2020 Trade Shows are cancelled so let DYNOmite bring them to you...

Trade Show Update


Trade Shows have been cancelled for 2020 and we are disappointed as you are. But in anticipation of this reality, we have been working hard to create a new-to-the-world virtual booth for our devoted Customers. You will hear more about this in the next weeks, but look for:

  1. Live streaming content with industry experts
  2. Demonstrations with service techs of our equipment
  3. Live chat with Sales and Service staff to discuss industry needs and innovations
  4. Watch as some of the most popular SuperFlow and DYNOMite products are being built
  5. the coolest opportunity the industry has ever experienced – YOUR chance to interact with our Innovation team to finalize versions of software and controls

DYNOmite views this year as an opportunity to engage with you in ways we haven't been able to in the past. Please visit our show page to register for additional information as it becomes available.

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Goodyear Tire's interesting comments on tire safety and chassis-dynamometer roll diameters.

Safety | 07.28.20

© Goodyear Tire (reprint)

Dynamometers are used by truck manufacturers, and frequently by truck distributors or large fleet operators, to test the engines and other parts of the driveline.

Dynamometer rolls vary in size from 8-5/8-inch to 50-inches. The smaller rolls have a greater potential for damaging the tires.

During a dynamometer check, there is little weight on the tires and only a small area of the tread face (usually the center rib or center portion of the tread) is in contact with the roll. Excessive heat builds up in this small area. If the test runs too long, the excessive heat can damage the tire to the point where it could fail later on the highway.

The maximum safe time for running tires on a dynamometer roll varies with the roll diameter, speed, the power or torque transmitted from the tire to the roll, and, to some extent, the load and inflation.

Figure 12.1 shows general rules for limiting the time for maximum power testing.

Figure 12.1

For 50 percent power, the time can be doubled. For 25 percent power, the time can be quadrupled.


© Goodyear Tire (reprint)

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