Advanced Hybrid has developed the Constantly Variable Transmission with Storage (sCVT). This evolution in CVT technology employs magnetic gears that do not touch or require lubrication. The gearbox also includes a tightly integrated flywheel to store energy from regenerative braking. This approach provides a CVT solution for use in larger, more powerful vehicles, increased efficiency, greater reliability and offers combined hybrid energy recovery in a single transmission unit.
Another application of the sCVT is in Wind Turbine Generators. The sCVT would operate with a variable speed input from the rotor blades then, through its digital controls system, continuously adjust the gear ratio to provide a fixed speed output to the generator. This enables the use of fixed-speed synchronous generators. The ability of the sCVT to control torque independently of power creates the opportunity to provide frequency and voltage ancillary services which will enhance electrical grid stability.
A constantly variable magnetic gearbox with a closely coupled flywheel that acts as an energy storage system
A power quality control software application closely integrated with the sCVT