March 21, 2011 08:30 ET

VYCON Extends Collaboration With Eaton Corporation for Distribution and Service of VYCON's Clean, Environmentally Friendly Flywheel Energy Storage Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - VYCON (, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, is pleased to announce the continuance of its collaboration with Eaton Corporation to distribute VYCON'S clean energy VDC and VDC-XE flywheel power systems.

Under the extended agreement, Eaton will continue to sell and service VYCON's innovative and highly efficient VDC (Voltage Direct Connect) flywheel systems as an alternative or complement to their industry-leading three-phase uninterruptible power systems (UPSs). VYCON's VDC models, which are certified to use with the Eaton 9390, 9395 and 9315 UPSs, provide Eaton customers a battery-free, "green" alternative by providing sufficient ride-through for short duration power outages and/or bridging time until a standby engine-generator can come online.

"Our collaboration with Eaton has been very successful and we look forward to continuing our relationship and providing unsurpassed clean energy storage solutions for their customers," said Frank DeLattre, president of VYCON.

"We are very excited to continue our relationship with VYCON and offering their patented flywheel energy storage system as an alternative or as an enhancement to traditional battery-based energy storage," stated Pedro Robredo, Eaton's product line manager for three-phase UPS products. "Providing 'greener' back-up power solutions to our data center customers is a priority and offering a battery-free, lead-free alternative will continue to enhance our position."

Over the past year, VYCON has received various industry accolades, product awards and was named to Inc. magazine's 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2010. In addition, the company's product performance and reliability has garnered multiple unit wins and several repeat orders from existing customers. Flywheel energy storage has become an important strategic solution for customers' mission-critical applications that require reliable power while reducing their carbon footprint. 

For more information on VYCON's innovating green power solutions, contact VYCON at 714-386-3800 or visit:

About Eaton
Eaton's electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, and monitoring products and services. Eaton's global electrical product series, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak® provide customer-driven solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, public sector, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical, alternative energy and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems 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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

VYCON is an innovator in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced flywheel energy storage systems that enable a highly reliable, cost-effective and "green" energy storage solution for a variety of applications. The company's REGEN flywheel systems, used in regenerative power applications such as container cargo handling crane applications and light electric rail, reduce power and energy costs to port and rail operators as well as provide a reduction in greenhouse gasses. In addition, VYCON's line of VDC and VDC-XE systems are deployed in mission-critical operations around the world protecting critical computing assets against costly power outages.

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