MD-AWD-500 OVERVIEW

Maker

Location

Mustang Dynamometer

McKinney, TX

Providing maximum performance regardless of road conditions

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MD-AWD-500. MECHANICALLY LINKED AWD
PERFORMANCE DYNO

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-500 Series incorporates an internal 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.

 

Mustang’s AWD-500 can be operated in AWD Mode while testing two-wheel drive vehicles. This process allows the non-driven axle to be spun by the dynamometer rollers at the same speed as the driven axle, eliminating the speed differential that occurs on two-wheel drive dynamometers – problem solved.

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MD-AWD-500 SPECIFICATIONS

Max Horsepower: 3,000 hp peak measurement capacity AWD mode

Max Speed:

190 mph (2WD)
175 mph (AWD)

HOLE SHOT™ WEB-BASED DYNO CONTROLS SOFTWARE: OVERVIEW

Mustang Dynamometer’s Hole Shot™ dynamometer controls software utilizes web based techniques, an HD camera, social media and modern tech to help transform your Mustang dyno into a self-promoting digital business. We even offer an advanced DragSim feature that includes custom 3D drag strips, vehicle avatars and playback modes that allow customers to share their experience with others.

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Benefits

  • Designed for Remote Teaching and Learning, and Remote Access Tuning

  • Automatic system upgrades via cloud computing

  • Service and support the dynamometer via the web making resolving issues easier

  • Video streaming capabilities for viewing and interacting

  • Multiple clients/students can log into the system all at the same time

  • Students can select a username and password or be assigned them via the instructor

  • Once a class is complete, accounts can be closed and new accounts can be created for the next class

How Does It Work?

  • Customers can schedule runs, obtain their data and share results via an app we provide making data entry a thing of the past; simply enter in the user’s handle or email address, click on their icon and start testing. Shop branded videos, runs and photos are automatically delivered to your customer from the software eliminating the need to print results.