Eaton builds hydraulic training facility

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Eaton Hydraulics has announced the completion of a state-of-the-art facility to increase knowledge about the hydraulics industry.

The investment in the new building will allow the company to improve the hydraulics education it has offered globally for 60 years. Located at the company’s plant in Havant, UK, the training facility will be in close proximity to its manufacturing business, allowing for collaboration between training staff and the design and manufacturing teams.

“Here at Eaton Hydraulics we are dedicated to ensuring that both our staff and partners are ‘fully rounded’ when it comes to knowledge in the field of hydraulics” stated Graham Sanders, training manager, Power and Motion products, Eaton EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

“Keeping pace in a rapidly evolving market can be difficult and we feel that it’s important that companies such as Eaton, who are seen as leaders in smart hydraulics, offer as much support as possible.

“New technologies within hydraulics can bring many application benefits, such as increased efficiencies leading to reduced power consumption, increased productivity and reduced downtime. In my mind, there can be no doubt that properly trained personnel can add real value to their employer’s organizations.”

Fluid power specialists
Catering for up to three courses at a time, training programs are based on decades of experience garnered in the field and Eaton instructors are all fluid power specialists.

Sanders added, “The heritage of the center shines through and the facility serves different knowledge levels and training needs. It offers a real focus on advanced electro-hydraulic solutions and products including those manufactured locally at the Eaton Havant plant.

“The aim here is to take the traditional and ‘plug’ the knowledge gaps that are bound to exist as industry evolves into exciting new intelligent hydraulics. Fully equipped state-of-the-art labs enable hands on training with system and specific training rigs on mobile, industrial and product specific areas, that not only show the basics but also offer advanced in-depth instruction around PLC’s and closed-loop electronics and controls.”

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