Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Global Test Services operates 24 engineering laboratories that work around the clock to validate the performance of hydraulics products conceived by Eaton’s world-class engineering research and development personnel. Whether it will be put to use in extreme cold or searing heat environments or subjected to pounding vibration, rough abrasion, or high operating pressures, each product innovation is tested and qualified through benchmark testing capabilities that simulate real-world applications and operating conditions. By doing so, customers are ensured that Eaton products will meet their performance expectations where it counts most—on the job where productivity and profits are on the line.
Other functions of Global Test Services include existing product support, supplier qualification, field and manufacturing issue resolution, prototype testing, benchmark testing, concept verification, and special application testing.
With the in-house expertise, flexibility, and infrastructure to design and test products for optimum performance, Eaton is empowered to bring products to market faster.
Below you’ll find a capsule view of each of our primary capabilities that include:
Eaton’s ISO-certified Engineering Test Lab houses over 70 hydraulic test stands, which aid Eaton in developing new products and systems that meet the performance and endurance expectations of customers.
Eaton’s vehicle testing and retrofitting capabilities allow machine systems and components to be evaluated under the rigors of real-world conditions.
A hemi-anechoic chamber is an important capability in Eaton’s commitment to addressing the global, market-driven demand for low-noise components that have improved sound quality.
Hydraulic hybrids testing capabilities enable development and timely launch of parallel and series hydraulic hybrids through component and overall system testing on hydraulic test stands and on vehicles retrofitted by Eaton.
The Electronics Lab has the critical capabilities to position Eaton as a leader in the development and testing of electrohydraulic components and systems that combine the power density of hydraulics with the controllability of electronics.
Eaton hydraulic components are incorporated into applications that must survive a variety of vibration conditions. Therefore, shock and vibration testing is a critical aspect of environmental testing at Eaton.
Cold temperature testing is an important capability at Eaton. After being cooled to -30°F, Eaton pumps, motors, and valves undergo performance testing that simulates cold start-up conditions in real-world applications.