SAKOR Technologies has introduced the DynoLAB LT, a low-cost, complete turnkey system for electric motor testing. DynoLAB LT offers the test control and data acquisition capabilities required for basic electric motor testing, as well as all of the benefits of an ac motoring dynamometer, but is priced up to 35% less than a comparably equipped DynoLAB EM dynamometer test control system.
Unlike its predecessors, the DynoLAB LT offers a fixed I/O configuration optimized for basic electric motor testing. The system has provisions for measuring speed and torque, and optional voltage and current supply to the motor under test. From this data, the system can easily calculate values such as input and output power and efficiency. The system’s software, a true subset of the DynoLAB EM, offers the basic functionality required for most performance, durability and quality-control testing.
The DynoLAB LT system is specifically designed to work with SAKOR’s Accudyne line of ac motoring dynamometers. Accudyne dynamometers offer full 4-quadrant operation with seamless transition between loading and motoring modes. The combination of a DynoLAB LT with an Accudyne dynamometer is well suited to performing durability and performance testing, as well as quality control auditing of electric motors. This system is particularly appropriate in applications that need both driving and loading capability, such as those requiring direct measurement of true no-load speed and current, bearing and windage losses and back-EMF generation. For more information, see www.sakor.com.