What a CVT is?

Continuously Variable Transmission," became generic as CVT in the art of mechanical transmission, means a mechanical device able to continuously varying the ratio of speed linked to a power generator (combustion engines, electric motors, wind, human power...).

For example, in the case of a main power transmission of a car, a CVT is used instead of a gearbox.

Thanks to its continuous transmission principle, the main advantage of the CVT is to optimize the engine speed input, whatever the output speed and torque requirements (wheels for example), unlike the systems where gear ratios are fixed.

Thus, the CVT become strategic bodies and parts to reduce energy consumption thanks to the engine downsizing, for a same level of power output, or help electric generator to work perfectly whatever the speed input.
In addition of that, CVT provide new driveability with higher fluidity of their kinematic.

Market opportunities

Fields of application are numerous beacuse the mechanical CVT are robust with strong capabilities and can integrate both mobile devices (cars, auxiliary motors, etc) that stationary systems (machines).

The BRM Technology™ and the SRM Technology™ developed by Inawa open a wide potential market due to their performance and modular concept.