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Products Safety Testing Services for Automotive

The TESTING Department of the Automotive Division offers a full range of services and has all the expertise needed to develop and certify products intended for the world of safety, mobility, transportation, individual protection.
The reliability of the services offered is guaranteed by the accreditations granted by ACCREDIA pursuant to the provisions set out in UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 (see website www.accredia.it for a complete list), the approvals granted by the Irish Department of Transport , the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure, the Luxembourg Ministry of Transport, and the French Ministry for Production Activities, as well as by the European Community for the CE marking area.
In order to meet a growing need for ascertaining the safety features of a diversified range of products through laboratory tests, CSI has acquired top-notch equipment and relies on highly skilled professionals with a view to ensuring the best possible results in terms of quality and reliability of its testing and certification services.
The TESTING Department conducts quality and safety tests on many products in a variety of fields, including, among others, packaging for hazardous goods transport, fuel feed systems for vehicles running on natural gas and LPG (Regulations ECE R67 and R110, ISO 15500), bicycles and components (UNI EN 14764, 14765, 14766, 14781, 14872), personal protection equipment.


Certification and testing on bikes and components

Services for cycles for manufacturers, importers and retailers
Tests according to ISO 4210 on fully assembled bicycles or specific components, CSI laboratories boast state-of-the-art equipment for the execution of all types of tests, also in order to comply with General product safety Directive 2001/95/EC, mandatory for the placing cycles and components on the market. The tests carried out on components regards saddle, frame, fork, wheels, pedals. The verification of conformity on fully assembled bicycles concern - City Bike - Mountain Bike (MTB) - Young children bike - Racing.
CSI also supports the customer in the preparation of the technical file.

Services for Electrically Power Assisted biCycle EPAC
CSI manages the complete process for obtaining compliance of bicycle EPAC, electrically power assisted cycles with a maximum speed of 25 km/h and with less than 250 watts of motor power, with machinery directive 2006/42/EC and EN 15194 standard. The verification of conformity on EPAC includes: mechanical safety requirements and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). CSI also supports the customer in the preparation of the technical file.

Homologation service for L-category vehicles and their systems
CSI is able to manage the complete type approval process for granting the homologation of the whole range (L1 to L7) of L-category vehicles with the Netherland Type Approval Authority (E4/e4). A particular focus is given to:
L1e-A “powered cycles”, designed to pedal and equipped with an auxiliary propulsion with the primary aim to aid pedalling. The propulsion should be limited at a speed of 25 km/h and its maximum continuous rated power should not exceed 1000 W.
L1e-B “mopeds”, vehicles with a maximum design speed of more than 25 km/h and up to 45 km/h and a maximum continuous rated power of in between 1000 W and 4000 W.

Reference standards
• EN ISO 4210 : Requirements for city and trekking, young adult, mountain and racing bicycles.
• EN ISO 8098: Cycles - Safety requirements for bicycles for young children.
• EN 15194: Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles.
• Reg. EU 168/2013 as last amended by Reg. EU 2019/129 on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles.

Main tests
Braking • Impact • Fatigue test • Electric tests on EPAC parts • Brake efficiency • Torsional safety • Static resistance • EMC test • Dynamic durability • Thermal cycles (frost and hot water)

CSI offers services of physical and virtual experimentation combined with engineering evaluations for assessing the product performance. Its laboratories are equipped with specific test benches and equipment to verify compliance with the standards ISO 4210/8098 and EN 15194 - in terms of safety on bicycles.

• Test laboratory accredited ISO 17025 • Notified body for CE marking (0497) • Body recognized by the French Ministry of Industry for the Certification of bicycles • Technical Service for the Netherland Type Approval Authority (E4/e4)

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