The free-piston principle is an established and proven engine technology. Beetron has incorporated this successful heritage with state-of-the-art technologies and 21st-century know-how. Over the past decade, the team has been working on the free-piston engine in cooperation with the Technical University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northern Switzerland (FHNW). Beetron SA is also continuously building up know-how in the free-piston technology and intends to file for several patents based on its optimizations and improvements.
BEETRON - A THERMODYNAMIC FUEL CELL
Our Free Piston Generator converts fuel (hydrogen, solar synthesis gas, natural gas, biogas, diesel, gasoline, ethanol) highly efficient to power.
It is the most compact system to combine a combustion engine with a generator, consisting of two opposed pistons, oscillating in a cylinder without a crankshaft.
Electric current is induced in the surrounding copper windings by moving magnets.
Unchained from its strictly sinusoidal stroke, a faster piston acceleration is the key to a substantially higher efficiency - combining ultra high compression ratio, less heat loss, and less friction.