Gauge the performance and durability of your automotive drivetrain components with dynamometer testing from Element, the industry’s most trusted third-party testing partner.

Dynamometer testing is a foundational aspect of automotive testing, and Element’s industry professionals have the expertise to test essentially every aspect of a vehicle’s drive train, including transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases, rear axles, U-joints, half-shafts, and complete driveline systems.

We specialize in the design and construction of test fixtures, headsets and drivelines integrated with instrumentation and control equipment tailored to meet specific customer requirements. Our innovative on-stand conditioning can induce high and low temperatures and special environments on any rotating component. One of our unique tests exposes prop shafts to hot, cold, salt/sand slurry, torque and speed while monitoring the bearing temperatures with infrared cameras. Accessory drive components can be exposed to up to 9,000 rpm, salt, hot, or cold with simultaneous performance testing.

Engine Dynamometer Test and Validation

Element’s engine dynamometer test cells allow us to accommodate a wide range of test scenarios that can be used for different driving cycles. Each cell is equipped with specialized engines, exhaust after treatment, emissions measurement and data acquisition.

Full Chassis Dynamometer Testing

Our state-of-the-art chassis dynamometer laboratory demonstrates how your product performs in real world conditions. Element’s technical expertise and customer-focused program management will provide you with the highest quality testing services. Our team is ready to provide your organization with reliable testing services backed by a strong commitment to quality.

Dynamometer Testing for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

To meet the growing need for testing and certification of hybrid, electric and alternative-fuel cell vehicle components, NTS Detroit has invested in the equipment necessary to accurately evaluate their performance and efficiency. Aside from EV dynamometer testing, we are also equipped to perform mechanical stress and environmental testing for all vehicle power train, structural and electrical system components.

Capability highlights include:

  • Monitoring and absorbing at speeds up to 15,000 RPM and torque over 6,000 ft-lb
  • Automated control, monitoring and data acquisition with torque/speed profile, back drive and shift capability for transmissions, PTUs, gearboxes, axles, driveshafts, along with rotating machinery analysis
  • Simultaneous application of dynamic axial and/or radial loading to rotating components on geared hubs, spindles, CV joints.
  • Environmental exposure to rotating components including temperature, slurry and salt spray on motors, alternators, U-joints and bearings.

The Element advantage

Element is the preferred testing partner for the US’s largest vehicle manufacturers, offering truly comprehensive vehicle, system, and component testing services through one knowledgeable provider with efficient, streamlined processes. In addition to dyno testing, our team can perform mechanical and fluid dynamics analyses, electronics measurement and testing, environmental simulations, and dozens of other tests that accurately replicate the wide range of conditions a vehicle may encounter during use.

We can provide certification and pre-compliance management for a wide range of national and international regulatory standards. Contact us today to learn how we can support your success.

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.