New Shockwatch impact indicators have been released as follows:
Shockwatch 2, a single use device that determines whether an object has been dropped, replaces DropSpot which will be discontinued January 2014. Shockwatch 2 will be available in an expanded range of sensitivities: 5G to 75G. The first two sensitivities available will be the 5G and 15G devices, but talk to us about all of your impact indicator requirements and we can advise when the other sensitivities will be available. Download information sheet.
Shockwatch Flex, is designed with the usual Shockwatch impact indicator capabilities, but optimised to mount on irregularly shaped surfaces.
Shockwatch 2 Press Release from Shockwatch US:
ShockWatch 2 Helps Shippers Save Money and Detect Damage
The new ShockWatch 2 impact monitor helps shippers reduce costs and accurately assign accountability for damage.
With a single glance at the new ShockWatch 2 impact indicator, you know whether a shipment was handled roughly. The indicator is tamperproof and serialized, providing indisputable evidence of the handling conditions.
The ShockWatch 2 is armable, so customers are assured that it monitors only the impacts that occurred after it was applied to their packages. It mounts to the outside of packages or containers and turns red when impacts exceed the product’s threshold. Recipients know immediately that they should inspect the shipment carefully. Carriers have good reason to handle packages more carefully because they know damage can be traced to them and they can be held accountable.
“The implications of the ShockWatch 2 go beyond just monitoring a package,” stated Gerard Smith, Chief Executive Officer. “By tracking impact data, shippers and carriers can better determine where the damage occurred and take steps to prevent future damage by altering packaging, routes, procedures, or supply chain partners. Thus, by alerting them to the potential for damage, ShockWatch 2 helps shippers and their customers take a step to reduce overall supply chain costs.”
ShockWatch provides solutions that currently enable over 3000 customers and some 200 partners in 62 countries to detect mishandling that causes product damage and spoilage during transport and storage. The robust ShockWatch product portfolio includes impact, tilt, temperature, vibration, and humidity detection systems and is widely used in the energy, transportation, aerospace, defense, food, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors. For more information, please contact a representative.
Shockwatch Flex Press Release from Shockwatch US:
ShockWatch Flex Monitors Impacts, Even on Curved or Irregular Surfaces
Be alert to drops and other impacts that affect calibration.
When tolerances are tight and there’s no room for error, knowing whether your instruments or tools are still properly calibrated is vital. The ShockWatch Flex impact indicator alerts users to shocks that can throw delicate instruments or electronics out of calibration or result in equipment malfunctions.
Designed to stay in place even on curved or irregular surfaces, the Flex impact indicator can monitor for impacts from routine use, including drops or mishandling. The ShockWatch Flex is a highly-visible impact indicator. If a drop exceeds the equipment manufacturer’s operational thresholds, it’s immediately evident.
The ShockWatch Flex is available in seven sensitivities to detect impacts from 10Gs at 2-4 inches to up to 100 Gs at 24 to 30 inches. Higher G solutions also are available. ShockWatch Flex comes in your choice of single- and double-tube configurations. The single tube detects impacts from nearly 360 degrees. The double tube offers full 360 degree detection, indicating impacts from any angle.
“In many industries, precision is absolutely critical. For these customers, knowing that their tools are accurate and haven’t experienced an impact that could affect calibration is significant,” stated Gerard Smith, ShockWatch CEO. “The ShockWatch Flex will indicate when tools have been mishandled and should be returned for calibration. It can also monitor for potentially damaging impacts to any product. The Flex provides a method for ensuring accountability for product handling which leads to less damage, thereby resulting in increased profits.”
The ShockWatch Flex is an integral part of robust damage detection programs. For more information about how ShockWatch can help detect damage and save money, contact us.