Eaton’s SEMA Exhibit Will Introduce Aeroquip Performance SOCKETLESS Fitting, Firesleeve and Crimp Machine Providing Safety, Convenience and Style


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

Eaton’s SEMA Exhibit Will Introduce Aeroquip Performance SOCKETLESS Fitting, Firesleeve and Crimp Machine Providing Safety, Convenience and Style

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. October 29, 2012 Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it will introduce three new Aeroquip® Performance products at the 2012 SEMA Show, October 30 – November 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada, including a black version of Eaton’s AQP® SOCKETLESS™ aluminum hose fittings, 624 firesleeve hose cover and a limited-edition crimp machine. The new products provide safety, convenience and attractive styling in the automotive aftermarket.

Visitors to Eaton’s SEMA booth (#23043) will get a first-hand look at:
• Black AQP SOCKETLESS hose fittings – Join the traditional red, blue and nickel-plated version of Eaton’s unique, barbed end connections that don’t require a hose clamp to secure them. The anodized reusable fittings are available in four sizes in six configurations.
• 624 firesleeve hose cover – Meets new mandates for fire mitigation and prevention established by the National Hot Rod Association in 2012. It is constructed of a uniform single layer of braided fiberglass tubing that is impregnated with flame-resistant silicone rubber. The firesleeve offers a wide temperature range from -65°F to +500°F and handles molten splash up to 3,000°F, assuring racing enthusiasts that it provides reliable performance and protection from direct flame.
• ET1000-PAP-003/ET1000-PHP-002 performance crimp machine – Adds aerodynamic styling to Eaton’s popular ET-1000 portable crimp machine. Featuring red powder-coated base paint, the bench-mounted crimp machine has a custom tooled sheet-metal housing that is designed to protect users from moving mechanic parts during the crimping process. The new machine is qualified to crimp top-selling Eaton hose styles, such as Aeroquip AQP stainless braid hose, Teflon* hose and StartLite® hose, with qualified Aeroquip aluminum crimp fittings.
Eaton’s SEMA exhibit will also feature the complete Aeroquip Performance line of performance hose, fittings and adapters that is popular with racing and hot rodders interested in better flow, lightweight and abrasion-resistant engine-plumbing products. The exhibit will highly promote the fact that Eaton is able to back the engineering, testing and qualification of Aeroquip Performance products 100 percent by manufacturing its own hose and fittings – the only performance plumbing supplier to do so.

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

*Teflon is a registered trademark of DuPont and under license by Eaton.