Power management company Eaton announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture inductive proximity sensors for critical operations across the harshest naval environments.
The U.S. Navy will apply Eaton’s sensors in aircraft shipboard applications and is evaluating additional platforms. The sensors incorporate patented technology developed by BH Technology of Pomona, New York, through the DoD Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
“Inductive proximity sensors and switches represent critical assets aboard virtually every Navy platform,” said Kerry Tingley, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Industrial Control Division. “Eaton has a long history of helping the federal government ensure mission operability. Our new sensor positions us to help the Department of Defense modernize ships and other critical military assets to achieve greater operating reliability.”
Eaton’s new line of proximity sensors meets the MIL-PRF 24711B standard for shipboard solid-state proximity switches. The sensors are engineered for seamless retrofit and simplified replacement and include features to simplify installation, commissioning, operation, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.
Eaton’s electrical business has expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; power quality, back-up power and energy storage; control and automation; life safety and security; structural solutions; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer customers’ most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 85,000 employees. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.