Force Application Machines (FAM)
Force Application Machines (FAM) are used for calibrating safety systems in passenger seats. Occupant Classification Systems (OCS) or Occupant Detection Systems (ODS) are used to enable or disable airbag functionality based on the passengers' weight. If a small child weighing less than the allowable weight is sitting in the passenger seat during an accident, the airbags will not deploy. FAM units calibrate the OCS systems based on the manufacturers' weight specifications.