Electric Vehicle Steps : Step Catalogue : AVS Steps

Testing AVS Steps

There are few companies in the world who test their steps as rigorously as AVS. We have invested in our own multi-functional test rig allowing prolonged testing in "real" conditions for our electric and manual steps. In addition steps are operated on AVS vehicles through all types of weather conditions and road conditions.

The new generation of electric steps are being tested now to even higher standards. The new motor has been tested with a resistance of 25N for over 500,000 cycles! We then cranked up the resistance to 170N and tested for a further 5000 cycles.

AVS also commissions independent testing where required for EMC and EU regulations.

Customers are welcome to see the testing in action at any time at our factory.

Standard Scope Detail Step Type Compliance
ISO9001:2000 Design, manufacture and testing of vehicle steps and harnesses AVS has established a quality policy under ISO9001 All Certification due July 2006
EU 95/54/EC Electromagnetic Compatiility Testing Directive Tested to ensure electric motor does not interfere with radio equipment All electric steps (Bosch Motor) E11 72/245 96/54 2852 00
EU 2001/85/EC Bus & Coach Directive Section 7.6.10 for vehicles carry more than 8 passengers All Comply
CEN EN 1646 CEN Regulations Motor homes KC Lesiure Steps Comply
AVS Bench Mark Safe working load test 150Kg (330lbs) applied minimum 50,000 times All Comply
AVS Bench Mark SWL + 50% test 225Kg (500lbs) applied minimum 25,000 times All Comply
AVS Bench Mark Cycle test 25N force applied and step operated 100,000 times All electric steps (Bosch Motor) Comply
AVS Bench Mark Impact test Step motor arm subjected to an impact of 200N All electric steps (Bosch Motor) Comply
Legal Requirement Bus & Coach Directive 136Kg applied once All Comply
SVA 74/483/EEC Single Vehicle Approval All low volume vehicles All Comply