• 800+ Hp ENGINE DYNO SYSTEM - $10,250:Absorber, load-control, DAQ computer, stand, mounts, shaft, hoses, etc.
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Land & Sea’s DYNOmite Dynamometers are affordable, state-of-the-art automotive and marine engine-dyno systems – featuring sophisticated data-acquisition electronics, billet absorbers, and industry's best price/performance/support.

“Modular upgrade path… meets today’s budget while protecting your investment!”

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The only dyno line that expands with your needs. Start today with a low-cost stand-mount water-brake model. Later mount an absorber, expand to AWD, add channels, upgrade software, etc. – without wasting your original investment. Excluding absorber-type (see below) most feature decisions may be revisited – years later. We manufacturer all major components in house – saving you third-party markups of competitors.

One configuration does not suit all! The above paragraph notwithstanding, one unique specification will lock you in: absorber type. It limits the usable response/speed/power (class) of any engine dyno.

    • Only doing break-in, or leak testing? Then a simple block-mount water-brake Racer Class absorber may be okay.

    • Tuning 500+ Hp drag/street/rally engines? Get serious with docking-station Engine-Builder Class absorber systems.

    • Developing high-speed hyper cars, or performing research work? Demand eddy-current or AC R&D Class absorbers.

Call to let us help you do your homework on this absorber-type topic, and others, or continue reviewing below:

Racer Class
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Racer Class absorber-type limitations:

Absorber on engine-stand dyno frame. Bellhousing-mount absobers (single-stator water brakes) are suitable for casual engine testing. They offer the lowest cost for entry-level testing – even for many mid-power motors. However, if your primary usage will be higher-volume or more-serious engine bulding, consider upgrading to an Engine-Builder Class system, with their more sophisticated docking-station/rolling-cart configuration.



Absorber on engine-stand dyno frame. Bellhousing-mount Siammese-rotor absobers (dual-stator water brakes) are suitable for casual higher-power engine testing. They offer the lowest cost for entry-level testing – even for many high-power motors. However, if your primary usage will be higher-volume or more-serious engine bulding, consider upgrading to an Engine-Builder Class system, with their more sophisticated docking-station/rolling-cart configuration.

• Absorber type: water brake

• Peak power limits:* 850 Hp, or 1,900 Hp

• Peak torque limits:* 900 ft·lb, or 1,800 ft·lb

• Response time:  good

• Rotor inertia: very-low, or low (lower is best)

• Frame type: bellhousing or engine-stand mount

Engine-Builder Class
Dynos → read more...

Engine-Builder Class absorber-type limitations:

Absorber on docking-station dyno frame. Docking-station frame-mount absobers (single-stator water brake) are ideal for serious race-engine testing. They offer the best price/performance ratio for proffesional dynamometer testing – especialy for higher-volume engine bulders and busy race teams. Note: Research labs and OEM's should consider upgrading to an R&D Class system, with their very-low inertia and super quick response, AC or liquid-cooled eddy absobers – in either a docking-station/rolling-cart or trunnion mounted absober configuration.

Absorber on docking-station dyno frame. Pro docking-station frame-mount absobers (dual-stator water brake or eddy-current) are ideal for serious race-engine testing. They offer the best price/performance ratio for proffesional, high-torque or high-power, dynamometer testing – especialy for higher-volume engine bulders and busy race teams. The dual-stator water brake versions boast lower inertia and higher RPM limits, while air-cooled eddy-current absorbers are optimum for very-high torque applications. Note: Research labs and OEM's should consider upgrading to an R&D Class system, with their very-low inertia and super quick response, AC or liquid-cooled eddy absobers – in either a docking-station/rolling-cart or trunnion mounted absober configuration.

• Absorber type: water brake or air eddy-current

• Peak power limits:* 850 Hp to 4,000 Hp

• Peak torque limits:* 900 ft·lb to 3,000 ft·lb

• Response time:  good to very-good

• Rotor inertia: very-low to high (lower is best)

• Frame type: docking station or trunnioned mount

R&D Class
Dynos → read more...

