Ricardo said that TorqStor technology aggregates modular and carbon-fiber composite construction flywheel with a magnetic coupling and gearing system, which will offer energy storage capacities for different equipment applications.

The magnetic coupling allows the unit to operate in a permanently sealed vacuum and permits ease of in-field maintenance for high availability applications, according to the company.

Ricardo innovation vice president David Rollafson said the company has comprehensive technical and integration experience of a wide range of energy storage systems from super-capacitors and electrical hybrids to accumulator based systems.

"We are immensely proud to launch the Ricardo TorqStor energy storage concept at CONEXPO 2014," Rollafson added.

Image: Ricardo TorqStor flywheel energy storage. Photo: Courtesy of Ricardo.