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Artemis is Finalist for MacRobert Award

On 20th May, the Royal Academy of Engineering announced the names of the three companies that have been shortlisted for the 2015 MacRobert Award, the UK’s longest running national prize for engineering innovation. Artemis is honoured to have been selected for the shortlist in recognition of its pioneering Digital Displacement® transmission for wind turbines. We’ll know the final result […]

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Artemis Leading Hydraulics into the Digital Age

Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd has revealed the first commercial offering of Digital Displacement® technology in the industrial hydraulics market. Digital Displacement® pumps solve the age old problem of poor efficiency at part-load by selectively enabling pistons within the pump to meet demand. Without using a costly servo-drive system, this reduces standing losses by up to 90% […]

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Special Ceremony Held at Hunterston

The demonstration 7 MW wind-turbine that has been jointly developed by Artemis and its parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is now ready for the commissioning and verification processes to begin at the Hunterston test site. The wind-turbine contains a Digital Displacement® transmission, the largest capacity hydrostatic transmisssion that has ever been built. A special […]

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Rail Industry Award

A consortium of Artemis Intelligent Power and partners Ricardo and Bombardier won top prize in ‘The Most Interesting initiative in safety and sustainability’ category at The Rail Exec Club Awards in Leicester on 29th November 2014. The Artemis-led project ‘Digital Displacement® Rail Transmission with Flywheel Energy Storage’ project is supported by the government funding body […]

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Wind turbine assembly starts

A demonstration 7 MW Digital Displacement® wind-turbine is now being erected at the Hunterston test-site on the Ayrshire coast. Inside the nacelle, the largest capacity hydrostatic transmission ever built will drive two separate 3.5 MW wound-rotor synchronous generators. These will connect directly to the national grid with no intermediate frequency converters. The photos below show […]

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Mitsubishi and Vestas join forces

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd and Vestas Wind Systems A/S have announced an agreement to establish a new joint venture company dedicated to business in offshore wind turbines. The plans call for the new company to be in place before the end of March 2014. The aim is to combine the respective strengths of the companies […]

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Digitally Controlled Hydraulic Drive Train

In its June 2013 ‘MHI Global’ newsletter, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has released more information on the 7 MW SeaAngel wind turbine and the demonstration 2.4 MW Digital Displacement® transmission which has been under test within a wind turbine at Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works. The 7 MW machine will be installed in the UK […]

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First field trials of a Digital Displacement® wind-turbine transmission

24th January 2013. Artemis’s parent company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced the start of test operations at Yokohama of a ‘large-scale wind power generation system that adopts a hydraulic drive train in place of the earlier gear-driven system’. Artemis engineers have had the privilege of working with their Japanese colleagues in building this, the […]

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Vince Cable launches £33m wind project

On the 23rd of July, Vince Cable launched the £33m Efficient Offshore Wind Programme (EOWP) at the Artemis premises in Loanhead. In the photograph above, Dr Cable is shown with Mr Akio Fukui, Chairman of Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, the owners of Artemis Intelligent Power. The EOWP is supported by the UK Department for Business, […]

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