ShockWatch 2 impact indicators
Deter mishandling and reduce damage related costs by indicating when products have been exposed to a potentially damaging impact during transit generally for larger, heavier products. ShockWatch 2 is a bi directional vertical response impact indicator.
Selecting the most suitable ShockWatch 2 impact indicators
Available in seven sensitivities, as indicated by the seven different colours – simply match the sensitivity of the ShockWatch 2 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 2 based on the mass and size of your shipment from our ShockWatch 2 Selection Guide below.
ShockWatch 2 Labels visually deter and detect mishandling
The ShockWatch 2 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 2 serves as a permanent record of mishandling.
If a package has not been mishandled, the top or bottom window of the ShockWatch 2 will remain white. If the package has been mishandled, either top or bottom window will show red colouration. Any red in the either of the ShockWatch 2 windows alert receivers to inspect the package for potential damage.
Economical solution to reduce your damage related costs
ShockWatch 2 impact indicators offer an economical solution to prevent damage during product transit.
Indicate when mishandling has occurred with ShockWatch 2 impact indicators
The ShockWatch 2 impact indicators are not indicators of damage, they are an indicator of mishandling. If a shipment arrives at a destination with an activated ShockWatch 2, the receiver should immediately note any visible damage to the shipment, open the package and inspect for any damage to the goods.
Using ShockWatch 2 impact indicators to determine if any damage to the product may have occurred requires in house drop testing to ascertain the ShockWatch 2 which is most suitable. This may lead to reducing the number of inspections that may have to be performed by the end user.
- Energy and Utilities
- Furniture and Fixtures
- Auto and Truck Parts
- Metal Fabrication
- Consumer Electronics
- Telecommunications Equipment
- Network Equipment
- IT Hardware
- High Tech Equipment
- Instrument Panels
- Logistics & Transport
- Networking Hardware
- Medical Supplies
- Medical Devices
- Aerospace Components
- Defense Components
- Small Distribution Transformers
ShockWatch 2 Selection Guide
There are two things you need to know to begin selecting a ShockWatch 2 impact indicator sensitivity: shipment size (m³) and weight (kgs).
The selection guide should always be used as a starting point only. The ShockWatch 2 that will be best suited to your application will also take into account product fragility and packaging.
A Complete Shockwatch 2 Impact Indicators Damage Prevention Program
The ShockWatch Program is more than just an impact indicator. A key element in the success of using ShockWatch 2 are the companion tools. When used in conjunction with companion labels, alert tape and communication tools, ShockWatch 2 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.
Download our ShockWatch Impact Indicators Implementation Guide
Contact us for further information on the ShockWatch Program or if you would like any information on ShockWatch 2 Activation Curves.
Optional Companion Labels and Alert Tape are recommended for use with the ShockWatch 2 as additional tools that increase the visibility or the handling requirements of your package. The ShockWatch 2 is applied to the Companion Label and the Companion Label is applied to the shipment.
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- 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 the supply chain from production to transportation and storage
- Helps increase quality of product from dock to dock