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Newsletter: A Properly Designed Test Cell Can Reduce Time & Costs


Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

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VOTE – Tow Dynos Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin


Posted on: September 5th, 2017 No Comments

Visit: madeinwis.com and vote for our Towing Dynos for the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest! Voting begins Sept 18th through September 25th. As our CEO Art Downey would say, “Our Towing Dynamometers are pretty damn cool!”  Are they the coolest thing made in the Badger State? The employees of Taylor Dynamometer sure think so, […]

Taylor Introduces Bronze Configuration of DynPro2


Posted on: June 21st, 2017 No Comments

Milwaukee, WI (June 21, 2017) – Taylor Dynamometer has launched their third and simplest, standard system configuration of DynPro2, offering fewer input/output connections than the other configurations while still maintaining the same level of operational capability. The Bronze configuration is for applications where all that you require is basic test information and capabilities while maintaining […]

Taylor and Dyne to Feature Products and Services at Upcoming EASA Show in Florida


Posted on: June 20th, 2017 No Comments

Tampa Bay, Florida (June 15, 2017) – Taylor Dynamometer and Dyne Systems, global manufacturers of engine, vehicle, aerospace and industrial component testing equipment, will feature their products and services at the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Convention on June 25-27, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, USA Booth #326. At the show, […]

Newsletter: Maximize the Life of Your Engine Dyno – Follow These 8 Steps


Posted on: March 30th, 2017

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Taylor Extends Phone, Email and Online Support to Customers


Posted on: February 16th, 2017 No Comments

Taylor Dynamometer’s Customer Support Team is committed to making your life easier by offering extended phone, email and online support: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 9:45 pm CT Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am to 9:45 pm CT Our customers benefit from a variety of support services including: Design, Project Management and Construction Management Services […]

Newsletter: Reduced Risk for Hawthorne CAT’s State of the Art Testing Center


Posted on: December 15th, 2016

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Jeff Brown, COO, Receives Patriotic Employer Award from the ESGR-Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve


Posted on: December 5th, 2016 1 Comment

MILWAUKEE, WI – December 2, 2016 – Jeff Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Taylor Dynamometer, receives the “Patriotic Employer Award” from the ESGR – Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve. The award recognizes individual supervisors and bosses for support provided directly to the nominating service member and his or her family. The nomination came from […]

Annual Donation Made to Milwaukee’s Hope House Charity


Posted on: November 30th, 2016 No Comments

Milwaukee, WI (November 30, 2016) – For the second year in a row, Taylor Dynamometer and Dyne Systems organized a donation drive for Milwaukee’s Hope House which offers permanent housing and supportive services for veterans, individuals who are chronically homeless, as well as, case management and supportive services to elderly and disabled residents in need.  […]

New Towing Dynamometer Capable of Testing a Wide Range of Vehicles


Posted on: October 21st, 2016 No Comments

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 21, 2016) – Taylor Dynamometer proudly introduces the RSL-15K Towing Dynamometer capable of testing today’s full-sized sedans and mid- to full-sized SUVs. Uniquely designed to be as light as possible in order to minimize the drawbar load for smaller vehicles, the RSL-15K can also be ballasted significantly to properly load larger vehicles. […]

Taylor & Dyne Systems Feature Latest Products at Automotive Testing Expo


Posted on: October 10th, 2016 No Comments

  Novi, Michigan (October 10, 2016) – Taylor Dynamometer, global manufacturer of engine, vehicle and industrial component testing equipment along with Dyne Systems, an industry leader in manufacturing and engineering powertrain test solutions, will team up to feature their latest product offerings including the DynPro₂ Data Acquisition and Control System and the RSL-15K Towing Dynamometer […]

Newsletter: Small Engine, Big Endurance.


Posted on: September 29th, 2016

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Hawthorne Caterpillar Launches State-of-the-Art Engine Test Center


Posted on: September 13th, 2016 No Comments

Providing best in class rebuild and testing services to customers Hawthorne Cat® meeting the needs of customers now and well into the future About Hawthorne Cat® Founded in 1956, Hawthorne Cat® is an authorized dealer for Caterpillar® construction and power equipment in San Diego, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Hawthorne sells, rents, provides parts […]

The Top 5 Test Cell Blunders & How to Avoid Them


Posted on: July 19th, 2016 No Comments

Learn How to Avoid Costly Test Cell Mistakes Managing the entire test cell project from concept to start-up can be a daunting experience for any company. There are a lot of details to consider and steps that should be followed in order to be successful. Discover the most common test cell blunders that our team has […]

Newsletter: 4 Ways Hydraulic Testing is changing the game


Posted on: June 16th, 2016

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Hydraulic Testing Technology Advances Powertrain Testing


Posted on: June 7th, 2016 No Comments

A look at the new solutions for efficient and consistent performance For those involved with heavy-duty, mobile equipment, testing is critical to ensure the engine-generated power is efficiently delivered through the powertrain.  While hydraulic testing technology has long been at the forefront of powertrain testing, industry demands and customers’ needs have evolved with increasing emphasis […]

To Better Serve Customers Taylor Dyno Acquires Dyne Systems, Inc.


