The Word Is Out
Our experiences with CAPE have been excellent. Jim, Tom and their team developed tests customized to meet our specific needs and then guided us step-by-step through implementation of the testing and interpretation of the results. Not only did we get a high-level of data that supported our business needs, but we learned a lot in the process as well. And with CAPE’s emphasis on confidentiality, we are comfortable that our information stays private.
Director of Engineering
Wheeled Coach Industries
Winter Park, FL
American Seating and Indiana Mills Manufacturing have enjoyed a long working relationship. Both companies are committed to creating high quality products that provide a safe environment for our users. The CAPE organization and facility are truly a world class expression of Indiana Mill’s commitment to providing testing services that mirror their core value of “bringing safety to people”. American Seating has used CAPE for numerous crash tests and FMVSS test evaluations. The facility is excellent, and the staff is both technically expert as well as very cooperative. CAPE has always made the extra effort to meet our schedule needs as well as making the process of testing products truly enjoyable. I strongly endorse CAPE’s testing services.
Keith A. McDowel
Vice President of Engineering
American Seating Company
I have worked with CAPE on a number of restraint test and development projects. The individuals I have worked with have been very willing to develop test scopes and derive pertinent data to support my objectives. They have been well qualified and provide all of the tools required to satisfy my requirements. The facility and tools are world-class.
My first project with CAPE involved extensive computer modeling of operator/restraint reaction during dynamic machine events. We collaborated with CAPE by providing vehicle dynamics while CAPE provided operator/restraint modeling and analysis of results. CAPE also conducted sled and other testing to support our conclusions. Our project was successfully delivered and we were able to deliver an industry first.
On our latest project, CAPE provided two test engineers, a Corporate Rep and test devices, on very short notice, to collaborate on a very technical onboard machine test at our facility. Onboard full machine tests of this type are very expensive and infrequent. CAPE was very professional in their setup and significant data has been collected. Their collaboration will add significant value without inflating time or cost for the program. We expect that we will, again, deliver a successful project.
CAPE has a very important role in supporting the strategic position of IMMI as a supplier of quality restraint components for Cat. I have been very satisfied with their performance.”
John C. Spangler, Jr.
6 Sigma Black Belt / Technical Steward Seat & Restraint Systems
Advanced Component Systems – AC6145