Eaton Hosted Mining Tech Day in Taiyuan, Shanxi

Date: Dec. 18. 2013

TAIYUAN, SHANXI…Power management company Eaton, successfully hosted its Mining Tech Day today in Taiyuan, Shanxi, themed “Experience robust performance above and below the ground ". Through optimization and integration of the extensive range of products and technologies from Hydraulic, Electrical, Vehicle group and other functions, Eaton showed to over 150 local major customers and partners its advanced solutions tailored for China market, covered every stage of mining value chain.

China, for its coal reserves, ranks the third globally. As one of the major coal mine provinces in China, Shanxi's economy has a close relationship with its thriving mining industry. According to statistics, its production in 2012 was 913million ton, contributing 56.6% of provincial economy. However China's current mining technology legs behind its rich resources with huge potential for improvement in energy use and down-to-earth operation. With the changing demand-supply landscape and rising cost, upgrading industrial structure and sustainable development, concerning resource, economy and environment, is becoming more and more a prominent problem, as well as maintaining save and long-time operation while improving energy efficiency. As a world's leading power management company, Eaton is committed to help make the mining activities more profitable and safe for local customers, maximizing uptime of key equipment, protecting personnel, assets safety with dedicated solutions and proven technologies.

"We are currently confronted with unprecedented challenges in mining industry under sluggish global economic environment, but the energy consumption never stops increasing, leaving both a opportunity and challenge for China's mining companies," said Mr. Joe-Tao, President for Eaton China, " We hope to reach out to customers and local partners by hosting this event, to facilitate very specific discussions on what our challenges are and what Eaton can provide to help.”

Eaton's comprehensive products and service portfolio from Hydraulic, Electrical and Vehicle segments penetrates every stage of the mining value (exploration, drilling, shipping, processing, stacker, smelting), which enables it with advantages to meet every need of Chinese operators. Highlights of today’s technology day included representations from mining offerings, including the well-known durable products such as hoses, motors, valves and pumps from the Hydraulics Group, Eaton also showcased its state-of-art Electrical Group products, focusing on lighting solutions, enclosures and other communications & instruments originally manufactured by Cooper Industries, who was just acquired by Eaton at end-2012. The addition of Cooper’s products and technologies allows Eaton to offer more competitive mining solutions, while enhancing safety and preventing hazards.

Additionally, Eaton Tech Day consisted of a series of industrial seminars, providing in-depth insights into the company’s customer solutions, including solutions for mining vehicle's transmission and clutch, solutions for traction control product used on mining equipments, solutions for electrical and hydraulic systems, as well as more detailed contents like fluid joint and its application. Eaton shared its latest energy management support and real-world experience with industrial peers to help local customers know better market updates and newest technologies in the whole world, thus helping China's mining industry become more internationally visionary.

As a customer-oriented corporate, Eaton always values the communication with customers and partners. Eaton's Technology Day is one of the most effective ways of carrying out such communication and upgrading Eaton’s capability to meet different customer needs by industries and tackle challenges, achieving solutions to powering industry development.
 

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Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.