Engine Test Stands - Receivers

Engine Cart Receivers

In a typical application, AEI’s Engine Cart Receivers are mounted to the bedplate or floor of the engine test cell while aligning the engine test cart to the dynamometer.  The Engine Cart Receiver clamps the engine cart into position, aligning the engine or test unit for testing and lifts the wheels off the floor.  Application Engineering manufactures several standard sizes of engine cart receivers to work with the standard AEI cart sizes.  AEI also makes several unique receivers that work with multiple cart sizes.

Although Application Engineering has standard designs, almost half of AEI’s carts and receivers are designed to the specific needs of the client.  Items that need special designs may include automated cart loading/unloading, match plates, guide rails, exhaust connections, and fluid connections.

Engine Cart Receiver Bedplate Unit

This Heavy-Duty Cart Receiver is welded out of structural steel. These receivers are sized for specific wheeled carts. The receiver's headstock mounts close to the engine driveshaft and serves to locate the front of the cart (rear of the engine.) In addition to locating the cart, the unit lifts the cart's wheels off the floor for testing.  The aft section of the weldment is used to guide the cart into the tailstock portion of the receiver.  The tailstock portion of the receiver has a manually actuated clamping device that also lifts the cart off the ground and into its locked test position. Both the headstock and tailstock feature hardened removable locators and clamp parts.   All cart/receiver weldments are sand blasted, primed, and painted Ultrasonic Silver Polyurethane.

Engine Cart Split Bedplate Receiver

This receiver is very similar to AEI’s standard unit, but in this unit, the headstock and tailstock are separate units.  This is used in situations where different length carts are needed, such as a separate engine cart and a longer engine/transmission cart or when the location in the test cell requires side loading of the cart.  The headstock mounts close to the engine driveshaft and serves to locate the front of the cart (rear of engine). In addition to locating the cart, it lifts the cart’s wheels off the bedplate for testing. The tailstock also lifts the cart, while locking it into position, for testing.  All receiver weldments are sand blasted, primed, and painted Ultrasonic Silver Polyurethane.

Application Engineering has much experience with aligning engines and other large test units to the dynamometer. With a bevy of standard products like jackstands and vibration mounts, AEI can work with you to make an engine handling system which will expedite your testing and engine change over.

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Standard bedplate mounted receiver - Predesigned Engine Cart Bedplate Mounted Receivers
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