Eaton Will Showcase Its Refuse Truck Platform Expertise and Engineered Solutions At Waste Expo 2012

Date: April 6, 2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it will display a selection of products and engineered solutions in Booth 18075 at Waste Expo 2012 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., May 1-3. Included in the Eaton display will be the company’s fuel-saving hydraulic system technology that provides power on demand, LifeSense® hose with real-time condition monitoring, Hydraulic Launch Assist™ hybrid technology and a range of components including pumps, valves, manifolds, and controls.

“The ability to provide power on demand and Hydraulic Launch Assist™ have proven their ability to reduce refuse truck fuel consumption by thousands of gallons per truck annually,” said Eaton Market Segment Director Corey Moore. “Working with Eaton products like LifeSense® self-monitoring hose, and reliable pumps, valves, and controls, these technologies give refuse industry customers an opportunity re-write their operating cost equations by increasing vehicle productivity while reducing maintenance requirements.”

Eaton’s hydraulic system technology designed to deliver power on demand uses efficient, variable displacement piston-type pumps and advanced controls to provide constant flow regardless of engine speed.  This permits trucks to lift loads while the engine is at idle and pack on the move without bypassing flow to the reservoir, neither of which is practical with conventional hydraulic systems.  The result is a 15%+ fuel savings. 

Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist™ parallel hybrid system capturers and stores energy during braking which can save 1,000 gallons of fuel per year in refuse applications with 900 stops or more while also extending brake service life.

LifeSense® hydraulic hose technology detects events occurring within a hose that lead to failure and signals when the hose needs to be replaced.  It improves hydraulic system reliability and productivity by utilizing virtually the full service life of the monitored hose.

Eaton pumps, valves, and controls are essential components for efficient, reliable hydraulic systems for refuse trucks and associated waste handling equipment.

Eaton’s hydraulics 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 stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

Lynn Soule
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