New Viking Xtreme Valve Expands Parker's Mobile Product Offerings


CHICAGO, OCT.23, 2006 - Parker Hannifin's new global mobile product line, the Viking Xtreme Valve improves upon and expands the offering of Parker's existing Viking valve.

No matter what the environment, Parker's new Viking Xtreme Mobile Inline Valve is equipped to handle the most severe conditions

The new Viking Xtreme valve will continue to use the existing molded spool technology from the current P2LA valve and incorporate it into the new P2LB, P2LC & P2LD valves. This spool technology has proven to be reliable in the harshest environmental conditions that many mobile applications experience. Another feature remaining the same in the new design is the current bolt-hole patterns, which will allow for easy interchangeability from the current valve to the new version.

In addition to offering the current 15mm 3-pin TE solenoid, the new series will also include heavy-duty 22-mm & 30-mm solenoids.With the addition of these operators as part of the Xtreme family offering, Parker will be better able to meet the needs of its customers.Variations in this new heavy-duty operator will allow the new Viking Xtreme to be rated as high as 250psi (16 bar) versus the current 150psi (10 bar) max, as well as, allowing a temperature rating of -40F (-40C).ATEX duty rated valves are also available.

The new Viking Xtreme will also be slightly smaller than its current counterpart, but with higher flow. The new version will also include the P2LC 3/8‿ ported valve, which is missing from the current offering.

With annual sales exceeding $9 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 57,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 50 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.

Contact:
Paxton Augustine,
Pneumatic Division
269-629-2427
paugustine@parker.com

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