The irony here is that camless engines are relatively easy to build. The average hacker could modify a small four-stroke engine for camless. The latest to catch my attention: engine valves that operate without camshafts. For decades the idea of electronically controlled electromagnetic. The cam, or camshaft, is a long rod with lumps on it which turns at half of the speed of the engine. The lumps, or lobes, each press on a valve at the top of the .

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So, now, by federal mandate, we need to add a particle filter system to the engine.

This was evaluated when various makers started producing engines in the s and it was found to be more efficient to keep them closed, using the cylinder as an air spring.

On a camless, the piston would hit the valve camlfss be pressing against the force of the actuator. Roller cam race motors commonly exceed lbs of seat pressure when the valve is closed.

Where are all the Camless Engines?

This is another technology I will never trust, just like electronic brakes and steering not electronically assisted…. More government regulation does not fuel the engine of capitalism. Camless engines have been around for a long time.


It is quite challenging to seal a rotor that sees vastly different temperatures. Lots of physical reasons for this not being true.

I have built several on single cylinder Briggs and Stratton engines. Hmm… Speaking before thinking… I suppose the combustion-pressure would be too much to hold with such a valve configuration. The pump would have to be able to keep up with the demand. Because the engine recovered braking energy as compressed air, that energy source was abundantly available.

My goal with this piece is to get people thinking — and building. Sure, if the valves are inclined at a steep angle, the piston could engined a valve and cause some mayhem.

Fill in your details below or click an caamless to log in: The second major concern is the one that generally doomed these systems in the past: But apart from non-constructive criticism from me I have too wondered why we still got cams. Once electricity is disconnected, the core may still be moving due to its inertial mass.

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All of the engine manufacturers already are set up for camshaft production. Who said anything about a Wankel engine? The recent VW case is proof that manufacturers will attempt camlss find any way to get an edge- legal or not: I have never ever seen a solenoid in one fail. The solenoid probably fails closed. You might think of these dual-solenoid setups as a kind of electronically actutated desmodronic system.


April Learn how and when famless remove this template message. Now a spinoff of hypercar maker Koenigsegg called Freevalve appears poised to bring the concept to production. Now if you said rotary piston engine …. Also, the rotary piston engine used in airplanes?

Camless piston engine – Wikipedia

Higher RPMs ejgines against 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 camshaft itself is driven at half the speed of the crankshaft through timing gears, chains, or a belt. More glass, a more complicated process to shape and form, more hazardous chemicals, ballast electronics, etc.

Pneumatic assisted cams are already in production cars. Exactly when, and how fast a valve opens is determined by the profile of the cam lobe.

Also, they still use cams. Hundreds of parts must move in synchronicity. The list goes on and on.

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