Test systems and Instrumentation

Aries Ingeniería, leader in automotive testing, signs order for a new passive safety test system to Nexteer Automotive “Compact Launcher with Body Block Module”


  • Aries Ingeniería, expert on technology and passive safety test systems for automobiles, will deliver by the 4th quarter of this year.
  • The compact launcher is an impact test system capable of launching anthropomorphic forms against the vehicle. This system includes a Body Block Module with a specially designed guided push interface for body block support and mechanical connection with propulsion actuator.

Madrid, May 18th, 2016. – ARIES Ingeniería y Sistemas, a leader in developing passive safety test systems for the automotive industry, received preliminary acceptance from Nexteer Automotive to deliver a compact launcher. The company is a leading manufacturer of advanced steering and driveline systems owned by Chinese company, Pacific Century Motors. This passive safety test system integrates Aries’ most sophisticated technology and is capable of launching several anthropomorphic forms against internal and external elements of the tested vehicle.

After approving preliminary acceptance to receive the Compact Launcher with the Body Block Module designed by ARIES, the product is scheduled to be delivered by the 4th quarter of this year. Additionally to delivering, installing and leaving the product fully functional, Nexteer Automotive engineers will be trained and instructed on the use of the passive safety test systems at their offices in Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.. The impact test system, integrated in a modular configuration, was designed to comply with the international regulations for vehicles or single components and can be used for research, development and approval of vehicles.

The Compact System’s main structure consists of a steel welded bench tower with the proper guiding for electronically positioning the propulsion system in Z-axis.

Body Block Compact Launcher.2

ARIES’ Compact Launcher consists on the main subsystems integrated in the main structure, described hereinafter:
• Compact Launcher main structure
• Propulsion system (hydraulic cylinder)
• Hydraulic power unit
• Electrical control cabinet
• Testing modules (Optional and equipment)

ARIES’ Body Block Testing Module includes all necessary items for Body block test according to ECE R12, FMVSS 203, and GB 11557 where applicable. It also includes a specially designed guided push interface for body block support and mechanical connection with propulsion actuator.

Carlos Hernandez Medel, Business Development Director of the Industrial Division stated, “ARIES is very proud to have signed this contract in such a competitive market, surpassing all the initial expectations of the client.”