The equipment industry — from construction to agriculture, mining and beyond — is moving to adopt smarter, more efficient systems and machines. To maximize efficiency and productivity, users need machines that are easier to maneuver on the worksite, simpler to operate and packed with more power to handle every job.
For OEMs, these evolving expectations mean rethinking how they design and build the critical systems that power their machines. As the footprints of these machines shrink to reduce weight and improve efficiency, OEMs must find new ways to pack more power into tighter spaces. It’s no longer just about components; it’s about how components connect to create intelligent sub-systems that are greater than the sum of their parts. Every part must work together seamlessly to unlock new efficiencies and enhance productivity.
Eaton’s new X3 portfolio is designed to help OEMS meet today’s diverse industry demands by combining capabilities for best-in-class performance in a compact package. They provide the ability to pair the X3 two-speed cartridge motor with single or back-to-back pump configurations.
The X3 two-speed cartridge motor is available in 41 and 49 cc displacements, which helps provide more top-end horsepower at the wheel while ensuring most small mobile application needs are covered. The motor also has a built-in speed sensor port, making it easy to add a sensor to measure speed and direction. Using a standard SAE B 2-bolt mount, the motor will fit into virtually any existing machine design and can also be positioned as a drop-in replacement for several motor configurations.
Built for durability in the toughest mobile environments, the X3 motor pairs with back-to-back or single pump options which offer a 36% increase in the side load capacity over previous generations of Eaton pumps. The compact size makes it easier for designers to fit the pump into smaller machines, a key advantage given the increasing need to save space in construction and agricultural equipment. The pump also has improved packaging that better protects the control solenoids against damage.
The X3 pump is available with a variety of controls, including a non-feedback electrohydraulic control, a hydraulic remote control and a manual servo control. The X3 pumps are Pro-FX Ready and ideally paired with an Eaton HFX Programmable Controller. Eaton’s X3 portfolio can actively sense and dynamically adjust parameters such as position and flow – taking dynamic machine control to a whole new level.
When combined with Eaton’s HFX controller, the X3 pump delivers among the lowest amount of hysteresis (variation) of any pump in its class. By improving accuracy of output flow, engineers are empowered to design systems that deliver greater repeatability — another major ingredient for advancing machine reliability and efficiency.
By combining a cartridge motor, pumps and controls together in one robust solution, the X3 portfolio empowers OEMs to build the powerful equipment that end users demand — offering tight control, smooth operations and fuel savings. Allowing engineers to reimagine system design and introduce advanced connectivity, X3 provides the foundation for more reliable, stable and productive machines.
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