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g-View impact recorder

ShockWatch g-View is a simple solution for monitoring and recording impacts during transportation and storage.

The device provides an accurate record of the dates and times at which the user-defined impact threshold limit is exceeded on the X, Y, and Z axes.

With the capacity to record data for 100 over threshold events per axis, the g-View alert a potentially damaging impact has occurred, so you can respond appropriately.

g-View impact recorders are a simple solution for monitoring and recording impacts to your products.

  • Independant x, y, and z impact thresholds that can be independently programmed for precise monitoring
  • Sensors to record date, time, internal temperature, axis exceeded, and axis amplitude
  • iButton® for setup, resetting, and data transfer
  • Self-contained unit design, free of cables and wires
  • LED lights for visual notification of threshold breached

g-View Accessories

  • g-View anti vibration mounting kit:
    Once the g-View unit is attached to the mounting plate, the plate can be mounted to product.
    The following items are included in the kit:
    1 x mounting plate and screws

Specifications

Size: 70mm x 50mm x 30mm
Weight: 81g
Battery: 1 x AA Alkaline (replaceable)
Battery Life:  up to 6 months *
Case Material: PC / ABS
Sealing: IP65
Shock Range (Factory Set):
10g or 25g
Cut-off Frequency Options (Factory Set):
25Hz or 40Hz
Alarm Threshold (% of Range):
20 – 90% per axis
Shock Accuracy:
+ / – 6% of full scale
Resolution:
0.1g
Memory:
100 events per axis
Communications:
iButton

Selection Guide

There are two models of the g-View available, 10g and 25g. Determine what might be the most suitable g-View based on the mass of the shipment.

Recorded Data Impact Scale
Range/Filter
Frequency
Suitable for shipment weight Events Data Transfer Method
Impact events with
Max peaks X, Y, Z
25G / 40Hz > 900 kgs and < 4500 kgs Up to 100 events per axis iButton
10G / 25Hz > 4500 kgs and <90000 kgs

If you require a more sophisticated recorder then view our Shocklog range

FAQ's

What is in the g-View accessory kit?

The g-View accessory kit contains the following items:
1 – g-View Software CD (containing software and user manuals)
1 – Quick Start Manual
1 – iButton Set (DOWNLOAD, SETUP, CLOCK)
1 – iButton USB Connection BUS and Cable

What happens if I change the battery over whilst recording?

If the battery is changed over whilst it is recording, the internal clock will stop when the battery is removed and will restart again when the new battery is inserted. When the trip record is downloaded to the g-View PC software, time breaks and events with potential corrupted time stamps will be highlighted in red. If you need to do this when you are monitoring a stationary item or it is on a long journey then you will have to use the black CLOCK key to reset the date and time. The black CLOCK key will hold the date and time from the originally setup if it hasn’t been used for another g-View since. Best practice however would be to download the data stored to date and then setup the g-View again from the beginning. This would make sure the unit does not also fill up with more than the 100 impacts that it is capable of.

When I try to use the CLOCK or SETUP ibutton the ON and ALARM led's illuminate?

If you see the ON and then the ALARM led illuminate when you apply the black CLOCK or green SETUP ibutton on the g-View, you have not downloaded data with the red DOWNLOAD ibutton.
Use the DOWNLOAD button first to download data from the unit.
Once you have done this you will be able to use the CLOCK and SETUP ibuttons.

How do I know if the g-View is setup to record?

Once you have setup the g-View the ON should be flashing green once every 5 secs. This will indicate that it is recording.

What are the three different coloured ibuttons used for?

There are three different coloured ibuttons included in the g-View accessory kit.

Red DOWNLOAD ibutton – this is used to download data from the g-View
Black CLOCK ibutton – is used to download the computers date and time into the g-View
Green SETUP ibutton – is used to download the setup file into the g-View

Can the CLOCK and SETUP buttons be re-used once they have been programmed?

Yes. When the CLOCK and SETUP buttons have been programmed they can be reused time and time again on the same g-View.

What is the minimum and maximum thresholds that can be setup?

You are only allowed to set the Event threshold for each axis between 20% and 90%.
On a 10g range g-View the lowest threshold setting allowed at 20% of the 10g range would be 2g and the highest at 90% would 9g.
On a 25g range g-View the lowest threshold setting allowed at 20% would be 5g and the highest at 90% would be 22.5g.

 

Documents

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 g-View Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 g-View Data Sheet
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 g-View product information

Software

Innovative Software for Reliable Data and Analysis
Interface with your g-View device through a simple Windows-based software program.

Clear instructions allow users to create journey setup files, program iButtons, and view recorded data in a secure tabulated format.

g-View software screens

g-view-summary-screen
 g-View summary screen
The software screen breaks down into two main sections with the “Grid View” with a list of journey files on the left hand side and the “Tabbed View” on the right hand side displaying a
summary of the current selected journey file.

 g-view-all-impacts-screen
 g-View All impacts screen
When selecting the All tab, users are presented with all of the Events recorded during the journey on each of the axis.

 g-view-x-axis-impact-screen
g-View X axis impacts screen
Each axis has its own tab. Selecting the X tab for example, you will only be presented with the events associated with that particular axis.