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Shockwatch label L47/50g impact indicators

ShockWatch Labels impact indicators deter mishandling and reduce damage-related costs to your products by indicating when the packaging has been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit or in storage. ShockWatch Labels are tamperproof, mechanically activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs.

Shockwatch Labels have an omni-directional impact response.

ShockWatch Labels are impact indicators that deter mishandling and reduce damage-related costs to your products by indicating when  the packaging has been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit or in storage. ShockWatch labels are tamperproof, mechanically activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs.

Benefits of using Shockwatch Labels

  • Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling
  • Reduces mishandling through awareness
  • Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling
  • Alerts recipient to inspect contents before acceptance
  • Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling
  • Confirms effectiveness of packaging
  • Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain, from production to transportation and storage
  • Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock

Related Accessories for the Shockwatch Labels

shockwatch-labels-feature01 Companion Label:
The Companion Label provides an additional visual warning and instructions on what to do if mishandling occurs. The Shockwatch Label is placed on the corresponding footprint printed on the labels.
Shockwatch Alert Tape Alert Tape:
Use to provide a visual warning against mishandling.
Tape is 50mm (W) x 66m (L)
shockwatch-labels-feature03 Alert Sticker:
Included in each box of Shockwatch Labels.
Affix to the Bill of Lading or place next to the Shockwatch Label mounted on the box to caution the carrier and consignee that the shipment is monitored

 

 

 

Specifications

Sensitivity range: 25 – 100G
Impact duration: 0.5 – 50ms
Tolerance: ±15% at 20°C, 1 ATM
Operating temperature: -25°C to 80°C
Weight (varies by sensitivity): ~2.37g
Dimensions: 96.52mm x 96.52 mm
Security: Tamperproof, Serialized (optional)
Adhesive: Acrylic
Product life: 2 years when stored at 20°C, 1ATM
Storage recommendations: 20°C, 1 ATM, 0-99% RH Non-condensing
Customization: Private logos available. Minimum quantity applies

Selection Guide

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

ShockWatch Label 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
23-45kg 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 25
454+kg 37g 25g 25g 25g

 

Expected drop height for activation

Weight Yellow L65 Purple L55 Red L47 Orange Green
Under 45 Kilograms 0.30-0.48 M 0.30-0.60 M 0.60-0.91 M 0.91 M+
Over 45 Kilograms 0.15-0.30 M 0.20-0.40 M 0.30-0.48 M

NOTE: Packaging and construction may affect the correlation between drop height and ShockWatch activation.
This table is intended as an approximate guide only.
Minimal drop testing is suggested.

FAQ's

What is a Shockwatch Label?

A Shockwatch Label is a single use impact detection device that will activate (turn red) when an impact level exceeds the g force threshold of the unit. More importantly, using the Shockwatch label can assist as a deterrent to mishandling of your products by letting people know that your product is being monitored for mishandling.

How do I select the correct label for my shipment?

Use our Shockwatch Label selection guide on the Selection Guide tab to assist with a suitable threshold based on the cubic measurement and mass of the package you are shipping should you have no non operating shock specifications for your particular product.

What can a Shockwatch Label do for my products?

  • Pinpoint spoilage information
  • Reduce in-house and in-transit damage losses by over 50%
  • Communicate quality
  • Educate consignees on acceptable carrier handling
  • Evaluate packaging and shipping techniques

 

 

Documents

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