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Friday, July 20, 2012

The Next Generation of Crash Test Engineers

Australia’s next generation of crash test engineers, bio-medical engineering students from Melbourne University, visited the Tech Centre in May this year. The 22 students along with their lecturer, Andrew Short a lecturer in Human Tissue mechanics at the University, were fascinated to see all the real world applications of the subject they had been learning about only in theory or with small scale laboratory experiments.

The students are working on new ways to evaluate Head Injury Criteria (HIC) and Nick Injury Criteria (NIC) as part of their masters in biomedical engineering. They have been conducting tests with eggs, for head impact assessment, and chicken neck and chicken legs for their tests to evaluate joint response to injury. 

The Tech Centre took the opportunity to show off their Phantom Flex High speed video equipment allowed the students to perform their ‘Egg drop’ tests whilst recording the action at 2000 frames per second. 

The APV Tech Centre is committed to supporting the students with events such as this and working with the local universities on collaborative research and development projects.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Not just another fit out!

APV Vehicle Solutions’ equipment fits outs move to another level with the introduction of products such as waste oil storage and recovery systems, airline fit outs and water tanks and hose systems. APV-V is now developing packages for clients to meet their current fleet field service requirement.

We work with our customers to provide a customised fit out, and this means that we can deliver “turn key” solutions in finished product. This enables APV-V to not only build and fit the aluminium body but we complete the fit out of the following items on site as well:

  • Oil tanks and pumps to enable filing of the engines and equipment after being serviced
  • Waste oil system – drains into large storage tanks under the body
  • Compressed air lines and compressors
  • Inverters to power sensitive equipment
  • Water hose and tanks for water supply
  • Work vices with a dedicated work area
  • Central locking to all doors of the fleet body
  • Reversing cameras