Valentin Technologies develops a new hydrostatic powertrain for vehicles.
The technical experiences are based on more than 15 years of product development
with leading manufacturers in this field.
Proof of Concept Models of the hydraulic motor have been tested successfully
in 1986/87. Test for maximum power and durability in Bulle, Switzerland, and
efficiencies at very low powers (< 0.5%) in Madison, WI, USA.
Grants for the development of a prototype of the hydraulic motor have been
obtained by the Department of Energy, Washington D.C., and the State of
Wisconsin in 1989 with a total of $240.000 - less than half of the requested.
The Hydraulic Motor, Free-Piston Combustion Engine, and the Fuel Injection
System have been patented in Germany and The United States. International
Patents have been applied for. US Patents: 6,406,271 B1 – 6,293,231 B1 –
Valentin Technologies is approaching highly future oriented individuals,
corporations and Federal Departments for financial support for the development
of the car.
The team for developing the car is supported by internationally well recognized
Mechanical Engineer [Dipl.Ing.(FH)] Owner
of Valentin Technologies, Inc. in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA.
His work with major
hydraulics manufacturers included the development of hydraulic
axial-piston units and controls. Valentin Technologies develops hydrostatic powertrains for
passenger cars and other vehicles. They are based on new, patented hydraulic
axial-piston motors and a hydraulic free-piston engines with an advanced
Dr. Rolf Reitz
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA.
He is former director
of the Engine Research Center and current director of the ERC's Diesel Emission
Reduction Consortium. His research includes the development of modeling
methodologies for internal combustion engines, and his models are used
internationally by major automotive and engine companies.
Dr. Scott Goldsborough
Assistant Professor in the Mechanical
Engineering Department at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees
in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. His expertise includes
internal combustion engine phenomena, combustion chemistry, chemical kine-tics,
pollutant formation and control, alternative fuels, novel engine and scavenging
configurations, and flow visualization. He worked at Sandia National
Laboratories. In 1998 he was awarded the SAE' Harry L. Horning Memorial Award
for his contributions to research in HCCI combustion.
Dr. i.r. Peter Achten
Director and owner of Innas, an
engineering and innovation company in Breda, the Netherlands.
background is in mechanical engineering and thermodynamics. He designed
and developed several free-piston engines, hydraulic components and
drive trains. In 2008, the Mechatronics, Information & Control Group of
the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has awarded him with the Joseph
Quotes from well-known specialists.