Eaton's Aeroquip® MatchMate® Hoses Offer Customers Higher Pressure Ratings, Higher Temperatures and Abrasion-Resistant Covers for Longer Life

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its Aeroquip® MatchMate Global braided and spiral hydraulic hose products have been re-engineered to provide significantly higher working pressures and temperature ratings along with covers offering superior abrasion resistance. Included in the enhanced product offering are the popular Aeroquip® GH120, GH663, GH781, GH793, and GH493 hose products. Eaton's Aeroquip® MatchMate Global GH120 hose exceeds Society of Automotive Engineers 100R16 specifications; GH663 hose exceeds European Norm 1SN standards; GH781 hose exceeds EN 2SC standards; GH793 hose exceeds EN 2SN standards; and GH493 hose exceeds 4SP pressures in sizes -6 through -16 plus it exceeds SAE 100R12 standards. "The new MatchMate Global products have an average 29 percent higher pressure rating than the most popular brands of directly comparable competitive hoses," said Todd Pinkelman, Eaton senior product manager. "Individual products outperform the competition by as much as 70 percent. And that's with a 260° F temperature rating as well. "The more abrasion-resistant cover technology offered on MatchMate Global hoses is also an important feature," Pinkelman added. "More than half of all hose failures we see can be attributed directly to cover abrasion. "Eaton has combined a number of different factors, including best practices from recent acquisitions, strategic supplier relationships, advanced engineering technologies, and state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality methodologies to achieve significant performance enhancements in these products," Pinkelman added. Eaton's Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company's Industrial Sector. 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 Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid(TM), and Aeroquip®. For more information, visit Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Contact Lynn Soule (952) 294-7992

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