What makes this concept greatly efficient and enables its multidisciplinary integration is the increasing availability of virtual manufacturers’ component, which helps meet the different work phase requirements in such cases where: suppliers need ready-to-use components to propose integrated solutions; designers need tools to symbolize and visualize machine behaviour; simulation experts need to analyze and quickly identify potential problems. In addition, a trade-oriented approach is favored for the development and use of all Automation Studio TM catalogues. Hence, Famic Technologies Inc. is pleased to collaborate with major manufacturers in order to validate the functions and complementary products offered in Automation Studio TM . It is collaborations such as the more than ten-year association between Famic Technologies Inc. and Eaton that have enabled the creation of an Automation Studio TM catalogue that includes nearly all Eaton Hydraulic’s product portfolio. This catalogue enhances a user’s ability to design and simulate complete functions or machines while in the initial stages of a project. Eaton’s own expertise in Automation Studio TM helps them support its clients throughout commercial and technical engineering projects. Recently, a new family of Eaton sectional directional valves, CLS load sense sectional mobile valve series, has been added to Eaton’s portfolio in Automation Studio TM . The selection and configuration of this powerful valve is simplified through an easy configuration of available options. Because some CLS features are unique, virtual test benches help improve understanding and help engineers conceptualize how the product will perform in an application. For example, fundamental characteristics of the CLS valve– priority flow sharing of pre- and post-compensated sections, patented load-sense bleed-off and patented sectional load sense relief – are precisely simulated by Automation Studio TM . Building complete virtual applications that integrate high-tech products like CLS valves makes designing systems easier for experts and non-experts. The Eaton CLS valves are intended for mobile markets such as material handling, construction and agriculture as well as the oil & gas industry on equipment such as cementers, blenders, nitrogen units and others. As explained by John Anglada, Lead Applications Engineer Oil & Gas at Eaton Corporation: “I have incorporated CLS valves with other Eaton components within Automation Studio TM to conceptualize and design unique systems in a variety of oil & gas applications. Building virtual circuits in Automation Studio TM helps validate the design and makes it easier for our customers to understand key features of our products. We can show them how the proposed solution will meet their expectations. The circuits can be shared and their own schematic work and can be used for training and troubleshooting needs”.