Receive Green Light to Commence Building of the Test Rig,
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|May 6, 2009|
|REGI U.S., Inc. / Reg Technologies Inc. Receive Green Light to Commence Building of the Test Rig, for the Diesel Engine Application, for the Fortune 1000 Company|
|VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - REGI U.S., Inc. (OTCBB:RGUS)(FRANKFURT:RGJ) and Reg Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RRE)(OTCBB:REGRF) are pleased to announce the release of drawings to start fabrication of a RadMax(R) Engine test rig.
Robert Grisar, Vice President of Engineering for the RadMax(R) / Rand Cam(TM) technology, states, "The test rig is designed to test multiple versions of the RadMax vane actuation systems. A cam device, driven by a variable speed motor, will propel the vane through its full range of axial motion prior to the implementation of a full scale RadMax prototype."
The purpose of the test rig is to verify the vane actuation system design and make any modifications indicated by the tests prior to the implementation of a full scale prototype.
Flexibility in design will allow testing of an alternate vane actuation system, currently under development with our Fortune 1000 partner.
When testing commences, the test rig shall provide the capability to validate vane motion, measure position tracking, induced vibration, required forces, and other parameters.
Potential future capabilities under consideration include adding high speed video to "capture" instantaneous changes in motion, balance and vibration, harmonics, and thermal cycling to measure changes as a result of temperature extremes.
The test rig design is estimated to be completed in 4 to 6 weeks, and then commence the fabrication of the diesel engine application for the Fortune 1000 company.
Paul Porter, Chief Engineer and main designer for the test rig for REGI U.S., Inc. states, "The testing of these important aspects of the Fortune company's diesel engine application will determine the final design and fabrication will be the next important milestone."
ABOUT REGI U.S., INC. AND REG TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Reg Technologies Inc. and REGI U.S., Inc. are developing for commercialization an improved axial vane type rotary engine known as the Rand Cam(TM)/RadMax(R) rotary technology used in the revolutionary design of lightweight and high efficiency engines, compressors and pumps. The RadMax(R) engine has only two unique moving parts, the vanes (up to 12) and the rotor, compared to the 40 moving parts in a simple four-cylinder piston engine. This innovative design makes it possible to produce up to 24 continuous power impulses per one rotation that is vibration-free and extremely quiet. The RadMax(R) engine also has multi-fuel capabilities allowing it to operate on fuels including gasoline, natural gas, hydrogen, propane and diesel. REGI U.S., Inc. and its parent company, Reg Technologies Inc., are currently designing and testing prototype RadMax(R) diesel engines, compressors and pumps intended for aviation, automotive, industrial processes and military applications. For more information, please visit www.regtech.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGI U.S., Inc.
John Robertson, President
Reg Technologies Inc.
John Robertson, President