine racing vehicles.
The toggle switches for ignition/start and accessory-control applications feature an integrated rubber boot that encases all electrical components, thereby sealing them from dust, dirt, grime, moisture, and other contaminants that are common to dirt track and other racing environments.
The success of Eaton toggle switches for aerospace and electrical applications led to the new Aeroquip performance market switches that are designed to meet IP68. They feature a water-tight seal per MIL-STD-108E and thermoset molding materials that meet flame retardant requirements.
The switches feature one-, two-, and three-pole circuitry; molded-in terminal inserts and numbers; and one-hole mounting for easy installation. Offering a temperature range from
-50°F to +150°F (-46°C to +66°C), they performed 20,000 operations at rated load during laboratory testing.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Business 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 Operation provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.hydraulics.eaton.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.