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S-E-A is passionate about providing its clients with the information they need to make their equipment, vehicles, work site, or product safer.

From automobiles to forklifts to all-terrain vehicles, we love to ensure the safest ride possible. This is why we pride ourselves on having the ability and the tools to test occupant safety in a wide variety of events and environments.  At our headquarters in Columbus, OH, the Test Sled can be outfitted with S-E-A’s Roll Simulator to create an accurate and repeatable simulation of tip-over events and the early dynamic stages of rollover events.  This system has been used to provide manufacturers with critical parametric data regarding occupant restraints and other protection systems as well as on US Government projects to provide data for standards development and evaluation.    

S-E-A's Roll Simulator is a unique and unrivaled device designed and built by the collaboration of Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle Dynamics and Biomechanics groups. But the Roll Simulator is just one of the test modules that can be performed with S-E-A’s dedicated indoor test sled. But, S-E-A’s test sled and the various test modules used on it have the following benefits:

  • Accurate and repeatable simulation of real-world events
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Occupant protection and response evaluation
  • Tip over, trip and/or non-roll event simulation
  • Minor accident simulation
  • Cost effective for use on R&D, regulatory compliance and litigative matters
  • Ability to accommodate a wide variety of vehicles and/or occupant compartments from component level testing to full vehicles (depending on size/weight).