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Dynamic

MGA’s Dynamic Series equipment solutions are pneumatically driven systems that are designed to perform testing according to specific regulations. These systems are designed so that all related standards from various regulatory agencies that address a particular safety issue are satisfied with one machine. For all of these machines, the control and propulsion systems are the same and can be used for any type of MGA impactor. In many cases, customers will purchase more than one impactor and interchange it depending on the type of test being conducted.

Free Motion Headform System

MGA’s Free-Motion Headform (FMH) test system is considered an industry standard in laboratories all across the world. The test system is used for conducting occupant head impact simulations on the upper interior of vehicles. MGA has conducted NHTSA FMVSS compliance testing for FMVSS 201U since 1999 and uses the same equipment in their laboratories as offered in this system. The complete package consists of a Nitrogen-based propulsion system with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, robust multi-axis test frame, state-of-the-art impactor, targeting program, calibration station, and various data acquisition / data processing options. Training is also offered from experienced MGA test personnel who perform FMVSS 201U as well as many other dynamic test standards.

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Linear Impact System

Linear Impact SystemThe Linear Impact System is one of the most versatile systems offered by MGA Research. Hundreds of different types of impact tests can be conducted using this equipment. The main features include the ability to interchange impactors, vary the impact mass by adding customized impact forms, and vary pressure to achieve a multitude of impact speeds. The most popular types of tests include those for FMVSS, automotive components, foams, plastics, polymers, etc. The complete package consists of a Nitrogen-based propulsion system with an easy-to-use touch-screen interface, multi-axis test frame, state-of-the-art impactor (chosen for your specific application), and various data acquisition / airbag deployment / data processing options. Training is also offered from experienced MGA test personnel who are recognized experts in the testing field.

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Ejection Mitigation System

Ejection Mitigation SystemMGA Research Corporation offers a test system solution that is compliant with the specifications of the recently released Federal Regulation FMVSS 226 Ejection Mitigation. The test system is used to evaluate countermeasure designs that are intended to reduce occupant ejections in rollover or sideimpact events. MGA uses this same test system in their own facilities for conducting governmental, OEM, and supplier testing. The complete package consists of a Nitrogenbased propulsion system with an easy-to-use touch-screen interface, multi-axis test frame, state-of-the-art impactor, and various data acquisition / airbag deployment / data processing options. Training is also offered from experienced MGA test personnel who perform FMVSS 226 testing as well as many other dynamic impacts.

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Pedestrian Impact System

Pedestrian Impact SystemPedestrian Protection is a worldwide safety issue that continues to evolve and develop with each passing year. The current test protocol is used to evaluate the vehicle front exterior for countermeasure designs that are intended to reduce a variety of pedestrian injuries. Over the past decade, MGA has supported this effort through the development of an innovative equipment system. The complete package consists of a Nitrogen-based propulsion system with an easy-to-use touch-screen interface, multi-axis test frame, several state-of-the-art impactors for the head, lower leg, and upper leg, calibration stations, and various data acquisition / pyrotechnic activation / data processing options. Training is also offered from experienced MGA test personnel who perform Pedestrian Protection testing for customers throughout the automotive industry.

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Blast/Drop Impact Simulation System

Blast/Drop Impact Simulation SystemMGA’s Drop Tower is designed to be a multi-purpose tool for investigation of various dynamic events. As an impactor, this system can be used for virtually hundreds of different impact events by varying the mass, height, and impact form of the drop carriage. This is often desirable for testing on automotive components, foams, plastics, polymers, etc. As a shock machine, this system may also be used to create a pulse of desired parameters that is transmitted into the test sample. The most widely requested application of this system is for military components subjected to mine-blast simulations. The complete package consists of a robust vertical frame with a customized drop carriage, release mechanism, and various data acquisition / data processing options. Training is also offered from experienced MGA test personnel who have years of experience with virtually every application for this system.

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