Mustang will be at the Automechanika Middle East Show in Dubai June 11-13, 2013. Also, Mustang will be at Sema on November 5 to 8th, and PRI on December 12th to 14th.
Twinsburg, OH – April 16, 2012 – Mustang Dynamometer announced the newest member in their lineup of world-class AWD dynamometers: the MD-AWD-150.
The AWD-150 series dynamometer was designed in response to increased customer demand for a lower-cost AWD dynamometer that doesn’t sacrifice on performance. By strategically eliminating key cost factors, the engineers at Mustang Dynamometer were able to design this baseline system in a way that maximizes its economy, while maintaining the high level of quality expected from a Mustang dyno.
The AWD-150 still boasts an impressive feature set for a baseline AWD dynamometer system. The front and rear rollers are mechanically linked with a 98-percent efficient Kevlar belt, and with an optional automatic on/off coupler the dyno can be switched between 2WD and AWD modes with the push of a button. It also has an inside track width range of 18 to 80 inches, a 96- to 122-inch wheelbase standard (longer available), can measure 2,000 hp and hit a max speed of 175 mph. As with every performance dynamometer from Mustang Dynamometer, a full version of Mustang’s PowerDyne software package is also included.
To learn more, or for press inquiries, please contact a Mustang Dynamometer sales representative at 330-963-5400 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twinsburg, OH – November 15, 2011 – Mustang Dynamometer today announced that the company will introduce the all new Crossover Series Engine & Chassis Combination Dynamometer at this year’s PRI Show to be held December 1-3 in Orlando, Florida.
The new engine and chassis dynamometer combo dyno, dubbed the Crossover Series, is another first from Mustang and features a 2WD MD-1100 chassis dyno with a detachable dual eddy current docking module that converts into a fully-functional ED-140-20 eddy current engine dynamometer.
The 2 in 1 system is equipped with both an ED-140-20 air-cooled eddy current engine dynamometer and a standard MD-1100 chassis dynamometer. The twin eddy current engine dyno operates as a standard engine dynamometer when directly coupled to an engine utilizing an included engine docking cart and stand alone control system and Mustang EDtCell Control Software. While the engine dyno is in use, the chassis dyno is capable of being operated as an inertia-based dyno with a separate controller and Mustang PowerDyne Software included with the system. Attaching the dual eddy current PAU module to the chassis dyne via an included u-joint drive shaft allows the chassis dyno to take advantage of the powerful twin PAUs for loaded mode and vehicle simulation loaded testing.
The system includes the following:
• Portable ED-140-20 Engine Dynamometer with dual PAUs, load cell and speed sensor
• Electric starter
• EDtCell Engine Dyno Controller, Software, PC, Monitor
• Data Acquisition Module
• Engine docking cart
• Drive Shaft
• Above-Ground MD-1100 Chassis Dynamometer
• PowerDyne Controller, Software, PC, Monitor
• Smartach RPM Module
• Inductive & Optical RPM Pickups
• Weather Station
• Dual AFR Sensors
• OBD-II Interface
• Roll Around Shop Cart
For shops that are looking for a flexible solution to their engine and chassis dyno testing needs, the Crossover Series provides a complete all-in-one solution.
Visit us at PRI in booth 4391 to see the Crossover Series and judge for yourself.
Mustang Dynamometer recently announced the introduction of its latest AWD dyno to its industry leading lineup of performance chassis dynos, the MD-AWD-800 Series. The MD-AWD-800 dynamometer offers the perfect combination of power and finesse for precision tuning applications. Add in the flexibility to test everything from AWD vehicles to motorcycles, and you have a dyno that can do it all and set you apart from the competition.
The AWD-800 offers a 24″ single roll or split-roll primary roller that is directly coupled to a powerful eddy current power absorption unit via an oversized shaft. The 12.625″ AWD roller section of the dyno is mechaically-linked to the primary roller set via a robust, field-proven belt drive system. Mustang’s mechanical linkage system is a field-proven linkage system that eliminates wheelbase adjustment of the dyno by linking all of the rollers together to provide a simple and stable front-to-rear wheel speed synchronization system. An auto-clutch allows the system to switch between 2WD and AWD modes with a click of the mouse.
Mustang designed the MD-AWD-800 Series to be a dyno that could be easily adapted to fit virtually any testing scenario without ever having to compromise. In AWD mode, the 800 Series XL can test AWD vehicles with wheelbases up to 134” long, enough to handle Hummer H1s. In 2WD mode, the 800 Series uses a single 24” diameter roller with a low base mechanical inertia to allow you to test the lightest vehicles out there. As an option, the 24” roller can be ordered as a “split-roll”, which allows the system to be further de-coupled, taking the system down to a single 24” roller coupled to the PAU, perfect for testing motorcycles.
