SHANGHAI. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation and Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co. (Xiagong) announced today at the Bauma China International Trade Fair for construction and building vehicles and equipment that Eaton will supply its advanced progressive torque limited slip differential for Xiagong’s five-ton XG95611 wheel loader. Xiagong is the first manufacturer worldwide to incorporate the efficient Eaton technology in a production wheel loader.
“Xiagong is a leader in bringing cleaner and more efficient vehicle options to the construction and we are delighted to provide them with our advanced progressive torque technology,” said Chris Ostrander, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Torque Controls Product Division. “With this new progressive torque limited slip we can help Xiagong to provide wheel loaders that offer greater performance as well as significant improvements in overall fuel economy.”
Eaton engineers worked closely with Xiagong to ensure the new technology was optimized for heavy load excavating and high dumping heights. Under normal road conditions the Eaton performance torque differential performs like an open differential but on wet, icy or loose terrain torque is transferred automatically and immediately to the wheel with the highest traction, allowing the vehicle to maintain control and continue to operate under the most challenging terrain.
Eaton has been producing precision forged gears, a key element in the design of differentials for wheel loaders, for over 40 years. Eaton’s exclusive three-pitch design used an innovative gear meshing to increase strength and torque bias over a standard single-pitch bevel gear used by competitors.
Eaton limited slip differentials are found in a variety of vehicle applications including construction, agriculture, mining, off-road trucks and forestry and are engineered to work effectively in front axle, rear axle and inter axle applications. Eaton differentials are available as original equipment and as replacement parts.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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