Date: February 25, 2009

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the expanded North American availability of Eaton Walterscheid WALPro fittings that feature a unique two-edge cutting ring technology with a combination of high axial strength and radial flexibility that provides a full 360 tube seal while eliminating deformation due to over tightening.

The WALPro System is designed for use in hydraulic systems on industrial equipment, mobile equipment and more. WALPro products are available via the Eaton distribution network for global customers.
 
“The WALPro fittings utilize an advanced profile ring designed for both performance and safe assembly,” said Gary Lisenbee, Eaton product manager. “During assembly, the two cutting edges of the profile ring penetrate the tube, creating a safe and reliable seal while the top area of the profile ring seals along the 24 degree surface of the fittings body. The profile ring’s geometry also provides the necessary axial strength to minimize over-torquing, a common error during tube fitting assembly.”

WALPro fittings exceed both DIN 2353 and ISO 8431-1 requirements to provide standards-compliant connections. They are available in a full range of standard metric tube sizes are suitable for use with all common tube materials.

Eaton’s Hydraulics Business is a 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 Business provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics .

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 approximately 80,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .



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