Impact Indicators

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.

Impact indicators can also be mounted inside of packaging, directly on the product it is monitoring. 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.

Products

ShockWatch 2

ShockWatch® 2 impact indicators are single use, go/no-go devices that determine if fragile products have been dropped during transit or in storage. The indicators ... view more

ShockWatch Label

ShockWatch impact indicators for packaging deter mishandling and reduce damage related costs by indicating when fragile products have been exposed to a potentially ... view more

MAG 2000

The ShockWatch MAG 2000 impact indicator is a cost-effective, resettable and reusable device designed to monitor the handling of fragile goods and freight containers ... view more

Flex

ShockWatch Flex impact indicators are tamperproof devices that turn bright red to indicate mishandling. The Flex is optimized for mounting an impact indicator to ... view more

ShockWatch Clip

ShockWatch Clip impact indicators are tamperproof devices that turn bright red to indicate mishandling. These impact indicators can be mounted directly to products ... view more

ShockWatch Tube

The ShockWatch Tube impact indicator provides a competitive edge by allowing customers to embed impact-sensing technologies directly into their product. Embedding ... view more

Benefits

Promotes chain of accountability and acts as a visual deterrent to reduce product mishandling

Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain and increase quality of product from dock to dock

Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling

Alerts recipients to inspect contents upon receipt

Selection Guide

Label ShockWatch 2 Mag2000
Sensitivity Range 25-100G 5-25G 0.5-20G
Duration 0.5-50ms 0.5-50ms 0.5-50ms
Tolerance ± 15% ± 15% ± 10%
Operating Temperature -25 to 80℃ -25 to 80℃ -25 to 60℃
Security Tamperproof / Serialized Tamperproof / Serialized Tamper-resistant, Resettable
Shelf Life 2 years 2 years 2 years
Size 3.8in x 3.8in 1.69in x 1.69in 2.5in x 2.4in
Label ShockWatch 2 Mag2000
Sensitivity Range 25-100G 5-25G 0.5-20G
Duration 0.5-50ms 0.5-50ms 0.5-50ms
Tolerance ± 15% ± 15% ± 10%
Operating Temperature -25 to 80℃ -25 to 80℃ -25 to 60℃
Security Tamperproof / Serialized Tamperproof / Serialized Tamperproof / Serialized
Shelf Life 2 years 2 years 2 years
Size 96.52mm x 96.52mm 42.93mm x 42.93mm 63.5mm x 60.96mm

FAQs

Impact Indicators

Why should I use an impact indicator?

Impact indicators alert handlers that a shipment must be handled with care.  Alerting handlers that a package is being monitored drives improved handling behavior.

 

Are ShockWatch impact indicators resettable?

ShockWatch offers single use indicators (Label, Flex, Clips, ShockWatch 2 and tubes)that are tamperproof and cannot be reset.  The MAG 2000 is a reusable impact indicator that can be reset with a special key.

 

What is a companion label?

Companion labels draw additional attention to a shipment and alert handlers that special handling is required.  The more obvious it is to handlers that special care must be used, the more likely a package will arrive unharmed.

 

Impact Indicators

I received a shipment with an impact indicator on it.  The indicator is RED, what should I do?

If the indicator is red, some level of mishandling occurred during transport.  An activated indicator does not mean that the product has been damaged.  Do not refuse the shipment from the carrier.  Note the activation on the bill of lading, inspect the shipment immediately and contact the sender for any additional instructions.

 

Why do you mount impact indicators on the edge of the shipping container instead of in the middle?

Impact indicators on mounted on the edge of containers because that is the part of the container that is the most structurally sound.  If the impact indicator is mounted in the middle of a box, the box acts as a shock absorber.  The middle of the box flexes with an impact and that results in some of the impact being absorbed by the box.