Eaton Corporation has announced the opening of an integrated test lab for its vehicle and hydraulic products at Ranjangaon, India. The lab is located within the existing truck components plant premises and has 38,000 sq ft of testing area. ''The new integrated test lab is an investment in efficient product design and innovation for our customers,” said Alexander M Cutler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eaton. “Eaton has established a strong and growing engineering presence in India through the Professional Services Center in Kharadi, Pune, and the new lab will add significant value to our local manufacturing and engineering efforts.” The lab can conduct hardware tests to validate current and future designs for both global and regional products. It can test numerous hydraulics components such as gear, vane and piston pumps, steering control units and valves for performance and endurance limits. In addition to the hydraulic components, the lab has capabilities to test vehicle products such as valve trains, synchronisers and roll-over valves. The facility will also house a supercharger test stand in the future.