ShockDot impact indicators
Are a cost-effective solution that detects the mishandling of products and packages during shipment. Alerting handlers that a package is being monitored and requires extra care will ultimately reduce damage related costs. ShockDot impact indicators are omni-directional impact indicators.
Selecting the most suitable ShockDot impact indicators
Available in five sensitivities, as indicated by the five different colours – simply match the sensitivity of the ShockDot impact indicator to the level of impact the product and packaging can withstand based on any non operating shock specifications that the product may have or select the ShockDot impact indicator based on the mass and size of your shipment from our selection guide (see Selection Guide tab).
If a package has not been mishandled, the circular indicator in the centre of the ShockDot will remain white. If the package has been dropped, the indicator will show full or partial red coloration. Any red in the ShockDot impact indicator window alerts receivers to inspect the package for any potential damage.
ShockDot visually deters and detect mishandling
The ShockDot impact indicators mount to the exterior of packaging of a shipment and visually alerts everyone involved in the handling of the package that additional care is required. If mishandling occurs during the shipment and handling cycle, the ShockDot serves as a permanent record of mishandling.
Economical solution to reduce your damage related costs
ShockDot impact indicators offer an economical solution to prevent damage during product transit.
Indicate when mishandling has occurred with ShockDot impact indicators
The ShockDot impact indicators are not indicators of damage, they are an indicator of mishandling. If a shipment arrives at a destination with an activated ShockDot, the receiver should immediately note any visible damage to the shipment, open the package and inspect for any damage to the goods.
Using ShockDot impact indicators to determine if any damage to the product may have occurred requires in house drop testing to ascertain the ShockDot which is most suitable. This may lead to reducing the number of inspections that may have to be performed by the end user.
A Complete ShockDot Impact Indicator Program
The ShockWatch Progam is more than just an impact indicator. A key element in the success of using Shockwatch Labels are the companion tools. When used in conjunction with companion labels, alert tape and communication tools, ShockDot impact indicators become a highly effective damage reduction and prevention program.
Implementation of this program provides psychological reinforcement of proper handling procedures and changes the behaviour of material handlers. It provides a highly visible deterrent to mishandling throughout the supply chain and encourages package handlers to be more conscious of their behaviour and surroundings.
Success of the Shockwatch Program is measured by a reduction in damage. Preventing mishandling is the key to damage reduction.
Our ShockDot Damage Prevention Implementation Guide will assist you in setting up a program to deter mishandling and reduce you damage related costs.
In order to prevent mishandling, communication with everyone in the supply chain is key. Shockwatch provides letters that you can customise for your carriers and customers. These letters describe the ShockDot program and detail the steps to follow in the event a shipment is received with an activated ShockDot.
|Optional Companion Labels and Alert Tape are recommended for use with the ShockDot as additional tools that increase the visibility or the handling requirements of your package. The ShockDot is applied to the Companion Label and the Companion Label is applied to the shipment.
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|Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling||Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling|
|Reduces mishandling through awareness||Confirms effectiveness of packaging|
|Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling||Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain, from production to transportation and storage|
|Alerts recipient to inspect contents before acceptance||Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock|
|Verify authenticity of the ShockDot by scanning the QR code and entering in the serial number|