Off road

ScotRail class 170 Turbostar

Batteries won’t cure all of Scotland’s transport ills

A new wave of digital hydraulic pumps and motors will radically improve the efficiency of a range of heavy vehicles, trains and off-road machinery, says Niall Caldwell, Managing Director of Artemis Intelligent Power. The Scottish Government is to be lauded for its fantastic ambition in decarbonising our energy consumption – and transport has a very […]

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Niall Caldwell, Managing Director, Artemis Intelligent Power

Diesel’s demise is a long way off for off-road vehicles

The idea of battery-driven diggers may sound appealing, but in reality the energy requirements of off-road machinery make electric power very limited in practice. Diesel – with lower emissions – is here to stay, and a new generation of Digital Displacement® hydraulic pumps and motors can deliver radical fuel reductions and help the off-road market […]

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Excavator with Digital Displacement® hydraulic pump

Digital Displacement Hybrid Excavator – Update

Artemis has carried out the first functional tests of its Digital Displacement hydraulic excavator.  By removing the original tandem axial piston pump and replacing it with a tandem version of the E-dyn 96 Digital Displacement® pump, fuel consumption is expected to be reduced by around 16%.   Due to the reduced idle losses of the Digital […]

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Excavator with Digital Displacement® hydraulic pump

Excavator development program

Artemis has started the process of installing Digital Displacement® pumps in a 16T excavator to demonstrate to major OEMs the fuel economy and productivity benefits of the technology in the off-highway market.  With funding from Scottish Enterprise, the project will see the existing pump swapped with a tandem Digital Displacement pump. Digital Displacement technology offers […]

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