THE MD-AWD-150. Fixed wheelbase, linked AWD performance dynamometer.
The AWD-150 model comes with a K140 Model Eddy Current Power Absorber that has a maximum load capacity of 625 horsepower and a total power measurement capacity of 2,000-hp in AWD Mode.
The key to designing an AWD dynamometer properly is to understand the methods currently being used by manufacturers in the ﬁeld of AWD drivetrain technology. A dynamometer that can accommodate various types of AWD vehicle transmissions and wheelbases without excessive complication and, more importantly, without risking damage to a client’s AWD system is paramount.
Full time AWD vehicles are designed to provide maximum performance regardless of road conditions. In cases where traction is less than ideal, a vehicle may be designed to improve stability and traction at the expense of power. This means adding torque to a spinning wheel or retarding of timing. In order to properly test an AWD vehicle for peak performance, an AWD chassis dynamometer must be able to simulate ideal road-load conditions to the vehicle. This approach allows the vehicle to be evaluated under “optimum” operational conditions; whereby torque is distributed to the vehicle’s tires in the same manner that would normally occur when a vehicle has equal traction at all four drive wheels, and is therefore operating at peak efﬁciency.
To achieve this, Mustang’s AWD-150 incorporates a linked drive system that synchronizes the front and back rollers to simulate a ﬂat, dry road condition. Synchronization, or linkage, insures that the front and rear rollers are always spinning at precisely the same road speed. This process eliminates the possibility of activating a vehicle’s traction control system and also insures that a vehicle’s torque management system is operating under the assumption that the vehicle is not skidding, turning or slipping.
||1,200 / 2,000-hp peak measurement capacity (2WD/AWD)
||625-hp peak absorption (one eddy current)
||Air-cooled eddy current power absorber (additional eddy current available)
||630 / 1,260 lbs. (2WD/AWD)
||165 mph (2WD)
155 mph (AWD)
||Closed -loop digital controller with Windows based PowerDyne Software. Includes patented Virtual Road Simulation Technology (RST)
Precision machined & dynamically balanced, knurled rolls Front roller grooved horizontally
8.575” (218.805 mm) diameter balanced rolls
35” (889.00 mm) face length
18” (457.20 mm) inner track width (Exceeds EPA/BAR Stds)
88” (2,235.20 mm) outer track width
18” (457.20 mm) roll spacing
96”-122” fixed wheelbase (longer wheelbases available) Side-to-side coupled roller to prevent damage to traction control
||Allows vehicle deceleration without use of vehicle brakes. Eddy Current PAUs used to decelerate rollers.
||115 PSI, dry, regulated, oil free
115 VAC, single phase, 60 Hz, 15 Amps (computer)
230 VAC, single phase, 60 Hz, 40 Amps (dynamometer)
||6,000 lbs. maximum
||7,200 lbs. (dynamometer weight only)
Detailed User's Manual for Mustang Dynamometer's PowerDyne PC Software.