A Shockwatch impact indicator is a highly-visible device that will activate when an impact level exceeds a predetermined level. Mounted on a packaging container, the device visually alerts everyone involved in the package handling process that additional care is required. There are 3 types of ShockWatch impact indicators for packaging:
A single-use device, available in five sensitivities. Designed around a proprietary tube that can also be affixed directly to a package, the Label is ShockWatch’s flagship device.
A single-use, go/no-go device that determines if fragile products have been dropped during transit or in storage. The indicators are field-armable, tamperproof devices that turn bright red when an impact beyond a specific threshold has occurred.
A resettable, reusable indicator intended for large crates and shipments weighing over 500 pounds. MAG 2000 records the direction and angle of impact.
The contents of a package will always experience less impact than the package because of the dampening characteristics of the package. Affixing an impact indicator directly on products allows you to more accurately determine if an impact was damaging to the product.
ShockWatch clips indicate if an impact has been experienced that could potentially result in misalignment and the need for recalibration. A ShockWatch tube alone can be incorporated directly into a product’s design rather than adhered to the product for applications that require embedding.