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General Setup Guide 1780

01

System configurations

Currently, you can obtain the Series 1780 dynamometers by purchasing one of our three all-inclusive kits. These configurations kits contain all the key components for your testings.

Depending on your test setups, the load measurement units are different. Please make sure you order the kit that corresponds to your testing configuration. If you are planning to test more than one of these setups in this article, please contact us.

02

Fixtures and mountings

The two-plate support is the major mechanical structure for the Series 1780. It was designed to connect the load measurement unit to the ground fixture. You can also fix most of the electrical components on either side of it.

Depending on your test setups, the load measurement units are different. Please make sure you order the kit that corresponds to your testing configuration. If you are planning to test more than one of these setups in this article, please contact us.

03

Assembly

As the Series 1780 comprises with several different modules, each module has its own assembly instructions. Please follow these user manuals to assemble your unit.

Properly fasten all screws and nuts with provided lock washers. Any under-tightened fasteners may result in failure. Always double-check your fasteners before you start running any tests.

04

Software Installation

Install the software from here and connect the dynamometer to your computer. The new Series 1780 is factory calibrated, so you can start testing right away! Your operating system should install the drivers automatically. If you are having problems, please check our article about driver installation.

If you want to automate tests for repeatability and to reduce testing time, you can modify the included scripts and use the API documentation. We have a video tutorial explaining how to use the software and how to use scripts.

05

Test safely

Check all the cable connections and fasteners every time before starting your tests. Make sure that the Series 1780 stays in an isolated area that is clear of any human beings or any metal/plastic chips in the environment.

Read the Series 1780 General Safety Rules carefully before carrying out any tests.

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