Danfoss Digital Displacement pump awarded top honors in Diesel Progress Summit Awards

Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Pump named Achievement of the Year and Powertrain Product of the Year
  • Judge called technology “a game changer”

NORDBORG, Denmark – Danfoss Power Solutions’ Digital Displacement® pump received two awards at the Diesel Progress Summit Awards, including Achievement of the Year, the program’s highest honor. The pump was also named the Powertrain Product of the Year. The award program, now in its fourth year, is organized by Diesel Progress magazine and KHL Group and held in conjunction with the Diesel Progress Summit, a conference for the global engine and powertrain technology industry.

Luke Wadsley, director of solutions and technology for Digital Displacement, accepted the awards at the event, held in Rosemont, Illinois. During the ceremony, the judges recognized the significant role Digital Displacement technology can play in reducing emissions and cost in off-highway machinery, with one judge calling it “a game changer.”

Construction machinery is notoriously inefficient. Machines often burn significant amounts of fuel, relatively little of which is converted to productive work. In excavators, 70% of the energy supplied by the engine is wasted as heat. Large excavators (10+ tons) are responsible for around half of all emissions and fuel consumption among off-highway machines.

The Danfoss Digital Displacement pump reduces excavator fuel consumption by up to 30%, which can save 40 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. This increased efficiency applies equally to electric machines. When combined with an Editron drivetrain and inverter, the pump enables a reduction in battery size or a longer duty cycle.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as the Achievement of the Year, not to mention the Powertrain Product of the Year. We believe the Digital Displacement pump is a revolution, and these awards are a testament to the technology’s potential. Our unique, groundbreaking pump will help our customers decarbonize off-highway machines and build a better future for us all,” said Alasdair Robertson, director of product portfolio and marketing for Digital Displacement, Danfoss Power Solutions.

To learn more about Danfoss’ award-winning technology, visit the Digital Displacement webpage.