Mustang will be premiering the MD-AWD-800 at the IMIS Trade Show, December 8-10, 2011 in Indy. Stop in and see this great machine first hand.
PRI Booth # 4391
Mustang today announced the introduction of its latest generation of portable vehicle safety inspection lanes for comprehensive safety audit testing of light and heavy-duty vehicles in the field. This latest generation of portable test equipment is designed to provide a comprehensive vehicle safety inspection system complete with scale, headlight tester, wheel alignment tester, roller brake tester, suspension tester, joint play undercarriage tester, speedometer tester, and emissions measurement test equipment. The new generation system has been seamlessly integrated, with a refined portability package that utilizes a custom containerized concept, complete with hydraulic lifting posts, which allow the system to be easily and effortlessly loaded and unloaded onto a flatbed truck for transporting the system from site to site.
Mustang’s automated vehicle inspection software guides test operators through each step of an automated test sequence, which tests every aspect of vehicle safety compliance according to user-defined pass/fail test criteria. Mustang’s new portable safety lanes allow fleets and enforcement agencies to quickly and efficiently test virtually all light and heavy-duty vehicles in the field.
Deployment of the system is easily accomplished in a matter of 20-30 minutes using as few as two men. The automation that has been designed into this latest generation of portable inspection lane results in a high-throughput inspection lane that can be taken virtually anywhere. An on-board generator provides power to all test equipment, computers and hydraulics, while weather-proof enclosures on both sides of the system house and safeguard all of the electrical controls, computers and sensitive measurement equipment.
“The development of these latest generation advanced portable safety inspection lanes is a result of market-driven demand for an affordable system to meet the needs of remote vehicle safety auditing requirements around the world,” said President, Dean Ganzhorn. “Mustang spent several years developing and refining this product line and has taken into consideration all of the unique challenges that a mobile safety lane presents from an engineering standpoint. Mustang’s engineering team has proven yet again that they are second to none in our industry. We are very proud of the engineering that went into these systems.”
“Mustang sees increasing world-wide demand for sophisicated portable systems like this, especially in rapidly growing markets like Asia, where vehicle safety and fleet condition is a growing concern for enforcement agencies,” said V.P. of Sales, David Ganzhorn.
Mustang Dynamometer and Mustang Advanced Engineering are located in Twinsburg, Ohio, where they have been based since 1986. Mustang Dynamometer offers an industry leading line-up of high performance dynamometers and related products. Mustang Advanced Engineering is a leading supplier of advanced, custom engineered testing and measurement systems.
Mustang Dynamometer recently announced that new PowerDyne controls conversion kits for all Dynocom and Dynojet eddy current dynamometers are now available. Included with the conversion kit is a new Mustang PowerDyne controller and the latest version of PowerDyne Software, new dual hall effect speed sensors, a new 60 tooth speed gear, a new strain gauge load cell, new power cable, and a new dyne harness cable set. Upgrading your Dynocom or Dynojet dyno to the latest Mustang PowerDyne controller is an economical way to breathe new life into outdated technology and take advantage of all of the advanced simulation capabilities that Mustang’s PowerDyne makes available.
Check out this video for a preview of all of the capabilities PowerDyne has to offer.
Contact Us for more details about converting your old Dynocom or Dynojet, or to place an order.
Mustang’s latest product for the development, calibration, certification, End-Of-line and repair & maintenance testing of electric and hybrid vehicles is the MAE-AC-4000 Series Universal Automotive Test Stand. This new universal tester is an advanced independent-wheel-control AC motor dynamometer and ABS/ESC tester that is capable of reproducing an unlimited array of testing and simulation conditions for full product life cycle testing of electric and hybrid vehicles and vehicle sub-systems.
For vehicle development, calibration and certification applications, the AC-4000 Series provides a cost-effective design and enables quick development cycles for performing initial hybrid and electric vehicle calibrations, traction system motoring and ABS/ESC testing with skid simulation, regenerative braking and limited traction condition simulations using road load and federal drive cycles, electrical power systems analysis, HEV/PHEV/EV controller development, efficiency testing, fuel consumption testing, repair & maintenance and other complete vehicle or sub systems evaluations. MAE offers a number of lab-grade software and data acquisition packages for Hardware-in-the-loop and R&D environments.
