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You are here: > News > September 29, 2011

Cycclone Magnetic Engines Inc. Acquired by Lodestone Motor Corporation

A company claiming to have an overunity magnetic technology, Cycclone Magnetic Engines Inc., has been acquired by Lodestone Motor Corporation. This company, based in Australia, plans to continue developing the technology.

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Those individuals who have been following the exotic energy community for several years may remember the US based Australian company Cycclone Magnetic Engines, and their claim of having an overunity magnetic engine. To be specific, they claimed to be 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." The company was based in Reno, Nevada with a research center in Queensland, Australia. For those who are interested, the PESWiki feature page on Cycclone can be found here.

It has now been announced that Cycclone has been acquired by Loadstone Motor Corporation, based in New South Wales, Australia. Lodestone is known for developing top-end motorcycle engines, and pursuing "the latest engine technology advancements and developments." The following is what Lodestone states on their webpage about the acquisition. No date is provided.

Loadstone Motor Corporation, after extensive due diligence has decided to acquire Cycclone Magnetic Engines, Inc. a private USA corporation and has purchased all of the outstanding stock held by or in control of the founder, Micheal Nugent. Loadstone will seek to acquire 100% of the remaining outstanding stock in Cycclone Magnetic Engines, Inc. In the Cycclone Magnetic Engines mechanical portfolio there are three geometric configurations, stator and rotor, piston and crank and turbine disc (C3X).

Loadstone Motor Corporation will only be continuing development on the piston and crank and the turbine disc (C3X) configurations. The piston and crank designs have been passed to Loadstone Motors for further development and the turbine disc (C3X) will remain as the sole configuration of the Cycclone Magnetic Engine. Cycclone Magnetic Engines trade mark name was derived from "Cyc" - cyclonic motion and "Clone" - cloning of the magnetic poles action and reaction to spinning metals, hence "Cycclone".

As one of the most controversial engine projects on the planet, Loadstone Motor Corporation sees Cycclone Magnetic Engines' great potential and areas of advancement. At the same time the Australian Courts are making declarations that magnetic engines cannot work, the United States of America Patent Office is patenting magnetic piston engines, magnetic switching devices and anything that remotely involves permanent magnets.

Cyclone's websites have been removed from the web, and the only material available about the technology is on Lodestone's website. Unfortunately, Lodestone's website offers little solid information about the technology, and no third party testing data. Also, there is almost no information on how the technology works.

Thankfully, due to the WayBackMachine, I was able to pull up some information about the technology. Here is what used to be posted on the Cyclone website. (Slightly edited.)

The Technology

Cycclone Magnetic Engines is the concept of using permanent magnets in a configuration that supplies mechanical power on demand. To offer an alternative to the ubiquitous internal combustion engine that is commercially viable, one has to imitate the manner and principles that they currently operate under. That is to accelerate, decelerate, maintain required 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 is able to apply this concept by concentrating development on the control and configuration of the applied magnets. The shape and composition of the magnets is the technical heart of the end product and one of our most guarded components. The composition of the metals that the magnets are mounted to or applied with is another area that gives accurate control. 

The Magnets

Magnets attract certain materials - such as iron, nickel, cobalt, certain steels and other alloys. They also exert an attractive or repulsive force on other magnets, have an effect on electrical conductors, and have an effect on electrically charged particles.

Based on these effects, magnets transform energy from one form to another, without any permanent loss of their own energy. Examples of magnet functions are;

Mechanical to mechanical - such as attraction and repulsion
Mechanical to electrical - such as generators and microphones
Electrical to mechanical - such as motors, loudspeakers, charged particle deflection

There are four classes of modern commercialized magnets, each based on their material composition. Within each class is a family of grades with their own magnetic properties. These general classes are;

Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB)
Samarium Cobalt (SmCo)
Ceramic (also known as Ferrite magnets)
Alnico (Al Ni Co)

NdFeB and SmCo are collectively known as Rare Earth magnets because they are both composed of materials from the Rare Earth group of elements in the lanthanides section of the Periodic Table of the Elements. NdFeB is the most recent commercial addition to the family of modern magnet materials. At room temperatures, NdFeB magnets exhibit the highest properties of all magnet materials.

The effect of time on modern magnets is minimal. Studies have shown that permanent magnets will see changes immediately after magnetization. These changes, known as "magnetic creep", occur as less stable domains are affected by fluctuations in thermal or magnetic energy, even in a thermally stable environment.

If a permanent magnet is stored away from power lines, other magnets, high temperatures, and other factors that adversely affect the magnet, it will retain its magnetism essentially forever. Shock and vibration do not affect modern magnet materials, unless sufficient to physically damage the material.

The Mechanical Application

The internal combustion engine produces power through the mechanical advantage of a reciprocating crankshaft. These engines are configured as either two stroke or four stroke.

In a two stroke engine, there is a power stroke for every revolution. However, these engines have proven to be uneconomical in the modern environment. A four stroke engine has a power stroke for every two revolutions. Both engines use a scalene triangle with two fixed sides to convert the power stroke into usable rotating mechanical power. The concept behind CME is to replace the liquid fuel power stroke of two revolutions with a load line (permanence 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.

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.

What Might Be Nice To See

It is great to hear about claims of overunity magnet motors. However, the problem is that there are lots of such claims. There are literally hundreds of YouTube videos of claimed magnet motors, but very few of them provide solid evidence that they work. If Lodestone now has an overunity magnet/motor technology, it would be nice to see a few bits of information that could back up their claims such as....

-- Test data from a prototype. 

-- Test data from the period of due diligence they performed before acquiring Cycclone.

-- Test results from a third party.

-- A demonstration of an engine in action with either no input, or in a closed loop.

My hope is that we will learn more about this technology in the near future. This technology, if it is legitimate, could help divert humanity from the current path of destruction we are on.

Questions for Lodestone

Here's an excerpt from an email we sent to Lodestone:

From: Sterling Allan 
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:00 AM
Subject: Cycclone news story

Hello, and congratulations on acquiring Cycclone technology.

Here are some additional questions we have, if you wouldn't mind responding. Actually, I'd love to interview you by phone or Skype if you could, to include with the story.
  • At what stage of development are you? (R&D, engineering for production, preparing for manufacturing) 
  • Are you licensing? 
  • When do you expect to have product in the marketplace? 
  • What do you expect the first product line (output size) to be? 
  • What will the price point be? 
  • Will it be available globally? 
  • Is it going to have U.L., C.E. certification? 
  • At what rate do you expect to be able to manufacture units starting out? 
  • What different size power outputs do you expect to tackle at first? Within 5 years? 
  • Are you seeking financing?

We have not received a response yet, but will post it once we get one.

# # #

This story is also published at BeforeItsNews.

Nugent Con

After publishing the above story, we were apprised of the following

  • 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)

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