ShockWatch Tube

ShockWatch tube impact and shock packaging indicator monitor potential damages during shipping. It is designed for accuracy and provides a clear visual record of potential impacts during transportation.

Enhance Packaging Resilience

The unobtrusive design seamlessly integrates with the packaging, efficiently assessing and addressing any impact-related concerns.  Once attached to the packaging, it promptly initiates shock monitoring. The indicators are visible and bright red upon impact, functioning as a visual alert.

The shock tube mitigates misalignment, loss of product calibration, or warranty-related repairs resulting from mishandling.  The choice of the suitable packaging indicator depends on impact amplitude and duration, factors that determine the damage profile of the product. Heavier products are more susceptible to damage from lower G amplitudes and longer durations, whereas lighter products are more vulnerable to higher G amplitudes and shorter durations.

  • Integrate the tube into system hardware without requiring external power
  • Upon packaging attachment, the tube immediately starts tracking shocks
  • Indicators turn bright red on impact, providing a visual alert
  • Mitigate issues like misalignment and calibration loss
  • Choose packaging indicator based on impact factors
  • Impact amplitude and duration determine product damage
  • Heavier products susceptible to lower G amplitude damage
  • Lighter products vulnerable to higher G amplitude damage
  • Prevent warranty-related repairs from mishandling
  • Indication Type: Visual, irreversible white-to-red colour change
  • Activation Method: Live at the point of manufacturing
  • Operating Temperature Range: -25°C to 80°C
  • Activation Angles: Near 360° impact sensitivity.  See Planar and 3D activation angle graphs.
  • Impact Duration: 0.5 to 50 msec
  • Accuracy: +15% at 20°C, 1 ATM
  • Responsiveness: Responds to Single Impact
  • Product Shelf life: 2 years from the date of manufacture when stored at 20°C, 1 ATM
  • Dimensions:
    • 0.675” +0.01” x 0.094” +0.002” Small Devices
    • 0.750” +0.01” x 0.135” +0.003” Large Devices
  • Large Devices (Lower sensitivities): T-85, T-75, T-65, T-55
  • Small Devices (Higher sensitivities): T-47, T-35, T-30
  • Weight – Varies by sensitivity: 0.2608 grams +5%  or less
Sensitivity: Available from 10 to 500G
Duration: Ranges 1 to 50ms
• Responds to a single impact beyond the desired threshold
• Possible to monitor for impacts on a 360° axis
Operation: 2 years from the date of sale, when stored at standard temperature and pressure (20°, 1 ATM)

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