Eaton’s New 4S/6S Series Spiral Hose Fittings Provide Best in Class Technology for High Pressure Hydraulic Systems

Date: October 11, 2016

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. ... Power management company Eaton today announced the availability of the new 4S/6S series of spiral hose fittings, featuring major advancements to help provide a robust, practical and complete engineered hose assembly system. Designed for high pressure hydraulic systems commonly found in mobile and industrial equipment used in the machine building, mining, metals and minerals, construction, agriculture and vehicle markets, the fittings help customers meet and exceed industry requirements set forth by the European standards (EN), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and International Standards Organization (ISO).

The updating fitting series now features Dura-KoteTM plating technology for superior corrosion resistance, a non-brazed nipple design to decrease the risk of product failure, and class 0 cool-down leakage following impulse testing as outlined under SAE J1176 when coupled with Eaton hoses. Built with captive nuts instead of crimp nuts, the fittings prevent cracking, even if over-torqued.

“Eaton understands how important it is for a machine to have a durable, reliable engineered hose assembly system,” said Eric Durrant, senior global product manager, Eaton. “The new 4S/6S series of fittings are designed to work with the majority of Eaton’s spiral hoses, and our assemblies meet or in most cases exceed the industry requirements set forth by EN, SAE and ISO.”

The 4S/6S fittings have also been simplified to a common design, and can be used on the widest variety of Eaton rubber hydraulic hose products, reducing inventory requirements and making management easier. The fittings are available in sizes -12 through -32.

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Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Mary Rapaport