Eaton Specialty Connectors

WALForm

Overview & Features

Eaton’s WALFormplus® connection system is the most popular and leading cold forming metric tube fitting system in the world. Eaton’s WALFormplus® metric tube fitting connection system offers the advantages of both an elastomeric and metal-on-metal seal. Ease of assembly and re-assembly is guaranteed with the assistance of a final assembly stop. The WALFormplus tube system provides lasting functional reliability even under high, dynamic pressure impulse and vibration loads.reliably avoids both insufficient and excessive tightening – the most frequent causes of faults. The fixing of the support ring (patent pending) permits simple and unequivocal assembly control.

Features

  • Offers the advantage of both an elastomeric and metal-on-metal seal
  • Forming of tube end is provided by a proprietary Eaton forming machine
  • Ease of assembly up to the point of resistance
  • Over 25% reduction in torque needed to assemble system compared to cutting ring solutions
  • Available with tube diameters ranging from 6 up to 42mm in both carbon and stainless steel
  • Metal-on-metal version with support ring solution for use with thin walled tubing
Where Used
Machine building
Platforms:
  • CNC Machining
  • Metal /Hydro Forming
  • Metal Stamping and Shearing
  • Plastics
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Marine
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Mining, metals and minerals
Platforms:
  • Ball Mill
  • Coal Mill
  • Continuous Miner
  • Conveyors
  • Excavator
  • Exploration Drill Rig
  • Foundry Casting
  • Highway Vocational Truck
  • Longwall Mining System
  • Mobile Crusher
  • Off-Highway Dump Truck
  • Reclaimer
  • Rope Shovel
  • Semi-Continuous Mining System
  • Shuttle Car
  • Stacker
  • Stationary Crusher
  • Steel Mill Furnaces
  • Surface Drill Rig
  • Underground Drill Rig
  • Wheel Loader
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Mobile machinery and equipment
Platforms:
  • 0-40 hp
  • 100+ hp
  • 40-100 hp
  • Aerial Work Platforms (Scissor & Boom)
  • All hp
  • Application Equipment
  • Backhoe Loader
  • Balers
  • Biomass Processing
  • Combines
  • Compactor
  • Concrete Pump
  • Crane
  • Crawler Dozer
  • Cultivation Equipment
  • Defoliating Equipment
  • Delimers
  • Excavator
  • Feller Bunchers
  • Forwarders
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Lift Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Mowers
  • Paver
  • Row Crop Planters
  • Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters
  • Self-Propelled Sprayers
  • Self-Propelled Windrowers
  • Skid Steer Loader
  • Skidders
  • Specialty Equipment/Debris
  • Specialty Harvesting
  • Stump Griners and Wood Chippers
  • Telehandler
  • Tractors - 2WD:
  • Tractors - 4WD:
  • Tree Harvesters
  • Trimming Equipment
  • Utility Vehicles
  • Wheeled Loader
  • Yarders
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Oil and gas
Platforms:
  • Downstream: Petrochemical
  • Downstream: Refining (Ethanol/ Biodiesel)
  • Downstream: Terminal Operations (refined gas and liquids)
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) BOP Control Systems
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Drill Systems
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Equipment Handling
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Hoisting Systems
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Mooring Systems
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Motion Compensation
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Offloading Systems
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Pedestal Cranes
  • Upstream: Offshore (fixed or floater) Seismic Vessel Systems
  • Upstream: Onshore Blow-out Preventers
  • Upstream: Onshore Drilling Operations
  • Upstream: Onshore Hoisting Systems
  • Upstream: Onshore Pump Jacks
  • Upstream: Onshore Seismic Vibrator Trucks
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Rail
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Renewables
Platforms:
  • Offshore
  • Onshore
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Vehicles
Platforms:
  • Dump
  • Fire and Rescue
  • Heavy Duty On-Highway
  • Medium Duty On-Highway
  • Pick-Up and Delivery (LTL)
  • Public Transportation
  • Refuse Truck
  • Trailers
  • Transit Mixer
  • Wrecker/Recovery
Applications:
  • Hydraulic Circuits & General Fluid Conveyance
Value Propositions
  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

The tube fabricator using this system will experience shorter assembly travel and noticeable torque increases during assembly

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Assembly consistency results in less potential quality spills

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Features 25% reduction in torque to assemble compared to cutting ring solutions

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Assembly consistency results in less potential quality spills

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Increases the chance of a properly executed assembly

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Chances of overtightening WALFormplus ® fittings is less compared to other systems

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Reduces the need to rework connections

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Available in metallic sealing-only for high corrosion/temperature applications

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Same assembly machine can be used for both standard and high temperature solutions

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Ability to use same body (meeting DIN EN ISO 8434-1 standards) from WALRing and WALPro® systems with WALFormplus ® system

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Decreases inventory costs by 50%

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Eaton offers a rental program for assembly machines

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Increases profitability of project work at end customers

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

The WALForm® system (machine, nut, body, and seal) carries many different approvals including (but not limited to) DNV & ABS

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Increases the number of various markets that distributors can sell Eaton metric tube fittings using the same system resulting in less inventory carrying costs

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

The system carries niche application approvals including fire extinguishing systems, use with welded stainless steel tubing, etc.

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Further expansion of markets that distributors can serve with the same system

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Solution available for thin walled tubes using the support ring solution

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Provides distributors with the need to inventory less connector components by being able to use the same system for a wide variety of tube thicknesses and sizes

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

WALFormplus® system is uniquely designed to handle dynamic loads and excessive vibration

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Provides for longer life of equipment

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Assembly machine option available with ATEX certification

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Allows for fabrication of metric tube connections in mines

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Available in stainless steel

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Provides for longer life of equipment

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

WALFormplus® system offers Guardian Seal® plating standard as all Eaton Walterscheid™ metric tube fittings provides corrosion protection up to 360 hrs. to white corrosion / 720 hrs. to red corrosion (per VDMA 24576, K5)

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Results in longer life of equipment

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Over 1000 WALForm® machines sold globally

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Reduces chance of equipment downtime

  • OEM
  • Distributor
  • End User

Value Proposition Statement

Trolley feature available for ease of movement in the workshop

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