Binary Actuation Technology

Binary Actuation Technology (BAT) is a unique, proprietary technology which enables a valve to open and close faster and more efficiently than other valve mechanisms. The fail-safe, patented technology delivers rapid, precise and low energy flow control of liquid and gas.

The unique principle minimises energy wastage, as the mechanism requires only a short electric pulse to trigger each changeover process when the valve is switching between open and closed and back, which is desirable for conserving energy and cost.

Discover the success of BAT in the oil & gas and automotive industries:

Camcon Automotive


BAT in Medical

Any system requiring accurate and efficient flow control can benefit from BAT. Camcon Medical’s primary goal is to apply this technology to multiple specialties across the medical, healthcare and life sciences industries.

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BAT in Respiratory health

Addressing the unmet need in oxygen therapy

4.3million patients worldwide use long-term oxygen therapy in the home1 and 15,000 hospital patients alone receive oxygen therapy per day in the UK.2

Each year, £34million is spent on wasted oxygen in the UK. 3,000 patients per day receive the incorrect dose of oxygen and 2,100 patients per day are over-dosed.2

More accurate dosing and control of oxygen is expected to provide substantial benefits, leading to improved patient safety and clinical outcomes.3

Camcon Medical is focusing its initial efforts on addressing this challenge with the creation of Intelligent Medical Oxygen Delivery system (IMOD®), one of the first applications of BAT in healthcare.


Future applications

All systems which require flow control can benefit from BAT. Pipeline medical applications for BAT include:

Medical devices
Precision lab dispensing
Implantable devices
Mechanical aids

References: 1. Inogen Inc. 2017 Annual Report, 2. British Thoracic Society Emergency Oxygen Audit Report National Audit Period. Ronan O’Driscoll. 15 August – 1 November 2015, 3. British Thoracic Society, BTS Guideline for oxygen use in adults in healthcare and emergency settings, 2017