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Timestrip time indicators

Timestrip time indicators are the smart way to measure time offering a helpful visual reminder of service and maintenance schedules for consumable components.

Timestrip time indicators offer a helpful visual reminder of service and maintenance schedules for consumable components. Accurate and reliable, they help ensure optimum performance from appliances that need replacement indicators or service reminder indicators in order to function effectively.

Timestrip Service & Reminder indicators will boost the sales of products that have:

  • a limited active life
  • no accurate way of identifying when the effective elapsed time has passed
  • an in-built component that needs changing at regular intervals
  • a service and maintenance schedule which will impair performance if not followed
  • a compliance related warranty
  • an after-market service team that needs to be kept busy
  • end users who don’t contact you to request new products

Timestrip products are manufactured under the controls established by an IQC approved quality management system that conforms with ISO 9001:2008 under certificate number: I7046

Timestrip time indicators how it works

Product Range

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Timestrip® 1 Hour
Time Indicator

for Diagnostic Tests

19mm x 32mm

1 Hour run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

Timestrip® 12 Hour
Time Indicator

for Diagnostic Tests

19mm x 40mm

12 Hour run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

Timestrip® 7 Days
Time Indicator

for Pharma Ward Use,
Healthcare product changes,
Medical Devices

19mm x 40mm

7 Day run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

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Timestrip® 1 Month
Time Indicator

for Product Replacement

19mm x 40mm

1 Month run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

Timestrip® 3 Months
Time Indicator

for Product Replacement

19mm x 40mm

3 Month run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

Timestrip® 6 Months
Time Indicator

for Product Replacement,
Repeat Services

19mm x 40mm

6 Month run-out window
activation on top
for room temperature use only

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Timestrip® 12 Months
Time Indicator

for Product Replacement,
Repeat Services

19mm x 40mm

12 Month run-out window
activation on bottom
for room temperature use only

Timestrip® 24 Months
Time Indicator

for Product Replacement, Repeat Services

19mm x 40mm

24 Month run-out window
activation blister on bottom
for room temperature use only

Timestrip® Keychain 3 Months

for Product Replacement

19mm x 40mm indicator in plastic keychain

3 Month run-out window
activation blister on bottom
for room temperature use only

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Timestrip® Keychain 12 Months

for Product Replacement, Repeat Services

19mm x 40mm indicator in plastic keychain

12 Month run-out window
activation blister on bottom
for room temperature use only

Specifications

Recommended Storage Room temperature: 22°C/72°F at 20-80%
humidity. Cool, dark environment.
Packaging Heat sealed bags of 500. Labelled with
batch and manufacturing date
Shipping Package Requirements No special requirements as inert until
activated.
Protection Splashproof
Shelf Life 3 years from date of manufacture

FAQ's

What are Timestrip® Time Indicators?

Timestrip® time indicators are patented, single use disposable visual reminder that can be stuck directly onto a product or device. Each Timestrip® acts as a simple visual reminder to replace an expired product or carry out a task, like maintaining a machine or checking results from a test. We have a stock range of products that includes from 30 minutes up to 12 months and many common reminder times in between. Subject to minimum order quantities, Timestrips® can be custom made for any elapsed time period between 5 minutes and 4 years.

How do Timestrip® Time indicators work?

A tinted liquid gradually moves through a white viewing window at a pre-calibrated rate. You can read how long the Timestrip® has been active by seeing how far the colour has progressed along the time markers that are printed by the window. When the colour reaches the end of the window, the full time has elapsed and this is the signal to carry out your task or replace a product.
When you want to start monitoring elapsed time, activate the Timestrip® by fully squeezing the button between a thumb and finger. An activation line will appear to show that the Timestrip® is working. This line typically appears in a few seconds but can be up to a few minutes in
Timestrips® that measure in months and years. Stick the Timestrip® on or near to the product or device it is monitoring and look at it occasionally so you can see when time is up.
Dispose of the Timestrip® once the colour has reached the end of the window and activate a new Timestrip® to start monitoring the next product or device.

How do I know if I activated the Timestrip®?

After squeezing the button flat a line will emerge in the window to show that the Timestrip® is activated.

Timestrip time indicator showing finger activation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the activation line is already present before you activate it, then discard that indicator and take another.

What is the shelf life of a Timestrip® time indicator?

Timestrips® can be stored for 3 years after they leave our factory and require no special storage conditions. Some indicators can have much longer shelf-lives, depending on their configuration.

Are Timestrip® time indicators waterproof?

Timestrips® are not designed to be submerged in water, but they are very splash-proof and can be immersed in water for short periods without any effect.

Is the liquid dye safe?

Yes. Please contact us for the MSDS for further information.
In the unlikely event that the liquid leaks from the Timestrip® and comes into contact with skin, simply wash with soap and water. If the liquid comes into contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

What if I find an activated indicator in the bag of 100?

This is highly unlikely, but if so, it is likely due to physical force in transit. We ship many of our products in bags, to minimize shipping costs and packaging materials. Discard the indicator and select another. There is no need to contact us, as we ship a few extra free products in every 100 count anyway.

Will Timestrip® tell me when a product is no longer fresh or usable?

Timestrip® time indicators only record the passage of time after they have been activated. It can be used as a reminder for you to check quality or fitness of purpose of a good or material but it does not monitor anything other than the progress of time.

How does the Timestrip® time indicator work?

A tinted liquid gradually moves through a white viewing window at a pre-calibrated rate. You can read how long the Timestrip® has been active by seeing how far the colour has progressed along the time markers that are printed by the window. When the colour reaches the end of the window, the full time has elapsed and this is the signal to carry out your task or replace a product.

When you want to start monitoring elapsed time, activate the Timestrip® by fully squeezing the button between a thumb and finger. An activation line will appear to show that the Timestrip® is working. This line typically appears in a few seconds but can be up to a few minutes in Timestrips® that measure in months and years.

Stick the Timestrip® on or near to the product or device it is monitoring and look at it occasionally so you can see when
time is up. Dispose of the Timestrip® once the colour has reached the end of the window and activate a new Timestrip® to start monitoring the next product or device.

Is accuracy affected by temperature or altitude?

The progress of the liquid dye against the time markers is calibrated for use in a room temperature environment (average 22°C/72°F). Under isothermal conditions the accuracy of the progression is +/- 15%. The liquid dye will run faster than expected if exposed to higher temperatures and slower if exposed to lower temperatures.

Is is not affected by altitude.

How do I activate Timestrip Keychain Time Indicators?

To activate, remove the small stick on the key chain and push the black lever down into the clear plastic holder. This will press the button on the back of the indicator and release the colored liquid. Once activated, the red dye will indicate elapsed time by moving through the white window and past each time marker. The progress of the red dye is irreversible and each Timestrip® can only be used once.

Documents

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Timestrip 1 hour Time Indicators
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Timestrip 12 hours Time Indicators
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Timestrip 7 days Time Indicators
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Timestrip 1 month Time Indicators
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Timestrip 3 months Time Indicators
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Timestrip 6 months Time Indicators
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Timestrip 12 months Time Indicators
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Timestrip 24 months Time Indicators
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