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MAG2000 impact indicator

The MAG 2000 impact indicator is a cost-effective, resettable and reusable device designed to monitor the handling of fragile goods and freight containers greater than 227 kgs.

The device is also widely used on rail cars and trucking fleets to monitor for excessive impacts during humping or latching.

The MAG2000 impact indicators are a cost-effective, resettable and reusable device designed to monitor the handling of fragile goods and freight containers greater than 227 kgs.

The device is also widely used on rail cars and trucking fleets to monitor for excessive impacts during humping or latching.

The MAG 2000 impact indicators utilise two tuned and highly sensitive magnets. When an out-of-tolerance impact is experienced, the magnets are forced out of alignment clearly indicating the angle and severity of impact.
A uniquely designed key is supplied to unlock the cover on the unit. This key allows the product to be reset after activation and resists tampering.

While MAG2000 impact indicators can be used on either a product or the product packaging, it is generally advisable that the MAG2000 impact indicators be placed on the product since the impact experienced by the product itself is generally more important than the impact received by the packaging. The placement of the MAG2000 impact indicators will affect the selection of the proper sensitivity.

  • Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling
  • Reduces mishandling through awareness
  • Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling
  • Alerts recipient to inspect contents before acceptance
  • Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling
  • Confirms effectiveness of packaging
  • Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain, from production to transportation and storage
  • Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock

Specifications

Operating Temperature: -20°C to 60°C
Size: 63.50mm x 60.96mm x 20mm
Sensitivity Range: 0.5 – 20G
Tolerance: ±10% at 20°C, 1 ATM
Security: Tamper-resistant, Resettable
Responsiveness:  Responds to single impact
Duration: Ranges:
0.5 to 50 ms
Adhesive: Acrylic
Adhesive Shelf Life: 2 years when stored at 20°C / 68°F, 1 ATM
Storage Recommendation:
20°C / 68°F, 1 ATM, 0 – 99% RH Non-condensing

 

 

 

 

Selection Guide

There are two things you need to know to begin selecting a MAG 2000 sensitivity:
shipment weight (kgs) and fragility (Low, Average, or High).
The selection guide should always be used as a starting point only. The MAG 2000 that will be best suited to your application will also take into account product packaging.

Low Fragility Zone — Applicable in situations in which both visible and hidden damage is possible, and a single extreme impact will cause damage to product. Pertains to products transported via a variety of modes.

Average Fragility Zone — Applicable in situations in which there is a moderate degree of stability and survivability built into the product, and in which a standard mode of transportation is used.

High Fragility Zone — Applicable in situations in which hidden damage is the key concern. Typically, these products will be constructed of low tolerance components such as data storage drives, optical lenses, or any other products that require precise alignment. Pertains to most products that require specialized modes of transportation, such as air-ride vans or extended travel in hydro-cushion railcars.

MAG2000 Selection Guide

FAQ's

What is the MAG 2000?

The Shockwatch MAG2000 is an Impact detection device that will activate when an impact exceeds the threshold of the unit.
The MAG2000 is designed to monitor handling conditions over 180kg intermodal containers and freight vehicles.

What is the difference between a MAG2000 and a Shockwatch Label?

The main difference between a MAG2000 and a Shockwatch Label is that this unit is resettable using a specially designed key. This makes the MAG2000 cost effective in a closed loop system.

What can a MAG2000 do for your bottom line?

Pinpoint spoilage information
Reduce in-house and in-transit damage losses by over 50%
Communicate quality
Educate consignees on acceptable carrier handling
Evaluate packaging and shipping technique

How do you control the Activation/Sensitivity of a Unit?

Each MAG2000 is factory set, so you must order the specific G level and mounting orientation needed for your application. Each MAG2000 product has a nominal value that will activate when exceeded.

How do I select the right sensitivity?

Using the graph on our selection guide tab, find the weight of your shipment and ascertain its fragility zone: rugged, average or fragile.
These weights and zones should be used as a starting point as packaging and construction may affect the correlation between zones, weight and drop height. Please contact us for further information on selecting the sensor that is right for your application.

Documents

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 MAG2000 Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 MAG2000 Activation Graphs and Response Curves
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 MAG2000 Set up Guide
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 MAG 2000 Mounting Instructions