I received the following email on June 8, and was given permission to post it here, without disclosing the originator, at least not yet. (slightly edited)
I wish to congratulate you on a very informative site for the development of future technologies. The information you have accumulated over the years is excellent.
About 12 months ago, while discussing ways to improve internal combustion engine efficiency and manufacturing costs with my business partner, I stumbled across a possible design concept for a Magnetic Engine which is outside the square compared to the designs listed on your site.
Since then, we have completely designed this new concept into a working prototype engine which will run a 2.0 kW generator 24/7 with no external assistance to start or run this engine and is totally running on rare earth magnets.
We are nearing the final assembly of all the CNC machined parts along with the magnets and special magnetic shields which give us full throttle control of the engine and we should have the engine ready for a “Public Debut” towards the end of July or early August.
I won’t elaborate on the technical design aspects of the engine just yet, but if you are interested, I will send you all the information and a video when we have our public release.
As with most of the designs on your site, our “MAGEN” magnetic energy engine will be totally scalable to suit any application.
The proof of concept prototype to run the 2.0 kW generator is 240mm long (about 9.5 inches) and 215mm (8.5") diameter with a drive shaft diameter of 17mm (~3/4 inch).
The construction of the “MAGEN” magnetic energy engine is all aluminium with a stainless steel shaft, plus magnets; and the only friction surfaces are the bearings within the motor; and with current technology in bearings, should be able to have at least a 20-year life span.
Apart from the bearings, all other components are recyclable if at any time there is a need to scrap the engine.
I have attached a CGI of the completed engine with the throttle control clearly visible on the top and a couple of photos [shown above the article]; one of the partially completed end plates and one of the centre casing being machined.
I have been looking at the effects of eddy currents and understand the problem, but because our engine/motor does not conform to the usual circular motion rotation of the magnets, I don’t think it will be a problem for us; but if there are any effects of eddy currents, then they will be very minimal.
The only part that rotates in our design is the drive shaft, and it is made of stainless steel and all the magnets are shielded (MuMetal) pot magnets, which we had specially made, and are placed in repulsion positions within the engine/motor, so the open face of the magnet is where the magnetic field is concentrated.
We are very excited with our achievement and looking forward to releasing all the details of our patented (provisional) technology.
When we get closer to the Public Demonstration phase, we will have a web site up and running where anyone can log in and view the engine/motor running in real time 24/7, and will be able to see the test equipment (attached) readings of RPM, Temperature and total hours of continuous running.
The live streaming video will be top quality and well lit, so there will be no possibility of misrepresentation to the public.
We will also be having independent testing carried out by Queensland University’s Engineering department to confirm all our claims and the results will be available for public scrutiny.
It is early days yet, but once this has hit the world stage, we believe there will be a major change in world attitudes to a greener planet, and like the Industrial Revolution last century, this hopefully will create a new revolution this century.
Sterling D. Allen