UK-based clean cold technology company, Dearman, has acquired a computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine to increase its in-house prototyping capability.

The Haas UMC 750 is now operating at the Dearman Clean Cold Technology Sector in Croydon, enabling the business to manufacture customised components for its technology onsite.

Dearman believes this will significantly reduce its manufacturing costs and lead times.

Nick Owen, Dearman’s Chief Technology Officer, outlined, “The CNC machine has enabled us to take control of the whole engineering process, and the capacity to machine parts to our own specification means that we have been able to accelerate our projects.”

This important asset supports the company’s drive for excellence, and will play a large role as we start to launch field trials

“This important asset supports the company’s drive for excellence, and will play a large role as we start to launch field trials, bring more complex technologies online later in the year, and develop additional applications.”

The company’s refrigeration system is powered by a zero-emission engine using liquid nitrogen (N2), and has been designed to replace diesel-powered transport refrigeration units (TRUs).

The second Dearman engine was commissioned last year, which is 30% lighter, smaller and more efficient than previous models. A press release from the UK company revealed that the first high-efficiency, multi-cylinder Dearman engine will undergo testing in the coming weeks.