High Efficiency Turbo-Machinery
The SuperTurbo allows for additional flexibility in design of high efficiency turbine and compressor wheels, as inertia is not as important as for a normal turbocharger. The Supercharging capability of the SuperTurbo can overcome turbo-lag issues.
Clean, Efficient Diesel Engines
The SuperTurbo has direct engine efficiency benefits through Turbo-Compounding capabilities, as well as enabling engine down-speeding, down-sizing, and alternative engine cycles such as the Miller Cycle. Greater control over the charge entering the engine also decreases particulate and NOx emissions.
Space-Age Traction Drive
The heart of the SuperTurbo is a high-speed traction drive, utilizing technology originally developed by NASA. The traction drive enables power transfer to and from the turbo shaft, as well as direct speed control over the turbocharger. The traction drive technology is well adapted for the highly dynamic operation of the SuperTurbo.
January 19, 2017
In October, Allison Transmission and VanDyne SuperTurbo announced their collaboration to develop a demonstration Class 8 truck combining Allison’s TC10 transmission with VanDyne’s mechanically driven turbocharger to maximize the benefits of engine downspeeding.
December 14, 2016
VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc. and Fallbrook Technologies Inc. have announced that Fallbrook’s NuVinci continuously variable planetary (CVP) transmission has been selected for use in the SuperTurbo™ for commercial vehicle applications.