Last week CTS was present at the GPEC in Frankfurt. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig and the new Managing Director Dr. Mirko Dobberstein introduced the biofidelic crash test dummy PRIMUS. The PRIMUS dummy is particularly suitable as a training object for Special Forces. But Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig also presented in his speech the excellent application possibilities for approval tests of safety clothing, such as protective vests and helmets.
Dummies for the University of Zagreb
At the beginning of February, representatives of the University of Zagreb were guests in the dummy production of CTS. The reason for the visit was to pick up two dummies for the Faculty of Transport Sciences / Department of Transport. The planned field of application of the dummies will be research in the field of accident reconstruction.
CTS strengthens the management
Dr. Mirko Dobberstein has been Managing Director of crashtest-service since 1 February 2020.
Born in Cologne, he studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and received his doctorate in 1996 at WZL in the field of production planning and control. After holding various management positions at the automotive supplier Hella and the data and process specialist Eucon, he was Managing Director of DAD - Deutscher Auto Dienst in Ahrensburg.
Now CTS is looking forward to new impulses from the experienced businessman. Together with the managing partner Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig, the focus of the cooperation is on the further strategic orientation and the expansion of the capacities of the Münster-based company.
Happy New Year!
Cooperation with the UKM
Once again a PRIMUS dummy was crashed as part of a customers request. In order to evaluate the damages of e.g. the ribs or vertetebral bodies, the dummy underwent a CT-scan.
For this purpose, the CT-equipment at the Münster University Hospital (UKM) were made available. Under the leadership of University Prof. Dr. W. Heindel, Dr. C. Schülke (senior doctor) and Dr. S. Roßlenbroich (senior doctor / specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery) a complete computer tomography of the PRIMUS dummy was carried out to detect bone fractures and other internal damages.
Also in the future, the UKM and CTS will continue to work together as part of the scope of assessing damages of crashed dummies.
CTS supports the Child Protection Agency
Colleagues from CTS used this year's christmas campaign to support Münsters Child Protection Agency with a donation action.
As part of the prize draw, for various prizes were up for grabs, e.g. half-day holiday or exemption from the kitchen service, donations were collected for the Child Protection Agency. In order to increase the proceeds, management decided not to send out christmas cards as in previous years but to donate these savings too. The Child Protection Agency were happy about the middle five-figure amount, which the managing director of the Child Protection Agency Mr. Kaiser accepted this week.
We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!
Another trade fair visit was on this week's agenda for the managing partner Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig. Besides expert discussions on vehicle restraint systems, Peter Schimmelpfennig presented the PRIMUS-Dummy at the trade fair "Milipol" (trade fair for homeland security and safety) in Paris, which in future will play a decisive role in the development of safety technology.
Students at oncoming traffic collision
Led by Prof. Birgit Hartz (teaching field: traffic planning and technology), around 30 students from the FH Münster visited the crash test facility last week. Besides a tour of the crash facility and a lecture on the current scope of CTS, together with managing partner Dipl.-Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig the students were able to be present live at a crash test. From the field of accident reconstruction and under the direction of Dipl.-Ing. R. Bührman, an oncoming traffic collision at around 100 km/h was carried out.