Chassis Dynamometers


8.525" Rolls, 175-mph (2WD) / 155-mph (AWD), 2,000-hp, 625-hp Peak Absorption, 2WD or AWD Modes

The All-New MD-AWD-150 Series

The key to designing an AWD dynamometer properly is to understand the methods currently being used by manufacturers in the field of AWD drivetrain technology. A dynamometer that can accommodate various types of AWD vehicle transmissions and wheelbases without excessive complication and, more importantly, without risking damage to a client’s AWD system is paramount.

Full time AWD vehicles are designed to provide maximum performance regardless of road conditions. In cases where traction is less than ideal, a vehicle may be designed to improve stability and traction at the expense of power. This means adding torque to a spinning wheel or retarding of timing. In order to properly test an AWD vehicle for peak performance, an AWD chassis dynamometer must be able to simulate ideal road-load conditions to the vehicle. This approach allows the vehicle to be evaluated under “optimum” operational conditions; whereby torque is distributed to the vehicle’s tires in the same manner that would normally occur when a vehicle has equal traction at all four drive wheels, and is therefore operating at peak efficiency.

To achieve this, Mustang’s AWD-150 incorporates a linked drive system that synchronizes the front and back rollers 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. This process eliminates the possibility of activating a vehicle’s traction control system and also insures that a vehicle’s torque management system is operating under the assumption that the vehicle is not skidding, turning or slipping.

MD-AWD-150 Series
Max Horsepower: 1,200 / 2,000-hp peak measurement capacity (2WD/AWD)
Max Absorption:

625-hp peak absorption (SE model)

Loading Device: Air-cooled eddy current power absorber (additional eddy current available)
Torque Measurement Device: Strain Gauge Type Dynamic Load Cell. Provides closed loop control signal for dynamic vehicle loading.

630 lbs. (2WD MODE)

1,260 lbs. (AWD MODE)

Max Speed:

175-mph (2WD) / 155-mph (AWD)

Controls: Closed Loop Digital Controller with WindowsXP based PowerDyne Software. Includes Patented Virtual Road Simulation Technology (RST)

Precision machined and dynamically balanced, knurled rolls

Belted for bi-directional capability

8.525” diameter balanced rolls

35” face length

30” inner track width

86” outer track width

96-122” standard wheelbase (longer wheelbase available)

Side-to-side coupled roller to prevent damage to traction control systems

Roll Decelerator: Allows vehicle deceleration without use of vehicle brakes. Eddy Current PAU used to decelerate rollers.
Air Requirements: 100 PSI, dry, regulated, oil free
Power Requirements:

115 VAC, single phase, 60 Hz, 15 Amps (computer)

230 VAC, single phase, 60 Hz, 40 Amps (dynamometer)

Axle Weight: 6,000 lbs. maximum 1 axle
Shipping Weight: 7,200 lbs. (dynamometer weight only)
MD-AWD-150 Spec Sheet

MD-AWD-150 Spec Sheet
Detailed specifications for the MD-AWD-150
1.35 MB

MD-AWD-150 Conceptual

MD-AWD-150 Conceptual
Conceptual Drawing of the AWD-150.
702.73 kB

Hardware/Accessories Catalog

Hardware/Accessories Catalog
Dynamometer Hardware & Accessories Catalog
4.16 MB

MD-AWD-500 Manual

MD-AWD-500 Manual
Detailed Operator's Manual for the MD-AWD-500.
5.34 MB

PowerDyne Manual

PowerDyne Manual
Detailed User's Manual for Mustang Dynamometer's PowerDyne PC Software.
4.5 MB

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide
Helpful guide with important tips for new dyno owners.
743.15 kB