Shockwatch Flex impact indicators
are a flexible impact indicator optimized for mounting to an irregular shaped surface ensuring the indicator will stay in place. The Flex is ideal for monitoring tools or equipment that can become misaligned lose calibration or damaged if mishandled.
Shockwatch Flex impact indicators are highly visible, mechanically-activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs. These solutions are ideal when you need to know if product mishandling may have resulted in misalignment, loss of product calibration or warranty-related repair issues
The single Shockwatch Flex impact indicators has one tube and will provide nearly 360 degrees of detection. The Shockwatch double Flex impact indicator has two tubes and gives a full 360 degrees of detection. Shockwatch Flex impact indicators are mainly used either embedded or attached to the exterior of hand held and calibrated products.
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 Flex impact indicators indicate if an impact has been experienced that could potentially result in misalignment and the need for recalibration.
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 Flex impact indicators 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 Flex impact indicators
- Hard drives
- Sensitive electronics
- Communications equipment
- Avionics / Gyroscopes
- Handheld electronic devices
- Audio visual / Broadcast equipment
- Medical equipment
- Laboratory equipment
- HDTV equipment
Shockwatch Flex Impact Indicators 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 Flex 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 Flex 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 Flex program and detail the steps to follow in the event a shipment is received with an activated Shockwatch Flex.
Our Shockwatch Clips/Flex 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 Flex impact indicators
|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|