Trains

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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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ScotRail class 170 Turbostar

ScotRail trials Artemis technology to cut fuel costs

The ScotRail train you are sitting on may not look or feel any different – but it could be using a radical new hydraulic technology which will cut the use of diesel on our trains. Earlier this month ScotRail teamed up with Artemis Intelligent Power to test a standard commuter train fitted with a new […]

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Artemis set to test alternative traction system

Artemis is leading the development of a new type of hydraulic transmission for diesel powered rail vehicles.  The project, funded by the Rail Safety and Strategy Board (RSSB) will comprise a JCB diesel engine powering an E-dyn 96 Digital Displacement hydraulic pump.  The pump will supply flow to axle mounted Digital Displacement motors and the […]

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Saving Fuel in Rail Vehicles

Since 2013, Artemis has been proud to work with leading companies Ricardo and Bombardier on the project ‘Digital Displacement® Rail Transmission with Flywheel Energy Storage’ which has been supported by the government funding body Innovate UK. In November 2014 the project won top prize in ‘The Most Interesting initiative in safety and sustainability’ category at The Rail Exec Club Awards in Leicester on 29th November […]

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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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Digital Displacement® Rail Transmission with Flywheel Energy Storage

In the UK as in most other countries, there is a general trend toward the electrification of railways. One of the attractions is the natural ability of electric drives to recirculate braking energy back into the network. However there are many routes that will remain diesel-powered well into the future. In a project supported by […]

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