R&D Class absorber-type limitations:

Absorber on docking-station dyno frame. Docking-station or frame-mount eddy absobers (liquid-cooled eddy-current) are ideal for serious race-engine testing. They offer the best price/performance ratio for proffesional dynamometer testing – especialy for higher-volume engine bulders and busy race teams. R&D Class systems, feature very-low inertia and super quick response, AC or liquid-cooled eddy absobers – in either a docking-station/rolling-cart or trunnion mounted absober configuration.



Absorber on docking-station dyno frame. Docking-station or frame-mount AC absobers (AC motor type) are ideal for serious race-engine testing. They offer the best price/performance ratio for proffesional dynamometer testing – especialy for higher-volume engine bulders and busy race teams. R&D Class systems, feature very-low inertia and super quick response, AC-motor absorbers – in either a docking-station/rolling-cart or as a stand-alone frame, with rotary-torque transducer, mounted absober configuration.

• Absorber type: liquid eddy-current or AC

• Peak power limits:* 35 Hp to 2,200 Hp

• Peak torque limits:* 30 ft·lb to 7,900 ft·lb

• Response time:  very-good to excellent

• Rotor inertia: very-low to low (lower is best)

• Frame type: docking station, trunnioned mount, or rotary-torque transducer

 

  • BELL-HOUSING-MOUNT SERIES:Stand-mount water-brake (Racer Class) engine dynamometer system with single or dual -stator absobers

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DYNOmite-Pro Docking-Station Dynamometer product overview. Note: Generic model – may include non-standard options.
Sample engine-dynamometer cell layout. Stick man confused about path to take.

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Stick-figure cranking money-making machine.
Financing is available to let you start making money from your investment, before making a payment! Our equipment financing options allow you to generate revenue – with low monthly payments, that are 100% tax deductible to the IRS. Better yet, these financing options avoid restrictive bank ratio calculations and keep any bank lines of credit your business has – open.

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Optional 3,000 Hp toroidal-flow absorber responds twice as quickly as ordinary vane-type brakes.
Toroidal-flow absorbers couple to engine either via, the docking-station’s telescoping driveshaft or the mobile-stand’s heat-treated 1-3/8"x10-spline input shaft and your clutch disk or heavy-duty dampened drive plate. Pre-machined mounting plates fit popular GM/Ford bell-housing patterns (may be custom drilled). Full-bridge strain-gauge load cell (torque transducer) is environmentally-sealed and temperature compensated.

   → MAX-narrated animated look at: How Water Brakes Work
DYNOmite Docking Station system in typicall engine-dyno test cell - with blown Chevy engine mounted.
Develop more powerful engines by pinpointing exact RPMs of power losses or gains from component or tuning changes (to know what works). Tune injection and spark maps without endless track time. Perform standardized break-in, endurance tests, or run complex engine simulations from idle to full throttle – without any tedious programming. Increase profits selling dyno services and pre-proven performance. Significant horsepower gains are common during tuning sessions, so customers willingly pay for dynoing.
Wall console is detachable from mobile engine stand (above) for remote operation from your control room.
Mobile Test-Stand Dynos typically include: heavy-duty formed-steel frame (with quick-adjust mounts, large locking casters, and engine leveling jack), 13" toroidal-flow water-brake absorber, load control, DYNOmite data-acquisition computer, full-bridge electronic torque transducer, wall (or stand) mount console, bell-housing adapter, input shaft, calibration arm, stainless-braid hoses, temperature sensor, and data harness.

   → Modular options, like cooling tower, Pro console, or docking station, can be added at any time.
Here is a look, through the sound-proof safety glass, into one of Land & Sea’s several engine dynamometer test and training cells.
“Pro” Docking Station Dynos typically include: stationary heavy-duty absorption frame, quick-clamp engine cart with adjustable mounts, telescoping driveshaft with U-joints and hinged guard, 13" toroidal-flow water-brake absorber, CW starter (accepts optional second CCW starter), electronic auto-load servo, DYNOmite data-acquisition computer, bidirectional load cell, battery compartment, “Pro” console, stainless-braid hoses, temperature sensor, thermostatic coolant tower, illuminated wiring/coolant boom, and wiring subsystem with data harness. (AC absorber optional.)

