The news follows it recent acquisition of a Haas UMC 750 CNC (computer numerical control) milling machine, which Dearman chief technology officer Nick Owen says has enabled the firm to “take control of the whole engineering process”.
“The capacity to machine parts to our own specification means we have been able to accelerate our projects,” states Owen – adding that the technology will be showcased at the CV Show (26—28 April 2016, NEC, Birmingham).
“From innovation and design, through to manufacture and integration, we are seeking to make improvements and efficiency gains with every iteration,” he explains.
Owen believes that having its own CNC machine wil not only hasten its drive for engineering excellence, but also play a major part as Dearman moves into field trials of its emissions-free clean-old engine technology – particularly ensuring that it moves into additional applications.
Last year, Dearman announced that the second generation Dearman Engine – 30% lighter, 30% smaller and 30% more efficient than its predecessors – had been commissioned.
Owen says that “in the coming weeks”, the first high-efficiency, multi-cylinder Dearman Engine will begin testing at the Dearman Technology Centre in Croydon.
Dearman is developing several zero-emission cold and power technologies that promise significant fuel and emissions savings across the transport and built environment sectors.
The Dearman zero-emission transport refrigeration system will be the first of these applications to come to market, and is undergoing certificationnow ahead of first commercial field trials.