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Shocklog 298 impact recorder

ShockLog 298 impact recorders monitor and records shock, vibration and environmental conditions experienced by any type of structure or equipment whether in use, in transit or in storage.

The Shocklog 298 is also available with the following modules:
> Tilt and Roll only, GPS only, Tilt and Roll and GPS, RF only and RF with Tilt and Roll.

> Also available with an external temperature/humidity sensor.

Shocklog 298 impact recorders monitor and record shock, vibration and environmental conditions experienced by any type of structure or equipment whether in use, in transit or in storage. Record max peak X, Y, and Z and internal temperature as standard.

Other Shocklog 298 impact recorders options available providing more intelligence about your the journey are:

  • GPS – built in GPS module to record GPS positioning for every event and summary interval
  • Radio Frequency (RF) – built in zigbee RF communication module that allows you to transmit and receive information to an RF base station module attached you a PC
  • Tilt and Roll – built in tilt and roll sensor to record of tilt and roll data
  • External temperature/humidity sensor – built into the unit
  • Humidity, Pressure and Temperature sensor – separate module that measures temperature, humidity and pressure

Shocklog 298 flexibility

The Shocklog 298 has the flexibility to setup the g range required so it can be used across a range of products with different mass.
The g ranges that can be set are 1g, 3g, 10g, 30g, 100g and 200g.

Shocklog 298 features:

  • Record impact events for up to 870 events
  • Field-proven tri-axial piezoelectric accelerometer technology
  • Show direction of impact – X, Y and Z
  • User-definable alarm levels
  • Programmable wake-up levels for maximizing battery life
  • LED lights for visual notification of alarms and warnings
  • Self-contained unit design, free of cables and wires
  • iButton® and USB data transfer options
  • IP67-rated, RF-screened

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

Specifications

Operating Temperature Range -40°C to 85°C
Size 123mm x 78mm x 55mm
Weight 515g (without battery)
Battery 2 x 3.6V Lithium Thiorxyl Chloride
2 x 1.5V Alkaline Size AA
Case Material Aluminum
Scale Factor Accuracy at 5G +/- 2%
Additional Error Other Ranges +/- 2%
Acceleration Range +/- 1 to +/- 200G
Cut-off Frequency Options (Programmable) 10Hz, 40Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, and 250Hz
Wake-Up Threshold (% of Range) 5–95%
Warning and Alarm Threshold (% of Range) 5–95%
Wake-Up Time 0.25mS
External Power Source Option 4.5V min / 30V max
Humidity / Temperature Factory Fit Option:
Humidity: 0-100% RH
Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
Dew Point: -40°C to 85°C 0-100% RH

Selection Guide


Shocklog and g-View Quick Selection Guide

If you do not have any non-operating shock specifications for the product you are shipping then use the guide below to assist with your selection.

This is a guide only and not intended to replace actually testing of the product’s shipping properties prior to shipment.

This merely allows you to select an appropriate scale, which then allows the Shocklog or g-View to test the products’ shock profile.

A standard rule of thumb to apply to select an appropriate scale setting is shown below and should be related to the type of product that is to be shipped or the mass of the product.

Product weight Application example Scale Product
less than 900kgs Packaged Crate 100G Shocklog 298
Shocklog 248 (100g)
Shocklog 208 (100g)
over 900 kgs up to 4,500 kgs Crate or Skidded Product 30G Shocklog 298
Shocklog 248 (30g)
Shocklog 208 (30g)
g-View (25g)
over 4,500 kgs up to 90,000 kgs Vehicle (Truck/Rail) 10G Shocklog 298
Shocklog 248 (10g)
Shocklog 208 (10g)
g-View (10g)
over 90,000 kgs up to 180,000 kgs Rocket Engines 3G Shocklog 298
over 180,000 kgs Nuclear Power Components 1G Shocklog 298

FAQ's

How do I know which Shocklog product may be the most suitable?

If the manufacturer of the product has non-operating shock specifications this will assist greatly with which unit to select as you will have the known impact or vibration levels that are unacceptable.
If the above information is not available then we can determine which product may be the most suitable based on the mass of the product. The selection best suited would depend on how much information you want to use.
If you require GPS when an event occurs and/or Tilt and Roll monitoring and/or vibration monitoring then you will have to use the Shocklog 298
If you require a detailed event graph when an event occurs then you will either need the Shocklog 298 or 248
If you require only a journey graph for each axis then you can use the Shocklog 208.

What is in the ShockLog accessory kit?

The ShockLog accessory kit contains the following items:
1 – ShockLog Software CD (Containing software and user manual)
1 – Quick Start Manual
1 – USB Communication Cable
2 – AA Lithium Batteries
1 – iButton Set (START, STOP, DOWNLOAD, SETUP and CLOCK) – 298 & 248 only
1 – iButton USB Connection BUS and Cable – 298 & 248 only

What is the difference between a slot and a summary?

Slots are user-defined periods of time in which various criteria will be recorded.
Summaries provide an overview of what was recorded by the ShockLog in a given period of time (the summary interval). A summary records the number of warnings/alarms and the maximum recorded slot values in the summary interval time period.

What is the battery life for a ShockLog unit?

The battery life of a ShockLog unit is dependent upon the type of unit, configuration settings, and the type of batteries being used. With the recommended lithium battery, the ShockLog can have a 9 to 18 month battery life.

