Thursday, June 23, 2016

How does the Gribetz V16 compare with this new acceleration record-breaking car?

Swiss engineering students from ETH Zurich (ETZ) have developed a car that recently set a new electric car acceleration record, going from 0 to 100kph (62mph) in  - don't blink - 1.513 seconds! Wow.

Land speed record
Photo credit:ETH ZÜRICH / ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA on BBC.com

How can it do this so fast, you ask?
"...ETZ said the four-wheel drive system used by the grimsel was key to its swift acceleration. A powerful motor is mounted on each wheel and the car has a sophisticated traction control system that adjusts the performance of each one to maximise torque..."- excerpt from BBC.com article (read full story at http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36606500)
In other words, they eliminated any waste in the torque-producing power at each wheel.

Hmmm... that reminds of another innovative speed-record machine, the Gribetz® V16 mattress quilter. Gribetz engineers designed a more lean machine unlike any other in the world and it can operate at 1600rpm on Tack & Jump® or continuous patterns. Like the Swiss race car in this story, the V16 runs with optimized torque using direct-drive technology instead of traditional chain-driven indirect power.

See the V16 sewing in comparison to a traditional 900rpm machine in the video below:


Gribetz V16 mattress quilter running at 1600 RPM compared to a 900 RPM quilter.


See the full video of the V16 at the GSG website and learn of the amazing productivity gains you can enjoy quilting at 1600rpm.

Gribetz V16 quilting machine


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