Eddy Current Dynamometers
Froude Eddy Current Dynamometers: Exceptional Accuracy and Low Inertia
The Air Gap (AG) range of Eddy Current Dynamometers has been designed to be compact, robust and to allow easy maintenance. The narrow yet durable design, small footprint, and the exclusive material and construction technique ensures many years of service. These units are bi-directional, fitted with 40,000-hour bearings and extremely accurate (0.25% Full Scale Torque).
Each eddy current dynamometer is fitted with oil injected half couplings at either end of a non-magnetic stainless steel shaft which is supported in grease lubricated, deep groove ball bearings. The non-magnetic shaft means negligible magnetic field dispersion. The dynamometer casing houses twin magnetizing coils that produce a retarding controllable magnetic field that resists the applied torque. Heat generated in this process is dissipated by cooling water.
Rotation of the casing is resisted by a precision strain gauge load cell that gives accurate measurement of total input torque.
|Model||Max Speed (RPM)||Torque Nm (lb.ft)||Power
|AG30||12,000||95 (70)||30 (40)||003606|
|AG30-HS||14,000||95 (70)||30 (40)||003796|
|AG80||9,000||160 (118)||80 (105)||003607|
|AG80-HS||14,000||160 (118)||80 (105)||003797|
|AG200||8,000||800 (590)||200 (270)||M011807|
|AG350||9,000||1,500 (1,120)||350 (470)||M014810|
|AG500||7,500||3,000 (2,210)||500 (670)||M011581|
|AG750||4,000||4,500 (3,320)||750 (1,010)||M005985|
|AG750HS||5,500||4,500 (3,320)||750 (1,010)||M008380|
The Air Gap range of Eddy Current Dynamometers has been designed to be compact, robust and to allow easy maintenance.
- Torque measurement accuracy ±0.25% of full rated torque of dynamometer
- Speed measurement accuracy ±1 RPM using Froude controller
- Low inertia
- Non-magnetic stainless-steel shaft
- High balance (G2.5)
- Low current draw (less than 10 amp for the complete range)
- High reliability and durability
- Easy maintenance
- Small footprint
- Development and production testing of gasoline and diesel engines
- Engine component test rigs
- Electric motor testing
- Educational rigs
- Gearbox test rigs
The standard AG dynamometer range extends from 30 kW to 750 kW at speeds up to 12,000 rpm and can absorb power in either direction of rotation.
Torque measurement accuracy is ±0.25% of full rated torque of the dynamometer. The speed is measured by a pulse pickup operating with a 60 tooth wheel and gives accuracy of ±1 rpm.
Froude dynamometers are painted traffic blue RAL 5017.
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- High speed versions up to 14,000 rpm
- Calibration equipment
- Shaft bearing thermocouples
- Cooling water inlet filter
- Terminal box electrical connector
- Drive end water connections
- Paint color
- Facilities planning and installation services
- Comprehensive in-house and/or on-site training courses
- Tailored preventative maintenance contracts
- Technical Support