Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance AQP SOCKETLESS Hose Fittings Are Now Available in Black Offering a High-Tech Appearance


Date October 25, 2012
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Contact Beth Mooney, (419) 891-7619

Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance AQP SOCKETLESS Hose Fittings Are Now Available in Neutral Black Offering a High-Tech Appearance

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. October 29, 2012… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its popular Aeroquip Performance AQP® SOCKETLESS™ aluminum hose fittings – the fastest and easiest fittings to assemble in the automotive aftermarket – are now available in black, a neutral color offering a glossy, high-tech appearance for under-the-hood applications.

Eaton’s new black AQP SOCKETLESS reusable hose fittings join the traditional red, blue and nickel-plated version of the unique, barbed-end connections that don’t require a hose clamp to secure them. Anodized aluminum caps enable the fittings to simply slip onto Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance AQP SOCKETLESS braided hose without soaking or warming the hose.
The fittings are available in -06, 08, -10 and -12 sizes in six configurations: straight, 45° elbow, 90° elbow, 120° elbow, 150° elbow and 180° elbow.

Eaton’s Hydraulics 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 stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, SEL®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit