Eaton Components Library Is Integrated into Famic Automation Studio Engineering Software; Development Time Significantly Reduced

Date: April 13, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced it is collaborating with Famic Technologies Inc. of Saint-Laurent, Quebec, to enhance Famic’s Automation Studio™ engineering software with Eaton’s components library.

The Eaton product-enhanced software will enable Eaton distributors and customers to easily design system circuits using Eaton components and provide quick circuit simulation to verify system functions, performance calculations, heat-load requirements and other engineering documentation.

Over 11,000 pumps, motors, steering units, and valves from Eaton’s Hydraulics Group are being integrated into Automation Studio, an innovative system design, simulation and project-documentation software solution for designing and supporting fluid power and automation systems.  

“Eaton and Famic engineers worked together to develop detailed, functional simulations for Automation Studio software that simulates how Eaton products perform in a circuit and their compatibility with other system components,” said Steve Zumbusch, director—Application & Commercial Engineering, Eaton. “The software will significantly reduce development time, since system and machine prototypes will no longer need to be operational to determine the fit and functionality of Eaton components. And with the integration of Eaton products, Automation Studio engineering software is increasing awareness of Eaton’s product lines and its broad product portfolio.”

Automation Studio software provides system animation with interactive operator components, such as joysticks, steering wheels and switches, to supply proportional function commands to a simulation. Eaton’s Application and Commercial Engineering teams use the software as a standard design tool that enables information sharing and reuse of systems analysis.

Automation Studio engineering software is available globally through Famic and its authorized distributors.  

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 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 Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydro-Line®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit .

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. 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 .

Lynn Soule
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