Date: 1/22/09

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the expanded North American availability of the WALRing™ line of 24 profile ring metric flareless tube fittings to its Walterscheid™ product line. WALRing fittings combine proven Walterscheid two-edge cutting ring technology with an additional elastomeric seal to provide exceptional sealing performance.

Eaton’s new Walterscheid WALRing fittings deliver best in class performance for pressures up to 800 bar (11,600 psi) plus ease of assembly by using a captive two-edge cutting ring and support ring assembly in the nut.

The elastomeric seal is placed on the tube prior to final assembly. This eliminates the possibility of soft seal damage during assembly while the cutting ring is engaging the tube.  Once assembled, WALRing fittings provide both elastomeric and metal-to-metal seal to provide a superior connection.

WALRing fittings exceed both DIN 2353 and ISO 8431-1 requirements to provide connections that are compliant with industry standards. They are available to fit standard metric tube sizes from 6mm to 42mm and are suitable for use with all common tube materials.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Business is a segment of the Eaton Fluid Power Group.  The 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 industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Business provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit .

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical 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 80,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit .

Lynn Soule
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