NEW PAINTBALL RESEARCH RECEIVES SPONSOR SUPPORT
Paintball Training Institute announces Paintball Impact Research Program for a New ASTM Standard, Sponsored by Leading Supplier of Special Pressure Sensor Products.
Sensor Products Inc. USA announced today that they are sponsoring Bob McGuire’s paintball impact research at the Paintball Training Institute (PTI). McGuire is the technical contact for a new proposed ASTM Paintball Impact Standard being developed by the ASTM WK56715 work group.
Senior Application Specialist Vadim Shalyt for Sensor Products USA stated: “We previously supplied materials and Topaq analysis for McGuire’s research program. We are confident that the preliminary results indicate a very good application for our pressure sensor product and data analysis protocol. We are pleased to support this ground breaking research.”
McGuire also issued this statement: “We have previously enjoyed successful paintball impact analyses using the pressure sensor film and Topaq analysis from Sensor Products Inc. USA. This remarkable process allows us to reliably measure the actual maximum impact pressure generated along the contact surface as a paintball transfers its energy to a target. Theoretical calculations for Kinetic Energy Density (KED) have been accepted as a fair measure of theoretical impact for resilient projectiles. Now, for the first time, we can directly measure the actual maximum pressure experienced across the actual contact surface during an impact event. Simple KED does not account for the impact duration. This revolutionary product allows a direct measurement of the maximum contact pressure, which is the cause of bruising and discomfort. This sponsorship from Sensor Products will facilitate our pilot testing, designed to establish a baseline for reasonable paintball impact limits, for different types of paintball activities. This exciting technology is the holy grail for resilient projectile impact testing.”