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TMCNet:  Eaton Improves Operator Safety in High Performance Hose Cutting Machines

[April 28, 2014]

Eaton Improves Operator Safety in High Performance Hose Cutting Machines

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 28 April 2014 Release date- 24042014 - EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. ... Power management company Eaton today announced three new high performance hose cutting machines that will provide a higher level of operator safety with breakthrough technology used in the hose cutting process.

These new machines and associated new styles of cutting blades easily cut a complete range of hydraulic, industrial and specialty hoses with quick processing times.

'Eaton is continuously developing products and technologies with safety and efficiency as primary goals. Offering this new hose cutting technology for a complete range of machines will reduce operator risk while increasing cutting effectiveness,' said Doug Jahnke, product marketing manager, Eaton. 'Extensive side-by-side evaluations with other cutting machines and cutting blades proved Eaton's new machines offer far superior results in virtually every aspect of the hose cutting process.' Traditional methods of hose cutting include lowering an abrasive or steel saw blade onto a hose, causing compression and deformation, friction, heat and burning; or pushing the hose up and into a stationary smooth or serrated blade. Both of these methods allow kerf, or cutting debris from the hose, to deposit into the hose and pollute the surrounding environment. Eaton's new hydraulic hose cutting machines use downward force, which feeds the hose into the advanced new styles of cutting blades while bending the hose as it is cut. This allows the hose to pass clear of the saw blade, which minimizes unnecessary contact of the hose with the sides of the blade, resulting in minimal friction, heat and kerf deposits for a safer and much cleaner cut. The tiny amounts of debris that are generated are sucked into the blade housing's vacuum port, another unique feature in these new machines. A vacuum hose connected to this port efficiently removes the dirt, debris, cuttings and smoke, thus dramatically reducing environmental pollution.

In the new cutting method, the hose is positioned across multiple bending pins on stationary plates to ensure maximum bending capabilities. Then, the hose is moved into the blade using a pull-down handle. The pull-down handle allows the operator to apply downward force when cutting the hose, providing better leverage as compared to traditional push-up handles, which requires more operator energy.

The new hose cutting machines are equipped with either a two or five horsepower (HP) direct drive motor. The ET9100-07-110 hydraulic hose saw uses the two HP motor and a 7-inch blade for cutting up to 1 1/4 inch four-spiral hose, which complements the capabilities of Eaton's smaller hose crimping machines. The 10-inch blade machine is model number ET9200-10-220, which uses a five HP direct drive motor, allowing cutting of up to 2-inch six-spiral hoses. Finally, the ET9300-14-220 hose saw houses a 14-inch blade and is also powered by a five HP motor to provide cutting capabilities of up to 2-1/2 inch six-spiral hoses and 4-inch industrial hoses. All models are equipped with direct drive motors that eliminate the issues with belt slippage and replacement problems as experienced in other types of machine designs.

Eaton is also offering new, unique and highly effective hose cutting saw blades for these machines. These include the hydraulic hose cutting standard advanced scalloped blade, which comes as standard on all new machines, and an optional micro-slotted blade, both of which provide maximum cutting effectiveness when cutting most hose styles. For the larger 10-inch and 14-inch machines, optional new diamond blades will cut various braided and spiral hydraulic hose and industrial hose designs with ease.

To learn more about Eaton's hose cutting technology, please visit http://www.eaton.com/hydraulics.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 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 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.

Kristie Upton 419-891-7606 (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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