Eaton Aerospace : Power Management Solutions for the Aerospace Industry
Though headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Eaton is a premier American power management firm that provides energy-efficient solutions to manage mechanical, electric, and hydraulic power. Established in 1911, Eaton operates as four business groups: the Electrical segment, the Hydraulics segment, the Vehicle segment, and the Aerospace segment. The Aerospace division operates out of Irvine, California, and is a global provider of jet fuel, advanced hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, propulsion sub-systems, and cockpit interface and circuit protection apparatuses for the civil and military aerospace markets. For the fiscal year 2013, Eaton boasted sales of US$23 billion, with the Aerospace division covering about 13% of sales. Wildly prolific, Eaton has its testing systems, hydraulics, fuel systems, actuation controls, and air distribution systems integrated onto high-profile projects such as the Airbus A380 jetliner, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, and Rolls-Royce Trent XWB turbofan jet engine. Eaton’s array of aerospace solutions includes the following:
- Fuel & Inerting Systems: Through its participation in the popular Boeing 787 program, Eaton became the first composite-wing certified fuel system provider, and the first to yield a multi-tank inert gas distribution system. Eaton’s offering of fuel and inerting solutions includes lightning isolators, check valves, hydro-mechanical valves, nitrogen generators, single and dual-motor actuators, transfer pumps, and aerial refueling pumps.
- Hydraulic Systems: A constant innovator, Eaton created the first 5,000-psi hydraulic system for commercial aircraft, and the first 5,000-psi certified commercial hose. Eaton’s hydraulic capabilities include AC electric motor-driven pumps, maintenance-free accumulators, reservoirs, power transfer units, fire shutoff valves, ram air turbine pumps, pressure switches, hydraulic power packages and engine-driven pumps.
- Engine Solutions: Amazingly, Eaton’s engine technologies are present on almost every single flight taken today. 90% of engines operating worldwide utilize Eaton’s sealing products, and 80% of commercial transport flight hours rely on Eaton’s main engine fuel pumps. Notably, Eaton has devised the engine buildup (EBU) of a number of next-generation engines—namely, the Trent XWB, Rolls-Royce EFE (Trent 1000), BR725, Trent 900, and the Tay 611-8C. Eaton’s portfolio of engine solutions includes fluid conveyance lines, pneumatic ducts, seals, fuel pumps, oil tanks, rigid joints, Ryngloks, and Lubriclone separators.
- Motion Control: Eaton created the first steer-by-wire system and the first microprocessor-controlled aircraft steering system. Eaton’s line of motion control solutions includes slat actuators, power drive units, cargo and emergency door actuators, nose wheel steering, high-lift motors, and stab trim actuators.
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