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Dyno Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of dyno manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top dyno manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find dyno companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture dynos to your companies specifications. Then contact the dyno companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of dyno bikes, motorcycle dyno, hydraulic dyno, or customized dyno of every type, this is the resource for you.

Leading Companies:

  • 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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  • 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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  • Ann Arbor, MI 734-213-6555

    Check out the new HORIBA. As HORIBA Automotive Test Systems, we are a leading company in engine, driveline and emissions testing systems, including dynamometers, brake testers and wind tunnel balances testing tools. Plus, HORIBA Contract Testing Services can do the testing for you.

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  • Norwood, MA 800-421-0246

    Tractel is a leader in the industry featuring agriculture dynamometers, engine dynamometers and electric motor dynamometers for torque measurement. With more than five decades of dynamometer manufacturing and service, Tractel continually strives to better serve the needs of customers. We ensure the right product for any application offering several dyno models and complete turnkey test cells.

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  • Plymouth, MI 734-453-0800

    Link Engineering is a 65-year-old manufacturer of custom dynamometers—full-scale aircraft inertia dynamometers, automotive dynamometers, brake dynamometers, chassis dynamometers and truck dynamometers. We can also supply you with refurbished brake dynamometers. Our multinational organization serves the passenger car, truck, trailer, bus, motorcycle, aircraft, & off-road vehicle industries.

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Dyno Industry Information

Dynos

The term “dyno” is short for “dynamometer,” which is a machine used to measure the amount of force an engine generates.

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Applications of Dynos

Dynos are relied upon to provide accurate measurements in industries such as:

  • Automotive Design
  • Automotive Diagnostics
  • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Aerospace

Dynos are used to take measurements from systems such as transmissions, turbines, gas or diesel systems, fluid power systems, belt or chain drives, and gearboxes. Outside these aforementioned industries, dynos are also used to measure a wide range of consumer products, commercial equipment, and industrial utilities.

How Dynos Work

There are four main measurements that a dyno takes from an engine. In examining engines or during the process of diagnostic testing, dynos obtain these measurements by running an engine at high speeds for long intervals to get an accurate read on its maximum performance capacity. The first measurement is torque, which is defined as the amount of force required for an object to rotate around an axis. For most machines that feature an axis and rotating parts, a measurement of torque is a necessity. The second measurement is the speed of the engine, machine, or vehicle. The dyno may measure specifications, such as the top, average, and base speed. The third main measurement is the vibration level of the machine. The energy created by the vibrations is absorbed by the machine, which then measures how much energy is lost through the vibrations. The fourth and final measurement taken is emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency has set certain regulations, requiring companies to test the emission levels of each engine. Therefore, there are certain models of dynos that are equipped with the capabilities to measure emission levels.

The method that dynos utilize to measure engine capacity differs from a road test. When testing with a dyno, the vehicle is controlled by a computer, sometimes while fixed on either a set of stationary rollers, held above engine mounts, on a set of rolling cylinders, on a heat exchanger, or a torque measuring device. They may be controlled with devices such as computers, remote controls, or control consoles. Dynos may be powered by oil, water, fuel, or hydraulic fluid. Each of these additional components and power sources depends on the model of dyno being used. The most recent models of dynos are capable of reading and graphing an engine’s maximum rotary speed, maximum power absorption, torque capacity, and, in some cases, reaction time and amount of emissions.

Types of Dynos

There are two main varieties of dynamometers: chassis and engine dynos. Chassis dynos measure the performance of an engine by taking into account the nature and speed of the rotation of the wheels powered by the engine. The vehicle is first placed on a frame and a set of rollers. Then, the vehicle’s engine is remotely activated by a computer. Next, the computer determines the performance of the engine by factoring the weight of the rollers and the speed that the rollers rotate. Engine dynos, on the other hand, measure the performance engine directly. Taking measurements with an engine dyno involves connecting a torque measuring device to a flywheel or crankshaft. A lubricant may be added to reduce heat generation and friction. The measurement that chassis dynos provide can be 15% to 20% lower than those taken by engine dynos, due to the amount of friction within the drivetrain and subsequent energy loss that comes with the reading process.

Finding the Right Dyno Manufacturer

Due to the advancement of technology and the needs of the automotive industry becoming more complex, there are countless models of dynos with numerous capabilities suited specifically for certain industries. Choosing the best dyno manufacturer may be overwhelming at first. Therefore, there are some things to keep in mind while searching for the dyno that best suits your needs. There are dynos that are used in industries such as automotive and medical to test the strength of a vehicle’s engine or the physical strength of a patient, respectively. Therefore, companies who have variety in their line of dyno products are more likely to have exactly what you are looking for. It is also important to look for a dyno manufacturer that values building a lasting relationship with their customers through open communication and providing additional services for the products, such as installation. The final thing to look for is warranties. The better the warranty, the more your investment will be protected. Warranties are a good indication that a dyno manufacturer invests in high quality products and will assist you in making the most of your own investment.



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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Improving the RS-40K Towing Dynamometer to Exceed Customer Needs

      Milwaukee, WI (April 24, 2019) Taylor Dynamometer proudly announced today the redesign of its RS-40K Towing Dynamometer. This full-featured Towing Dynamometer is specifically designed for testing today's DOT Vehicles (Classes 5 and 6) which include trucks and buses. A recent customer testing requirement inspired a redesign of the RS-40K which included a shorter overall configuration aided by a single axle design.   “At Taylor Dynamometer, we pride ourselves on exceeding our customer’s expectations by providing them with the products and services they need to succeed in the... Read More About This

Dyne Systems Introduces New, Portable, Chassis Dynamometer

    Milwaukee, WI (September 4, 2018) Dyne Systems (a division of Taylor Dynamometer) proudly announced today the launch of its new, portable, AC Chassis Dynamometer, the TD-24-AC-T. This fully-contained, mobile system is specifically designed for testing over-the-highway trucks. The AC dynamometer is unique, in that, it provides both power-absorbing as well as motoring integrated into the trailer. The motoring function provides downhill simulation.   The TD-24-AC-T has chassis rolls with an axle weight rating of 20,000 lb. (9,072 kg) per axle and a maximum speed rating of 75 mph... Read More About This

Autonomous Six-Wheel Drive (6WD) Dynamometer Control and Data Acquisition System

Industry: Automotive The Challenge: Creating a powertrain test cell environment to meet the diverse requirements of autonomous six-wheel drive (6WD) all-terrain vehicle (ATV) testing. The Solution: Developing a set of configurable controls for the test cell with the flexibility to interface with multiple types of vehicle-testing equipment and applications. Figure 1. The 6WD ATV being moved into position for testing. Michigan State University’s Energy & Automotive Research Laboratories (EARL) is a world-class research complex where engineering teams work on automotive research projects ranging from fuel... Read More About This