Tata AutoComp Systems to build a state-of-the-art
testing centre in India
9 October 2007
- World-class facility to feature the
most popular airbag deployment solution SureFire System
- Partners with Microsys Technologies, Canada,
for key equipments
Tata AutoComp Systems,
one of Indias fastest growing auto components company, today
announced its latest initiative a state-of-the-art passenger
airbag testing facility catering to the booming Indian automotive
Industry. Tata Autocomp has partnered with Microsys Technologies
Inc, Canada, which is providing key equipment for the new airbag
testing facility. This can be used for both passenger side airbag
and curtain side airbag on the headliner.
This facility will be armed with the most popular
airbag deployment solution SureFire System from Microsys
Technologies, which has over 60 installations across the globe.The
first-of-its-kind testing facility in India, which is expected to
be operational from December 2007, will be configured with high-speed
cameras capable of capturing speeds of 4000 frames/second to capture
and analyse instrument panel performance during airbag deployment.
Unlike the normal 2-camera system, this system has a 3-camera system
to optimise design of cross car beam.
This unique feature will allow OEMs to undertake
lot acceptance testing (LAT), conformance of production testing
(COP), development testing, and DV/PV testing thereby ensuring high
level of integration and productivity for better design and quality
products. The SureFire Data Acquisition System also facilitates
measurement of forces generated by the airbag that can be correlated
with the high-speed video using the Microsys PowerPlay analysis
Speaking on the initiative, Manoj Kolhatkar,
CEO, Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (IPD), said, "As a prominent
player in the components industry, Tata Autocomp has always strived
to deliver world-class products and services and set industry benchmarks.
Our partnering Microsys Technologies culminated from the value proposition
that they have to offer, which is the synergy of world-renowned
airbag expertise and product features. Their solutions will allow
us to launch our new facility within targeted timeframe."
Currently, there is no airbag testing facility
in India. This initiative of Tata Autocomp will facilitate manufactures
with world-class standard services in the area of airbag testing
at affordable costs.
Speaking on the occasion, Corey Miller, president,
Microsys Technologies, said, "Once completed in late 2007,
the new facility housed at Tata AutoComp Systems, Pune, will be
among the most modern in the world. I want to congratulate them
for taking a leadership role within the Indian automotive components
and systems industry."
Airbags are most commonly used for cushioning,
in particular for rapid inflation in the case of an automobile collision.
They supplement the safety belt by reducing the chances of occupant's
head and upper body from colliding with some part of the vehicle's
interior. They also help reduce the risk of serious injury by distributing
crash forces more evenly across the occupant's body.