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Passive Safety:

Passive Safety - Crash Test Systems

EUROAMERICA provides passive safety solutions split into three main sub-categories: Crash / Sled, Airbag and Seat Belt. We have selected a range of leading suppliers enabling EUROAMERICA to offer one-stop solutions for passive safety testing. 

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For Airbag Testing, we supply a range of high-speed cameras, LED lights, and control systems. The highspeed cameras cover every budget and spec, and we offer a wide selection from IDT, AOS and PCO. We provide German-made IES LED lighting rigs and control systems from HUDE and IES. 


Static Deployment Test System

Nowadays airbag test systems are an integral part of all manufactured cars. These passive safety systems must pass a variety of tests before they can be installed in vehicles. Most such tests are done using destructive tests and accompany all phases of the production of an airbag. This static test facility can be used for quality inspection of mounted airbag modules. The method uses the Static Deployment Test (SDT) which is explained below as a modular system. The solution for an integrated airbag test facility is based on HuDe’s modular design concept and scalable. All tests are processed in accordance with AK-LV specification (Arbeitskreis Audi, BMW, DC, VW) and based on international regulations SAE J211, ISO 12097, ISO/TC 13499 among others. The systems are prepared for real temperature testing in the range of –35°C to +85°C  (extended ranges optional).


Airbag Testing

The test principle involves two basic procedures namely testing inside and outside of climate chambers. The test systems for testing inside the chamber typically require certain lighting within the chamber. These lights are activated shortly before the specimen is fired so the temperature change is minimal.

Test objects include:

  • Steering Wheels – with DAB (driver airbag)

  • IP – instrument panels with PAB

  • SAB – side (seat) airbags

  • IC – inflatable curtains


Control System

The operation and data acquisition system controls several functions.

  • Single, double and multistage airbag-ignition with precise delay

  • Fully integrated high-speed camera

  • Camera positioning system

  • Lighting

  • Shuttle control to move test targets

  • Control for ventilation system

  • Temperature control

  • Door lock for test room

  • Optional temperature monitoring


Other Hude Test Systems

Linear Impactor 

Perfectly suitable for integration in small test facilities. Due to the flexible design the system can be expanded by further modules at any time. You can adapt to test specifications with different test variations such as the common LIP plate impact, the guided motion modules, head impact and ejection mitigation as well as the free motion modules  Maxilla / Double FMH and Body Block.


Drop Tower 

For direct end-of-line checks from your production line this can include Instrument panel / cockpits / IP panels where the corresponding products are tested and subsequently released. Batch-by-batch the customer determine the quality as well as the reproducibility of their products without having to go through a complex airbag test.


Together with OEM suppliers, we have developed a dynamic test system, simulating the forces and energies of airbag usage using special impactors.

low speed crash test , component crash test system

Crash Component Testsystem

The exceptionally compact and customer-specific Component Crash Testsystem (CCTS) simulates dynamic crash tests, which are suitable for the area of component production as well series and quality monitoring.


A-pillars, B-pillars, C-pillars, shock-absorbers and any kind of automotive component can be clamped on the intended wall and prepared for the test.

High-speed Automotive Imaging is necessary to capture the sequential series of airbag images at very high frame rates and played back in slow-motion to enable a detailed study. Image sensors with speeds of 3000 to 5000 fps are typically used in airbag testing.

High-speed imaging is applied to materials testing in order to measure the physical and mechanical properties of different materials or components. 

Materials testing measures the characteristics of materials, such as mechanical properties, elemental composition, corrosion resistance and the effects of heat treatments. 

Typical testing methods include: Tensile Testing, Drop Testing, Compression, Deformation, Crush Resistance, Delamination and many more. 

Lamp for airbag test

Lighting at room temperature - The IES 4438 LED lamp is a high-capacity lamp that offers both sync and continuous modes of operation. It emits 100,000 lumens continuously and 200,000 lumens in sync mode. This lamp is particularly suitable for use in airbag labs at room temperature. It can be easily connected to standard 110/220VAC power outlets and controlled remotely using RS-485 commands. This model is available with various emission angles, ranging from 27º to 60º, allowing for versatility in its applications.

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