Head Drop Test Fixture

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  • Humanetics - TF-100-0000
The Humanetics Head Drop Test Stand is a complete fixture used for evaluating performance characteristics of the head assembly. This fixture conforms to the specifications as written in the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 572.
The Head Drop Test is accomplished by suspending the head assembly by a light-weight cable suspension system. An adjustment screw on the release mechanism allows for precise vertical positioning of the head assembly. The head is dropped from a specified height onto a 2-inch thick steel plate.

The release mechanism consists of a permanent electromagnet and a small steel drop plate. The control box for the electromagnet can be powered by 110VAC or 230VAC. An infrared emitter and detector is used as a trigger for a data acquisition system or an event indicator.

The adjustable crossbar allows the electromagnet to be positioned at any height between 6 inches to 34 inches from the impact plate.

The three (3) accelerometers required for the test are not included.