Eaton Corporation was selected by Voith Hydro of York, Pa. to provide servomotor cylinders for the Rock Creek Powerhouse located in Plumas County, California. The Eaton cylinders, used on pressure regulating valves and wicket gates, will help increase operating efficiency of the hydroelectric plant located across the North Fork of the Feather River.
Voith Hydro chose Eaton’s hydraulically activated servomotor cylinders based on their compatibility with new pressure regulating valves. The Eaton cylinders enable the valves to operate in specific pressure and force parameters, as well as with wicket gates powered by new high-pressure hydraulic power units.
By providing comprehensive cylinder design capabilities, Eaton engineers enabled their counterparts at Voith Hydro to concentrate on other aspects of the project, thereby reducing design cycle time, increasing overall efficiency and helping to meet budget goals.