Document 13671924

P.O. Box 4999
Syracuse, NY 13221
tel: 315-477-5123
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For Release
March XX, 2014
Mike King, (315) 477-5123
Eaton Broadens Portfolio of Land-Based Drilling Solutions with Roughneck
Line of Harsh and Hazardous Connectors
SYRACUSE, N.Y.… Power management company Eaton today introduced the Roughneck™
multi-pin and single pole connectors from its Crouse-Hinds business. Ideal for land-based
drilling environments, the complete product portfolio helps to provide a secure connection,
providing power to major jobsite components in both hazardous and non-hazardous
“By expanding our Roughneck line of connectors, we are able to serve as a complete
interconnectivity solutions provider, making it even easier for our customers to identify
solutions in both land-based and offshore drilling applications,” said Mike King, global product
line manager, Plugs and Receptacles, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds division. “All solutions have
been developed and tested in-house and highlight our commitment to our customers in the oil
and gas markets.”
The Roughneck line can be configured to suit end user needs with options from 1,135 Amp
rated single-pole power to smaller gauge multi-conductor inserts for control and
instrumentation applications. Solutions contain a patent-pending reversible 8-point diamond
grip to help relieve strain on the conductors, while an exclusive visual mating alignment
feature allows for easy installation and flexibility to unplug and move the drilling rig to the next
location. Multiple shell size options are available to suit users’ connectivity needs.
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The new Roughneck product line has met the rigorous standards for a wide range of global
certifications and approvals, including Ex certification with ATEX and IECEx directives.
Solutions are also Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1977 recognized, meet Canadian Electrical
Code (CSA) with C22.2 No. 182.3 and are Ingress Protection 68 rated.
To learn more about the complete range of drilling products and services available from
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds business, visit
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds business offers a range of cable fittings, enclosures, plugs and
receptacles, industrial lighting fixtures, signals and alarms, and electronic components
designed for the most demanding environments. The Crouse-Hinds business serves
customers in the industrial and manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, solar, infrastructure and
other markets.
Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit
protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural
solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and
engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most
critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 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