Developed first automatic motor starter patented by Cutler in 1900, laying the foundation for the modern motor control industry, and in 1901 the company designed the control equipment for the Panama Canal. By the 1930s, engineers at Cutler-Hammer had obtained 28 patents for the use of vacuum tubes to control heavy currents. Cutler-Hammer became part of Eaton in 1978 bringing over $500 million in sales of a complete portfolio of power control and switching devices.
Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy and helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges.