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29 May If you thought the internal combustion engine was on its way out, think again!. 30 Jan Lightweight, low-cost and generating low friction, FreeValve engine concept functions without camshafts and allows valves to open and close. 21 Nov This is a discussion on Koenigsegg’s camless engine within Technical Stuff, part of the Under the Hood category; The future is here gentlemen.

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Lesser mechanical parts also mean lower losses because of friction. Modified November 8, Please enter your Mobile number. Last edited by GTO: The figures reportedly equate to 47 percent more power, 45 percent more torque, and 15 percent better fuel economy than the same powerplant with a conventional valvetrain.

Car Designer Sasha Selipanov. In these systems, the camshaft rollers and pushrods have been replaced by an electro-hydraulic actuator system which uses the existing fuel pumps, thus reducing development risks of the new system by employing existing technology.

In very very simple terms, the camshaft controls the air and fuel mixture that enters and exits a cylinder. Didn’t get the code?

Is the Era of the Camless Valvetrain Finally Upon us?- Technologue – Motor Trend

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FreeValve has been working on its cam-less engine since Originally Posted fngine samcan What I am trying to say is that though technological advancements happen, I suspect there might still be some drawbacks compared to the old school engines. A camless or free-valve piston engine is an engine that has poppet valves camlesz by means of electromagnetic, hydraulic, or pneumatic camlwss instead of conventional cams.

Although the first engine only came in to use in According to FreeValve, the powerplant produces horsepower kilowatts and pound-feet Newton-meters of torque. Reciprocating engines and configurations. Instead of simply injecting a constant stream of fuel, fuel staging injects the fuel at the optimal time for the most complete combustion. Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay cars head to auction.


In Aprilthe Chinese car manufacturer Qoros presented a concept car incorporating Freevalve technology. The first thing everybody frets about with such systems or with an old car overdue for a new timing belt is what camlesx if the valves go out of sync and try to stay open when the piston is rising.

VW the latest to join Baidu’s Entine self-driving car program. Please enter the 4 digit code sent to your mobile number. Bypassing the turbo at startup heats the main catalyst quickly enough to eliminate a close-coupled cat. Your question has been submitted. That subsidiary is FreeValve previously Carginewhich has published a video that shows the inner workings of engien revolutionary engine.

Throttle body controls intake of air. Each individual valve is controlled by an actuator, powered either electromagnetically, hydraulically or pneumatically.

Its been available for a long time, not for car engines, but it has been applied in Marine Diesels. So the removal of cams was a good thing to do. What is stopping every car manufacturer in the camlese from adapting this technology?

The concept of turbo was introduced to increase the power without having to increase the cubic capacity of an engine.

Camless engine was invented probably 25 years ago and has been in the lab ever since waiting for cost of hydraulics and other components to drop The acmless with that is the camshaft that we know of today is simple and works so beautifully for what it costs with fantastic reliability. Additionally, because there is no chain connection between the crank shaft and the camshaft, the engine is lighter with fewer points of failure.

Some manufacturers use systems with more than one cam lobe, but this is still a compromise as only a few profiles can be in operation at once. But M ller notes that “a combustion chamber designed from scratch with the Freevalve system is likely to have a higher compression ratio [allowing valve timing to reduce effective compression] and a smaller area-to-volume cwmless with more upright valves that are less prone to bending in case of piston contact.


Interested in bike loan offers? I believe the last major advancement was the Ecoboost engine which could fit on a A4 paper. Get daily e-mail updates GO. Proudly powered by E2E Networks. When was the last time you experienced or heard of a camshaft failure??

Is the Era of the Camless Valvetrain Finally Upon us?- Technologue

It also allows multiple lift events per cycle and, indeed, no events per cycle—switching off the cylinder entirely. But air does the work. Not sure if they could ever do away with the waste gate all together. So compressed air opens the valve almost instantly, electronically controlled hydraulic pressure holds it open, a coil spring closes it, and passive hydraulic pressure cushions its “landing.

Overall emissions are said to be reduced significantly as well.

Video shows inner workings of Koenigsegg’s camless engine

It can sense when there is a high amount of NOx and SOx Sulfur oxide emission and change the timing to make the exhaust gas hotter or cooler. I want to get offers from dealers. Year of Birth Select Year Of Birth The engine relies on pneumatic valve actuators to open valves, which are then closed by air pressure or springs.

They got rid of that cam in around There has been a enormous shift towards electric camlfss fuel cell engines. I love Christian and his passion and focus, the guy is just awesome.