Dyne Systems, a division of Taylor Dynamometer, has announced the launch of a new portable, AC chassis dynamometer, the TD-24-AC-T, specifically designed for testing over-the-highway trucks. The fully-contained, mobile system provides both power-absorbing as well as motoring integrated into the trailer. The motoring function provides downhill simulation.
The TD-24-AC-T has chassis rolls with an axle weight rating of 20,000 lb (9,072kg) per axle and a maximum speed rating of 75mph (121km/h). It is road-legal in the USA, Canada and Mexico and the system can endure extreme temperatures and ambient weather conditions. The portable chassis dyno, which enables users to begin testing in less than 60 minutes, offers the ability to set up and test at altitudes of 10,000ft (3,048m).
“As our OEM customers experience more stringent emissions regulations, the TD-24-AC-T allows them the opportunity to perform environmental testing under real-world conditions,” said Jeff Brown, COO, Taylor Dynamometer. “This provides OEMs an economical alternative to their sophisticated, in-house, testing facilities.”
Larry Golding, CTO of Taylor Dynamometer, lauded the collaboration between the two companies, saying: “This is a great example of what the combined strengths of Taylor Dynamometer and Dyne Systems can deliver to customers. We’ve combined the expertise of AC dynamometers and controls that Dyne Systems brings to our organization, along with Taylor’s heavy-duty chassis dynamometer experience and combined it into a single product.”