   → Watch the video!
Tandem diesel-dynamometer system.
See Diesel Engine Dynamometer section for higher-torque applications. Otherwise, click specifications (below) for 13" toroidal-flow water-brake absorbers from 800 Hp* to over 2,000 Hp* (Siamese-rotor versions). Many other water brake, AC, or eddy-current absorber combinations are available to test from 1 to over 10,000 Hp – call.

   → See General Specifications or Models and Prices pages.
Sample water-brake absorber plumbing.
Simplified installation is just one benefit of the mobile engine test-stand dyno’s design. They allow easy test set-ups, by mechanics and machinists with no dyno experience, for quick horsepower plots of an engine’s entire torque vs. RPM curve. With a few options, you can even roll your unit outside for testing – no expensive cell or ventilation system required. Later, as your business expands, you’re ready to step up to a full-blown docking-station test cell (above) with multiple engine carts – all without squandering your original investment.
“Pro” systems include this console upgrade with Dell™ PC and 17-inch LCD.
“Pro” Console upgrade adds a Dell™ with Intel® processor PC and high-resolution LCD monitor. It is optimized for DYNO-MAX’s real-time color graphics and fast data analysis. Automatic load and throttle options allow pushing a button to let the dyno’s algorithms run your test and printout. (Electronic auto-load control is standard on all our “Pro” water-brake, eddy-current, or AC-absorber dynamometer systems.)

   → Watch the video!
DYNO-MAX dynamometer control software screen.
DYNO-MAX™ “Pro” Software creates a full console on your PC. Features include: real-time trace-graph display, adjustable-limit alarms, pushbutton controls, user-configurable analog and digital gauges, customizable graphing, formula editor, test database, instant playback, inertia compensation, Smart Record™, adjustable dampening, import/export options, automatic zeroing, voice warnings, dragstrip Xmas-tree console, free iPhone control app, etc.

   → Click for full list of DYNO-MAX features.
DYNOmite data acquisitio electronic circuit-board set.
DYNOmite data-acquisition computer displays and records true Hp, torque, RPM, elapsed time, etc. at up to 1,000 readings per second (per channel). It even applies SAE correction factors for temperature, barometric pressure, and humidity – a full report prints out automatically! Electronic load and throttle control options – just push buttons to select the test RPM or sweep rate and the DYNOmite’s advanced PID algorithm runs the show – hands free.

   → Click for full list of DAQ features.
DYNO-mite Dynamometer accessories array, including: temperature sensors, flow transducers, etc.
Affordable upgrades including: spare engine carts, cushioned drive plates and telescopic driveshafts, sprint-car engine adapters, thermostatic cooling towers, fuel systems and starters, stainless drip tray, fuel-flow and airflow turbines, weather station, EGT thermocouple kits, AFR monitors, pressure transducers, RTDs, thermistors, knock sensors, five-gas analyzers, crankshaft-position encoders, cylinder-pressure mapping, and auto-load and throttle-control options.

   → See DYNOmite Accessories section for more details.
DYNO-mite Dynamometer support technican.
Live-person technical phone support provides a significant advantage over other companies’ obnoxious voice-mail runarounds. Also, our hardware’s lifetime phone and e-mail support, plus access to the special DYNOmite owners 24/7 web support area, are all FREE!

   → See DYNOmite Support Access page for more details.

*Approximate; continuous capacities depend on selected absorber and test speed. Air-cooled absorber loads are rotor temperature dependent. Water brake power capacities are RPM dependent and assume a minimum water supply of 1 gpm @ 30 to 60 psi for every 20 continuous Hp. Call Land & Sea, Inc. at (603) 226-3966 for the approximate capacity of any specific test configuration.

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