Liquid Piston Announces First Proof of Concept of XMini Engine
The company replaced a traditional go-kart engine with its four pound XMini rotary engine.
BLOOMFIELD,Conn. June 14,2016
Liquid Piston, a company that develops advanced rotary engines based on its patented thermodynamic cycle and engine architecture, today announced the first ever proof of concept of its innovative XMini rotary engine with the release of this video.
To demonstrate the viability of the engine, the LiquidPiston team removed the go-kart’s traditional 39-pound engine and replaced it with the four-pound X Mini. For the first time, starting today, interested parties can place orders for the X Mini development kit here.
The X Mini is an engine that will enable many small engine applications to be smaller, lighter, and quieter. The engine’s improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics will also increase product performance, enhance operator comfort and prolong application life. The X Mini has the potential to enable entirely new applications not possible with current engine technology, and will improve applications such as:
- Handheld power equipment
- Lawn and garden equipment
- Portable generators
- Unmanned aerial vehicles/drones
- Range extenders for electric vehicles
- Auxiliary power units for boats, aviation and other vehicles
Additionally, last March, LiquidPiston signed a $1 million agreement with DARPA to develop fuel-efficient, lightweight, heavy-fueled, rotary combustion engine for the U.S. Military.
LiquidPiston, Inc. develops compact, quiet, fuel efficient, low vibration, multi-fuel capable combustion engines that are scalable from 1 horsepower to over 1000 horsepower. The company’s patented High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC), an improved thermo-dynamic cycle, and engine architecture enable LiquidPiston to create engines optimized for fuel efficiency. LiquidPiston’s engines have only two primary moving parts a shaft and rotor, resulting in compact size and low vibration operation. Although they are rotary engines, LiquidPiston’s engines are not Wankel engines; they are uniquely configured to adopt the company’s patented thermodynamic cycle and its associated efficiency and low noise benefits.
To learn more, visit www.liquidpiston.com.