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Cycclone Magnet Engine

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U.S. company with R&D lab in Australia claims to have an engine that runs only on permanent magnets, with no other input except a starter aparatus that is powered by a battery and then disconnected. October 2003 TV footage shows demo prototype in action. Company claims to be building a prototype that can be fitted to an automobile.

Contents

Cycclone

Official Website

Discontinued Websites

Three domain names with mirroring content.

  • http://www.cycclone.com - (Site was down for several months in late 2005, early 2006. It is back up as of May 2, 2006. Some of the previous links listed on this feature page below no longer work. As of at least September 26, 2011, the sites are gone again, but can be seen in the archive.org archives linked below.)
  • http://www.cycclonemagneticengines.com
  • http://www.cycclone.us - the official designated site
    • Home Page - "Cycclone Magnetic Engines is dedicated to developing a commercially viable, environmentally friendly engine based on the use of permanent magnets to supply mechanical power on demand, without the need of external fuel input."
    • See the Engine
    • In the Workshop - video clips show items unrelated to the technology (skeptics would alege this to be a 'side show, a diversion, smoke & mirrors'.)
    • Company Overview

Website Archives

To see Archive snapshots of the Cycclone website over time, see

Video

  • Magnetic Engine - (YouTube; March 05, 2006)

Products

Stator and Rotor

Piston and Crank

Turbine Disc -- C3X Engine

According to cycclone.com...page2.php and cycclone.com...page3.php

"Cycclone Magnetic Engines (CME) [...] bases their concept on using permanent magnets in a configuration that supplies mechanical power on demand. To offer a commercially-viable alternative to the ubiquitous internal combustion engine, a magnetic technology must imitate the manner and principles under which the internal combustion engines operate. That is, to accelerate, decelerate, maintain a specific number of revolutions per minute while responding to an increase or decrease in load, and to have the ability to be operated by humans in a foolproof fashion. CME believes that it is able to meet these criteria by concentrating development on the control and configuration of the applied magnets."

History

C3X in new Technical Development Centre opened October 2002
C3X in new Technical Development Centre opened October 2002
  • 2011 Cycclone is acquired by Loadstone Motor Corporation. [1]

Timeline of progress, according to a March 15, 2005 company newsletter (pdf) and company overview page

  • 2005 Cycclone Magnetic Engines increase development work on the engine and aim for the release of the next model, the C3X2, and fitment to a vehicle as soon as possible.
  • September 2004 Cycclone visits magnet manufacturer in the US, and work on the new magnets begins.
  • 29 October 2003 Cycclone Magnetic Engines announced the successful running of the C3X model. A Channel 9 news crew records this achievement.
  • October/November 2002 Technical Development Centre opened, work begins on the C3X engine assembly.

How it Works

C3X Close-up
C3X Close-up

Not a lot of information is given on the Cycclone website as to how the engine functions.

According to the March 2005 newsletter, Nugent says he follows "the concept of using the stored energy in the magnets to produce a mechanical result." An inquiry to Cycclone asking for the data on "energy required to magnetize the magnets versus energy produced by the device" is in process of being answered. The correspondence includes a question about whether or not the engine is an "all magnet" engine, with no electromagnetic components, or if there were an electromagnetic component as well. It is clear that they use some kind of a starting device which has electrical input. It appears that the engine itself is an all-magnet configuration. (Initial email response received July 17, midnight MDT.)

According to http://cycclone.com/welcome/page2.php

"The shape and composition of the magnets is the technical heart of the concept and one of our most guarded secrets."
"Practically all of the research and development work carried out in the race to create a power source utilizing the attraction and repulsion of magnets has been derived from linear motion. Cycclone magnetic engines combine cyclic motion with the use of spinning metals that clone the magnetic pole, hence the name cyc-clone."

More information about magnet types and configuartions is found at cycclone.com...page3.php (broken link)

Engine Features

From March 15, 2005 company newsletter (pdf) (broken link)

"The design of the C3X that you have seen running on the television and internet was specifically built so that it can be extended or shortened and has removable end plates so that we can access the internal workings from both ends. Another unique feature of the C3X is that the magnets are assembled in a cartridge style so that they can be changed similar to the way that you would change a cylinder head or other serviceable component. This will give us the ability to continually up-grade the magnets in service as new processes come on line."

Newsletter aslo tells history of problems with magnets, and how those have been addressed, as well as what additional improvements are envisioned.