The AC-4000 utilizes four independent AC motors, one coupled to each set of rollers, to control the load to each wheel independently. A moveable wheelbase system allows the AC-4000 to accommodate both 2WD and AWD vehicles with wheelbases ranging from 90-140”. An automatic vehicle restraint and safety system greatly reduces the test cycle time and ensures that vehicles remain safely in position on the tester.
As a EOL test stand, the MAE-AC-4000 Series offers a flexible solution for test control, data acquisition and operator interface, stepping test operators through each step of an automated EOL test sequence in a simple and user-friendly format, while collecting, analyzing and reporting on vehicle systems status and performance data. MAE’s AC-4000 test stand communicates with each vehicle via CAN communication to determine pass/fail results and to establish certain vehicle systems statuses as required during the test procedure. The flexibility of MAE’s systems allows us to easily adapt to meet unlimited test procedures and simulation requirements.
MAE’s experience and expertise with sophisticated End of Line systems stems from having supplied a host of fully-integrated automated testing solutions for a wide range of EOL testing applications. MAE offers completely customized end of line testing solutions for your specific end of line testing applications.
New for 2011, Mustang introduces the MD-ScooterDyne, a specially designed dynamic loading eddy current chassis dynamometer for scooter and moped testing and tuning. The new dyno incorporates twin 6-inch rollers and a 15-hp (11 kW) eddy current power absorber with load cell to apply and measure road load simulation for proper tuning and performance evaluation of scooters and mopeds.
The MD-ScooterDyne is capable of measuring upto 35-hp (26 kW) at a top speed of 110-mph (175 kph). The eddy current PAU provides required loading capabilities to properly tune and simulate road load driving conditions for scooter and rider combinations up to 500 lbs.
The MD-ScooterDyne’s low-profile and cradle roll design makes loading and unloading scooters and moped safe and simple without the need for unnecessary ramps or wheel clamps. Weighing only 90 lbs, the MD-ScooterDyne is mobile and easily transported and sets up in minutes.
The MD-ScooterDyne comes complete with Mustang’s powerful PowerDyne Control Software. A complete data acquisition package allows you to graph RPM, AFR, temps, etc.
Complete systems include MD-ScooterDyne with eddy current PAU and load cell, PowerDyne Software CD, 8 Channel Data Acquisition Package.
For more information, Please contact a Mustang Factory Sales Representative toll free at 1-888-468-7826.
APRIL 28, TWINSBURG — Gov. John Kasich visited Mustang Dynamometer and Mustang Advanced Engineering’s world headquarters in Twinsburg, Ohio to announce and discuss a plan to cut Workers’ Compensation rates by $65 million.
Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer, along with State Representative Lynn Slaby joined Gov. Kasich in Mustang’s new 31,000 square foot expansion for the announcement.
“Ohio has so much going for it — location, a trained workforce, infrastructure, and an installed manufacturing base. We’ve got to get our costs down to be more competitive, and workers’ comp rates are an important place to start,” said Kasich.
Gov. Kasich spoke to the employees of Mustang Dynamometer, Mustang Advanced Engineering, and other local business owners about the rate cuts, explaining that the cuts would help small businesses and workers thrive in Ohio by reducing costs.
When asked why he chose Mustang Dynamometer as the location to unveil the new plan, Kasich said, “All these companies, these are where the jobs are in this state, and the announcement today gives them another ray of hope that things are coming back a little bit.”
Gov. Kasich took a brief tour of Mustang’s facility along with Dean Ganzhorn, President and CEO of Mustang Dynamometer, and Eser Manav, Vice President of Operations, before speaking to the audience.
“Governor Kasich is a businessman, and we are honored to host him at our world headquarters,” said Dean Ganzhorn. “We commend his efforts to keep small businesses and workers employed in Ohio.”
Mustang Advanced Engineering is a leading provider of comprehensive testing solutions for the development and testing of engines, powertrain systems and complete vehicles. Founded in 1975, Mustang has long been a trusted source of expertise in measurement and testing technologies for the global industrial market. World-class product offerings, custom design support and technical assistance, backed by a dedicated factory service team, has positioned MAE among the global leaders in providing advanced testing solutions.
Mustang recently played host to another successful GM Beginner’s Tuning class at our Twinsburg, OH facility on April 16-17, 2011. Special thanks to Bob and Ian from The Tuning School and everyone who attended the event.
