Sakor Technologies has provided a large dual-dynamometer system to a major global powertrain manufacturer’s technical center in Beijing, China. The system will be used for testing drivetrain components for light vehicles, as well as small and mid-size trucks.
It consists of two 224kW AccuDyne AC motoring dynamometers and features Sakor’s DynoLAB test automation controller. AccuDyne dynamometers offer full four-quadrant operation with seamless transition between loading and motoring modes, and are therefore ideal for testing transmissions, transfer cases, clutches, and other powertrain components.
“This dual-dynamometer testing system offers our customer flexibility and reliability for their powertrain component testing. The system is capable of operating and testing a wide range of products, from the manually-shifted components of previous generations through modern components controlled by CAN bus technology,” said Randal Beattie, Sakor president.
The system is capable of producing up to 2,500Nm of continuous torque (3,750Nm transient) and reaching 6,000rpm. It is fully automated by Sakor’s DynoLAB test automation controller, which offers complete automation of all types of test procedures used in performance, durability, and quality control testing.
“In addition, thanks to DynoLAB, this testing system allows the manufacturer’s test engineers to create their own complex test procedures without requiring assistance from professional software programmers, thereby saving a great deal of time and drastically improving testing throughput,” Beattie added.
August 18, 2016