ShockWatch Clips impact indicators

are a highly visible impact indicator that alerts you if your product has been subjected to unacceptable handling.
The ShockWatch Clips can be embedded or mounted directly to your product to monitor and deter mishandling.

ShockWatch Clips impact indicators

Are highly visible impact indicator that alerts you if your product has been subjected to unacceptable handling. The single Clip has one tube and will provide nearly 360 degrees of detection. The double Clip has two tubes and gives a full 360 degrees of detection. Clips are mainly used either embedded or attached to the exterior of hand held and calibrated products.
ShockWatch Clips impact indicators are ideal when you need to know if product mishandling may have resulted in misalignment, loss of product calibration or warranty-related repair issues.

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 Clips impact indicators indicate if an impact has been experienced that could potentially result in misalignment and the need for recalibration.

Warranty Abuse

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 Clips 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 Clips

  • Hard drives
  • Sensitive electronics
  • Communications equipment
  • Avionics / Gyroscopes
  • Handheld electronic devices
  • Audio visual / Broadcast equipment
  • Medical equipment
  • Laboratory equipment
  • HDTV equipment


  • Consumer Electronics
  • Retail
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Auto and Truck Parts
  • Security Systems and Services
  • Robotics
  • Glass
  • Electronics
  • Sports Equipment
  • Equipment Rental
  • Appliances
  • Water Treatment / Filtration
  • Electronics – Computer Hardware
  • Medical Devices and Supplies
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Construction – Supplies and Fixtures
  • Chemicals/Petro-Chemicals
  • Scientific and Technical Instruments

ShockWatch Clip Selection Guide

The selection guide should always be used as a starting point only. The final selection will be dependent on your specific product’s characteristics and your monitoring goals.
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 clip type and sensitivity to match.

All product is rated at 50 milliseconds

MC= clip with one window (single).
MCD = clip with two windows (double)

Product Name
Activation Height
(drops on hard surfaces)
Application Examples
85MC, 85MCD (10G) Activates at 5cm to 10cm
  • Avionics
  • Removable hard drives
  • Electronics
  • Medical products
75MC, 75MCD (15G) Activates at 7cm to 15cm
  • Avionics
  • Electronics
  • Medical products
  • Military Devices
65MC, 65MCD (25G) Activates at 10cm to 20cm
  • Avionics
  • Electronics
  • Medical
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Military Devices
55MC, 55MCD (37G) Activates at 15cm to 35cm
  • Avionics
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Field Test Equipment
47MC, 47MCD (50G) Activates at 20cm to 45cm
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Electronics
  • Avionics
  • Field test equipment
35MC, 35MCD (75G) Activation trends at 47cm to 61cm
  • Avionics
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Electronics
  • Field test equipment
  • Tablets
30MC, 30MCD (100G) Activation trends at 61cm to 101cm
  • Field test equipment
  • Tablets
CX25 and CXX25 (150G) Activation 76cm to 122cm
  • Portable electronic equipment
Flex 45/45 High G (150G @ 5msec) Activation 76cm to 112cm
Flex 40/55 High G (170G @ 5msec) Activation 112cm to 148cm
Flex 40/65 High G (195G @ 5msec) Activation 148cm to 183cm
Multi–G Clips (25g-50g-75g) Activates at three different levels
  • In house drop testing
  • Decide which label/clip to use

Reach | ROHS Compliant

A Complete ShockWatch Clip 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.

Contact us for further information on the ShockWatch Program or if you would like any information on ShockWatch Clips Activation Curves.


  • 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



Operating Temperature
-25°C to 80°C
Product Dimensions
Single Clip
46.7mm x 28.95mm
Double Clip
49.5mm x 28.1mm
Single Mini Clip
35.8mm x 13mm
Double Mini Clip

35.8mm x 13mm
Multi-G Clip

35mm x 48mm
25 to 100G
Guaranteed Activation
+/-15% of nominal value
Responds to single impact
Ranges 0.5 to 50 ms
Shelf Life
2 years when stored at 20°C / 68°F, 1 ATM20°C / 68°F, 1
Storage Recommendations
ATM, 0-99% RH Non-condensing




What is a ShockWatch Clip?

A ShockWatch Clip is an Impact Detection device that will activate (turn red) when an impact level exceeds the threshold of the unit.

Where is the ShockWatch Clip mounted?

A ShockWatch Clip is attached to the product itself and indicates excessive impact directly to the product. The Clip indicates whether the protective packaging was enough to absorb the damaging shock.

What is the main use for the ShockWatch Clip?

The ShockWatch Clips are a highly effective damage prevention device to deter and detect when mishandling has occurred to hand held products like laser levels, surveying equipment and the like.

What can the ShockWatch Clip do for your bottom line?

The Clip can be used to:
1. Promote Handling Care – Promote care and reduce damage during the manufacturing processes

2. Aid in Detection of Hidden Damage – for example, ShockWatch Clips are affixed to avionics instrumentation such as gyroscopes. The instrument would not be used or would be thoroughly checked if it was delivered with the ShockWatch Clip activated. The Clips are more than damage prevention devices. They are also used for detecting possible damage or de calibration.

3. A Quality Control Tool – Many products are received and inventoried for use or distribution at a later date. Hidden damage can lead to shortages, or even to distribution and usage of damaged or faulty products. A quick check of the ShockWatch Clip can reveal the product was subjected to a potentially damaging impact and that further inspection is warranted.




ShockWatch Clips Sales Sheet