The next Tuning School event, a GM Advanced Class, is scheduled to be held on May 21st & 22nd at The Tuning School’s facility in Odessa, Florida. Please visit www.thetuningschool.com for more information or to register to attend.
Live EFI Tuning Seminars - April 16-17
April 16-17, 2011 -The Tuning School will be holding live two day EFI Tuning classes at Mustang's Twinsburg, Ohio HQ. Register to attend this live Beginner's GM Tuning School Event. Download details all relevant information about the event including Date and times, class description and information on how to register.
Mustang Introduces AWD-500-AC/EC Hybrid Series Chassis Dynamometers for Cost-Effective Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Development Testing.Saturday, April 16th, 2011
Mustang Dynamometer and Mustang Advanced Engineering today announced the introduction of the Company’s latest new series of products, the AWD-500-AC/EC Hybrid Series Chassis Dynamometers. With the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle segment growing at such an astonishing rate, Mustang has developed the AWD-500-AC/EC Hybrid Series to provide an ultra-fast responding, highly-accurate and sophisticated HEV and EV R&D dynamometer that is both cost effective and loaded with advanced testing and simulation capabilities. The AWD-500-AC/EC Hybrid Series dynamometers were designed as pre-certification development workhorses, capable of testing both 2WD and AWD hybrid and electric vehicles with wheelbase as short as 66.5-inches and as long as 146-inches.
A mechanically-linked roller system synchronizes the front and back roller speeds to simulate a flat, dry road condition. Synchronization, or linkage, insures that the front and rear rollers are always spinning at precisely the same road speed when in AWD Mode, thereby eliminating the possibility of activating a vehicle’s traction control system and insuring that a vehicle’s torque management system is operating under the assumption that the vehicle is not skidding, turning or slipping.
The AWD-500-AC/EC Series incorporates an AC drive motor and a powerful air-cooled eddy current power absorbtion unit to provide the perfect combination of precision, power and economy. Systems are available with AC Motors ranging from 100-hp up to 600-hp and with one or two air-cooled eddy current PAUs for extended testing and to meet the needs of your testing applications.
The AWD-500-AC/EC Series provides a cost-effective design and enables quick development cycles for performing intitial hybrid and electric vehicle calibrations, traction system motoring, regenerative braking and limited traction conditions using road load and federal drive cycles, electric power systems analysis, HEV/PHEV/EV controller development, efficency testing, fuel consumption testing, and other complete vehicle or sub systems simulations.
Mustang Advanced Engineering, an operating division of Mustang Dynamometer, is located in Twinsburg, Ohio where the company has been based since 1986. Mustang Dynamometer offers an industry leading line-up of high performance dynamometers and related products. Mustang Advanced Engineering is a leading supplier of advanced, custom engineering testing and measurement systems.
Mustang Advanced Engineering and Mustang Dynamometer today announced that the Company has completed a 31,000 sqft facility expansion to its Twinsburg Assembly Plant.
The project, which broke ground in late August, adds 3 new high-bay manufacturing cells, each equipped with multiple 10-ton overhead cranes and one 20-ton crane. The additional assembly space will facilitate construction of the larger scale equipment that the Mustang Advanced Engineering division designs and manufactures. The new space will also serve to provide back-up manufacturing capacity for the Company’s Vacuum Solar Division. Based in Sarasota, Mustang Vacuum produces a line of thin film solar cell manufacturing equipment.
Since opening the expanded facilities earlier this month, assembly of several large-scale projects has already begun to utilize the new space and assembly cranes. The first project to begin assembly in the new facility is a Heavy-Duty AWD 48” Roll Chassis Dynamometer that is being built for The Ohio State University. In addition to The Ohio State dyne, other large projects for Coda Automotive and Anniston Army Depot have been launched in the expanded space.
“This facility expansion and the improvements that have been made to our assembly processes have already resulted in significant improvements to our operational work flow and production efficiency”, said Eser Manav, Vice President Operations.
“The latest state-of-the-art resources in the newly expanded factory are helping Mustang reshape our cost structure and production rates to become the most efficient manufacturer in the industry”, said President and CEO, Dean Ganzhorn.
Mustang Dynamometer and Mustang Advanced Engineering are located in Twinsburg, Ohio where they have been based since 1986. Mustang Dynamometer offers an industry leading line-up of high performance dynamometers and related products. Mustang Advanced Engineering is a leading supplier of advanced, custom engineering testing and measurement systems.
