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Eaton Products Help Power World’s Largest Mobile Cone Rock Crusher


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Brightwater Manufacturing Ltd. of Christchurch, New Zealand, is equipping the world’s largest mobile cone-type rock crusher, the TC1885C mobile crusher, with Eaton products. The TC1885C is used in rock quarries

Onboard the 140-ton machine are Eaton® heavy-duty Series 1 pumps that power track drive and conveyors, Vickers® screw-in cartridge valves for conveyor controls, and Aeroquip® hose and fittings for all fluid-conveying arteries. At the heart of the rock crusher is a sophisticated control system equipped with Eaton’s comprehensive F(x)™ electrohydraulic architecture.

The hydraulic system was designed and supplied by Scarlett Hydraulics Ltd., New Zealand’s largest full line Eaton distributor.

Eaton’s electrohydraulic architecture gives new capabilities to Brightwater rock crushers, which traditionally have been equipped with Eaton pumps, motors, valves, and fluid conveyance products. Eaton EFX 1624 and 1640 controllers sniff diagnostic information from the TC1885C engine’s CAN network, enabling Eaton’s accompanying CONTROL (F)x® programming software to monitor and protect the engine and hydraulics, plus ensure operator safety. Adding controllers to its Eaton product lineup has enabled Brightwater to move closer to standardizing on Eaton components and a single-source hydraulics provider.

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®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


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