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    Eaton to discontinue Procision transmission: Exclusive

    December 9, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Today’s Trucking has learned that Eaton is no longer producing its Procision dual-clutch automated transmission and will discontinue production at the end of the year.

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    The ‘long and forced’ march toward lower truck emissions continues

    March 18, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The push to reduce vehicle emissions has been relentless. Eaton’s Mihai Dorobantu, director – technology planning and government affairs, refers to it as nothing less than a “long and forced march”. And it’s not done yet.

  • Eaton named Bezares master distributor

    January 28, 2019 9:15AM by John G Smith

    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton will become a North American master distributor for Bezares SA’s mobile power hydraulic portfolio, and will also provide post-sale service and support throught he Roadranger field team. Bezares SA produces Power Takeoffs (PTOs), hydraulic pumps, fittings,

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    Deep Thinking: Eaton-Cummins tech right for the times

    November 6, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cummins and Eaton have been integrating components for years. They announced an engagement of sorts with the launch of the SmartAdvantage powertrain. Last year, by launching the Endurant transmission through the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture, they figuratively tied the knot.

  • Cummins, Eaton joint venture expected to profit in 2020

    August 3, 2018 11:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Cummins and Eaton joint venture that was developed in 2017 is expected to be profitable by 2020, Cummins president and chief operating officer Richard Freeland said when releasing financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

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    Eaton forms electric vehicle business unit

    June 27, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The company we mostly know as a transmission manufacturer is set to capitalize on the growing vehicle electrification market. The Michigan-based outfit has created a new business unit called eMobility that will focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.

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    Cummins X15, Endurant available in LT and LoneStar

    May 8, 2018 4:51PM by Truck News

    Buyers of International LoneStar and LT Series trucks can now order a Cummins X15 engine paired with an Endurant transmission – the product of an Eaton-Cummins joint venture. The X15 features an 80,000-km oil drain interval that can be extended

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    Two upgrades to Eaton EverTough

    March 27, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News

    Eaton has enhanced its aftermarket line of EverTough Self-Adjust and Manual-Adjust clutches. The release bearing has been upgraded with wider thrust pads to improve the interface with the release fork. That, the company says, increases the contact area for the

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    Eaton taps into electric, connected expertise

    March 4, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Eaton’s commercial vehicle group is leveraging broader automotive and electric expertise as it prepares for a future that is increasingly electrified and connected. A newly launched e-mobility business segment – combining elements of the company’s vehicle group and electrical business – is one of the latest signs of that.

    “There’s going to be a requirement for more power electronics on board,” observed Larry Bennett, director of vehicle technology and innovation, referring to the possibility of three-voltage systems on commercial vehicles. Eaton Electrical, currently responsible for 60% of company revenues, will help to apply lessons from buildings, leading to new smart power management tools and power distribution strategies, he said.

    There’s already been an increase in electric powertrains for buses and lighter vehicles, of course. And Eaton expects fully electric valvetrain actuation to be a reality within a decade. Hydraulic lash adjustments, now used in passenger cars, could soon manage intakes and exhaust in heavy vehicles as well.

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    Test Drive: Paccar unveils 12-speed automated transmission

    August 25, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. Called the Paccar Automated Transmission, it’s a 12-speed, twin countershaft design that was conceived as an automated transmission, which is to say, it was designed that way. It’s not a manual box fitted with add-on shift-actuators. Paccar says it’s the lightest automated transmission currently in production. At just 657 pounds, it is nearly 200 pounds lighter than Eaton’s Advantage AMT.
    The addition of the automated transmission completes Paccar’s goal of having a fully integrated proprietary powertrain. Paccar says its new transmission has been performance-optimized for MX-series engines and the new 40,000-pound drive axles unveiled in October 2016.

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    Eaton, Cummins form automated transmission joint venture

    April 11, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – Eaton and Cummins are launching a joint venture to develop heavy-duty and medium-duty automated transmissions, the companies have announced. It will be known as Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies.

    Each company will own 50% of the joint venture that will design, assemble, sell and support future automated transmissions. Eaton receives US $600 million from Cummins in the deal.

    It is still subject to regulatory approvals.

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    Eaton predicts electrified future

    February 27, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NASHVILLE, TN – Eaton’s Technology Innovation Center has looked into the future and believes it’s electrifying.

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    John Beering Moves to Trojan from Eaton

    July 5, 2016 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA — John Beering has been appointed chief operating officer at Trojan Battery Co. It’s a new role that’s said to reflect the company’s rapid growth and global expansion.

  • Eaton Names Pattada President of N.A. Vehicle Group

    September 2, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    GALESBURG, MI – Eaton has announced Pavan Pattada was named president of its North American vehicle group earlier this week.

  • DuraStar Getting Dual Clutches on Eaton Procision Line

    July 29, 2015 12:00AM by Heavy Duty Trucking|Today's Trucking partner

    LISLE, IL — The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks beginning late this year.