What is an event, and how do I record it?

Events are graphical representations of the most severe impacts that the ShockLog is monitoring.
These are set up in the Events tab of the Setup window in the software as warnings and alarms g levels on the Shocklog 298 and 248 only.

What is included in the mounting kit?

The mounting kit contains 4 metal bolts and 4 flex-lock connectors to ensure rigid mounting without any metal-on-metal contact.

I downloaded the data from my unit, and it only recorded slot and summary data for part of the trip. There isn't a problem with the batteries in the unit. Why did this happen?

When configuring your ShockLog, it is important to have the slots and the summaries last longer than the duration of the journey. These settings can be configured in the Slots tab of the Setup window. In Version 10.2 or newer of the software, you can use the Journey Duration button to determine what these settings should be.

I downloaded the data from my ShockLog 298, and the data goes off the chart's scale. What happened?

If the information you have recorded has gone over the scale, you can go into Version 10.2 or newer of the software and make modifications to the filter frequency. That should bring the data back down into the scale range that you are monitoring.

What is the hardware filter, and what should I set it to for my shipment?

The hardware filter isolates the impacts recorded by limiting the response to below the frequency set in the shocklog. Generally it is based on the mass of the product that you are transporting where more potentially damaging impacts would occur.

Filter selection guidelines are below:
250 Hz – Optimized for equipment weighing up to 4,500 kgs
120 Hz – Optimized for equipment weighing 4,500 to 11,300 kgs
90 Hz – Optimized for equipment weighing 11.300 to 22,600 kgs
40 Hz – Optimized for equipment weighing 22.600 kgs to 45,300 kgs
10 Hz – Optimized for equipment weighing over 45,300 kgs

How does my ShockLog software license work?

ShockWatch software licensing is intended for a single computer. If you need additional seats or additional computers to use the software, please contact ShockWatch.
Also, please note the following when entering the license code (found inside the software CD case): The code begins with the letters “SW”
The license code will not contain the letter “O”; these are zeros (0)

When I connect the ShockLog to my computer using the USB connection, it appears to be running, but when I disconnect it, none of the lights are flashing. Is the unit working?

If no LEDs are flashing after you have sent a setup to the ShockLog and have unplugged the unit, then there may not be any batteries in the unit. Make sure that batteries are installed in the ShockLog unit before sending the setup to the equipment.

When I use the Download iButton, will I obtain all the data from the ShockLog?

Please keep in mind that when the Download iButton is used, no data is erased from the ShockLog unit. Only a limited amount of information is transferred from the ShockLog with the iButton. Primarily, the information obtained is the report displayed on the main screen of the software. Even the events information is limited to the most severe events which have occurred.

Documents

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shocklog 298 Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shocklog 298 Data Sheet
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shocklog 298 mounting instructions
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shocklog 298 magnetic mounting kit instructions

Software

Control your ShockLog device through a simple Windows®-based software program. Clear instructions allow for quick deployment and easy data analysis. The ShockLog Report View provides an overview of the entire journey. Export data into programs such as Excel and MatLab for more detailed analysis.

The ShockLog software runs on a desktop or laptop PC using the Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating systems.

Below are software screen shots and software tutorial videos

Shocklog 298 screen shots

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Full Journey Report
The ShockLog Report View provides an overview of the entire journey in both text and graphic formats. Information delivered includes an event summary, detailed event information, and time slot information. It is possible to zoom in on data of particular interest in order to analyze the information. Data can be exported into packages such as Excel and MatLab for more detailed analysis.

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Slots Graph (journey profile for each axis)
The ShockLog software allows the user to zoom into specific areas of the Slots
graphs and highlight the key, potentially damaging areas of information.
From the Slot graphs, it is possible to jump to the detailed event curves associated with the period of time being displayed by the slot graphs.

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Detailed Event Curve
The event curve displays the detailed data curve for a given event.
The detailed event curve shows the magnitude and duration of the impact event, with the horizontal axis displaying the time in milliseconds and the vertical axis
showing the force of the impact in g. All three axes will be displayed giving users a full understanding of the level of impact seen across all axes

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GPS summaries data
If the unit has the GPS add on then the GPS position of the unit will be recorded at
every summary interval and when an event occurs. The receiver / antenna must have line of site visibility to GPS satellites to record such information. Clicking on the globe will open the location in Google Maps.

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Tilt and Roll graph
The ShockLog software includes two additional time slot graphs in order to provide a graphical representation of the tilt and roll activity recorded. The additional graphs show the Tilt (front to back) and Roll (left to right) movement of the unit and are represented as degrees of movement. The data is recorded and displayed in a range of ±180°. Reaching 180° indicates full turn over.

Shocklog Software Tutorial Videos

Shocklog Software Tutorial
1. Basic Layout
ShockLog software demonstration showing an overview of the software’s initial layout.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
2. How to create a setup file
ShockWatch ShockLog software demonstration showing how to create a setup file that will be sent to the ShockLog unit.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
3. Downloading and Viewing Data
ShockWatch ShockLog software demonstration showing how to download and view the data from a ShockLog unit.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
4. Viewing Data
ShockWatch ShockLog software demonstration showing how to view the data from a ShockLog unit.

Shocklog Software Tutorial
5. Events Tab
This training segment addresses the events tab and graphics capabilities of the ShockLog software.