Product & Equipment
Testing / Review
Our team of professionals provides elite testing services to our all our clients to ensure they can provide safe and effective products for their customers.
The team prides themselves on thorough and realistic testing/review practices to provide the customer with honest results and constructive feedback.
Determined to exceed the client’s expectations and the industry’s regulatory demands, the team has strived to build a dependable reputation that sets the bar for the dynamic and challenging industries we work with.
Be it for private start up businesses, corporations, or State/DoD agencies, our team members are experts in the following areas: security equipment developers, weapon and armor developers, tactical gear developers, advanced electronic or optical systems/equipment.
We offer a wide variety of realistic testing services including Highly Accelerated Life Test, Highly Accelerated Stress Screening, Environmental Conditions Impact Test, Package Strength & Security, and Electronic Safety/Strength Testing based on the National Electrical Manufacturers Association compliance standards.
Team members use the testing methods listed below to test and evaluate the four key areas of the customers product/equipment under realistic conditions. Those four key areas are Strength, Functionality, Overall Construction/Design, and Reliability. The goal is to give the product/equipment developer a realistic picture of how the product/equipment can preform under these realistic conditions and constructive feed back from the testers on how to improve the product for the end user.
It is our point of view that anyone who invests his/her time and money into developing a product, does it so that it may be the best on the market and provide the end user with the desired results. That is why we go into each testing and evaluation with a “Help make it better” attitude.
1. Strength: Properly testing a product's strength as it applies to the materials used and overall design is significant. The way in which material strengths' vary, and how those materials function together should also be taken into account. The strengths can differ greatly depending on the alloying elements that were added and how the material was manufactured. It is beneficial to know how materials are tested to measure their strength and to ensure that those tests are realistic as it applies to what the product was designed to do and how it will be used by the end user. The team uses six common ways to measure a material's strength in realistic conditions.
a. Tensile Testing: is one of the most popular ways to test the mechanical properties of a material. Tensile testing can be performed on a special piece of equipment known as a tensile testing machine. Our team performs the Tensile Testing by deploying the product/equipment under realistic conditions as applicable to the product's design. At the customers request, we can always accelerate those test to find the breaking points.
b. Compressive Testing: The opposite of tensile testing, compressive testing is carried out by compressing the product/equipment between two metal plates where additional weight is added to increase stress on the system.
c. Fatigue Testing: When a material will be subjected to cyclic stress, such as shocks or vibration in a vehicle or equipment that is repetitively rotated, bent, connected/disconnected, etc., it is important to know how many load repetitions the material can handle before it becomes fatigued and fails.
d. Torsion Testing: Like compressive testing the torsion testing is done by stressing the product through twisting and compressing the product at its known points of failure, i.e. buttons, hooks, latches, clips, bolts, screws, etc. Under realistic conditions this comes into play when the system is deployed and may become twisted by force placed on fail points while it is exposed to the stress it comes under after it has been deployed.
e. Nick and Break Testing: Nick and break testing also known as Drop/Strike Testing is designed to find any unknown fail points, such as stress fractures, created in the manufacturing of the product or other fractures or nicks that may create a fail point that was not there before when it was dropped, banged around, etc.
f. Creep Testing: Creep testing is when the product/equipment is tested under the realistic conditions while exposing it to room/ambient
temperatures, extreme heat (No greater than 110 degrees Fahrenheit) and extreme cold (No less than -2 degrees Fahrenheit) as well. The team also exposes the system to water (Room Temp, Hot and Cold) as applicable to the product/equipment. This type of test allows us to see how the product/equipment performs under the extreme weather conditions it may be exposed to in real world scenarios.
2. Functionality: Testing the functionality of ta product/equipment is conducted by examining how each part works as it was deployed under realistic conditions. We can do this by introducing the product/equipment to materials that may prevent the product/equipment to function as designed.
3. Overall Construction/Design: This is accomplished by reviewing, studying, and testing each individual part of the product/equipment taking into account the designer’s intent and how that design works in real world applications. We question every part of the design, as to why a material was used, why it was placed in specific areas, and even why specific lengths, thicknesses, and weights were used.
4. Reliability: We use all the test methods listed above and conferring with those personnel that tested it to determine the overall reliability of the product. We then complete what we call the Finial Results of Testing Report (FRTR) providing the product/equipment developer all the results, constructive feed back, and over all grade based on a specific Battleline Tactical Scale.