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Passive Safety:
Sled

Passive Safety - Crash Test Systems

EUROAMERICA provides passive safety solutions split into four 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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CRASH TEST
 

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SLED TESTING

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SEATBELT TEST

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AIRBAG TEST
 

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LAUNCHERS

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QUASI STATIC LOADING

Our Crash and Sled offerings include High-Speed Cameras, LED Lights, Sensors, Track and Barriers, Data Acquisition, and Supporting Analysis Software. Utilising tracks and barriers supplied by Seattle Safety and Additium, lit up by LED lights from IES, to capture data from sensors supplied by DTS and MG-Sensor, caught on camera from a wide selection we offer from IDT, AOS and PCO, and analysed using software from Falcon and IAT. 

Catapult Sled Systems

For the highest productivity and optimal performance in the lab, ServoSled™ leads the market. Efficiently and accurately test everything from low-g whiplash to high payload crashes.

 

Comply with all of the latest FMVSS, ECE, and NCAP safety standards. The system’s innovative technology offers a number of key advantages to help lab managers meet the demands of safety engineering.

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ServoSled 1000

The ServoSled 1000 performs seat, child seat, seatbelt, and battery regulatory pulses as well as more complex frontal vehicle pulses. Built on the proven ServoSled technology being used in more than 50 safety labs worldwide, the ServoSled 1000 can provide reliable and repeatable compliance test performance.

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Dynamic Pitch Simulator

 

The Seattle Safety Dynamic Pitch Simulator is an economical add-on accessory to sled test systems. Current lab managers can add pitch simulation without replacing their systems, and new customers can buy with confidence knowing they can add the simulator any time in the future.

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Decelerator Sled Testing System 

Reproduce a full spectrum of shock pulses with excellent accuracy and repeatability. Our air-powered sleds use wire benders or polycarbonate decelerators to provide excellent pulse repeatability with minimal investment.

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Structural Impactors

Leveraging Seattle Safety experience in Decelerator Sleds and Crash Test Barriers, our Structural Impactors provide a low-cost solution for performing destructive validation of critical structures .

For successful Sled Testing, engineers require a range of sensors, data aquisition, high-speed vision and lighting. 

On-board DAS solutions, DTS stands at the vanguard of the automotive industry with its exceptional capabilities in data acquisition and measurement technologies. With a laser focus on precision and reliability, DTS equips automotive manufacturers and researchers with cutting-edge solutions tailored to their specific needs. DTS excels in providing advanced Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) meticulously designed for automotive testing, facilitating the seamless capture of critical data from a wide array of sensors and measurement devices. Their high-speed data acquisition systems are particularly notable for their ability to deliver real-time insights during crash testing and impact analysis, contributing significantly to vehicle safety advancements. DTS's comprehensive suite of rugged sensors, including accelerometers, load cells, and pressure sensors, is engineered to withstand the harshest automotive testing environments, ensuring data accuracy and durability. With a commitment to customization and technical excellence, DTS empowers the automotive industry to conduct precise, data-driven assessments, thereby shaping the future of safer, more efficient vehicles.

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Dummy Load Cells, through our partner, mg-sensor- EUROAMERICA offers more than 200 products for crash test sensor applications. The applied forces (and force moments) on a crash test dummy are measured by the load cells installed within the dummy's body. The forces cause compression or strain on the physical structure of the individual load cell unit. The ensuing deformation of the load cell is then measured using precision strain gauges within the sensor that converts these physical changes into electrical signals that are communicated to the data acquisition system.

In crash tests, different ATD dummy types are used depending on the crash type. For this purpose, we develop and produce numerous load cells for various measuring sites such as the head, neck, chest, spine, pelvis, legs and many more.

ATD load cells range from single to six-axis models available for the Hybrid III, Side Impact, Child, Rear Impact and THOR family of dummies!

High-Speed Cameras for Automotive Safety Testing

EUROAMERICA offers three brands of high-speed camera systems that can be used specifically for automotive safety testing. 

 

Cameras require a combination of resolution, frame rate, light sensitivity and durability, engineers can rely on EUROAMERICA to offer a solution for both on-board and off-board testing.

Lighting - IES is renowned worldwide for its high quality and innovative LED products for the Automotive industry, considered as the highest illumination/size ratio. Its products can be categorized by:

 

Offboard - IES LED lamps models are perfect for a variety of applications, including sled and crash test facilities.

 

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 sled and crash test facilities. 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.

Onboard setting:

The IES 4420, IES 4421, and IES 4422 are compact and lightweight onboard LED heads, offering brightness levels of 12,000 and 24,000 lumens. They are designed for versatile use, with options for a wide emission angle in confined spaces or a Fresnel lens for a more focused beam and even light distribution. These onboard LED heads are rugged, capable of withstanding forces of 100G (with lens) or 200G (without lens). Their compact size allows for close mounting to the camera lens, preventing shadows in high-speed video images, ensuring optimal illumination in various applications.

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PIT illumination for crash testing

Models like “4432A” or ”4432B” achieve a lumen output of 100,00 with a power consumption of only 70W. These models are available with a variety of emission angles, making them the ideal products for this type of testing.

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Controller for offboard Lamps: The IES 4412 LED Controller can have connected different types of LED heads of up to 100,000 lumens in total. It can run in sync or continuous mode, and the control can be done remotely by RS-485 commands or an Ethernet interface via Windows control software.
This controller is compatible with the lamps listed below:

IES 4422-N
IES 4422-2-N

IES 4432D

Controller for onboard lamps: The IES 4416 LED controller is a is a versatile controller that can be used for a variety of applications, including high-speed video, sled and crash testing, and airbag testing. It is designed to be rugged and reliable, and it can be used in harsh environments. The IES 4416 is a mobile, ruggedized LED + CAM controller for up to (20) LED illumination heads and (10) high-speed cameras.

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High speed video analysis software

FalCon software specialized in passive vehicle safety video analysis. Among their main characteristics are:

  • Controlling high-speed cameras

  • Generating and editing video sequences

  • Overlaying videos and correcting image positions

  • Storing, archiving, managing, and presenting test data in a database

  • Analyzing movements in 2D, 3D, 6D, and airbag

 

FalCon is a leading provider of measurement and control technology for crash testing. Their software is used by crash test facilities around the world to develop and test new safety features for cars and other vehicles. FalCon's products and services are used by some of the world's largest automotive companies and research institutions.
 

Automotive safety services

IAT is a leading provider of engineering services for the automotive safety industry, and their capabilities cover all aspects of vehicle safety, from simulation to design to testing as it is listed below:

 

  • Crashworthiness simulation

  • Occupant safety simulation

  • Pedestrian safety simulation

  • ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) simulation

  • Software development for crash testing and other automotive safety applications

  • Testing of vehicles and components for crashworthiness, occupant safety, and pedestrian safety

  • Design of vehicles and components for crashworthiness, occupant safety, and pedestrian safety

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