ROCKLEDGE, FL — January 26, 2018 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 32-year-old Brevard County manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all made in the USA, has been awarded a contract from the U.S Army for a Variable Speed Ratio Gear Drive System
Existing ground combat vehicles utilize low-efficiency torque converters to provide and extend the torque ratio of transmissions. These devices are necessary to increase the engine torque to a level necessary to propel a vehicle. Current torque converters are inefficient and therefore the US Army has tasked Mainstream to developing a highly efficient variable-speed converter designed specifically to meet the requirements of an Army ground vehicle.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business founded in 1986. Our primary mission is to transition advanced thermal control and energy conversion technology into high-quality and cost-effective commercial products. Military products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled electric generators, environmental control units and refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers. Commercial products include the QwikProduct™ line for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians, details of which can be found at www.qwik.com. Areas of expertise include thermal control, energy conversion, turbomachinery, power electronics, renewable energy, chemical technology and materials science.