Magnet Engine Advantages

"The concept behind CME is to replace the liquid fuel power stroke of two revolutions with a load line (permeance coefficient, Pc) power pulse in four to eight deliveries per revolution depending on the size and power requirement. This will equate to four power strokes per revolution in a four cycle configuration eliminating the wasted energy of one and a half rotations of the four stroke engine. Further, the power consuming components of the reciprocating engine such as the camshaft, valve train, oil pump, water pump, fan, and fuel pump in diesel engines will further advantage the CME as they will not be required." (http://cycclone.com/welcome/page3.php) (broken link)

Dangers and Counter-Measures

"When arrays of magnets are assembled, especially when the magnets must be placed in repelling positions, it is very important to consider safety issues. Modern magnet materials such as the Rare Earth types are extremely powerful, and when in repulsion they can behave as projectiles if adhesives were to break down. CME has identified several potential methods of mechanical retention." (http://cycclone.com/welcome/page3.php) (broken link)

Founder and Inventor: Micheal Nugent

From http://cycclone.com/welcome/page6.php (archive link)

Michael Peter Nugent
Michael Peter Nugent

Micheal Peter Nugent (MAICD)'s career was with Cummins Diesel as an engine builder. He is regarded as one of the top engine builders of our day. Cummins Diesel is a leading engine company. Micheal has worked with some of the most respected engineering firms in the world.

Legal Controversy

See also Directory:Cycclone Legal Controversy

The company has been under investigation by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission since April 2006.

  • Buyer Beware / Magnet Motors > Cycclone >
    The menace of magnetism - It has been a wild ride for Michael Peter Nugent, who claimed to have invented a magnetic engine that magically needed no fuel. But in the past decade the conman has lived the high life on money raised from small investors across the country without producing anything that works. (Sunday Morning Herald; Australia; April 17, 2011)
  • Court of Appeal dismisses appeal in relation to perpetual motion machine - The Queensland Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Cycclone Magnetic Engines Inc (CME) and its chairman Micheal Peter Nugent, 47, of the Gold Coast. Mr Nugent and CME appealed against findings made by the Queensland Supreme Court that they had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct, or conduct that was likely to mislead or deceive by making representations in a business plan for a 'perpetual motion machine', without reasonable grounds to do so. (ASIC; 29 March 2010)
  • Supreme Court issues final orders on Cycclone Magnetic Engines (ruling) - The Supreme Court of Queensland has made final orders in relation to unlawful conduct by Cycclone Magnetic Engines Inc (CME) and its chairman Micheal (sic) Peter Nugent of the Gold Coast. US-based CME claimed it had developed an engine that produced power through the use of magnets and required no fuel. The Court found that the engine could not work. (ASIC.org; Aug. 4, 2009)
  • Qeensland Supreme Court Judgement; March 24, 2009 - Allege deceptive representation where respondents hoped to develop a machine powered entirely by magnets – where a prototype was made - where respondents stated an attempt to run machine was ‘successful’ - where respondents alleged to have represented that their invention/prototype worked...
  • ASIC alleges misleading & deceptive conduct (pdf) - ASIC (Australian regulator) has lodged a statement of claim in the Supreme Court of Queensland alleging, amongst other things, that Cycclone, Nugent, Foster & McClelland have been engaed in misleading & deceptive conduct. The Court has been asked to appoint a liquidator to Cycclone Magnetic Engines Inc.
  • Asic statement of claim 1 Jun 07 (pdf) - ASIC (Australian regulator) has lodged the attached statement of claim in the Supreme Court of Queensland alleging, amongst other things, that Cycclone, Nugent, Foster & McClelland have been engaed in misleading & deceptive conduct. The Court has been asked to appoint a liquidator to Cycclone Magnetic Engines Inc.
  • Lismore business directors under scrunity - A COMPANY that raised more than $1.1 million, mainly from Lismore investors, has been accused of misleading and deceptive conduct by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. (Northern Star; May 10, 2007)

In the News

  • Buyer Beware / Magnet Motors > Cycclone >
    The menace of magnetism - It has been a wild ride for Michael Peter Nugent, who claimed to have invented a magnetic engine that magically needed no fuel. But in the past decade the conman has lived the high life on money raised from small investors across the country without producing anything that works. (Sunday Morning Herald; Australia; April 17, 2011)

Not to be Confused With ...

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH 
Engines > Cyclone Technologies Schoell Cycle Engine - The Cyclone Engine is designed around the principles of an external combustion engine, to efficiently use any liquid or gaseous fuel and create more power and significantly less emissions than current gasoline or diesel powered internal combustion engines.

Contact

http://www.loadstone.com.au/contact_us_3.html

Loadstone Motor Corporation
Unit 10. 75 Waterway Drive
Coomera Marine Precinct. QLD 4209 Australia

Phone: 07 5580 6000
Fax; 07 5580 6111
Int; 011 61 7 5580 6000
Email: enquiry@loadstone.com.au

Micheal Nugent direct internationally
USA Cell: +1-310 994 7988
Australian mobile: +61 438 158 688
Email: mick@loadstone.com.au

Bob McClelland direct internationally
USA Cell: +1-310 600 5619
Australian mobile: + 61 414 226 497
Email: bob@loadstone.com.au

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