(Free Press Release) To respond to the needs of its European customers, Eaton has localized the assembly and testing of its Vickers® PVM pump at its Wehrheim facility in Germany. This change has significantly reduced the lead time for the most popular PVM builds to less than eight weeks when ordered in small or medium quantities.

John Taylor, EMEA Product Manager for Open Circuit Piston Pumps: “As a result of our ongoing production and supply chain optimization efforts, we expect to further decrease the delivery time during 2012.”

At the same location, a dedicated application engineering support team provides testing capabilities and rapid follow-up in case of technical support requirements. John Taylor: “Our new supply and service offering enables our customers to react with greater flexibility and speed to the demands of their customers and thus be more competitive.”

Eaton‘s Vickers PVM pump is a versatile medium pressure open circuit variable piston pump with displacement between 18 and 141 cm3 aimed at industrial applications up to 280 bar continuous pressure. It is widely used in industrial power units, and it has also been successfully applied to marine and transport applications, where low noise is critical. In addition, its ATEX certification offers the possibility to use the Vickers PVM pump in potentially explosive atmospheres for oil & gas and mining applications.

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®, Walterscheidâ„¢, 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, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries