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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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Fukushima Forward

The first Mitsubishi 7MW wind-turbine with a Digital Displacement® transmission (DDT) is currently on test at the Hunterston test-site near Glasgow – a land-based facility that has been created to test prototypes of wind-turbines that are intended to operate offshore. The second 7 MW Mitsubishi DDT machine is destined to operate as a floating wind-turbine in deep water […]

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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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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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2.4 MW DDT lab test

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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Yokohama 2.4MW nacelle lift

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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