Date: October 2, 2007
Eaton, Valvoline Introduce New Premium Hydraulic Fluid
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s Hydraulics Operations has introduced Valvoline and Eaton’s Premium Hydraulic Fluid, the first anti-wear, high-performance hydraulic fluid designed by a major manufacturer of hydraulic systems and equipment in collaboration with Valvoline, a leader in the marketing and distribution of premium lubricants for over 140 years. Valvoline and Eaton’s Premium Hydraulic Fluid is a premium blend of proprietary additives and selected mineral base stocks that is intended primarily for industrial applications. The benefits of using Valvoline and Eaton’s Premium Hydraulic Fluid include superior wear and rust protection resulting in extended equipment life and extended service intervals.
“Reliability in hydraulic systems begins with quality oil,” said Doug Jahnke, Eaton product marketing manager, filtration and fluids. “Eaton builds hydraulic components and systems, so we have a serious interest in providing customers with the best possible oil to use in them. We have worked with oil companies over the years to help them improve their products, and decided that it was time to put our knowledge to work with a product of our own.”
Jahnke said Eaton created and performed extensive testing on a robust, zinc-containing additive package with Valvoline to provide marketing, blending and product distribution support through their extensive network. This technology, he said, is the result of a co-marketing partnership that was developed over the past three years as the product went through rigorous testing by Eaton with its own hydraulic components, including the Vickers35VQ25 pump test specification, hose testing with various compounds used in Aeroquip® and Weatherhead® hydraulic hose assemblies, and significant additional laboratory testing.
“The decision to use a standard base stock rather than an expensive synthetic base was made early on in the development process,” Jahnke noted, “because a standard base will provide all of the performance required in all standard industrial applications – as long as it is blended with the right additive package. Valvoline and Eaton’s Premium Hydraulic Fluid delivers consistent peak performance at a very competitive price, and it will maximize the service life of the equipment it’s used in as well.”
Valvoline and Eaton’s Premium Hydraulic Fluid is produced in ISO 32, ISO 46, and ISO 68 viscosities. It is available through the Eaton distribution channel in North America.
Eaton’s Hydraulics Operation is a business segment of the Eaton Fluid Power Group. 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 industrial applications. Mobile and industrial markets include agriculture, construction, mining, forestry, utility, material handling, earthmoving, truck and bus, machine tools, molding, primary metals, automotive, power generation, port machinery and entertainment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Operation provides customer-driven solutions under brand names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Vickers™ and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.hydraulics.eaton.com.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.