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CA$ 3
pledged of CA$ 250,000pledged of CA$ 250,000 goal
3
backers
24days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 10 2019 5:12 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What are compressors or pumps and why are they important?

Most people have no idea what a compressor or pump is, but they are used everywhere in our lives, there are many in our vehicles, households and industry. The average household has approximately 25 different types of pumps, including the ones found in our vehicles. Some examples of automotive pumps are (Fuel Pumps, Water Pumps, Vacuum Pumps, Fuel Injection Pumps, Steering Pumps, Windshield Washer Pumps and Oil Pumps.) A compressor is the same thing as a pump and is probably most recognized as a tire inflation pump, and pretty much everyone has used one of those. Simply put, a compressor or pump is a machine that sucks in a medium such as gases (air, nitrogen, oxygen, etc.) or a fluid and then pushes it out, or pumps it out at a higher pressure for delivery somewhere, as in the case of tire inflation device, which sucks in air and then compresses it to fill your tires.

Tire Inflator
Tire Inflator

At the end of the day, without compressors or pumps, most of our machines today would not function.

I am raising funds to develop a totally unique pump/compressor that could effectively compete in a $26.5 Billion year global industry (and that is only the automotive sector, the industrial sector is twice as large). https://lnkd.in/e3bxpGm 

Market Overview and Opportunity: Reciprocating, Rotary Vacuum Pumps and Compressors Global demand for positive displacement pumps and compressors is forecast to increase at a 5.4 percent annual rate to $60 billion in 2019.  

The engineering work is partially complete and then I need to manufacture 2-3 prototypes so that it can be compared to existing equipment so that investors or compressor/pump manufacturers can clearly see the difference. Once I have functional prototypes, I will find a compressor manufacturer to licence it to, as they already have robust marketing platforms in place. A formal patent search has revealed that nothing like it exits. 

Compressors are typically big, heavy, bulky awkward, quite often expensive machines that contain many unnecessary components and they are time consuming to repair due to the way in which they are manufactured and assembled. 

Typical Reciprocating Compressor/Pump Animation

https://youtu.be/Knxs2J7-Bps 

A typical reciprocating compressor
A typical reciprocating compressor
Typical reciprocating compressor internal parts
Typical reciprocating compressor internal parts

New Design Concept

I have come up with a simplistic design for this problem.

Concept Drawing 1
Concept Drawing 1
Concept Drawing 2
Concept Drawing 2





Features

• Tubular In-line design provides for lower manufacturing costs (approximately 40%). 

• Design requires fewer parts (approximately 40%) than conventional devices. 

• Much quieter than conventional compressors. (approximately 30%) 

• Unique intake and exhaust valves result in higher flow rates and higher pressures than currently available in similar sized pumps. This means increased performance. (approximately 30%) 

• First compressor in the world with internal air flow cooling. Lower heat generation and energy loss (approximately 25-30%). 

• Maximized volumetric efficiency for maximum performance. 

• Increased product reliability. Approximately 40% less parts in this robust design means there are fewer parts to wear out requiring replacement. 

• Lower overall weight and reduced size. (approximately 40%) 

• Direct translation of rotary to reciprocal motion. A completely new way of creating back and forth motion for a compressor piston.

My Inventing Background

I won a Canadian Manning Innovation Award for a miniature confined space, gas powered resuscitator for Shell Canada. It permitted immediate resuscitation of a victim in a toxic environment instead of firstly having to remove the victim to fresh air.

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

I also invented and patented several other products still being sold today, however I don't own the rights, they belong to the company I worked for at the time.

 http://otwo.com/hand-held-automatic-ventilators-resuscitators/ 

 http://otwo.com/automatic-transport-ventilators/carevent-ventilators/ 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronlaswick/


I GRATEFULLY THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE EITHER CONSIDERED TO, OR HAVE SUPPORTED MY CAMPAIGN!

Risks and challenges

Some known risks:
1. Time frame to achieve prototypes. I work full time and will be hiring an engineer or engineering firm to complete the design and prototyping working along side of them.
DRG Engineering
https://drgengineering.com/
2. As with all product development, there is always a risk that it won't work as planned, but the concept is based on previous mechanical mechanisms.
3. Prototyping usually involves many attempts or iterations to get it right. It is rare that the design works properly from the get go.
4. Contracted engineering services and prototyping are expensive (typically $100 CAD/hour for mechanical engineering and analysis and $10,000-$15,000 for each prototype manufacture).

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