ALME Magnet Motor
The Achilles Ligeras Magnet Engine (ALME) is an
all-magnet motor that was claimed to work last Summer. The following page
is to give access to the files that Archie has made available (for a small fee), which he used to build his second prototype, completed Feb. 19,
2009, which did not work (yet).
Inventor Statement About Plans
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Finished assembly, without magnets
ALME (Achilles Ligeras' Magnetic Engine)
The diagram is a simplification. The red signifies one polarity as seen
by the magnet in proximity. The opposite polarity, of course, would be
present on the opposite side.
NOTE: The prototype only ran counterclockwise, not clockwise as is being
depicted in the animated gif above.
Inventor, Achilles ("Archie") Ligeras, who resides in New York, claims to have built a working prototype that demonstrate his original concept of a motor driven by magnets only, with no other input. A conceptual animation of his design is shown to the right.
Achilles claims that his working prototype achieved a rotation speed of approximately 1500 rpm for fifteen minutes, and ran continuously at a slower speed for about 48 hours. At the end of that run, the motor box housing was hot to the touch, but not too hot to touch. The heat was most likely a function of friction from the various rollers and bearings. He applied a Schwinn bike generator to generate a few watts of electricity. He also tried stopping the shaft wearing leather garden gloves, and said that it was quite hard to stop the rotation.
In the process of removing the housing from the motor in preparation for its photographing and videotaping, the device broke. A second, more professionally-machined prototype was completed Feb. 19, 2009, but unfortunately did not work.
Achilles is now opening the plans to allow others to have access to perhaps be more successful than he has been in trying to get this design to work.
Achilles has agreed to distribute this in a quasi open source manner. He has chosen our PESWiki.com site to be the
official location for this project development by the world community. In open sourcing this idea, Achilles only asks that he receive a 6% royalty on any commercial development of the technology (whether plans, kits, or finished units), which royalty he will share with PES Network, Inc., which is coordinating this project.
On March 5, 2009, Achilles wrote:
The prototype is professional, but the laser fused composite parts and especially the bendable shaft, buckling top plates and moving side plates along with the non centered rollers and the critical sliders' delay at the change of the stroke, don't make the machine very professional!
Some of the ALME's parts have to be upgraded to much stronger non magnetic materials and possibly at the end, if the two sticking points persist, I may need to change the 10 rotor magnets with 2 one-piece ones and possibly to even replace the 4 slider magnets with
4 cylidrical ones rotating at a vertical axis housing at both ends of the shafts.
The newer dual ALME is not much different in concept and overall dimensions than the original one, except that it is an interconnected dual one and it has an inner cam and a different top mounted sliding mechanism. The original one has been explained and depicted in the 2 posted animations and schematic. ALME's latest design has been
greatly compromised in order to be easily videotaped and at the expense of it's sturdiness.
When I get free time I will further pursue ALME's development.
At this stage, we are still seeking to validate the technology through at least one successful replication of the device.
If you are interested in accessing the various files and drawings that Archie used to build his second prototype, you may do so for a small fee
($50 USD) through the clickbank link below. There are nearly 50 MB containing
170 files, including jpg images, pdf drawings, AutoCAD files (.dwf, .dxf), CNC files (?), video files (.mov), supplier specs. A lot of these are redundant, presented in the various formats.
There may be one or two files inadvertently included from other projects in
which Archie is involved.
Here are a couple of sample low-res images from the collection.
The above parts are defined in the various files
included in these plans. The parts shown are the ones Archie had made for his replication
The above is a compressed version of the rotor drawing.
If you want to get access to download these plans, click here.
|If, instead of accessing these files for download, you would like them
all on a CD, you may purchase that for $50.00 plus shipping.
The inventor, Achilles Ligeras, is donating his portion of the proceeds to the Greek Children's
Fund, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. PES Network Inc.'s portion will be used to defray web expenses and administration costs, as well as promoting renewable energy. The Affiliates may use their portion as they deem fit.
If you have success in creating a working version of this concept, let us know so we can post your report on our
which is publicly editable, like Wikipedia (uses the same program).
Page composed by Sterling
Allan Mar. 4, 2009
Last updated March 05, 2009