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Autodrain Air Bag

Autodrain Air Bag Tool

Autodrain's Air Bag Tool offers a practical and cost effective solution which is designed to deploy single or multiple air bags in situ. The unit comes ready to use.
Autodrain web site
Contact Autodrain by email or telephone: 0113 3866418
Address: AutoDrain,Rothwell, Haigh, Leeds, West Yorks. LS26 OSB,UK.

Crow airbag deployment

Crow Airbag Deployment

Our simplest unit can be used to individually deploy any airbag or seatbelt pre tension unit, however add our plug package and all the safety systems can be simultaneously deployed using one simple connection to the vehicles deployment unit. Don’t be fooled by others claims, individually connecting to each device is a pains taking process!
Crow Environmental web site
Contact Crow Environmental by email or telephone: 01473 290267
Address: Crow Environmental Ltd, 3 The Quadrangle Centre, The Drif, Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QR

Iris-Mec airbag tool

Iris-Mec Airbag Deactivator

The Iris-Mec airbag deactivator is designed for the quick and safe deactivation of airbags from ELVs (base module).
Iris-Mec website
Contact Iris-Mec by email or telephone: 01604 642020
Address: CIS Ltd, 25 Hatton Close, Moulton Park Ind. Est., Northampton, NN3 6SU

Seda Multiplex

SEDA MultiPlex

The new SEDA MultiPlex is used to trigger all pyrotechnic components in vehicles.
The MultiPlex is suitable for all vehicle-types. Universal pincables allow the connection of the device to different vehicle-control units. Additional adaptors are not necessary.
The device is supplied with power through a standard-battery or via cable connection (with a car battery). With the help of a control element, which displays all present airbags, all pyrotechnic parts can be triggered via 2-finger-safety system.
For recyclers, who already use the SEDA AirbagMaster, we recommend the MultiPlex upgrade-set.
In that case the Airbag-Master is reused as control element.
The MultiPlex components replace the previously required AirbagMasteradaptors.

Seda Blastbox

SEDA BlastBox

SEDA presents a simple and easy to use solution to safely deploy pyrotechnical components of ELV´s.
The special characteristic of the BlastBox is ease of use. Simple connect the BlastBox to the vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU), ensuring all ECU socket holes are connected. The BlastBox checks what is available, tests the wires and after checking hereafter the system will deploy the pyrotechnical devices with the remote control.
Also an alligator clip cable is available to connect and deploy individual or removed airbags. With the option of a simple software update, the unit can be prepared for newer or future car models.

Seda airbagmaster

SEDA AirbagMaster

The "AirbagMaster", a universal air bag activating device supported by all ACEA members. The AirbagMaster has been specially designed for the safe and controlled activation of all pyrotechnic devices contained in cars. It prevents the risk of inactivated devices finding their way in to the melting furnace. Time consuming manual removal is not necessary.
Full activation of 2 phase ignitions found in some air bags or in pyrotechnic belt pretensioners is hard to determine visually. In such cases the AirbagMaster is invaluable.
Leading car manufactures were involved in the specification, development and testing of the Airbag Master.
SEDA web site
Contact SEDA by email or telephone: 0750 2023859

Vortex Airbag tool

Vortex airbag/pretensioner tool

Designed to be connected to any electronically operated air bag or seat belt pretensioner directly or through the ECU. All devices can be deployed at once. Designed to be robust enough to withstand day to day use in scrapyards.
Vortex Depollution web site
Contact Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd by email
or telephone: 01246 589601
Address: Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd, Bidestone House, Astwith Close, Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 5UR


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