Orbital earns licensing and royalty from production using its FlexDITM systems and technology. The royalty bearing products today are in the marine, recreational and scooter/motorcycle markets.
Since the first product was introduced in 1996 by Mercury Marine, there are now some 650,000 products in the field.
The manufactures employ the FlexDITM systems to offer significant fuel economy improvements and to enable engines to meet the ever increasingly more stringent emission regulations.
Manufacturers using the FlexDITM systems today include Mercury Marine and Tohatsu (Optimax and TLDi outboards), Piaggio and Kymco (Piaggio NRG and Aprilia Ditech, and KDI 100 scooters) and Bajaj (RE GDI Autorickshaw),
FlexDITM – One Engine, Any Fuels – supports both gaseous and liquid fuels. Recent product developments include spark ignition of heavy fuels (diesel, JP5 and JP8), enabling light weight, high power to weight ratio conventional 2 and 4 stroke engine solutions as a practical alternative to traditional much heavier compression ignitions engines.
For further details about this combustion technology and the benefits our injection system provides see our published technical papers. For a listing of our USA patents, please see our USA Patent Listing.