Posted on: May 17th, 2016 No Comments

Taylor Dynamometer Acquires Dyne Systems To Better Serve Customers’ Needs MILWAUKEE, WI – May 17, 2016 – Taylor Dynamometer, a leading global manufacturer of dynamometers, facility support equipment and turnkey test cell solutions, announced today its acquisition of Dyne Systems, Inc. a leader and manufacturer of eddy current, AC and DC dynamometers, controls and drives. Dyne […]

Data Acquisition Meets Diverse Troubleshooting Needs


Posted on: March 21st, 2016 No Comments

Upholding a Strong Reputation in Service and Repair Western Branch Diesel in Portsmouth, VA is a large full-service truck shop servicing major OEM dealers/distributors including Detroit Diesel, MTU, and many other diesel engines, has long built its reputation on an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction as a service provider and business partner of the highest […]

Our Article in Engine Builder – The Key to a Productive Test Cell


Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 No Comments

The Key to a Productive Test Cell What you need to know about engine test cell support systems to ensure reliability    When it comes to a productive engine test cell, the key might surprise you. While the dynamometer satisfies the core requirements, support systems are especially critical to delivering performance – on top of […]

Optimizing Controls and Instrumentation


Posted on: January 14th, 2016 No Comments

How Technology Has Evolved to Meet Increasing Data Acquisition Demands Data acquisition is critical to engine testing in any environment, but it’s becoming more complex due to engine design and increased demand for greater testing capabilities. As it does, engine testing is also evolving and becoming more complicated from start to finish – including setup, […]

Chassis Dynamometer Testing – Key Upgrade Considerations


Posted on: November 17th, 2015 No Comments

Five reasons why the time is now to upgrade your chassis dynamometer testing system When it comes to chassis dynamometers, the roll assembly hardware can maintain high functionality for years. In fact, a wave of innovation in the 1980s led to many installations still in operation today. As the old adage goes, “if it ain’t […]

Six Factors on Properly Sizing a Towing Dynamometer


Posted on: November 9th, 2015 No Comments

Discover Six Factors to Consider When Properly Sizing a Towing Dynamometer for your Application Towing dynamometers come in various sizes and weights for all types of car and truck applications. They are designed to safely and accurately simulate real world loads for the vehicle groups they are designed for. Below are six factors to consider when […]

Productive Engine Test Cells: Supporting the Dyno


Posted on: October 26th, 2015 No Comments

Reduce risk and ensure reliability with the right systems and accessories to support your dyno When it comes to a productive engine test cell, the key might surprise you. While the dynamometer satisfies the core requirements, support systems are especially critical to delivering performance – on top of the fact that they can significantly reduce […]

Are You Properly Cooling Your Engine While Testing?


Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 No Comments

Your engine, while testing under load, requires a cooling system. Have you considered a glycol-based coolant instead of raw process water?  The advantage of a glycol-based cooling system is that you are operating the engine closer to its typical operating conditions.  In addition, the residual coolant in the engine will provide freeze protection and most […]

Simulate Real World Conditions with a Towing Dynamometer


Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 No Comments

Towing Dynamometer Test Applications The towing dynamometer is an excellent tool for simulating real world conditions in a measurable and repeatable manner. Test engineers are able to quickly and effectively compare various tunings, parts and thermal conditions while driving in real world conditions. Most towing dynamometers offer three simple modes of operation: Closed Loop Speed: […]

SEC Energy – Success Story (Oil & Gas Application)


Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 No Comments

SEC Energy turns to Taylor Dynamometer as they start rebuilding engines in-house. About SEC Energy Founded in 2003, SEC Energy is a compression design and manufacturing company providing production and processing equipment, turnkey engineering services, truck-based service technicians and power generation equipment for the oil and gas industry. SEC is also a leading packager of large-scale natural gas […]

The 7 Elements of a Towing Dyno That Make Them Efficient Testing Tools


Posted on: May 18th, 2015 No Comments

The Seven Key Elements of a Towing Dynamometer A Towing Dynamometer (dyno) is a mechanized trailer towed behind a vehicle. It is an efficient tool to apply measured load to a vehicle and to simulate positive and/or negative slope. This is achieved through the seven elements of a Towing Dynamometer: 1. Drawbar Assembly The Drawbar […]

Taylor Launches NEW DynPro2 Data Acquisition and Control System!


