Eaton Announces Industrial Breakthrough; Improved Ratings for Vickers 35V Series Vane Pumps with Water-Glycol Hydraulic Fluids

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Eaton's Vickers® 35V Series vane pumps have been tested and qualified to operate at full pressure ratings with good quality, water-glycol hydraulic fluids. The improved ratings make the pumps an industrial breakthrough in applications in which water-glycol hydraulic fluids are used, such as die-cast, primary metals, forging, and automotive assembly/welding. "Pumps are normally de-rated when used with water-containing lubricants, such as water-glycol hydraulic fluids," said Eaton's Thelma Marougy, lubricant specialist. "With the new 39 percent rating improvement, Eaton's Vickers 35V vane pumps can now operate at full rated conditions to satisfy today's market needs." The testing, conducted at Eaton's engineering facility in Eden Prairie, Minn., certifies that Vickers 35V vane pumps are qualified to 2,500 psi (172 bar) at 1,800 rpm with inlet pressure of 0-5 psig, enabling them to perform at higher ratings (full rated conditions). Featuring a 7.37 in3/rev displacement, Eaton Vickers 35V pumps have a pressure-balanced design that offers long service life. Their low-noise output reduces operator fatigue, and downtime is minimal since the pumps are easily repaired in the field. Double and thru-drive options are available for high/low circuits. Complete pump specifications, pricing and lead times are available immediately through Eaton and its global channel partners. Eaton's Hydraulics Group is a segment of the company's Industrial Sector. The business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton's Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft®, Hydrowa®, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid(TM), and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics. Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com. Contact Lynn Soule, (952) 294-7992

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