Eaton’s New EC600 X-FLEX Hose Provides 24 Percent More Flexibility for High Pressure Applications

Date: 8/23/2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. … Power management company Eaton today announced the availability of the new EC600 X-FLEX high pressure spiral hose, designed for demanding applications requiring very high pressure performance in small areas. At 50 percent of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 100R15 bend radius, the hose’s flexibility makes installation in tight spaces much easier while reducing the total amount of hose needed on each machine.

The EC600 X-FLEX is designed to perform in very demanding, high impulse applications, including construction, mining and industrial equipment, and features a highly abrasion-resistant cover material, supporting a longer hose assembly life while helping increase uptime and reduce overall operating costs. A limited number of free sample kits are available upon request to demonstrate the improved flexibility firsthand.

“As hydraulic systems are asked to do more, our customers are increasingly looking for hose products that can withstand very high pressures in a variety of sizes – without sacrificing flexibility,” said Eric Durrant, senior global product manager, Eaton. “The new EC600 X-FLEX spiral hose is designed to be up to 24 percent more flexible for easier handling during installation, while withstanding over one million impulse cycles with an operating pressure of 6100 pounds per square inch.”

The hose offers both four and six spiral wire construction that is operable at temperatures from -40°C (-40°F) to +121°C (+250°F) with no fluid leakage between hose and fitting when the machine shuts down and the system cools. The EC600 X-FLEX is compatible with Eaton’s 4S fitting series in sizes -12 and -16 and 6S fitting series in size -20.

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Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Mary Rapaport