21st Century Fluid Power - Efficient and Compact

During the 20th century Fluid Power became the technology of choice for many industries which valued performance, size, power and reliability often in the most hostile environments. It still outperforms alternatives for many applications.

The engineers at Domin have spent the last decade addressing the limitations of Fluid Power in terms of efficiency whilst significantly increasing the advantage in power density. Progress is the result of highly integrated compact systems employing electrical, pneumatic and fluid control. This technology combination can be used to control systems efficiently to drive, or regenerate energy without the use of throttling valves.

This offers a step change in benefits in the same way switching electronics revolutionised motor control in the 20th century. The potential savings to the customer and wider society are staggering given the global emissions from Fluid Power systems exceeds 1.5 gigatonnes of CO2 per year.

Domin is leading this change.

Integrated High-Efficiency Digital Systems

Lasting change comes from the application of technology, with vision and drive.

Domin backed Additive Manufacturing (AM) so that we can lead the transformation of the fluid power industry to create a more sustainable future. It is now demonstrable that the targeted application of AM will realise this vision. We are creating systems that are significantly more efficient, faster and smaller than anything previous.

AM enables designs which were not feasible with previous manufacturing technologies. In particular, the AM process has removed the cost restrictions of incorporating complexity into hardware design solutions needed to achieve performance and efficiency improvements. 

This follows the path established in electronic hardware and software solutions through the 20th century. High-speed digital control together with sophisticated fluid power management provides a breakthrough in virtually all power control and transmission applications.

High-speed switching of multiple flows for high-bandwidth low-loss operation of systems across a wide range of operating conditions

Low mass, cost-effective integration of multiple parts with high levels of complexity

On-board energy harvesting, storage and management systems to ensure minimum power consumption across a cycle

Recent Integrated Systems Projects

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With these benefits

  • 5x lighter
  • >10x bandwidth
  • Reduced stopping distances
  • Very Low power consumption

Higher quality at lower prices than more established brands.

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2030 Emission Savings Target

1 Gigatonnes CO2

Per Year
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Bespoke System,
Professionally Engineered

1. Concept Generation

The product specification is generated with customers, market analysis and engineering calculations at its core. Technology building blocks are combined to create a conceptual design. Key parts are sized, with high-level performance predictions calculated.

2. Design and simulation

Using the latest tools, the concept design is developed and matured. Simulation and analysis is used to validate the mechanical and functional performance, and electronics hardware and firmware developed to control the system.

3. Prototype Manufacture

The latest rapid manufacturing techniques are used to quickly deliver a working prototype unit, with manufacturing process development occurring in tandem in our advanced manufacturing facility.

4. Development & Validation

Prototype units go through a series of representative validation tests to characterise, optimise and validate performance, reliability and operability.

5. Industrialisation

Our focus is always on making a product that delivers real benefit in the real world, and this means focus on ability to ramp to production volume, at a cost that is commercially feasible. Our production facility delivers >20,000 parts per annum, and is constantly expanding.

The product specification is generated with customers, market analysis and engineering calculations at its core. Technology building blocks are combined to create a conceptual design. Key parts are sized, with high-level performance predictions calculated.

Using the latest tools, the concept design is developed and matured. Simulation and analysis is used to validate the mechanical and functional performance, and electronics hardware and firmware developed to control the system.

The latest rapid manufacturing techniques are used to quickly deliver a working prototype unit, with manufacturing process development occurring in tandem in our advanced manufacturing facility.

Prototype units go through a series of representative validation tests to characterise, optimise and validate performance, reliability and operability.

Our focus is always on making a product that delivers real benefit in the real world, and this means focus on ability to ramp to production volume, at a cost that is commercially feasible. Our production facility delivers >20,000 parts per annum, and is constantly expanding.

If you want to discuss your options

If you have a really specific requirement, or have any questions about Domin and our product range,
please call the team on 01761 252 650, or fill out the form below.

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