Seatbelt Testing System

TMSI's Seatbelt Test system is designed to comply with the procedure of the Department of Transportation FMVSS 207 / 210, for seat belts and seat belt anchorage system against forces that would likely be experienced in a motor vehicle accident.


Hydraulic actuators are attached to certain pull points on a test specimen (or jig) using heavy duty straps and hooks. Each actuator is then commanded to pull with a specified amount of force to simulate strains that would be experienced during a collision, emulating the damage caused in an accident.  


The SeatTEST™ software is designed to monitor and control several items at once to accurately record FMVSS 207 and 210 test specifications. During automatic tests each of the actuator's current test conditions are recorded in addition to date and time for the system computer.

Test System Specifications


PC Control and Data Acquisition System running WIN10

Seven (7) 10,000 lb Hydraulic Pulling Actuators

Modular upgradability

Two (2) 20,000 lb Hydraulic Pulling Actuators

Controlled Parameters: Load, Time at Load

56 Auxiliary Analog Channels for customer installed transducers

Measured Parameters: Load, Time at Load

Three (3) adjustable cross-beams each mounted with three (3) actuators

Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) 


Note: Nine (9) of the 56 Analog channels are used by the nine (9)

Hydraulic Pulling Actuators. These channels can only be used for the nine actuators, leaving 47 open channels for customer installed transducer