In a previous post, we went into depth about the range of ShockWatch Impact Labels available on our website. The Impact Indicator technology discussed is but one damage prevention product utilised in the shipping and handling of fragile goods for use.
Damage incurred during shipping is not uncommon, but it is largely due to poor handling techniques. When shipping products around the country (or around the world) they will be contained within nondescript cardboard boxes, so handlers can’t be expected to know.
From supplier to end-user, each link in the chain incrementally lifts the cost. This increases the final price of the product and also reduces profitability. Aside from the financial costs, time and opportunity costs are also considered. Failure to match supply.
Unacceptable shock and vibration levels experienced by equipment during transit can result in equipment damage and failure. Shock and vibration are normal but can get beyond the acceptable levels due to speed, manoeuvres, air turbulence and sea conditions. Whether it’s transit.
In the supply chain particularly during transport, goods could be damaged or compromised because of the movement and long hours. This results in huge financial losses and more importantly the loss of integrity and customer trust. The warehousing and logistics industries.
ShockLog 298 impact recorders now come with a Cellular module, a cellular-connected accessory that is easily added, giving users real-time alerts, along with date, time and location, of potentially damaging events. Trip information can be accessed via a user-friendly cloud application.