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A dynamometer that is made to be driven is called an absorption or passive dynamometer. A dynamometer that can drive and/or absorb is called a universal or active dynamometer, and one that is required to measure how much force would be needed for a machine to operate is called a motoring or driving dynamometer. Read More…

Portable Dynamometers Portable Dynamometers are used to measure the force, torque, or power. They are also used to determine how much torque or power can be used to operate a driven machine like a pump. There are different kinds of dynamometers in general.
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Owosso, MI  |  989-720-2700

We provide dynamometer test controls and equipment for a wide range of applications. Our test cell control system is compatible with all types of dynamometers, including AC & DC motoring dynos & Water Brake Systems. Our products all include the durability & quality customers expect from SAKOR. Our dynamometers are powerful & affordable for the automotive, aerospace & heavy equipment industries.

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SAKOR Technologies, Inc. $$$

Sturtevant, WI  |  818-746-3649

Phoenix Dynamometer Technologies LLC offers the most comprehensive approach to water re-circulation systems, data acquisition systems, and dynamometers in the industry. Along with these high performance products, we also offer business continuity and a competitive advantage for our customers. Come and experience the kind of service that sets us above our competitors. We would love to serve you today. Call or visit us online!

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Phoenix Dynamometer Technologies LLC $$$

Ann Arbor, MI  |  734-822-9502

When accuracy, reliability and performance matter look to the name that means dependability: A&D Technology. If you’re looking for an AC Dynamometer or an EC Dynamometer, A&D has you covered! We are a leader in dynamometers and have extensive advantages over other dynamometer manufacturers. Contact us today for more information!

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A & D Technology Inc. $$$

Monterey, CA  |  831-373-0200

Customers choose Sierra Instruments when they need a dynamometer that is accurate and repeatable. We also offer short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term customer support. Our line of dynamometers include chassis, eddy, hydraulic, and more. When it matters, choose Sierra. Contact us today to learn more!

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Sierra Instruments $$$

Twinsburg, OH  |  330-963-5400

For over 45 years, Mustang Dynamometers has been a worldwide manufacturer and designer of the highest quality, most accurate testing equipment such as chassis dynamometers, engine dynos and transmission dynes systems in the world. Our sister company, Mustang Advanced Engineering, has created world leading solutions for testing. Visit MustangDyne.com for more information. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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Mustang Dynamometer $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-234-1200

Since 1953, our customers have helped us earn the reputation of a technology pioneer and global leader in Vehicle Test Systems. As the manufacturer of the first fully electric DVT roll-brake machine, we paved the way for innovation in automotive and heavy duty vehicle testing, supplying end-of-line equipment, dynamometers, and tire & wheel assembly systems to major OEMs throughout the world.

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Burke E. Porter Machinery Company $$$
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Different Kinds of dynamometers include Dry Friction, Hydraulic, Eddy Current. All these dynamometers fall under two main categories: Engine and Chassis Dynamometers.

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The engine dynamometers measure power and torque directly from the engine’s crankshaft when the engine is taken out of the vehicle. These do not account for power losses in the drive train. When the dynamometer is connected to the vehicle’s drive wheels, it is called a chassis dynamometer.

The chassis dynamometers on the other hand measure the power delivered to the surface of the drive roller by the drive wheels. This is measured when the vehicle is parked on the rollers, turned on and the output is measured. Chassis Dynamometers are either fixed or portable.

Portable Dynamometers are traditional inertia style dynos and are designed to reliably measure horsepower and torque. This allows the turner to try different modifications on engines and different systems to produce direct results with various accuracies.

Portable dynamometers have different advantages. They are easily mounted in a short period of time, they can be used indoors or outdoors, they have fast torque control, and they are easy to use. Depending on the application, some of the standard equipment used with portable dynamometers are absorber module, trunnion module, housing adapter plate, torque calibration arm, optional equipment, adapter plates for flywheels, engine cooling tower, trunnion module and control and instrumentation systems.

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