Our in-house test facility in Helmond, The Netherlands, is ISO 17025 accredited and therefore the right place to go for all crash testing. Our dedicated team is skilled and trained to follow all latest regulations, such as small-overlap testing and car-to-MPDB testing. The full scale crash facility with its 160 meter track offers the entire range of testing capabilities necessary to cover all existing and future legal and customer-specific requirements. All testing capabilities besides road furniture testing are executed indoors, where the environment is fully conditioned. We are strongly supported by simulation tools, to facilitate all stages of a vehicle development process: from basic component tests to complete vehicle or system integration and compliance programmes.
" We produce aluminum lighting columns according to EN 40-6. We offer impact-direction-independent solutions from HE3 to NE3, and everything in between, for any purpose. For any combination of preferred column height, speed-limits, foundation and possible secondary hazards we offer the best choice of solutions. To improve road safety, we carried out crash tests according to EN 12767. The latest development, which has been tested at TASS International, was a special one: our redesigned NE3 (70NE3 and 100NE3). To eliminate all uncertainties due to ground interactions, we tested the lighting column without any support from soil. We therefore removed the 50m3 of earth from the test location and installed a special construction to test our 15m column surrounded with a concrete prefab TOAD in the air!! Based on only the inertia of the added TOAD we achieved NE3 again, confirmed by the mandatory CE certification of it by TÜV Rheinland LGA. This combination is no longer dependent on the surrounding backfill or on variables such as groundwater level etc. We can conclude that the pole will perform even better than tested in all practical cases, as there’s always something more supportive than air when the columns are installed in-situ. Many compliments to TASS International for their outstanding performance and for all of the extra measures they took above and beyond the minimum requirements. Thanks! "