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Shockwatch clips

ShockWatch Clips impact indicators

are a highly visible impact indicator that alerts you if your product has been subjected to unacceptable handling.
The Shockwatch Clips can be embedded or mounted directly to your product to monitor and deter mishandling.

ShockWatch Clips impact indicators

Are highly visible impact indicator that alerts you if your product has been subjected to unacceptable handling. The single Clip has one tube and will provide nearly 360 degrees of detection. The double Clip has two tubes and gives a full 360 degrees of detection. Clips are mainly used either embedded or attached to the exterior of hand held and calibrated products.
ShockWatch Clips impact indicators are ideal when you need to know if product mishandling may have resulted in misalignment, loss of product calibration or warranty-related repair issues.

Lost Calibration for measurement equipment

Products such as measurement equipment, gyroscopes, weaponry or medical devices require precise calibration in order to operate properly. Impacts can result in misalignment of critical components.

Shockwatch Clips impact indicators indicate if an impact has been experienced that could potentially result in misalignment and the need for recalibration.

Warranty Abuse

Most companies offer a warranty period during which non-functioning products are repaired or replaced at no cost to the end user. Service calls involve labour costs of making repairs and overseeing administrative processes, spare parts costs and the costs associated with unhappy customers.

In order to monitor for mishandling, ShockWatch Clips can be integrated into or mounted on the product. These devices are excellent tools to improve customer handling and reduce warranty costs associated with mishandling.

Types of products that could be monitored with the Shockwatch Clip impact indicators

  • Hard drives
  • Sensitive electronics
  • Communications equipment
  • Avionics / Gyroscopes
  • Handheld electronic devices
  • Audio visual / Broadcast equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Laboratory equipment
  • HDTV equipment

Shockwatch Clip Selection

To select the proper activation levels, determine if shock specifications exist for the product to be monitored. Most complex electro-mechanical products such as hard drives, avionics, analysis instruments, etc. have been through extensive testing to establish shock damage boundary data. If this information is available, the selection process is quite simple. Select the clip type and sensitivity to match. If it is not available, please use our Shockwatch Clips Selection Guide (see Selection Guide tab) for guidance. Impact / Drop testing  can assist in selecting the most suitable g force.

A Complete Shockwatch Clip Impact Indicator Program

Success of the Shockwatch Program is measured by a reduction in damage. Preventing mishandling is the key to damage reduction.
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 Clips program and detail the steps to follow in the event a shipment is received with an activated Shockwatch Clip.

Our Shockwatch Clips Damage Prevention Implementation Guide will assist you in setting up a program to deter mishandling and reduce you damage related costs.

Benefits of using ShockWatch Clips impact indicators

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
Product Dimensions:
Single Clip:
Double Clip:
Single Mini Clip:
Double Mini Clip

Multi-G Clip:
46.7mm x 28.95mm
49.5mm x 28.1mm
35.8mm x 13mm
35.8mm x 13mm
35mm x 48mm
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 when stored at 20°C / 68°F, 1 ATM20°C / 68°F, 1
Storage Recommendations: ATM, 0-99% RH Non-condensing

 

 

Selection Guide

Shockwatch Clips and Tubes Selection Guide
Selection guides should always be used as a starting point only. The final selection will be dependent on your specific product’s characteristics and your monitoring goals.
To select the proper activation levels, determine if shock specifications exist for the product to be monitored. Most complex electro-mechanical products such as hard drives, avionics, analysis instruments, etc. have been through extensive testing to establish shock damage boundary data. If this information is available, the selection process is quite simple. Select the clip type and sensitivity to match.

All product is rated at 50 milliseconds

MC, CX = clip with one window (single).
MCD, CXX = clip with two windows (double)

Product
Name
Sensitivity
Activation Height
Application Examples
85MC, CX85, CXX85
10g

Activates at
5cm to 10cm
drops on hard surfaces

» Avionics Instrumentation
» Removable hard drives
» Electronics
» Medical products

75MC, CX75, CXX75
15g
Activates at
7cm to 15cm
drops on hard surfaces

» Avionics Instrumentation
» Removable hard drives non-operating spec of 37 g’s at 11 ms
» Electronics
» Medical products
» Military Devices

65MC, CX65, 65MCD, CXX65
25g
Activates at
10cm to 20cm
drops on hard surfaces.
Most commonly used clip.

