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Impact Testing

Whether itís controlled laboratory testing or field data acquisition that you require, HIE can develop unique test methodologies to suit your needs.


The HIE Impact Test Laboratory caters for a range of testing requirements in research, standards development, litigation support, and product or component evaluation.


Our HIE laboratory is equipped to carry out tests such as pendulum impacts, head form testing, vest testing, helmet testing, drop tests, vehicle accelerations and sulky and sulky wheel tests. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.


Roll-bar padding material testing Click to view a video of a dummy chest impact Various test anvils and impactors

Race track testing Strain gauging of sulkies

Testing of body protectors Harness racing track testing Data acquisition equipment


Harness Racing Equipment testing


HIE conducts body protector approval and surveillance testing for the Australian Harness Racing Council to the EN13158/BETA (2009) Standard. We also test to ARB Standard Issue 1 (1998), SATRA M6 (1999), and ASTM F1937 (2004) for product research and development purposes. 


HIE is also the only lab in Australia which is equipped to test and certify Sulky Wheels and Sulkies to meet the standards as set by the AHRC. If you require your sulky or sulky wheels to be certified please contact us.




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