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MAE to deliver modular electric vehicle test lab equipped with a new MAE 48” roll AWD chassis dynamometer to Southern California – Edison.Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Mustang Advanced Engineering (MAE) is currently set to deliver a turnkey, modular, outdoor test lab for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle testing to Southern California – Edison. The MAE designed and built test facility will be equipped with a new, state-of-the-art 48″ roll AWD chassis dynamometer with twin 250-hp AC motor and a variable wheelbase.
The two axle system features two sets of chrome-plated 48″ rollers that can be operated independent of one another. Tests that the system can perform include, but are not limited to hybrid calibration, dynamic performance test, fuel economy performance test, ABS braking performance test, emissions performance test, creeper gear performance test, constant speed, constant force, constant torque, constant power, controlled acceleration and vehicle simulation road load testing.
The 48-inch roll AWD chassis dynamometer is being installed this winter and includes the AWD dynamometer and a complete outdoor modular test facility; both designed by Mustang. A variety of testing is planned including electric and hybrid electric vehicle testing. The dynamometer offers two (2) 250-hp AC motors, one for each roll axis. The test chamber is modular and includes sound abatement, lighting, electric and HVAC. The project is being turn-keyed by Mustang AE.
Southern California-Edison (SCE) is committed to the deployment of cost-effective and energy efficient electro-drive transportation technologies to meet EPAct requirements. SCE’s fleet of approximately 2,400 light-duty vehicles, includes 260 Toyota RAV4 EVs, and approximately 40 neighborhood electric vehicles (e.g., GEMs and Th!nks), that operate at more than 40 different field locations throughout SCE’s 50,000 square-mile service territory. The EV fleet currently averages about 110,000 miles per month. Since 1987, the EV fleet has traveled over 14.5 million miles, and is the largest working EV fleet in North America.
SCE operates a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2000 registered, EV Technical Center (EVTC) in Pomona, California, that performs testing and evaluation of all electro-drive transportation technologies. The EVTC started evaluating EVs and batteries in 1993. Today its operations include the testing and evaluation of advanced energy storage devices, hydrogen fuel-cells for mobile and stationary applications, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The EVTC’s projects have included clients and partners such as the US Department of Energy, the National Laboratories, aero-space agencies, auto and battery manufacturers, the Electric Power Research Institute, and California state agencies.
November 5, 2010 – Twinsburg, Ohio – Plans to add additional manufacturing space to the US headquarters of Mustang Dynamometer and Mustang Advanced Engineering are well under way, with the project scheduled for completion sometime in late January, 2011. The expansion plans, announced in August, call for an additional 31,000 square foot of manufacturing space to be added to the Company’s existing manufacturing facility. The additional space will include 3 new high bay manufacturing cells, each equipped with a 20 ton and a 10 ton overhead crane to facilitate construction of the larger scale equipment that the Mustang Advanced Engineering division designs and builds. Some of the larger equipment that MAE builds which requires this additional space are wind turbine gearbox test stands and large multi-axle AC chassis dynamometers for military and industrial vehicle testing applications. In addition to adding manufacturing floor space, the expansion plan also calls for several specialized engine and powertrain test cells to be added to the facility to allow the Company to lease testing facilities as well as to perform internal product development activities in an engine and powertrain test lab environment.
“The expanded facilities will give Mustang the required resources needed to aggressively pursue a number of new market opportunities”, Said Eser Manav, Vice president of operations. “Over the last 10 years we have manufactured over 10,000 dynamometers in our existing factory, and with the company’s business model shifting emphasis to the more custom designed, highly-engineered MAE product line, the new floor space and the on-site laboratory facilities will enable us to efficiently manufacture these larger scale projects and continue to develop and refine our MAE product offerings”.
“The latest state-of-the-art resources in the new factory will allow Mustang to become the most cost efficient in the industry, while still allowing us to service our existing markets with the same level of consistency that our customers demand”, stated Robert Callan, Chief Financial Officer.
“This expansion plan, during what is being called “The Great Recession”, says an awful lot about the strength of Mustang as a company and our confidence in the future of our business model.” said President and CEO, Dean Ganzhorn. “Mustang’s ability to weather three major economic recessions since the mid 1980’s, with uninterrupted growth in our business, is due in large part to our diversity as a company and our focus on providing very specialized products and services to a broad and global customer base.”
Mustang Dynamometer and Mustang Advanced Engineering are located in Twinsburg, Ohio where they have been based since 1986. Mustang Dynamometer offers an industry leading line-up of high performance dynamometers and related products. Mustang Advanced Engineering is a leading supplier of advanced, custom-engineered testing, simulation and measurement systems.