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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Camless piston engine

In these systems, the camshaft rollers and pushrods have been replaced by an electro-hydraulic actuator system which uses the existing fuel pumps, thus reducing development risks of the new system by employing existing technology.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 the wankel, intake and combustion occur simultaneously, but in different parts of the housing. Sleeve and rotary valving has been tried quite a lot through history, and always the same result of poor sealing after a period of running, or seizure. Cylinder pressure in a heavily loaded engine can exceed PSI.

They use pneumatic valve springs. Fiat have them on the Twin-Air units with some electronic controls to allow things like double valve opening during the compression stroke. Lots of physical reasons for this not being true. Formula 1 cars use pneumatic actuators on the valves, providing up to 20, rpm, but usually limited to around 12, for fuel efficiency reasons.


Larger, heavier valves and higher revs require much more spring pressure to overcome the inertia of the moving valve. A Wankel rotor side seal swept the entire sidewall but here the flap side seals need only sweep the distance of travel, which is quite small at the hinged end and even slightly less than a standard piston engine at the other end.

And they are solenoids. Cad, Chrysler C and others. But they had very bad emissions too.

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Back EMF will drive up the energy requirements for a solenoid as the frequency of activation increases. Does anyone really think that the internal combustion engine has so much life left in it that any manufacturers are going to make any of their investment back before production ends?

Unless the timing belt starts jumping around, cam systems generally fail safe. Radial engines have the cylinders arranged in spokes like a rotary, but spin the crank like any other normal piston engine.

This is another technology I will never trust, just like electronic brakes and steering not texhnology assisted…. Pneumatic assisted cams are already in production cars. But still much smaller than what would be needed for a valve lifter. Photo Gallery 3 Photos in this Gallery.

The advantages of camless engines to camshaft engines are analogous to the advantages of electronic fuel injection EFI vs carburetors.

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

It is quite challenging to seal a rotor that sees vastly different temperatures. Proactiv for Road Acne: My only question is that could such as system run at rpm or above without self destructing? The computer also leaves the valves open long enough so that the right amount of fuel is injected for the current throttle position.


Reciprocating engines and configurations. Engine manufacturers have spent years working around the limitations of the camshaft. This made zero sense to me, until the news about VW made headlines….

Perhaps more important, the engine’s power improved by 45 percent, torque by 47 percent, and fuel consumption by about 14 percent at steady highway speeds.

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Now a spinoff of hypercar maker Koenigsegg called Freevalve appears poised to bring the concept to production. The former has kept solenoids at bay, the later variable hydraulic systems. Yes its wrong, but do you see how over-regulation may have lead to some bad choices being made here?

The mechanical stopper itself is possibly half a mm. W8 W12 W16 W If anybody tells you they figured all the ways a SW can fail, it means the SW is pretty simple. The fuel pump provides constant pressure.

Camless valve actuation and variable valve timing schemes have been batted about just about forever. Split-single I2 V2 F2.

Exactly when, and how fast a valve opens is determined by the profile of the cam lobe.