Controlled Induction

Controlled Induction 2020 is our latest, most versatile and accurate cam design software.  It combines, replaces and succeeds all of our previous software.  Beyond calculating your given engine's cam design requirements, this software will generate, and save to file, the cam profile lift tables.  These files can be used in Engine Analyzer Pro and Dynomation software to simulate, and verify, each cam design's performance.  You can also have Howards Cams CNC grind these profiles on the cam core of your choice, using these same lift table files. ​​

Hundreds of "Always Free" updates have already been downloaded and our customer feedback is all positive.  The most accurate camshaft selection software now determines your intake port's maximum allowable mean velocity and will make all design decisions for optimum performance with your given components.  And yes, these software capabilities are unprecedented.

Whether you are modeling a Pro-Stock or Flat-Head, all you need to do is input the required engine parameter values and if requested, be able to follow simple instructions.  There is no other software that will calculate your engine’s camshaft requirements using the engine parameter values and none that will predict the correct camshaft as accurately or in such detail.  

Sooner or Later, everyone serious about engines & horsepower is going to own this software.  So, do yourself a favor and purchase your copy of ci2020 sooner, rather than later, and save all that good money you would have spent on average performing camshafts.

For more details, mouse-over "Software" in the menu bar and select "CI 2020".  AND DON'T FORGET TO WATCH THE DEMONSTRATION VIDEO 


The much-anticipated Controlled Induction 2020 Version 3.01 is now available! 

​​A Tip on Camshaft Selection

Selecting the correct intake and exhaust camshaft profiles requires more lobe information than the duration @ .050" and lobe or valve lift values.   Each specific piston velocity curve requires a specific valve lift curve to allow the inlet charge to accelerate smoothly to maximize cylinder filling and ramming.  Using cam profiles with the correct duration @ .050" and lift values, but having the wrong shape, or lift curve, can cost you 10% in performance...and that is a bunch.  

The good news is, Controlled Induction determines and displays the cam's profile requirements with values for duration @ seat, .020", .050", .100", .200", .300", .400", lobe lift, net valve lift and lobe centerline.  If you're really serious about performance, Controlled Induction 2020 will generate and save each of these profile lift tables to a CNC grinder compatible file, from which a prototype cam can be ground.  Over the past 35 years, it has become a proven fact that these profiles are second to none in performance with sound dynamics.


Parameter Relationships and Supplying the Demand

To have the ability to determine an engine's valve opening / camshaft requirements, you must first realize what parameters are mathematically related to each camshaft parameter and then determine how they are related mathematically.  You can then use these mathematical relationships to write a true equation that agrees with the rules of math and the laws in physics to solve for the camshaft parameter requirements. 

This is exactly what Controlled Induction does and how it determines the cam required to produce the mean and max average port velocities required to create the indicated VE%, and satisfy the peak piston CFM demand and the cylinder's required charge density. 

Our latest software, Controlled Induction 2020 is mathematically correct and accurate, and models the induction process correctly.  Controlled Induction 2020 is in a category by itself, with capabilities no other software can duplicate.  This software will give the professional engine builder the ability to determine the correct cam, generate the profile lift table files, and read those files into a CNC grinder to have a cam made.  Engine builders are just starting to realize the many advantages of being able to design and produce their own camshafts.

Controlled Induction 2020 is a professional tool for determining an engine's camshaft requirements and allows the user to generate and save the designed profiles to an ".S96" file.  Beside using these files to grind cams on a CNC grinder, the user can load these files into Dynomation and/or Engine Analyzer Pro software to simulate the cams performance.  

​​​​​​​* All Controlled Induction Software is fully compatible with Windows 10, 8 & 7 (32 and 64-bit), XP and Vista.  

​          * No Charge for Software Updates             * Guaranteed accurate or your money back.

If you have any questions about Controlled Induction Software, email your question(s) directly to:   

Camshaft Design & Profile Generation Software


Ask these Controlled Induction customers about our software.

     John Chesterman / John Deere            Chad Stenson / Kohler Engines            James Osier / Addict Racing Engines
                      Chris Straub / Straub Technologies                                         David Koehler / Koehler Injection    

      Todd Goodwin / Goodwin Competition Racing Engines            Darin Morgan / Reher Morrison Racing Engines           

                            Jon Schmidt / Schmidt Motor Works                           Garlan Hale / Hunter Machine
        Larry Meaux / Meaux Racing Heads - MaxRace Software                  Sam Baghdadi / Sam's Performance AU                   Zachary Smith / ZSR Engines        Mike Lewis / Lewis Racing Engines            Marko Pirkonen / Nordic Porting Service   

      Chris Larson / Blue Print Engines          Chad Speier / Speier Racing Heads            Dan Lamey / Dasa Racing LLC     

   Jon Atkins / Tick Performance       Jacob Vela / Hawaii Performance Technology, LLC       Ben Herheim / Howards Cams                   Gregg Hekimian / Hekimian Racing Engines              Justin Brangers / Brangers Performance & Machine           

      Eric Johnson / Competition Products            John Crabb / Piper Cams UK            Dr. Rick Roberts / Edelbrock             Steve Vermeer / Induction Research        Brenton Marusic / Marusic Inductions         Brian Tooley / Brian Tooley Racing