State-of-the-art ServoSled facility is the first of its kind in the UK.

Millbrook’s ServoSledTM delivers accurate and repeatable testing, with pulses precisely correlated to full scale crash tests, legislative or CAE test pulses.

The current facility replaced a HyGe Sled in 2015. The laboratory is equipped for testing to a wide range of automotive, aerospace, healthcare and many other global safety standards.

Millbrook offers dynamic and static testing for a range of vehicle types including passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. Aerospace, marine and rail markets are also covered. The testing enables vehicle type approval for regulatory purposes, sign off against varied global standards as well as development test programs.

The ServoSledTM test facility also provides all the dynamic test parameters required by the European and ISO standards for mobility products intended for use as seats in road vehicles.

ServoSled Laboratory:

  • 12” ServoSled, catapult sled system
  • Maximum speed 90km/h (56mph)
  • Servo-hydraulic pulse control
  • Highly accurate and repeatable acceleration and velocity profiles with extremely high frequency response
  • Extensive experience in automotive, aerospace, rail and marine sectors testing to worldwide standards
  • Recognised facility for Healthcare tests, including wheelchair and W.A.V.C.A.
  • ISO 17025 Accreditation
Millbrook Crash Testing
Crash Test at Millbrook

Tests conducted to:

  • Customer in-house requirements and legislative standards
  • FMVSS, ECE and EEC and equivalents
  • EuroNCAP protocol
  • Aerospace Regulations
  • Tests for development and model correlation
  • ISO 10542 Parts 1 – 5
  • ISO 7176 Part 19
  • ISO 16840 Part 4

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