MAE Awarded Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) Powertrain Transmission Addition Facility (PTAF) Project

Posted on February 6, 2010 Comments are off for this post


MAE Transmission Test Cell design for Anniston Army Depot project

Twinsburg, OH – Mustang Advanced Engineering, a division of Mustang Dynamometer, today announced that it received an award from Walbridge for supply of up to four new military test stands, relocation of seven existing test stands, and ten ‘turn-key’ modular, soundproof enclosures for the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) Powertrain Transmission Addition Facility (PTAF) project.

The PTAF project includes a new 109,824 ft2 building to house a transmission rebuilding facility complete with administrative area, a transmission disassembly area, a parts cleaning area, a machine shop area, a packaging/shipping area, assembly area, painting areas, parts storage area, and a transmission dynamometer test area. The transmission dynamometer test area will house up to 11 dynamometer systems, including four new dynamometer systems and seven relocated dynamometer systems. All dynamometer systems are to be housed in Mustang supplied external, modular, soundproof enclosures attached to the main facility.

These ‘turn-key’ systems will provide the Government with state-of-the-art, high throughput test stands to efficiently process the various test articles processed by ANAD. The total value of the award with options and provisions will approach $8,000,000.

The test stands provide final testing for the following assemblies:
• X200-4A crossdrive transmission dynamometer for the M113 family of tracked vehicles
• X1100 hydraulic steer unit dynamometer for the M1 tank family
• M9ACE steer unit dynamometer for the M9 armored combat earthmovers
• Inline transmission dynamometer for the Stryker family of armored vehicles and the M9 armored combat earthmovers

The relocated test stands provide final testing for:
• X1100 crossdrive transmissions for the M1 tank family
• X200-4A hydraulic steer units for the M113 family of tracked vehicles
• MD3066P transmissions for the Stryker family of armored vehicles
• XT-1410 crossdrive transmission for the M88 family of recovery and repair tracked vehicles
• XTG-411 transmissions for the M108/M109/M110 family of self-propelled howitzers
• CD-850 crossdrive transmission for the M60 tank family

“Mustang is extremely proud to work with Walbridge and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the PTAF project” said Dean Ganzhorn, Mustang President and CEO. “Mustang’s experience with military test stands, especially containerized systems, was key to being awarded this project.”

MAE is located in Twinsburg, Ohio where it has been based since 1986. MAE is a leading supplier of automotive, military, industrial and aerospace testing equipment worldwide.

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