EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the introduction of Synflex® Solstice™ ¼” air brake tubing made from proprietary thermoplastics that would help alleviate the supply chain volatility of traditional nylon raw materials used in the manufacture of traditional air brake tubing. This highly engineered thermoplastic monowall tubing meets the performance of SAE J844, J1131, J2494-3, DOT FMVSS 106 and OEM customer requirements for use on truck and trailer air brake and auxiliary air systems.
“Solstice tubing has met all of the performance criteria established by the truck industry,” said Eaton Product Manager Chris Schwab. “And because it is made from entirely different raw materials, Solstice tubing is not expected to be subject to the supply chain disruptions of nylon that has created challenges for customers recently.”
Eaton® Synflex Solstice tubing has an operating temperature range of -40° C to 93° C (-40° F to 200° F). It is UV stabilized, thermoformable and available in both standard and custom colors. Solstice tubing can be supplied as formed tube, formed and straight air brake harness assemblies and on reels in lengths up to 304.8 meters (1,000 feet).
The Solstice tubing specifications, pricing and lead times are immediately available through Eaton and its global channel partners.
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 www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
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 www.eaton.com.