» Avionics Instrumentation
» Removable hard drives, non-operating spec of 50g’s at   11 m.s.
» Electronics
» Medical
» Audio Visual / Broadcast Equipment
» Military Devices

55MC, CX55, 55MCD, CXX55
37.5g
Activates at
15cm to 35cm
drops on hard surfaces.

» Avionics
» Non-removable hard drive with a non-operating spec of 60g  @11ms
» Broadcast/Audio Visual Equipment
»
Field Test Equipment

47MC, CX47, 47MCD, CXX47
50g
Activates at
20cm to 45cm
drops on hard surfaces.

» Broadcast / Audio Visual Equipment
» Removable hard drives- non-operating spec of 80 g’s at 11 m.s
» Electronic – computer related
» Avionics
» Field test equipment
» Non-removable hard drive with a non-operating spec of 75  g@11msg

35MC, CX35, 35MCD, CXX35
75g

Activation trends at
47cm to 61cm drops on hard surfaces.

» Avionics
» Broadcast / Visual Equipment
» Electronic – computer related
» Field test equipment
» Hand held computers
» Removable hard drives – non-operating spec of 80g’s at 11ms
» Walkie/talkie and portable phone products

30MC, CX30, 30MCD, CXX30
100g

Activation trends at
61cm to 101cm
drops on hard surfaces.

» Field test equipment
» Hand held computers
» Walkie/talkie and portable phones

CX25 and CXX25
150g

Activation 76cm to 122cm
drops on hard surfaces.

» Portable electronic equipment

Flex 45/45 High G 150G @ 5msec

Activation 76cm to 112cm

Flex 40/55 High G 170G @ 5msec

Activation 112cm to 148cm

Flex 40/65 High G 195G @ 5msec Activation 148cm to 183cm

drops on hard surfaces.

Multi–G Clips
25g-50g-75g
Activates at three different levels

» In house drop testing
» Large air ride van, oversees shipments where they want to  correlate handling trends
» Products where there is an indecision of which label/clip to use

FAQ's

What is a Shockwatch Clip?

A Shockwatch Clip is an Impact Detection device that will activate (turn red) when an impact level exceeds the threshold of the unit.

Where is the Shockwatch Clip mounted?

A Shockwatch Clip is attached to the product itself and indicates excessive impact directly to the product. The Clip indicates whether the protective packaging was enough to absorb the damaging shock.

What is the main use for the Shockwatch Clip?

The Shockwatch Clips are a highly effective damage prevention device to deter and detect when mishandling has occurred to hand held products like laser levels, surveying equipment and the like.

What can the Shockwatch Clip do for your bottom line?

The Clip can be used to:
1. Promote Handling Care – Promote care and reduce damage during the manufacturing processes

2. Aid in Detection of Hidden Damage – for example, Shockwatch Clips are affixed to avionics instrumentation such as gyroscopes. The instrument would not be used, or would be thoroughly checked if it was delivered with the Shockwatch Clip activated. The Clip products are more than damage prevention devices. They are also used for detecting possible damage or de-calibration.

3. A Quality Control Tool – Many products are received and inventoried for use or distribution at a later date. Hidden damage can lead to shortages, or even to distribution and usage of damaged or faulty products. A quick check of the Shockwatch Clip can reveal the product was subjected to a potentially damaging impact and that further inspection is warranted.

 

 

Documents

 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch Clips Brochure
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch Clips Activation Graphs and Response Curves
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Shockwatch Clips/Tubes Damage Prevention Program Implementation Guide
Word-icon Sample Shockwatch Clips/Tubes Damage Prevention Program Implementation Letters for Customer and Carrier