New Eaton Corrosion-Resistant Plating Technology Withstands Harsh Environmental Conditions

Date: November 10, 2013

Guardian Seal™ Plating Delivers Advanced Protection for Walterscheid™ Tube Fittings, Preventing Red Corrosion to Minimum of 720 Hours

Dubai … Power management company Eaton has introduced a new corrosion-resistant plating technology, Guardian Seal on carbon steel Walterscheid tube fittings, which gives industrial and mobile customers confidence that their fluid conveyance connections will withstand even the toughest environments.

Equipment manufacturers and users have asked for improved corrosion resistance on carbon steel fluid conveyance connections to deliver better equipment performance, reduce replacement costs, and maintain the original appearance of equipment. With the introduction of Guardian Seal plating technology, Walterscheid tube fittings meet the need for higher corrosion protection in the most challenging environments.

Eaton's new Guardian Seal plating technology is progressively incorporated in all carbon-steel Walterscheid products, and proven to prevent red corrosion to a minimum of 720 hours. With this performance, Guardian Seal meets the more stringent European VDMA, the German Engineering Association, 24576-K5 requirements of 720 hours to red corrosion.

The powerful combination of standard zinc-base plating and micro-impregnation technology creates an anti-corrosive membrane that provides more complete protection to the base metal compared to other zinc plating options.

Walterscheid tube fittings with Guardian Seal are similar in appearance, interchangeable and compatible with all existing Walterscheid products plated with hex chrome-free zinc plating, which means customers can intermingle inventory – saving space, storage costs and saving the additional effort to segregate. In addition, Walterscheid tube fittings with Guardian Seal feature identical installation and torques requirements compared to Walterscheid hex chrome-free zinc plated products in the same part number.

Compatible with standard hydraulic fluids, Guardian Seal plating is also nickel free, solvent free, and meets global requirements for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Endof-Life Vehicle (ELV), and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH).

Guardian Seal specifications, pricing, and lead times are immediately available through Eaton and its global channel partners.

Eaton's Hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in supporting companies that want to increase efficiency, reliability and safety within industries including – construction & mining, agriculture & forestry, traditional & renewable energy, manufacturing & processing, oil & gas, transportation & material handling. The global Hydraulics team designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficient hydraulic and industrial systems including electrohydraulics, fan drive, hybrid and steering solutions to leading edge components including adapters, couplings, cylinders, fittings and assemblies, hose & tubing, motors, pumps and valves. For more information and to view our well known product brand portfolio, please visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.

Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.eu



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