ACS Services


Advanced Solutions for Engine and Powertrain Testing

Engine testing and powertrain testing are pivotal in guaranteeing the safety and efficacy of countless products. Designing and building engine test systems demands a dedicated commitment backed by extensive technical expertise and meticulous attention to detail.

Whether it’s a test cell upgrade, renovation, addition, or a new facility, our team of engineers has a finger on the pulse of engine testing and powertrain testing standards. Key drivers for each project include customer requirements, encompassing research, development, regulation, and certification compliance. We develop system specifications and identify the best technology, innovations, and vendor/system fit for each engine and powertrain test cell project.

Our collaboration extends beyond clients as we leverage partnerships, providing reliable and versatile expertise that includes comprehensive application engineering and system development services. We tailor solutions for custom, commercial-off-the-shelf, or customer-provided systems, strategically aligning with industry advancements that best suit project goals and budget constraints.

We proactively integrate our experience collaborating with measurement and automation system suppliers within the engine and vehicle test market to formulate precise, cutting-edge, and future-proofed system specifications.

tier 4 emissions test

Through our integrated turnkey approach, ACS can assume responsibility for the delivery of test equipment. This constant collaborative effort means we have a bird’s eye view on every angle of a project, enabling us to identify the best fitting technologies, equipment, and vendor/system configurations for each unique engine and powertrain test cell endeavor. At the heart of our methodology is a flexible delivery model. This means the entire process is adapted to our client’s in-house procedures, documentation, reporting requirements, and purchasing preferences. As a vendor-independent, turnkey resource, we specify, select, and procure the best equipment for your needs, budgets, project schedules, and internal resources.

ACS has a proven track record of delivering high-quality engine test cells tailored to diverse requirements. Each test cell is meticulously designed and constructed to meet the highest industry standards, ensuring precision and reliability in every testing scenario.

Our expertise extends across a spectrum of needs covering:

  • Calibration
  • Combustion
  • Durability
  • Electrification
  • Emissions/pre-certification
  • End-of-line – (hot engine test)
  • Fuel and lube
  • Thermal dynamics
  • Transmission

ACS goes beyond conventional testing boundaries, offering a comprehensive suite of engine testing and solutions. Whether you require individual components or an integrated system, our history of delivering reliable and efficient testing equipment allows us to act as a trusted partner and resource in advancing your facility’s engine testing and development. These offerings range widely, including:

  • Automated throttle control/governor adjustment
  • Charged air conditioning
  • Combustion air systems
  • Drive line assemblies
  • Engine docking – pallets, carts, receivers, test bed fixtures, docking arms
  • Engine dynamometer assemblies
  • Engine starting systems
  • Emissions testing – automated particulate filter load/unload, mixing tunnels, CVS dilution tunnels
  • Exhaust air systems
  • Fuel conditioning and measurement
  • Oil conditioning systems

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Bringing Vision and Performance Together

ACS provides a full range of expertise within each of our primary areas of service. We combine our knowledge of building design and construction with expertise and understanding of equipment, testing, process systems, automation, and controls for clients who require high performance solutions.