The idea behind the LRT is to simplify the movements in the crankshaft and create only rotating and linear movements to avoid mass forces that creates vibrations.
The LRT architecture consist of a 3 yoke systems. Two yokes are connected to the combustion chambers and one yoke (the middle) is connected to the auxiliary cylinders. This middle yoke has exactly same weight as the two yoke systems connected to combustion cylinders and creates a perfect counterweight.
LRT represents a radical simplification of the engine`s crankshaft to piston connection. The Patentec design features connection rods with only linear movements. This unique design creates two new benefits.
- A simple mechanical solution to geometric adjust the compression ratio (VCR). Due to the way the basic design is implemented, CR of 1:20 is possible.
- Due to the linear piston movement, lateral friction between piston and cylinder wall is reduced significant.
- The middle yoke operates the auxiliary cylinders. With most types of ICEs, energy is lost, mostly through heat dissipation and unused gas pressure energy. Our Double Expansion Concept (DEC) reduces energy waste and improving fuel efficiency significantly, whatever the fuel is.
The LRT is scalable to any engine size of engine, based on a few ratios. This makes LRT a very flexible and useful platform for all engine types. The LRT Engine architecture are smaller, weighs less and are virtually vibration- free with the associated operational-, lifespan- and maintenance benefits.