EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Toyo Trailer Company, Ltd. of Osaka, Japan, specified Eaton’s new DuraForce® high-pressure pumps, motors and control valves on a highly customized 59-foot, 18-axle carrier. Eaton’s system engineering strengths and capability to meet a short delivery schedule led to Toyo Trailer’s selection of DuraForce products for the unconventional trailer design featuring eight drive axles and 10 non-drive axles.
Developed in a global strategic alliance with Linde Hydraulics, Eaton DuraForce products are performing wheel drive, steering and jack-up functions on the 500-ton-capacity carrier that was delivered to an Asian shipbuilder.
“DuraForce products provide the precise control and high power density required for the carrier to move oceangoing ships,” said Eaton’s Yukimune Shibayama, sales manager, Hydraulics—Japan.
Other key factors in the award of business were Eaton’s close customer communication and its assistance in locating a supplier for axle components that were integrated with the Eaton components.
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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.