Chassis Dynamometers


8.525” Rolls, 150-mph, 2,000-hp, 625-hp Peak Absorption, 2WD/AWD Dynamometer

THE MD-AWD-150. Fixed wheelbase, linked AWD performance dynamometer.

The AWD-150 model comes with a K140 Model Eddy Current Power Absorber that has a maximum load capacity of 625 horsepower and a total power measurement capacity of 2,000-hp in AWD Mode.

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.

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

    625-hp peak absorption (one eddy current)

    Loading Device: Air-cooled eddy current power absorber (additional eddy current available)

    630 / 1,260 lbs. (2WD/AWD)

    Max Speed:

    150 mph

    Controls: Closed -loop digital controller with WindowsXP based PowerDyne Software. Includes patented Virtual Road Simulation Technology (RST)

    Precision machined & dynamically balanced, knurled rolls Front roller grooved horizontally

    8.575” diameter balanced rolls

    35” face length

    30” inner track width

    86” outer track width

    17.1” roll spacing

    96”-122” fixed wheelbase (longer wheelbases available) Side-to-side coupled roller to prevent damage to traction control

    Roll Decelerator: Allows vehicle deceleration without use of vehicle brakes. Eddy Current PAUs 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
    Shipping Weight: 7,200 lbs. (dynamometer weight only)