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Eaton Enhances Fluid Purifier System, Improves ROI for Industrial Operators

By Business Wire News   


According to industrial operators, hydraulic and lubrication oils, along with biodegradable fluids, are significant segments of annual operating budgets and are integral to the overall production process. With its upgraded IFPM 72 Fluid Purifier System, power management company Eaton extends fluid life while improving the performance and safety of the entire system. The improved, fully automated, mobile IFPM 72 system removes damaging foreign substances – water, particulate contamination and dissolved gasses – from hydraulic and lubrication systems to increase capacity and enhance efficiency in demanding applications.

“Continuous improvement is core to our business – and our customers’ business as well,” said Mary Jo Surges, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Filtration Division. “The enhancements to Eaton’s IFPM 72 system will help our customers meet increasingly challenging needs in ever-changing conditions more safely, efficiently and with better return on investment. Ultimately it creates a mutually beneficial situation for everyone.”

A portable and environmentally friendly solution, the IFPM 72 system is designed with the operator in mind. Some of the advanced technology features include a new user-friendly touch display, automatic shutdown, and continuous measurement of fluid temperature, water saturation and filter flow-through rates.

The operating principle of the IFPM 72 system is based on vacuum evaporation, drawing contaminated fluid in and heating it to increase filtration speed. The cleaned fluid is then drawn out through a high efficiency particulate removal filter and then sent back to the system, where an installed water sensor allows for permanent control of the fluid saturation. This mechanism combines high water separation rates with efficient energy usage for a variety of applications, including hydraulic and lubrication oils and biodegradable fluids.

Eaton’s Filtration Division is a leader in liquid filtration that can help companies improve product quality, increase manufacturing efficiency, protect employees and equipment, and help achieve sustainability goals. Eaton’s filtration products are manufactured and sold worldwide. For more information, visit

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Margaret DeAngelis, (732) 212-4703


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