Posted on: April 1st, 2015 No Comments

Taylor Dynamometer introduces it’s NEW DynPro2 data acquisition and control system. DynPro2 is simple to use but flexible enough for the most rigorous applications.  DynPro2 can automate the industrial controls for a room, test cell, even your entire test cell facility, allowing you to integrate room temperature, lights, safety interlocks and much more into your overall testing […]

Taylor Now Offers Load Banks


Posted on: January 26th, 2015 No Comments

Taylor now offers Load Banks as part of their standard product offering. Taylor’s Load Banks use an advanced design, air-cooled power resistor. Capacity range includes 700 – 3,750 kW with voltage options of all common 3-phase 50/60 Hz or 208-240/480 VAC dual voltage.  Whether you require a portable or stationary unit, these heavy-duty Load Banks […]

NEW Mobile Testing Center for Outdoor Applications!


Posted on: January 23rd, 2015 No Comments

The NEW Mobile Testing Center (MTC) is a preassembled, above ground, mobile, testing solution designed for outdoor applications. An affordable option to permanent Test Cells, the MTC is comprised of 2 ISO containers. Container 1 includes a Test Cell and heated and air-conditioned Control Room. Container 2 is optional and includes facility support equipment such as Bulk […]

Taylor Expands its RSL Series Towing Dynos


Posted on: December 4th, 2014 No Comments

Taylor Dynamometer has recently expanded its range of RSL series Towing Dynos; now with models to test compact to full-sized cars, SUVs and light trucks.  These models are built with an aluminum frame, sheet metal body and an independent, coil-spring suspension. The RSL series use an Eddy Current Absorber, powered by batteries and an alternator, […]

Keeping Your Engine Test Cell Safe – Alarms and System Protection


Posted on: October 21st, 2014 No Comments

Designing a Test Cell is a complex process. It is important to have experienced, engineering professionals help you throughout the planning and implementation process. A key factor in your success is determining the major system components and how they integrate together for a Test Cell that is safe, convenient and well-organized. Inadequate planning and design […]

Keeping Your Engine Test Cell Safe – Sound Control


Posted on: October 13th, 2014 No Comments

Designing a Test Cell is a complex process. It is important to have experienced, engineering professionals help you throughout the planning and implementation process. A key factor in your success is determining the major system components and how they integrate together for a Test Cell that is safe, convenient and well-organized. Inadequate planning and design […]

Keeping Your Engine Test Cell Safe – Location and Equipment


Posted on: October 6th, 2014 No Comments

Designing a Test Cell is a complex process. It is important to have experienced, engineering professionals help you throughout the planning and implementation process. A key factor in your success is determining the major system components and how they integrate together for a Test Cell that is safe, convenient and well-organized. Inadequate planning and design […]

SAIT Polytechnic Success Story (Education Application)


Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 No Comments

About SAIT Polytechnic As one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, provides relevant, skill-oriented education to over 71,000 students per year. The curriculum at SAIT is developed through partnerships with business and industry to ensure graduates have the skills and knowledge required in the workplace. Many programs include workplace internships and placements as […]

Rolls Royce Success Story (Military Application)


Posted on: August 20th, 2014 No Comments

Background The Rolls Royce Distributed Generation Systems (RRDGS), located in Winsford, Cheshire UK, is a leading manufacturer in the design, development and support of small, high-performance power generation and power management, distribution and conversion systems. RRDGS systems are designed for harsh environments or remote locations requiring highly-mobile, high specification products for military applications. The Project […]

Taylor Dynamometer Expands its Standard AC Engine Dynamometer Offering


Posted on: August 4th, 2014 No Comments

Milwaukee, WI (August 4, 2014) – Taylor Dynamometer expands its standard AC Engine Dynamometer (dyno) offering to include 16 hp (11.9 kW) on up to 985 hp (735 kW) models with maximum engine speed ranging from 3,000 to 11,000 rpm. Designed for rough operating conditions providing high overload capacity and research and development applications, the […]

Eight Ways to Maximize the Life of your Engine Dynamometer


Posted on: June 24th, 2014 No Comments

An engine dynamometer (dyno) is a major investment and if not maintained properly it can perform less effectively, especially when you’re testing to the dynamometer’s capacity. Learn eight ways to maximize the life of your engine dyno to help deliver the best overall value in the form of lower downtime, superior performance and higher return […]

What is a Towing Dynamometer?


Posted on: April 17th, 2014 No Comments

A Towing Dynamometer (dyno) is an excellent tool to accurately apply a measured load to a vehicle and to simulate positive or negative slope while driving around a flat test track.  In form, it is a mechanized trailer that is towed behind the vehicle. The Towing Dyno uses an eddy current absorber linked to an […]

Should Your Test Cell Incorporate a Water Recirculation System (WRS)?


Posted on: March 5th, 2014 No Comments

A Water Recirculation System (WRS) will not only save you money, but it has a positive impact on the environment.  Instead of continually using fresh water from a well or municipal source and discharging it to a sewer, the WRS will cool the water allowing it to be reused.  The reduced water consumption allows you […]