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Gas/Liquid Separators Brand History
offer a cyclonic separator design made by two manufacturers, one
domestically located and the other having a manufacturing plant in
The basis for our product offering are the Wright-Austin™
gas liquid separators, exhaust heads and float drain traps.
Wright-Austin™ was established in 1894 and pioneered the cyclone
separator design. The Wright-Austin™ brand is now owned by Eaton
Hydraulics LLC, Filtration Division. Eaton acquired the
Wright-Austin™ brand when they acquired Hayward Filtration in
2005. Hayward previously acquired Wright-Austin™ in 1996.
After the acquisition by Hayward, the Wright-Austin™ facility
in Michigan was closed and manufacturing operations transferred to New
Jersey. Some key personnel from Wright-Austin™ did not
want to make the move to New Jersey and instead decided to remain in
Michigan and form another separator manufacturing company called
After Eaton's acquisition of Hayward, they decided to
maintain corporate headquarters with design and engineering in New
Jersey, but transferred manufacturing to Mexico. Although Eaton has
fabrication capabilities within the USA and other countries, most of the
Wright-Austin™ products are manufactured in Mexico with the
castings for their iron products originating from China.
has one manufacturing location in Monroe, Michigan and you will notice
that their drawings and datasheets are often identical to the
Eaton/Wright-Austin™ datasheets because they both utilize the same
"original" Wright-Austin™ design.