Force Control load brakes feature oil shear technology that allows them to absorb extreme torque at speeds as low as 0 rpm, so that the dynamometer can accurately capture data at these very low speeds. Oil-shear technology can provide instant load spikes and static lock-up of up to three times the continuous load rating, making it ideal for shock load testing.
High cycle counts (up to 300 torque changes per minute) with quick controllable response allow for tests with a hammering effect on the tested subject. With extremely quiet operation (less than 65 dB), Force Control brakes are ideal for gearbox, transmission, or final drive noise testing. Oil-shear technology eliminates wear that is common with dry braking and allows for service-free endurance testing.
High-torque, low speed testing is commonly used for testing life cycles, shock loading, overall machine life/performance and more for snowmobiles, forklifts, two-wheel, four-wheel, and six-wheel drive tractors as well as tracked vehicles, commercial truck axles, helicopter transmissions, gun turrets, winches, hoists, and hydraulic motors.
In addition to providing brakes, Force Control can furnish a complete test stand including frame fabrication, controls, data acquisition, and support.