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, and provides the ability for exhaust gas bypass directly to aftertreatment for cold start and thermal management.
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.
March 16, 2017
VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc. announced its corporate name change to SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. The Company has also named Dan Hancock, Frans Westenbrink and Andy Savarie to the board of directors.
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.
The SuperTurbo enables a turbine bypass, for hot exhaust flow directly to aftertreatment, while still providing boost to the engine through supercharging. Initial testing shows potential for a 50+°C increase in exhaust temperature during cold start, greatly improving aftertreatment light-off times and effectiveness.