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Testing and Research

Event Horizon can offer the complete engineering package. Working closely with the client at each step of the research programme design process enables us to supply a final product that delivers with immediate effect. Starting with CAD and finite element simulations, initial designs are carried through to our versatile workshops for fabrication and testing.

Maintaining a full in-house machine shop allows us to provide a full engineering solution, ranging from welding and fabrication to CNC machining. Our specialisations include design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and software.
An extensive range of testing covering UN series, STANAG and EMTAP is available alongside bespoke impact testing.
We are Registered Firearms Dealer and hold Home Office Section 5 Authority. 

Impact test

Impact testing

Event Horizon design and operate a range of Impact Test Systems providing the capability to make your test requirements a reality.
We have the capability to fire a range of hard and soft body projectiles, including: ball bearings for FOD assessment; ice hailstone; hardbody metallic projectiles; and gellatine / birds upto 4lbs within our Indoor Ranges. Capability exists to condition specimens on test from -60°C to 1100°C at the point of impact.
Using our in-house design and manufacturing capability we can also provide bespoke test fixtures and sabot systems to suit your requirements.
Event Horizon owns i-Speed 3 high speed cameras manufactured by iX Cameras. These cameras are capable of shooting in HD resolution at up to 2000fps, reaching rates in excess of 400000fps at reduced resolutions. The camera can be linked with our data acquisition equipment to perform synchronous data logging. Data logging can be provided using our DEWESoft SIRIUS-HS STG modules providing 1MHz data rate at 16 Bit resolution, these modules can be configured to record a wide variety of inputs. 

Explosive testing

Testing and evaluation

We have the ability to undertake a range of undertake UN, EMTAP and STANAG testing including:
UN Test Series 1 Gap Test (Zero Gap)
Test Series 3 BAM drop hammer, BAM friction and Thermal Stability.
Test Series 4 Thermal Stability Test, 12 Meter Drop Test.
Test Series 5 External Bonfire Test.
Test Series 6 Single Package Test, Stack test, External Fire Test. Unconfined Package Test
EMTAP Test 4 - Ease of Ignition (Buckford Fuze) Test,
5 - Train Test,
11 - Small Scale Gap Test,
36 - Fragment Attack Test,
40 - Shaped Charge Attack Test,
41 - Tube Test - Fast Heating,
42 - Tube Test - Electrically Heated,
43 - BAM Impact Test,
STANAG: Bullet Attack, Fragment Attack and Slow Heating.

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Diagnostics and analysis

We are able to offer and field an array of in-house specialist high speed recording and analysis equipment including:
• Multichannel high-speed data collection
• Near field blast pressure
• Optical chronographs
• High Temperature Thermocouple
• Ballistics Pressure measurements
• Sound pressure recording and logging
• Multichannel Accelerometers - triaxial
• High speed digital video

Further diagnostics can be accommodated for specialist requirements

Shaped charge computer model

Charge design

We offer the full end to end program for charge design, from the initial CAD design inception through computer simulation and refinement to safety and function testing at our facilities. After a design is finalised, a packaging solution can be designed, manufactured, tested and approved for transport to your requirements. Once delivered we offer qualified expert support to your ongoing trials.

Specialist shaker table

Specialist testing

In addition to standard testing we offer a Data Physics Signal Force shaker table in its own climate control chamber.
This is primarily used for Safety and Stability for Service testing, but can be configured for bespoke testing.

Shaker table datasheet
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Product development

Event Horizon have the design, development and manufacturing capability to provide bespoke explosive products and cutting charges to meet your requirements. We offer the full solution including provision of CAD approved packing containers and CE certification from a Notified Body.
We have produced specialist products within the feilds of Aerospace, defence equipment, EOD and demolition

© Event Horizon Ltd

The Old Brewery, Stagman Lane,
Ashcott, Somerset, TA7 9BJ, UK

Contact Us

+44 1458 210280