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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Finally I can toss that old degree wheel. The only one I know of that is worthy of note uses a solenoid actuated complex hydraulic circuit so now you need constant hydraulic power as well to avoid constant electrical fechnology through a clever valve arrangement that moves the valve under hydraulic pressure, which makes for a bulkier and more complex unit than solenoids or DOHC or OHV.

In the wankel, intake and combustion occur simultaneously, but in different parts of the housing. Check my enggine out in a few months to see it running!

If the electronic valve technology can be used to provide vast improvements in engine efficiency and power, then the free market will demand it — and techmology small engineering startups will be heavily financially motivated to supply it. Freevalve’s head employs a dedicated hydraulic circuit. The camshaft is still there; its functionality has just been integrated into the crankshaft. Could it do that? Is the right question being asked here? They were based on a helicopter engine from a Hughes factory.

The camshaft does not directly control the inlet valves. If you can think it, you can do it. In a non-interference engine failure would have no ill effect, other than no or poor compression in that cylinder.

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You might think of these dual-solenoid setups as a kind of electronically actutated desmodronic system. There is a reason why engine valve springs are so massive — you need a lot of pressure to hold them closed.

Welding Metal Using Car Batteries. Making a clean, fuel-efficient carbureted engine was possible, but there were so many mechanical and electronic actuators required that the EFI was a better alternative. We also do need SOME regulations on factory engine performance. Is it a solution looking for a problem? I think that camless engine technology is like any other engine improvement tech: Why not just replace the camshaft with really teeny weeny two stroke engines driving the valves?

Some valve trains are relatively simple — such as overhead cam engines. You sir, win the prize! Hundreds of parts must move in synchronicity.

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I heard they are very smooth when accelerating. They have a prototype engine running in a Saab.

Because these new engines can diagnose themselves and run efficiently without an operator changing settings, these engines require less crew to maintain them when at sea. Back EMF returns energy rather than tehcnology more energy. Never panned out back then. However, these technolgoy giant diesel engines used to drive large ships or generate power.

Depends when a cam sprocket jumps time and the piston contacts the valve it is pushed back against the rest of the valve train and the engine binds until something bends or breaks such as the valve,rocker arm, push rod, or the piston crown.

Examples are all over the internet. Yes its wrong, but do you see how over-regulation may have lead to some bad choices being made here? The only real work being done is against the fuel pressure.

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What VW did was wrong, but lest at least explore why envine were motivated to cheat. They use pneumatic valve springs. Think outside the box here. The control system is a mechanical wheel with electric contacts, similar to a distributor cap and rotor system.


Solenoids or hydraulic actuators open and close the valves in an infinitely variable number of ways. It was the lower priced 3 cylinder model but the current owner found a five cylinder engine to upgrade it. Fuel injection can shut off when there is sufficient pressure and add more fuel when there is less pressure allowing the engines to run closer to a perfect diesel cycle. Large valve surfaces against pressurized gas explosions. Electrically spun camshafts have some merit but indexing a cam with 8 valves, each with lbs of seat pressure, can be a tall order too.

Bypassing the turbo at startup heats the main catalyst quickly enough to eliminate a close-coupled cat. The fact is that this is an area where the returns diminish very quickly and thus economically there are only a very few applications where they will ever be practical and those are being exploited.

While things are looking up, it may be too late, as indeed the future is likely to belong to electrics, for passenger vehicles at least. Another 15 manufacturers have egnine interest in the concept. Possibly a high pressure common rail with an accumulator to work. An engine spinning at rpm will fully cycle a valve 42 times per second. Electrohydraulic solenoids can camlsss those pressures but fail to give the response needed for even at modest RPMs which is why most of the software cammed engines are low rpm diesel.

Just put the whole article right in the summary page now?