New Dynamometer System Can Test Up to 3000 lb-ft of Torque

Press Release Summary:

  • Features 70 HP AccuDyne™ AC motoring dynamometer and built-in capabilities of DynoLAB™ data acquisition and control system
  • Measures parameters such as speed, torque and vibration and provides real work in-use simulation of elevator mechanical systems to testing out new concepts
  • Allows engineers to communicate with system controls using Controller Area Network

Original Press Release:

Sakor Technologies Provides Dynamometer System to Global Elevator Company

Fully automatic performance and durability testing validates new engineering designs

SAKOR Technologies Inc., a recognized leader in the implementation of instrumentation products for dynamometer testing, announces that it has provided a high torque dynamometer system to a major global elevator company, for use in validating new elevator engineering designs. The system is designed to perform fully automatic performance and durability testing. It provides full real world in-use simulation of elevator mechanical systems to test out new concepts. The dynamometer test system features a 70 horsepower AccuDyne™ AC motoring dynamometer, as well as all the built in capabilities of SAKOR’s DynoLAB™ data acquisition and control system.

Designed to handle a wide range of elevator physical motor sizes and capacities, the SAKOR dynamometer measures such mechanical parameters as speed, torque, and vibration. Motor and inverter electrical performance can be evaluated using the precision 3-phase power analyzer included in the system. Each motor can be mounted quickly and easily without the need to change numerous fixtures.

The new 70 HP system can test at up to 3000 pound-feet of torque. Attaching directly to the motor being tested, the SAKOR dynamometer is used to simulate the drum and cable system so the motor and control system “see” precisely what they would actually handle if attached to an elevator.

Engineers can communicate with the test system controls using a Controller Area Network (CAN bus), commanding the dynamometer to load the torque and speed being tested to simulate the load the shaft would see in operating conditions. The system has been designed to enable engineers to subject their designs to many times the stress they would typically see in a normal operating environment to ensure safe operations.

“The elevator industry has extremely critical testing requirements because of the human safety factor,” said Randal Beattie, president of SAKOR. “We are pleased to provide such a mission critical system to assist our customer with its next generation designs.”

About SAKOR Technologies Inc.

SAKOR Technologies Inc. is a recognized leader in the manufacture and development of reliable and cost-effective automated test instrumentation systems for a wide range of applications. For over 30 years, the company has been providing quality products and superior customer service to a variety of markets including automotive, military, aerospace, marine, heavy equipment, electric motor, performance racing, consumer appliance and more. 

For more information, contact us at 989-720-2700, via e-mail at:, or visit SAKOR’s website at

Contact: Judi Handel

McNeil, Gray & Rice

617-367-0100 ext.122

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