In the past few months, the design of the motorcycle protective clothing tester "AART" has been thoroughly revised by TU Darmstadt. There is now a largely final state of the technical documentation. Parallel to this, the (user-oriented) documentation (functional description and operating instructions) is elaborated.
In August 2017, TRM GmbH signed a license agreement with TU Darmstadt (worldwide exclusive license) for the production and distribution of the AART tester so that the project has now reached the milestone SOP - Start of Production. The first mechanical components have already been delivered and are under construction. There are also agreements with a manufacturer for the production and assembly of electrical / electronic components.
We are now in the position to provide you with a quotation. For the delivery of the first AART test devices, please expect approximately 16 weeks of delivery time. In order to compensate the delivery time, we can offer to carry out your testings in cooperation with the Institute of Automotive Engineering (FZD) of the TU Darmstadt at favorable conditions starting at the date of your order.
Please contact Albert Luft M.Sc. to get an individual quotation
The test method developed for the determination of the impact abrasion resistance of protective clothing (special motorcycle protective clothing), elaborated by the Institute of Automotive Engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt, is an essential component of the future European Standard EN17092-1. The requirements of the EN series EN17092-2 to EN17092-6 for motorcycle protective clothing of appropriate protection classes are examined by the test procedures described in EN17092-1. The test conditions of the Darmstadt method for impact abrasion resistance determination are also included in EN17092-1.
In order to investigate the requirements for motorcycle protective clothing in accordance with EN17092-2 to EN17092-6 by means of the Darmstadt method, TRM GmbH offers you the CE-certified testing device “AART”. AART provides a reliable determination of the impact abrasion resistance according to the new Darmstadt method (EN17092-1). The AART tester offered by TRM GmbH fulfills the test requirements set out in EN17092-1. It also offers additional test functions (for example, higher surface pressure, higher mass inertia). It simulates the fall of an average driver on a realistic road surface and subsequent slipping until stopping. Different starting velocities, driving masses and mass inertia are possible. The installed Beckhoff system ensures an immediate analysis of the covered slip path and the friction coefficients. The use of a concrete tile as a road surface substitute provides realistic (friction) conditions. The appropriate design of the "AART" testing device allows to test three identical material samples in one test operation.
Based on a fall of an average motorcyclist the determination of impact abrasion resistance according to the Darmstadt method in EN 17092-1 is simulated by an impact on concrete tile as a substitute for average road surfaces until stopping. In addition, a variation of testing parameters above the required range is possible.