ShockWatch Flex impact indicators
are a flexible impact indicator optimized for mounting to an irregular shaped surface ensuring the indicator will stay in place. The Flex is ideal for monitoring tools or equipment that can become misaligned, lose calibration or damaged if mishandled.
ShockWatch Flex impact indicators are highly visible, mechanically-activated devices that turn bright red when an impact occurs. These solutions are ideal when you need to know if product mishandling may have resulted in misalignment, loss of product calibration or warranty-related repair issues
The single ShockWatch Flex impact indicators have one tube and will provide nearly 360 degrees of detection. The ShockWatch double Flex impact indicator has two tubes and gives a full 360 degrees of detection. ShockWatch Flex impact indicators are mainly used either embedded or attached to the exterior of handheld and calibrated products.
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 Flex impact indicators indicate if an impact has been experienced that could potentially result in misalignment and the need for recalibration.
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 Flex impact indicators 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
- Hard drives
- Sensitive electronics
- Communications equipment
- Avionics / Gyroscopes
- Handheld electronic devices
- Audiovisual / Broadcast equipment
- Medical equipment
- Laboratory equipment
- HDTV equipment
- Aerospace and Defense
- Equipment Rental
- Construction – Supplies and Fixtures
- Sports Equipment
- Medical Devices and Supplies
- Industrial Equipment
- High Tech Equipment
- Office Equipment
- Furniture and Fixtures
- Scientific and Technical Instruments
- Computer Hardware
ShockWatch Flex Impact Indicators Selection
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 Flex type and sensitivity to match. Impact / Drop testing can assist in selecting the most suitable g force.
|Product Name||Sensitivity||Activation Height|
|Flex 85||10G||50.8mm to 101.6mm|
|Flex 75||15G||76.2mm to 152.4mm|
|Flex 65||25G||101.6mm to 203.2mm|
|Flex 55||37G||152.4mm to 355.6mm|
|Flex 47||50G||203.2mm to 457.2mm|
|Flex 35||75G||482.6mm to 609.6mm|
|Flex 30||100G||609.6mm to 762mm|
A Complete ShockWatch Flex 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 Flex 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