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Messring builds two new sled test facilities in Brazil and Romania for Takata

ABR Staff Writer Published 09 December 2015

Germany-based Messring Systembau has completed construction of two new sled test facilities in Brazil and Romania for Takata, a Japanese supplier of advanced automotive safety systems and products.

Sled system

Takata, an international original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of passenger protection systems, has commissioned two compact impact simulators (CIS), including extensive data acquisition systems and lighting technology.

With the CIS, which is compact and can be installed quickly, the company can test vehicle components such as seat belts and airbags with high precision and reproducible results.

The system in Brazil features all of the data acquisition systems and lighting technology.

The company noted that test preparation is simple as all subsystems can be networked with the test stand at the same time while the high degree of automation and effective hydraulics both guarantee more test runs in less time.

The CIS plays a major role at Takata in Romania in ensuring high product quality with thousands of standardized tests (COP tests) a year.

In Brazil, Takata also focuses on development tests for airbags.

Messring has integrated its M=BUS data acquisition system into the CIS system technology to secure information about the effectiveness of restraint systems.

In Brazil the M=BUS InDummy data acquisition system was also integrated and its key benefits include that the structure of the dummy does not change.

In order to network all of the technology mounted on the sled with the outside world, Messring developed an interface box, which connects many onboard systems and guides then to the outside as a bundle.

In Brazil, the German firm has also installed 20 M=LIGHT LED floodlights, which boast spectacular brightness and offer significant benefits in terms of energy savings and service life.

In order synchronize all the technology, Messring designs all systems to be operated and controlled with a single user interface.

Image: Sled system with M=Light LEDs and data acquisition at Takata Brazil. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/MESSRING Systembau GmbH