Manufacturing airbag systems
Research, development, manufacturing and quality control, discover step by step how an airbag is made. Thanks to our experienced team, HELITE has created a unique expertise. The entire company is located in Dijon, France.
The HELITE research department develops innovative solutions to integrate our airbags into HELITE brand products and for B2B customers in a wide variety of sectors. We invent and design each airbag component.
Ideas come to life in our prototyping workshop. Many prototypes are made and tested before going into production.
Tests and research
Many parameters are studied and tested during the development phase of a product (materials, pressure, etc).
We put our airbags in real-life situations and simulate dozens of accident or crash test configurations. These tests enable us to collect the data needed to improve or validate our technologies.
For example, the “guillotine” test enables us to check the airbag’s absorption efficiency.
The simulation of accidents (bicycle, motorcycle, etc.) allows us to validate the detection time of our electronic systems.
TEXTILE DESIGN AND PATTERN MAKING
After the final prototype has been approved it’s time for textile design and pattern making. The new airbag needs a nice packaging! Choosing specific textiles, aesthetical details and computerization of the patterns are daily assignments at HELITE.
100% of the airbag production (assembly, mounting of the airbag in the jacket) is done in Dijon, France by our experienced team.
Quality control on 100% of the products leaving our production site. Each airbag manufactured passes a series of tests such as overpressure inflation or controlling the triggering force. This rigorous protocol allows us to guarantee the very high reliability of our airbags… Let’s not forget, lives are at stake!