FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. , May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Zulu Pods, Inc. (ZPI) is proud to announce a Letter of Intent from Acutronic Turbines, Inc. for the purposes of integrating ZPI’s packaged oil delivery solution into its limited-life turbo jet engine to afford system level benefits in the form of part count reduction. In this capacity, Acutronic Turbines intends to acquire and integrate the Zulu Pod system to conduct engine testing in 2024 for the purposes of validating and quantifying engine optimizations that would otherwise be absent when utilizing a traditional oil delivery system.
The Zulu Pod is the world’s first decentralized lubrication system that combines the function of a reservoir, pump, and nozzle into a single, self-contained, self-pressurized, and hermetically sealed packaged oil delivery system. The Zulu Pod is lighter, placed right in the working zone of the engine bearing or gear compartment, and meters the minimum amount of lubrication required for optimal performance. Zulu Pods can be used for primary lubrication for limited life engines or backup lubrication during a loss of lubrication event.
Zulu Pods, Inc shares common goals with Acutronic, demonstrated by its commitment to bringing affordable hardware innovations to the limited-life engine industry. ZPI’s patented packaged oil delivery system is a new, novel solution that radically simplifies short-duration engine architecture to reduce weight, cost, and complexity while improving storage life.
About Zulu Pods, Inc.
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, ZPI is a company that designs and manufactures novel lubrication systems for both limited life UAV jet engines and rotorcraft powertrain systems. Their first patent was filed in December 2020. In August 2022, ZPI opened their vertically integrated R&D facility near UMASS Amherst.
About Acutronic Turbines, Inc
Acutronic offers a broad range of specialty aerospace components for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), optionally piloted aircraft (OPAs), urban air mobility (UAM) platforms, and missile applications. These products are used on next-generation aerospace programs and include a range of electric power systems, servo actuators, micro turbines, and turbo-generator sets, (Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems). Acutronic offers standard products and excels at designing highly customized solutions for demanding mission requirements.
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