The ply delamination process of energy absorption is illustrated in this photo. Three .44 magnum bullets are totally encapsulated by the panel to meet UL 752 Level 3 and NIJ Level 3A specifications.


Protecting our Infrastructure

Hardwire HS Armor is an affordable robust reinforcement armor panel system developed for structural strength upgrades and applications requiring fragment protection of buildings and critical infrastructure. Hardwire LLC partnered with Strongwell, the world's largest pultruder of fiber reinforced polymer composites, to manufacture these ballistic resistant panels using specially constructed glass reinforcement in a proprietary resin matrix. The result: a lightweight and incredibly cost effective ballistic panel designed to withstand multiple shots from a .44 magnum. When it comes to protection, nothing beats the price of Hardwire HS Armor.

Hardwire HS Armor can provide protection to comply with UL Level 1 through 8 and NIJ Level 1 through 4. These systems offer advanced methods of fortifying infrastructure and components in need of structural strength upgrades as well as blast-resistance or blast-mitigation retrofits.

Hardwire HS Armor is independently tested on a regular basis to ensure conformance to certain specification requirements. The HS Armor panels have been independently tested to UL752 Levels 1 through 3 and NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Levels 1, 2A, 2 and 3A. The 0.156" panel meets NIJ level 1 criteria; the 0.3125" panel meets UL Level 1 and NIJ Level 2A criteria; the 0.40" panel meets UL Level 2 and NIJ Level 2 criteria; and the 0.50" panel meets UL Level 3 and NIJ Level 3A criteria. Hardwire HS Armor has also tested effectively against storm damage.

With effective testing and impressive turn around, Hardwire LLC can supply up to 3,000 4-foot x 8-foot Hardwire HS Armor sheets a week. And Hardwire HS Armor panels are easy to install as they can be cut and drilled using ordinary carpenter's tools. A carbide "grit edge" blade is recommended for cutting. Installation of panels is easily accomplished with bolts, screws or industrial grade adhesive.

Hardwire HS is used by the U.S. Army and the U.S. State Department in overhead protection applications and to protect buildings and structures. This versatile armor solution has also evolved into infrastructure reinforcement armor for items such as judge benches, jury boxes, convenience stores, bank teller areas, panic rooms and safe rooms, storm shelters, bridges and tunnels.

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