LPS 3000 Rolling Road at CC Motors, Sheffield
What is the LPS 3000 Rolling Road?
The LPS 3000 Rolling Road, or simply a rolling road, is a dynamometer designed to measure and assess the performance of vehicles. It consists of a set of large rollers that the vehicle's wheels are placed on, allowing the vehicle to be driven while stationary. The rollers are connected to load cells, which measure the forces applied by the vehicle's wheels during testing.
The primary function of the LPS 3000 Rolling Road is to simulate real-world driving conditions while the vehicle remains stationary. This allows for the evaluation of various performance parameters, including:
- Horsepower and Torque: By measuring the forces exerted on the rollers, the rolling road can calculate the engine's power output (horsepower) and twisting force (torque) at different RPMs.
- Performance Metrics: It can assess acceleration times, top speeds, and other performance metrics under controlled conditions.
- Fuel Efficiency: Fuel consumption and efficiency can be evaluated by monitoring fuel flow and engine parameters.
- Emissions Testing: Emission levels can be measured to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.