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.
The sCVT is particularly well suited to automotive applications and especially for electric vehicles as the sCVT’s energy storage system has the potential to extend the battery life and therefore range of e-Vehicles between charges.
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