WHY DO WE USE THIS METHOD?

There are several unique advantages to using the process of virtual shaping to grant aerodynamic advantage.

VIRTUAL AERO-SHAPING

Decouples the aerodynamic performance from the actual shape of objects by changing the way air and objects interact.

ELECTRIC BASED

Modules are made of piezoelectric material, no compressors needed, just a simple electrical connection.

PROVEN

The technology has been used on the road, with real-world conditions and proved to overcome environamental conditions.

EFFICIENT

A smart control system activates the modules only when there is the need, making the overall system highly efficient.

MODULAR AND FLEXIBLE

By placing the modules in key locations, we can increase aerodynamic performance by giving objects a virtual shape.

MONITORABLE

The control system monitors in real-time the performance of the modules and streams diagnostic and performance data.

CURRENT APPLICATIONS
WE HAVE ALREADY DEVELOPED MULTIPLE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM OUR TECHNOLOGY AND ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO EXPAND INTO NEW MARKETS
THE GAP UNIT

UNDERSTANDING THE ACTASYS MODULE

The Actasys module is made up of several different components. The movement occurs through piezo disks that expand or contract to move air through the object’s orifice. The module’s cover and structural components are present for protection and functional needs. Each unit has a power input, which moderates positive and negative voltage signals to cause the expansions and contractions.

PROCESS OF VIRTUAL SHAPING

Actasys installs several very small devices around the object of interest to create a virtual shape. The process can be illustrated in two steps.

POSSIBLE FUTURE APPLICATIONS

THE TAIL UNIT

WHAT IS IT?

Actasys approach is holistic; it involves the use of the technology in multiple areas of the tractor- trailer that are sources of drag. The Tail Unit will be the next application we will focus on, it will be installed on the back of the trailer and will be designed to retrofit any kind of trailer and door configurations.

WHY ARE WE DEVELOPING IT?

Competing technologies add big surfaces to create what is called a “boat tail”, a streamlined shape that improves the aerodynamic performance of the trailer. There are many disadvantages to this approach, including reliability, limitations on overall length, and climate performance issues.

HOW DOES IT SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

Actasys’ technology can create a virtual streamlined tail by simply integrating it at the edges of the trailer’s back. The synthetic jet modules will induce the main airflow to bend in specific directions that are optimized to reduce drag and maximize fuel efficiency. All of this without changing the actual shape of the trailer.
REFRIGERATION MODULES

WHAT IS IT?

Actasys is looking into modifying its modules to create a cheaper and more efficient means of regulating temperature in trucks that transport refrigerated goods and materials. The goal of the refrigeration unit is to tackle long-time industry frustrations that our competitors’ products have no answer to.

WHY ARE WE DEVELOPING IT?

One of the major disadvantages of refrigerated trucks is a centralized airflow system. The units simply push fresh air from the top of the trailer and suck warm air from the bottom, relying on an ideal air circulation that is sensitive to product stacking and improper exposure to products from opening the trailer doors.

HOW DOES IT SOLVE THE PROBLEM?

The modules will increase the air circulation and mixing, significantly reducing the energy required to maintain the trailers at a set temperature. Moreover, Actasys product will generate an air curtain at the door level that will be activated any time that the door is opened for product loading and unloading.
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