EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that SBB CFF FFS, Switzerland’s national railway company headquartered in Bern, selected Eaton® products to upgrade hydraulic system circuitry and eliminate downtime on a high-speed tilting train.
Eaton’s Hydraulics facility in Pessano, Italy, supplied SBB with nine hydraulic power units that control the train’s rotation functions. The power units, containing Vickers® pumps and valves and Eaton filtration products, have increased the train’s efficiency by eliminating downtime due to hydraulic system failures and associated maintenance requirements.
Eaton’s capability to design a total hydraulic system solution around an outdated, competitive framework and deliver it within four months was instrumental in the award of business.
“Eaton’s experience with high-speed tilting trains, which includes hundreds of working systems in the field, was a key factor in winning the new business,” said Eaton’s Astrid Mozes, president, Hydraulics—Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The business will position Eaton for future train upgrades around the world.”
Eaton’s Hydraulics 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™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.