Crash block

Fixed or mobile crash block that serves as an impact barrier during crash tests; usually made of concrete, only rarely of metal; the impact side of the crash block can be equipped with an impact plate or other components, depending on the type of crash test.

Design types:

– Fixed crash block, which can be designed for either car or truck crash tests. Depending on the space available, this block can be equipped with different fixed barriers on all four impact faces and can be hit by vehicles or test sleds.

– Rotatable crash block, in which all four impact faces can also be equipped with different fixed barriers. The characteristic feature compared to the fixed crash block is that, although it is fixed in position, it can be rotated around its own vertical axis by remote control. In this way, one crash track is sufficient to generate up to four different impact scenarios. In addition, a lot of time can be saved for rebuilding between the most frequent tests.

– Mobile crash block, represents the most flexible type. Depending on the configuration, it can be moved linearly along a fixed route or, in the highest configuration level, it can even be moved freely under remote control. In this way, various crash scenarios can be realized with little setup effort, even in limited space.

All crash blocks can be equipped with various attachment barriers to cover all common test types and regulations. The hydraulic undercarriage places significantly lower demands on the ground than alternatives moved on air cushions and can therefore also be used on uneven ground.

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