Dynamic Pitch Simulator
Add the ability to simulate pitch on your existing sled
The Seattle Safety Dynamic Pitch Simulator is an economical add-on accessory to sled test systems. Current lab managers can add pitch simulation without replacing their systems, and new customers can buy with confidence knowing they can add the simulator any time in the future.
Only minor modifications required
= Adding pitch simulation to sled test systems for full frontal impact testing can improve the correlation of occupant injury performance between sled tests and barrier tests, providing engineers with better design data resulting in better engineering and safer vehicles.
The Dynamic Pitch Simulator can be installed on existing sled test systems within one hour and requires only minor test lab modifications. Just secure the four floor fixtures with bolts mounted into the concrete. Its that simple.
The simulator can be easily removed in an hour or less:
Step 1: Pitch system fully installed
Step 2-4: Remove offboard guides
Step 5: Remove onboard pitch platform, leaving base sled configuration
Removing the onboard equipment leaves a flat floor with full access to the sled system for uncompromised non-pitch testing and unobstructed camera views. There is no fixed equipment blocking access to the sled, and no complicated, expensive changes are required to the system.
Proven repeatable trajectory
The pitch motion is highly accurate and repeatable due to the fixed-path guidance, eliminating the need for expensive control systems.
Most pitching profiles can be simulated accurately using the seven standard guides provided with the pitch simulator system. The system selects the correct guides for the test and electronically positions them prior to the test.
With fixed-path guides, the horizontal pulse is the only tuning variable; sled pulse and pitch performance are quickly achieved using existing sled pulse tuning algorithms.
Six independent tests overlaid to illustrate excellent repeatability.