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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 […]

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 […]