Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), inventor of the NuVinci®
continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmission technology, today
announced that it is, for the first time ever, releasing tools from its NuVinci
Software Suite outside of the Company to the general engineering
community for use in conceptualizing and analyzing use of the NuVinci
CVP transmission in various application designs. The first tool among
multiple within the Suite planned for release, NuVinci Core™, will
be unveiled on May 14 in beta release at the 8th International CTI
Symposium North America, in Rochester, MI.
"I'm very pleased that we will now be making tools from the NuVinci
Software Suite, such as NuVinci Core, available to companies
looking to solve problems and integrate forward-thinking new
technologies into their overall system designs," said Al Kammerer,
Fallbrook's President. "Currently, Fortune 500 licensees from the
automotive industry are successfully using components of this Suite to
create and optimize their designs for primary transmissions, and now
other companies can similarly assess how this technology might work
within their own applications."
"NuVinci Core is a very useful tool to help designers
and analysts quickly evaluate the impact of NuVinci technology in
their application," added Jeremy Carter, Vice President of Product
Development for Fallbrook. "It is just the beginning of a suite of tools
that allow us to transfer the technology to our customers, and enable
them to quickly develop divetrain concepts."
The NuVinci Software Suite consists of two groups of tools: NuVinci
Solver™ and NuVinci Dynamics™. It utilizes an elastohydrodynamic
lubrication (EHL) contact analysis engine that can model traction drives
and enables results to be compared to those from similar analyses of
other transmission technologies. NuVinci Core is part of the Dynamics
toolset, which is designed to provide dynamic system modeling
The tools within the NuVinci Software Suite have been
successfully applied by Fallbrook engineers for a number of years. And
while NuVinci Core is the first tool within the NuVinci
Software Suite being released, subsequent tools are planned for release
in the future. NuVinci Core is currently free for qualified
users, and additional data beyond what is included in this specific
version is readily available by contacting Fallbrook.
For more information on the NuVinci Core, visit www.fallbrooktech.com/software/core.
About Fallbrook Technologies
Fallbrook Technologies is the developer of the patented NuVinci®
continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology, which can improve the
performance and efficiency of machines that use a transmission,
including vehicles, stationary equipment, bicycles, and others.
The NuVinci technology is Transforming Gears into Spheres™ by
using a set of rotating balls between the input and output components of
a transmission. Tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and
varies the speed ratio. NuVinci CVP technology can be configured
to replace multiple planetary gears, providing significant efficiency or
performance improvement in a compact package. The NuVinci
technology offers companies the flexibility to design and produce
next-generation products that are better-tailored to their unique
business, market, and competitive requirements. In addition to TEAM, two
other major automotive transmission suppliers have licensed NuVinci
technology for the development of automotive class drivetrains.
The first commercial products incorporating the technology are the
currently available NuVinci N360™ bicycle transmission and the NuVinci
Harmony™ auto shifting system for bicycles, which includes the N360™.
Fallbrook has built an extensive portfolio of over 600 patents and
patent applications worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.fallbrooktech.com.
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