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Monday, December 28, 2015

The spherical genius of the Hüttlin Kugelmotor

This video might be in German, but that didn’t stop us from doing some extensive research on this amazing engine design for you. What you’re about to see might have what it takes to revolutionize the automotive industry. Say hello to the Hüttlin Kugelmotor, the future in compression engines!
The Hüttlin Kugelmotor was designed by Dr. Herbert Hüttlin. A 67 year old flow engineer. Dr. Hüttlin had upwards of 150 patents to his name. Most of them in the pharmaceutical production machinery field. In 1991 he began working on this spherical engine. His primary goal was to increase the efficiency of the compression engine. After 20 Years and 3 designs, he finally came up with the perfect model.
The Hüttlin Kugelmotor prototype under testing. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JbEYrO)
This engine consists of two opposing curved twin-piston heads that rock back and forth on the same bearing. At this time, the engine is a 4 stroke engine so the running cycle will be induction, compression, combustion, exhaust. The best part is that on top of each piston head is a titanium ball bearing. Two of the ball bearings run on a circular fixed axis while the others run in a sine wave pattern. The rocking of the pistons causes them to rotate perpendicularly on the axis.

The pre-production prototypes only have a capacity of 1.18 liters. They put out approximately 100 hp and 3,000 rpm. They can even reach torque levels of 213 lbs. Sure that doesn’t seem like much right now, but you have to remember this is still a prototype. This engine only has 62 parts while the average engine has 240. Now that’s a big difference! Dr. Hüttlin plans on increasing the efficiency by at least another 40 percent!!!
Dr. Herbert Hüttlin and the Kugelmotor production prototype. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JbEYrO)
While there is no silver bullet when it comes to internal combustion, human ingenuity knows no bound in squeezing more efficiency from a quirky design. What is important here is the small space the engine can be fitted in, as well as being light with a fairly high output. This is a true hybrid engine. But it will be interesting to see how Dr. Hüttlin figures out the friction constraints on this unique Hüttlin Kugelmotor.

He has set up a corporation named Innomot AG, to license the engine design and expects to have a major car manufacturer on board. We can’t wait to see the finished product! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INNOMOT AG | GIZMAG]\
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