Welcome to the Controlled Induction Website

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. ​​


In these following paragraphs and pages, you will find information on the #1 engine modeling and camshaft design software, as well as, the Jones cam equations utilized in the software's calculations.  You can read about the cam equation's author and his successful history in the industry, and learn of the software's many unique capabilities.  You will be able to watch a short video showing, step by step, how Controlled Induction 2020 determines the correct camshaft and generates the profiles.  It won't take long before you realize that Controlled Induction software is in a league by itself, and is a must have tool for every engine builder, professional or otherwise.  If you're not purchasing the Controlled Induction 2020 or QuickCam before leaving this website, you're not serious about engines.

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.  

Over the past 36 years, I have been very successful selecting and designing cam profiles that outperformed every major cam companies recommended camshaft.  I have participated in several camshaft shootouts over the years, and have never lost.  I would be glad to put my Controlled Induction 2020 cam designs and profile generations up against anyone, or any cam company, wanting to participate in a cam shootout.

​Rick Jones

​​​​​​​* 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:   valvemotion@gmail.com   

Controlled Induction

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