CHONGQING, China, September 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Compact Impact Simulators are suitable for conducting tests in minimal space /MESSRING's Chinese subsidiary responsible for service
Operators of crash test facilities and automotive testing systems in China are increasingly relying on state-of-the-art technology "made in Germany." The most recent example: The Shanghai Motor Vehicle Center (SMVIC) and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) each ordered a Compact Impact Simulator (CIS) from MESSRING, the global market leader for crash test facilities and their components. The CIS sled test system offers the ability to test vehicle components such as seat belts, seats, or airbags with minimal space in an accurate and exactly reproducible process. The space required for a complete system only measures 39.6 square meters (18 x 2.2 meters).
Only four months after receiving the order, the first system is already on the way to China from Europe. MESSRING had pre-manufactured the sled test system and as such, was able to significantly cut delivery time. As a result, MESSRING has ensured that CATARC will be able to conduct its first tests with the Compact Impact Simulator this fall. The test center located in Tianjin, near Beijing, tests both for the Chinese automotive industry as well as for government agencies.
The order for the new system was processed by the Chongqing MESSRING Trading Co. LTD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German equipment manufacturer. Thanks to the company's Chinese subsidiary, which was founded in 2014, MESSRING has the ability to quickly react to the needs of Chinese customers and process their orders. "We are proud of the fact that we can offer our Chinese customers local service and advice from Chinese employees," said Wolfgang Rohleder, Manager Sales and Application at MESSRING.
The company currently has six employees in China - and counting. The team is responsible for 14 crash and sled test facilities that MESSRING has installed in China. They help with installation and maintenance of complex systems, offer additional services, and if necessary, initiate contact with the teams of experts back at MESSRING headquarters. In addition, they maintain a space parts warehouse to easily supply operators with wear parts and other small parts.
MESSRING's Chinese office played a crucial role in the fact that the time between receiving the order from the customer CATARC to beginning regular testing operations is expected to less than six months. Specialists from the manufacturer of crash test facilities are overseeing on-site construction and supporting their Chinese colleagues. A total of four weeks are scheduled for installation, bringing the system into operation, training, and handing over the system ready for operation. CATARC will primarily conduct restraint system testing, but also whiplash tests, which test the efficiency of seats in the event of a rear collision.
In addition, MESSRING supplied the lighting for the facility in Tianjin. 20 M=LIGHT LED floodlights will be integrated into the system by the German experts and synchronized with the high-speed cameras. The floodlights are not only impressive because they are extremely bright, but also offer significant benefits compared to conventional halogen or HMI technology when it comes to energy savings, maintenance costs, and lifespan.
The SMVIC in Shanghai also ordered a sled test facility from MESSRING. Wolfgang Rohleder is particularly pleased that the center selected a system from MESSRING: "After installing a number of large automotive crash test facilities in China in recent years, we are now following with the first sled test facilities."
SOURCE MESSRING Systembau GmbH