Because a camless engine has fewer moving parts, there is less friction. to mass production of FreeValve technology is also a first baby step. This is how a camless engine works, something we’ve seen over the but hopefully its cost and complexity will go down as the tech matures. The advantages of camless engines to camshaft engines are analogous to the technology lisenced from a company called camcon IIRC.

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Hmm… Speaking before thinking… I suppose the combustion-pressure would be too much to hold with such a valve configuration.

Who said anything about a Wankel engine? Carburetor Gasoline direct injection Common rail. Running without oil is bad for any sort of engine.

Are there maybe patent issues that are preventing companies from exploring this space? Except the current electronics will not BLOW or otherwise damage the mechanics when they fail.

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

This would mean eliminating the camshaft, timing belt, and most of the associated hardware. So you would need a VERY fast secondary safety shut off. Myriad Solutions Engine manufacturers have spent years working around the limitations of the camshaft. Could technokogy to some interesting cylinder configurations.

Camless piston engine

Select a Model 3. Sealed Housing Evaporative Determination. Making a clean, fuel-efficient carbureted engine was possible, but there were so many mechanical and electronic actuators required that the Technilogy was a better alternative.

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This made zero sense to me, until the news about VW made headlines…. Slides, rotary valves, everything is on the table. Yes, voice coils could be used, but you are not going to be able to use neodymium magnets — they permanently loose their magnetism at temperatures over C — so you are now left with flew low cost magnet options. And here is a Junkers-Jumo type engine: The Lincoln Nautilus.

One time two valves took a hit and the local machine shop added a new wing to their shop. While I would happily replace any engine on my farm with either of these, the Gotek Dynakinetic engine looks to me to be an amazing piece of engineering!!


Everything comes at a cost though. Formula 1 engines are all camless, they use pneumatic valve actuators, so they can turn at up to 20, rpm usually more like 12, for fuel efficiency.

Why does it have to be less efficient that way? Enginf crew reduction equates to cheaper shipping for companies and hence more and cheaper global trade [11]. With a camless engine, fuel injection and exhaust timing are directly controlled by an engine control unit and can be constantly changed and adjusted without stopping the engine. If the ECU had been in control of those valves, and if it was mechanically possible for the valves to be struck by the pistons, I would have had very expensive engine damage.

Too aggressive a lobe profile can lead to valve float, where the valves never fully seat at high RPM. 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.

Higher RPMs fight technolohy the viscosity of the oil as well as any mechanical friction and of course the springs get warm from being extended and compressed repeatedly. The Fiat Multiaire system — if technllogy is what you are getting at in a round about way — is a consumers nightmare.

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

In the Spring ofChristian von Koenigsegg told reporters that the technology pursued by his company is “getting ready for fruition”, but said nothing specific about his company’s timetable. Not even getting into THAT…. Again, camshafts would still be needed to operate the valves absent some demon tweak like F1 engines have used.

Heavy thing hits light thing, light thing goes flying in a different direction very fast with hurt people on the inside.

Right, good enough and cheap will always win out over perfect and expensive unless there is something that makes good enough more expensive. In Aprilthe Chinese car manufacturer Qoros presented a concept car incorporating Freevalve technology. The rotary I saw run techmology a Detroit Diesel 2 stroke converted to a four stroke, custom head, with a rotary camlees running on a belt, A bar with a slot in it turboed, and it screamed.


Engines really stank back then.

Camless piston engine – Wikipedia

Actuators can be used to both open and close valves, or to open valves closed by springs or other means. Maybe someone needs to be put in charge of reviewing submitted articles and docking pay based on errors? The results are myriad proprietary solutions. They developed an evaporative emissions test designed to fail any vehicle with a carb.

Large valve surfaces against pressurized gas explosions. That would instantly stall an unloaded engine. Would love to see a working engine…. So… um… wtf happened to [read more]? But of course, the reliability of a timing belt is also limited.

You need to make the cores of the solenoids really permeable so that they can be small, but you also need to make them really hard, otherwise you will get mechanical creep in the plungers over time with your solenoids each firing thousands of times per second and about times per second just at idlethrowing things out of alignment — unless you add some sort of fluid coupling between the solenoid and the valve more complexity.

Fuel injection can shut off when there is sufficient pressure and add more fuel when there is less pressure allowing the engines to run enigne to a perfect diesel cycle. The solenoid probably fails closed.

It was called the SHED test. Now its exactly like you describe. There are too many people who refer to things like control systems as these, on the one hand trivial things to develop, yet on the other hand this magical glue that will solve all problems. They were based on a helicopter engine from a Hughes factory.