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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 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 over the g force threshold of the ShockWatch label. Shockwatch Labels have an omni-directional impact response.

Selecting the most suitable Shockwatch Label impact indicators

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

Shockwatch Labels visually deter and detect mishandling

The Shockwatch Labels 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 Label serves as a permanent record of mishandling.
If a package has not been mishandled, the circular indicator in the centre of the ShockWatch Label will remain white. If the package has been dropped, the indicator will show full or partial red coloration. Any red in the ShockWatch Label impact indicators window alerts receivers to inspect the package for any potential damage.

Economical solution to reduce your damage related costs

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

Indicate when mishandling has occurred with ShockWatch Labels impact indicators

The Shockwatch Labels 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 Labels Impact Indicators Damage Prevention Program

The ShockWatch Progam is more than just an impact indicator. A key element in the success of using Shockwatch Labels are the companion tools. When used in conjunction with companion labels, alert tape and communication tools, Shockwatch Labels 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 Labels 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 as part of the Damage Prevention Progrma that you can customise for your carriers and customers. These letters describe the Shockwatch Labels program you are implementing and detail the steps to follow in the event a shipment is received with an activated Shockwatch Label.

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

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 25g
454+kg 37g 25g 25g 25g

 

Expected drop height for activation

Weight Yellow L65 Purple L55 Red L47 Orange L35 Green L30
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