Your car would be your prized possession. However, taking care of your car would be imperative for your car to function in the best manner possible. It would be a great concern for most people that their car provides optimum power. They had spent a heavy price for buying a luxurious vehicle. They would ensure that the vehicle is worth the money spent. The question to ponder upon would be how to measure the power and torque of your car engine. A chassis dynamometer is a tool that enables the operator safe placing of controlled load on the car.
What is the function of chassis dynamometer?
The chassis dynamometer or dyno would be used for the proper operation of primary power train components of the car inclusive of transmission, engine and differential along with the components such as cooling, braking and electrical system throughout the power and speed range of the vehicle. Several deficiencies or errors in the assembly of the engine could be discovered before the car actually driven. It would also do thorough assessment of the operating condition. It would not be wrong to suggest that the dynamometer would be the last test of quality before actually putting the engine into service.
Major components of the chassis dynamometer
The chassis dynamometer encompasses three major components. These would be inclusive of the roll set, absorption unit and the torque indication system. The dyno would be made available in a wide variety of diameters based on the application. The automotive chassis dynamometer would encompass smaller roll sets. On the other hand, the large truck dyno would have bigger sets. It would be pertinent to mention here that the dyno sets would be placed in a specifically designed frame. They would either be coupled directly to the dynamometer absorption unit or with the belt drive system. The roll sets have been made available in both adjustable and fixed width versions. These could accommodate wide variety of wheelbases in order to test multiple cars on a single machine.
Chassis dyno operation
The car or the chassis would be driven on the chassis dyno. The car would be secured using chains and straps. It is provided with the dyno system. The car would perform a series of tests that would be similar to the operating conditions the car has to face during its usage. The operator would perform these tests using automated tests, inside or outside the vehicle based on the control system offered with chassis dyno.