December 16, 2010
Eaton Introduces EH360 Water Suction and Discharge Hose for Economical Water Transfer Applications
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the availability of a new industrial hose water suction and discharge line designed for water transfer applications where an economical but sturdy hose solution is needed. The sizes range from 1 ¼ inch through 8 inches. EH360 hose combines an SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) blended tube and cover with 2 or 4 ply reinforcement constructions depending on the size. All sizes have maximum working pressure ratings of 150 pounds per square inch (psi) with a 3:1 burst design factor meaning they comply with the RMA IP-2 industry specification for water hoses.
“Not all water transfer applications are the same,” noted Chris Schwab, lead engineer, Eaton’s Industrial Hose Business Unit. “Eaton recognized a need for an economical product that stands up to the rigorous performance levels that our customers demand and developed the EH360 to meet that needs.
“The SBR blended tube and cover are ideal compounds for transfer of water in applications such as oil and gas exploration, drilling, construction, equipment rental, and many other pumping, suction, and discharge jobs,” continued Schwab. “It should not, however, be used in agricultural type applications where fertilizers or pesticides may be present. We recommend our high grade EPDM water hose, Otter, for those more demanding situations.”
The EH360 hose also features a vivid blue ink printed layline for easy identification, as well as an embossed permanent brand strip for longevity. All sizes are currently in stock and available for purchase through North American distribution.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company’s Industrial Sector. 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 Group 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 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.