Reg Technologies Inc. & REGI U.S., Inc. Complete RadMax(TM) Drive Shaft
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — REGI U.S., Inc. (OTC BB: RGUS, Frankfurt Stock Exchange: RGJ) and Reg Technologies Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: RRE.V, OTC BB: REGRF) are pleased to announce that they have completed fabrication of the RadMax(TM) drive shaft for the demonstration model.
Robert Grisar, Vice President of Engineering for REGI U.S., Inc. said, “The drive shaft is similar to a crank shaft in a reciprocating engine as it delivers rotational power to the transmission, however, the center is hollow and provides a path for oil to cool rotating components.” The drive shaft works in conjunction with the rotary union (see news release of September 29, 2011).
The detailed thermodynamic analysis of the patented RadMax engine was performed last year in conjunction with Belcan Engineering Services of Phoenix, AZ. As a result, a design decision was finalized to create a hollow drive shaft to provide a means to lubricate internal rotating components. Without this device, the internal engine heat would make adoption of aluminum components impossible. By reducing heat, and weight, this leads to enhanced fuel economy in every RadMax(TM) application.
The drive shaft features include mounting provisions for the Rotary Union, Shaft Lock Nut which preloads the Rotor, main bearings, and tight pilots for securing the rotor in position. It includes key slots for securing the load to RadMax (such as a transmission).
This fabrication of the drive shaft was one of the steps that were described in the RadMax(TM) test and certification process presented in our March 8, 2011 news release.
Subject to adequate financing following fabrication, we plan to build 2 assembly fixtures (1) for aligning major components to drive shaft, and (2) installing vanes through seals in oil coolers. Then we will perform assembly.
ABOUT REGI U.S., INC. AND REG TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Reg Technologies Inc. and REGI U.S., Inc. are developing for commercialization an improved axial vane type rotary engine known as the Rand Cam(TM)/RadMax(TM) rotary technology used in the revolutionary design of lightweight and high efficiency engines, compressors and pumps. The RadMax(TM) engine has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor, compared to the 40 moving parts in a simple four-cylinder piston engine. This innovative design makes it possible to produce up to 24 continuous power impulses per one rotation that is vibration-free and extremely quiet. The RadMax(TM) engine also has multi-fuel capabilities allowing it to operate on fuels including gasoline, natural gas, hydrogen, propane and diesel. For more information, please visit www.regtech.com or www.regiinc.com.
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REGI U.S., Inc. Reg Technologies Inc. "John Robertson" "John Robertson" John Robertson John Robertson President President
Contacts: REGI U.S., Inc. and Reg Technologies Inc. John Robertson, 1-800-665-4616
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