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Shockwatch2 75G impact indicators

ShockWatch 2 impact indicators

deter mishandling and reduce damage-related costs by indicating when products have been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit or in storage. ShockWatch devices are tamper proof, field armable, mechanically-activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs.
Shockwatch 2 is a bi-directional vertical response impact indicator.

ShockWatch 2 impact indicators

Deter mishandling and reduce damage-related costs by indicating when products have been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit generally for larger, heavier products. Shockwatch 2 is a bi-directional vertical response impact indicator.

Selecting the most suitable Shockwatch 2 impact indicators

Available in seven sensitivities, as indicated by the seven different colours – simply match the sensitivity of the ShockWatch 2 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 a Shock 2 based on the mass and size of your shipment from our Shockwatch 2 Selection guide (see the Selection Guide tab).

Shockwatch Labels visually deter and detect mishandling

The Shockwatch 2 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 Shockwatch 2 serves as a permanent record of mishandling.
If a package has not been mishandled, the top or bottom window of the ShockWatch 2 will remain white. If the package has been mishandled, either top or bottom window will show red coloration. Any red in the either of the ShockWatch 2 windows alert receivers to inspect the package for potential damage.

Economical solution to reduce your damage related costs

Shockwatch 2 impact indicators offer an economical solution to prevent damage during product transit.

Indicate when mishandling has occurred with ShockWatch 2 impact indicators

The Shockwatch 2 impact indicators are not indicators of damage, they are an indicator of mishandling. If a shipment arrives at a destination with an activated Shockwatch Label, the receiver should immediately note any visible damage to the shipment, open the package and inspect for any damage to the goods.
Using Shockwatch Label impact indicators to determine if any damage to the product may have occurred requires in house drop testing to ascertain the Shockwatch Label 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 Shockwatch 2 Impact Indicators Damage Prevention Program

The ShockWatch Progam is more than just an impact indicator. A key element in the success of using Shockwatch 2 are the companion tools. When used in conjunction with companion labels, alert tape and communication tools, Shockwatch 2 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 Shockwatch 2 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 Shockwatch 2 program and detail the steps to follow in the event a shipment is received with an activated Shockwatch 2.

 

Shockwatch_2_impact_indicator_on_box Optional Companion Labels and Alert Tape are recommended for use with the Shockwatch 2 as additional tools that increase the visibility or the handling requirements of your package. The Shockwatch 2 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

Specifications

Operating Temperature: -25°C to 80°C
Size: 42.93 x 42.93 x 6.35 mm
Sensitivity:  5G to 75G
Guaranteed Activation: +/-15% of nominal value
Security:  Tamper Proof, Serialized (OCR Format)
Responsiveness:
Responds to single impact
Duration: Ranges 0.5 to 50 ms
Adhesive:
Acrylic
Shelf Life:  2 years when stored at standard temperature and pressure (20°C / 68° F, 1 ATM)

 

Selection Guide

There are two things you need to know to begin selecting a ShockWatch 2 impact indicator sensitivity:
shipment size (m³) and weight (kgs).

The selection guide should always be used as a starting point only. The Shockwatch2 that will be best suited to your application will also take into account product fragility and packaging

ShockWatch2 .14-.42m3 .42-1.42m3 1.42-2.83m3 2.83-7.08m3 7.08-14.16m3 14.16-304.8m3 304.8+m3
0 – 5kg 75g 75g 50g 37g N/A N/A N/A
5 – 11kg 75g 50g 50g 37g 25g N/A N/A
11 – 23kg 50g 50g 37g 25g 25g 15g N/A
23 – 45kg 50g 37g 37g 25g 15g 15g 10g
45 – 113kg 37g 37g 25g 25g 15g 15g 10g
113 – 454kg 37g 25g 25g 15g 15g 10g 10g
454 – 907kg 25g 25g 25g 15g 15g 10g 5g
907 – 2,268kg 25g 25g 15g 15g 10g 10g 5g
2,268 – 4,536kg 25g 15g 15g 15g 10g 10g 5g
4,536 – 6,804kg N/A 15g 15g 10g 10g 5g 5g
6,804 – 9,072kg N/A N/A 10g 10g 5g 5g 5g
9,072 – 13,608kg N/A N/A N/A 5g 5g 5g 5g
13,608kg  + N/A N/A N/A N/A 5g 5g 5g

FAQ's

What is Shockwatch 2?

Shockwatch 2 is an impact indicator for monitoring larger shipments. It is field armable and has a bi-directional response. Use to deter mishandling to your products and reduce your damage bill.

What's are the characteristics of Shockwatch 2?

Shockwatch 2 will monitor at high and low sensitivities, can monitor heavier shipments, is field armable and tamperproof.
The Shockwatch 2 has a bi-directional response, requires displacement to activate, has a highly visible indication window and is armed by removing the arming pin.

Documents

 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch2 Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch2 Mounting Instructions
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch2 Activation Graphs and Response Curves
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch2 Damage Prevention Program Implementation Guide
Word-icon Sample Shockwatch2 Damage Prevention Program Implementation Letters for Customer and Carrier