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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 indicators turn red when a potentially damaging impact occurs.
ShockDot impact indicators are omni-directional impact indicators

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.

ShockDot_on_box 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.
(see Related Accessories tab below)

 

Green_tick Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling Green_tick Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling
Green_tick Reduces mishandling through awareness Green_tick Confirms effectiveness of packaging
Green_tick Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling Green_tick Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain, from production to transportation and storage
Green_tick Alerts recipient to inspect contents before acceptance Green_tick Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock
Green_tick Verify authenticity of the ShockDot by scanning the QR code and entering in the serial number

Specifications

Operating Temperature: -25°C to 80°C
Size: 9.65 cm x 9.65 cm
Sensitivity: 25 to 100G
Guaranteed Activation: +/-15% of nominal value
Responsiveness: Responds to single impact
Duration: Ranges 0.5 to 50 ms
Adhesive:
Acrylic
Shelf Life:
2 years from date of sale

Selection Guide

There are two things you need to know to begin selecting a ShockDot impact indicator sensitivity:
shipment size (m³) and weight (kgs).
The selection guide should always be used as a starting point only. The ShockDot that will be best suited to your application will also take into account product fragility and packaging.

ShockDot 0-.03m3 .03-.14m3 .14-.42m3 .42-1.42m3 1.42+m3
0-5kg 100g 100g 75g 75g 50g
5-11kg 100g 75g 75g 50g 50g
11-23kg 75g 75g 50g 50g 37g
23-45kg 75g 50g 50g 37g 37g
45-113kg 50g 50g 37g 37g 25g
113-454kg 50g 50g 37g 25g 25g
454+kg 37g 25g 25g 25g

FAQ's

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What is ShockDot?

ShockDot is a single use mechanical impact indicator that turns red when an impact over the specific g force threshold of the indicator occurs.
Use to deter mishandling and to assist with reducing damage related costs whilst knowing when your goods have been mishandled.

How do I interpret the ShockDot?

If a package has not been mishandled, the circular indicator in the center of the ShockDot will remain white. If the package has been dropped, the indicator will show full or partial red colouration. Any red in the ShockDot indicator window alerts receivers to inspect the package for potential damage.

Below are examples of ShockDot results:

ShockDot activation examples

Does the ShockDot have a bi-directional or an omni- directional response?

The ShockDot is an omni-directional response indicator. It is responsive to impacts over the threshold of the device in a 360° radius.

Where should the ShockDot be mounted?

Mount the ShockDot Impact Indicator in the lower third of the package/pallet as close to the edge as possible. Avoid the center of the package because the mounting locations should be structurally sound.
If the package is twice as long as it is wide, use two ShockDot impact indicators by placing a second indicator in the same position on the opposite side of the package (see ShockDot Mounting Instructions for further information)

 

Documents

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 ShockDot Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 ShockDot Mounting Instructions
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 ShockDot Activation Graphs and Response Curves
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 ShockDot Damage Prevention Program Implementation Guide
Word-icon Sample ShockDot Damage Prevention Program Implementation Letters for Customer and Carrier