Digital Displacement® Technology

A fundamental innovation in hydraulic technology

Digital Displacement® will deliver a new generation of digital hydraulic pumps and motors to deliver productivity and efficiency in customer machines that no competitor can match.

The technology

Digital Displacement® technology is a natively digital hydraulic innovation. It utilizes a radial piston machine which enables and disables cylinders in real time, using ultra-fast mechatronic valves.

These intelligent, digital controls mean a digitally-enabled machine is highly controllable and extremely efficient. The net result is:

  • dramatically lower energy losses (typically less than a third of swashplate machines)
  • dramatically faster response (typically ten times faster)
  • reduction of annoying, high-frequency noise

At Danfoss, Digital Displacement we aim to make the complex, simple, to re-imagine your machine to be optimized and differentiated unlike any on the market.  Owned by Danfoss and developed in Scotland over the last 25 years, digital hydraulic technology delivers productivity, response and efficiency that cannot be replicated elsewhere in the market.


  • Low-carbon global manufacturing facility for Artemis technology
    Building low-carbon global manufacturing facility in Scotland
    Friday, November 9, 2018

    Global player Danfoss Power Solutions to invest £millions in Scotland to build low-carbon global manufacturing facility.

  • Excavator with the Digital Displacement® Pump technology
    Danfoss acquires majority shares in disruptive technology leader
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    Today, Danfoss announces the acquisition of the majority shares of Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd. (AIP), an R&D and engineering company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, specializing in hydraulic system development.

Contact us

For more information, please contact our Power Solutions digital displacement team. 


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