Dynamometer expert Sakor will have systems for testing hybrid, electric and conventional powertrains on its booth at Automotive Testing Expo. The High Voltage Battery Simulator/Testing System is ideal for conducting research and development, performance evaluation, and durability testing of high-voltage DC power systems. It can be used for testing batteries as well as simulating them while testing hybrid and electric vehicle drive lines and inverter systems. The system is fully line regenerative to maximize efficiency.
The company will also display its Small Engine AC Motoring Dynamometer. Sakor claims it is the smallest of its type on the market today. Furthermore, it was designed for low inertia and can be used in either horizontal or vertical orientations, accommodating either shaft orientation. It was developed specifically to meet the needs of small engine manufacturers who must comply with engine testing procedures required by 40 CFR Part 1065 emission standards. The machine can test both steady-state and transient emissions cycles, and helps users to avoid the issues associated with larger dynamometers, such as breaking driveshafts or couplings.