Around six months after launching its mounting system for testing child seats with its CIS (Compact Impact Simulator) sled system, Messring has secured four more orders.
Chinese child seat manufacturer Goodbaby International placed one of the orders. Its German subsidiary Cybex, which has won several child seat tests conducted by the consumer organization Stiftung Warentest, also purchased a new sled system. Another order was received from Taiwanese child seat manufacturer Union Sports, which is currently setting up a test laboratory in China. The fourth order came from public testing authority CAERI (China Automotive Engineering Research Institute).
Messring will supply the new mount as a ready-to-use system, enabling testing according to the new UN ECE R129 regulation. In addition to front- and rear-impact analysis, the amended regulation governing the approval of child car seats now also requires side-impact evaluation for the first time.
“We want the CIS to be as flexible and variable as possible. This includes being adaptable to new regulations and testing scenarios, such as the UN ECE R129,” commented Dierk Arp, CEO of Messring.
To achieve this, Messring came up with a completely new design for the sled, including the damper system, door element, and seat bench. It enables all sequences and crash scenarios defined by law makers to be reproduced and, for the first time, front, rear, and side impact tests for child seats can be integrated into sled tests. Although the mounting system was specifically designed for the CIS, it can be adapted for use with other sleds.
The company shipped its first orders for the new system to facilities in Spain and China in 2017. The newly placed orders are scheduled to be installed this summer and fall.