The APV Test Centre offers a range of NATA accredited dynamic sled testing capabilities with specialised hardware and software to simulate a wide array of dynamic load conditions.
Sled testing offers a method of testing products to simulate crash conditions at a much lower cost than crashing a new off-the-line vehicle. From aftermarket vehicle additions to full vehicle restraint systems, sled testing can be used in both the R&D and certification stages to ensure the expected dynamic performance requirements of your product are achieved.
The APV Test Centre offers two separate sled testing facilities; an electric motor driven haulage system powering a sled on our 70 metre crash track for more complex test protocols and a smaller catapult sled which offers a lower spec alternative suitable for less in-depth impact procedures. Both facilities are fully supported with atmosphere-controlled preparation and test areas, fully instrumented anthropometric test dummies, high-speed camera and data acquisition equipment, advanced data post processing software and 3D digital coordinate measurement capabilities. On-site fabrication and film analysis services are also available.