TEST RIGS FOR PASSIVE SAFETY

Side Intrusion Test Rig

CFM Schiller manufactures side intrusion test rigs according to the technical regulations "Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard" (FMVSS). They are applied for testing of the specimen according to FMVSS No. 214 “Side impact protection”. The side intrusion test rigs from CFM Schiller comply with all demanded requirements.

This side and door intrusion test rig is designed for forces up to 150 kN. The structure of the framework is based on a FE-Analysis and is manufactured as a highly stiff steel weldment. Height adjustment is realized for an interval of approx. 450 – 1 200 mm. A drive motor and spindles allow automatic height adjustment, clamping is realized manually. Additionally, the framework can be positioned in X and Y direction within an interval of ±150 mm on a T-slotted base plate. The side intrusion test rig is equipped with all relevant sensors.

Side intrusion test rig from CFM Schiller

Side intrusion test rig from CFM Schiller

The intrusion unit (Moving Barrier) is interchangeable with other units that are available in different sizes. The barriers can also be extended vertically in increments of 50 mm. The extension pieces are mounted to the basic barrier with screws.

Barriers are available in the following dimensions:

  • Ø 300 mm, edges with 12 mm fillet radius
  • Ø 305 mm, edges with 13 mm fillet radius

Additionally, we offer barriers for testing of under-run protection devices. These comprise the rear (RUPD), front (FUPD), and side (SUPD) under-run protection devices of commercial vehicles.

Head Restraint Performance Test Rig

CFM Schiller offers test rigs for performance testing of the vehicle components backrest and head restraint. They comply with testing standards and regulations FMVSS 202, ECE R17 and R25 as well as AIS 016.

The test rig system comprises three identical seat loading units, which are movably mounted on a large clamping plate. The test specimens – up to three car seats – are also positioned and fixed on the clamping plate. The distance between the seat loading units can be manually adjusted in Y direction. Each unit is also manually adjustable in X and Z direction in order to flexibly adapt the test setup to different specimens.

Each seat loading unit is equipped with two electric actuators for application of load to the backrest and the head restraint. The backrest is tested with a back dummy, generating a static moment about the H-point. A head dummy on the second actuator applies a static force to the head restraint. The three specimens can each be loaded with different forces and moments at the same time.

Measurement is realized through load cells on each electric actuator as well as a rotary encoder in each H-point. Additionally, the actuator’s force, displacement, and pitch angle are included for the analysis. The integrated control system from CFM Schiller both carries out and visually evaluates the testing.

Please feel free to contact us for details about the dimensions and kinematics.

Head restraint performance test rig from CFM Schiller

Head restraint performance test rig from CFM Schiller

Electric actuator with head dummies and specimens

Electric actuator with head dummies and specimens

Head and back dummy

Head and back dummy