On November 18, DIGIWIN project partners gathered to experience a major milestone in the project. A 25t test winch with digital hydraulic motors is now rotating in the Mechatronic Innovation Lab at UiA in Grimstad. 6 digital motors provide power and control to the winch. Read more: DIGIWIN testing Digital winch presentation
The DIGIWIN homepage was launched on December 15. It will be updated on a regular basis with news about the DIGIWIN project. Everyone with an interest in digital hydraulics should visit on a regular basis to learn about project progress. The scope of the project is to use digital hydraulic motors to control a maritime winch with Active Heave Compensation (AHC). The digital motors used are High Torque Low Speed motors from Imenco Bauer Hydraulics with Diinef valves and control
On September 7, Diinef presented the unique digital motor technology at the 9th Workshop on Digital Fluid Power (DFP17) in Aalborg, Denmark. DFP17 participants gathered from all over the world to share research results from the forefront of digital fluid power. Diinef showed descriptions, simulations and test results from the newly launched Imenco Bauer Hydraulics digital HMB5 motor. While there were many digital valve solutions presented from both industry and achademia, Dii
Imenco Bauer Hydaulics and Diinef launched the worlds first digital high torque low speed hydraulic motor at Norshipping 2017. The motor is based on the proven HMB5 series from Imenco Bauer Hydraulics. "We are very excited about the interest from visitors" says COO in Imenco Bauer Hydraulics Alf Gunnar Helgesen. "Visitors from students to executives of maritime companies were enthusiastic about the opportunities with this new product and we are very optimistic about the prosp
MacGregor Norway AS has been rewarded research counsil support for the project "Development of cost and energy efficient digital hydraulic winch system". Partners in the project are Diinef AS, Imenco Bauer Hydraulics and UiA.
During the month of October, Diinef and Imenco Bauer Hydraulics demonstrated the use of digital motortechnology applied to Bauer high torque low speed motors. A range of technologies were on test and test and proofed successfull. A number of motor customers joined the demonstrations and gave valuable feedback on motor behaviour as well as on possible applications.