In 2008 the Eaton Corporation acquired Klockner Moeller Worldwide, and in 2010 they also acquired Klockner Moeller North America, which was a separate entity from Klockner Moeller Worldwide. Following the North America acquisition is when we started seeing Moeller products packaged in an Eaton box with an Eaton part number. This part number change has caused some confusion. For example, a Klockner Moeller product such as a contactor displays a Moeller DIL part number and an Eaton XTCE part number. Both part numbers represent the same product.
Who is Eaton Corporation and what is their plan for the Klockner Moeller product line?
Eaton is a multi billion dollar company that spans the globe. Prior to the acquisition of Klockner Moeller, Eaton carried product lines such as Cutler Hammer, Westing House, MEM, Powerware, Wright-Light, MGE, Santak, and EMC. The Klockner Moeller brand will eventually transition to the Eaton brand, but Klockner Moeller products will still be available. Powertronics Inc. has been selling Eaton Klockner Moeller products since 1974, and we will continue to offer the line.
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You may notice some of our products have a Product Code. Example: Assembly Item, Obsolete/Discontinued Item, Call For Availability, etc. These codes give further details about the product. some are stocked items, some may have limited quantities, and some may need to be assembled at the time of order. So, when placing these items into your cart, you may encounter a Warning Message indicating that the part is out of stock. But don't worry, in most cases, this just means the part either needs to be assembled or needs to be shipped direct from the factory