On May 2020, a space capsule from SpaceX – a private US aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company - successfully reaches the International Space Station (ISS). The restraint systems used onboard the spacecraft were made by SCHROTH.
Passion for the art
Of course, you can study to be an engineer. But you have to have a love of perfection in your heart to be an exceptional engineer. At SCHROTH, we work with our heads and our hearts. The quality of our solutions is the proof.
Passion for the art
We are engineers out of passion. We strive for perfection and love the beauty of new technical solutions. This means: We don‘t rest until we have made every seatbelt and every buckle more robust and safe.
The introduction of increased safety measures for the installation of non-rechargeable Li-Battery operated units caused major design issues at seat manufacturers to place the crash sensor boxes in easily accessible areas. Schroth has been able to certify their Crash Sensor Box to TSO-C142b which gives the seat manufacturer the freedom to install the unit wherever it fits best into the seat.
The SCHROTH 3-point diagonal restraint system with pretensioner called PHARS (Pretensioning Head Arc Reduction System) is a self-contained restraint system specifically designed to improve occupant protection especially in forward facing and angled seat orientations during a survivable accident. Again, SCHROTH innovated the aerospace industry with restraint systems, originally used in automotive safety applications.
With extensive experience in airbag development for defense applications, SCHROTH applies its technology to develop a structure mounted airbag system, used for the first time in a Boeing 787 airliner.
With years of experience in seatbelt design and development, SCHROTH applies its technology and methodology to develop a highly effective, low weight and resettable energy absorbing element to military troop seating.
The SCHROTH Airlite® passenger lap belt is the signature product of lightweight and comfortable SCHROTH commercial passenger restraints. Its ultra-low weight lift lever design allows commercial airlines to substantially reduce the total cost of ownership for their passenger lap belts and to realize significant fuel savings. The unique benefits of the AirLite® were recognized by the Crystal Cabin Award judges, who selected SCHROTH as a finalist in the category “Greener Cabin, Health and Safety”.
The German Bundeswehr orders 4-point automatic seatbelts with integrated airbags for 125 of the GTK/Boxer armored transport vehicles. The seatbelts are specifically designed to protect occupants in a side-facing position. In 2015 an additional 131 were ordered.
The device is designed to protect the crew and the aircraft’s structural integrity during sudden decompressions of the cockpit.
SCHROTH continues to innovate in the aerospace market with the development of a three-point pushbutton restraint for Qantas’ new first class in the Airbus A380. Since then, 3-point restraints have become the standard in first- and business class cabins.
SCHROTH becomes one of three global companies to manufacture, market and distribute the award winning and highly recognized “HANS” (head and neck support) device. Over the years, SCHROTH has manufactured 10s of thousands of these devices becoming a recognized leader in racing safety.
SCHROTH has since then delivered restraints and (FHR) head and neck devices to F1 and top racing series worldwide. The current standards for racing safety products require dynamic testing at up to 70g’s. Today, SCHROTH continues to be a market leader in racing safety and active in the evolution of safety standards.
SCHROTH continues to innovative in the aerospace market, as e.g. in 1995, when restraint systems with pushbutton closures were approved by the FAA. This new – for aircraft seats – type of closure, which is typically used in automotive safety restraints, provided safer products, especially for helicopters with their relatively tight seating conditions.
The development work and investments in research since the end of the 1980’s, especially in the asm (“anti submarining”) technology, paved the way for SCHROTH into the new sphere of business. SCHROTH becomes a certified manufacturer of aeronautic products for Airbus to develop and supply the restraints systems for the first 16-g cabin-attendant seats, which were installed in the Airbus A330 and A340.
Under the influence of the mass motorisation, new safety standards were developed.
SCHROTH consistently made emphasis on quality standards, new materials such as polyester were introduced. The company performs its first dynamic crash test as part of its research work.
Carl F. Schroth, an enthusiastic rally driver, saw the need for a harness belt in motorsports and “tailored” a seat belt for his co-pilot from roller blind and coat buckles. Convinced of the benefits of safety systems not only in motorsports but also in the growing passenger cars industry and inspired by the discussions already taking place in the US, Schroth formulated a “Recommendation for increasing the safety of vehicle passengers” for the Ministry of Transport in 1956
You can trust SCHROTH. Because with us, nothing is left to chance. In our in-house test center, we check our products from development to final production - and beyond.
SCHROTH Safety Products believes that investing in the best research and design in the business leads to the development of superior products. The Company invests annually on research and design, and our patents represent that investment.