ShockWatch Tube is a packaging indicator designed to detect impact during storage and transportation without needing an external power source. Once installed on the packaging, it begins monitoring for shocks instantly. These indicators are highly visible and change to a bright red when an impact occurs.

Proactive Damage Detection and Prevention

The primary function of the ShockWatch Tube is to avert potential problems such as misalignment, calibration loss, or warranty-related repairs that often result from improper handling.

Selecting the appropriate ShockWatch Tube is crucial, as it should align with the amplitude and duration of the impact relative to the product’s vulnerability to damage. Heavier items are generally more prone to damage from lower g-force impacts over extended periods, whereas lighter items are more vulnerable to higher g-force impacts occurring over shorter durations.

  • Encourage Careful Handling: The indicator is instrumental in promoting careful handling which could reduce the likelihood of damage during storage and transit.
  • Identifying Concealed Damage: The indicator could be embedded in Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA). It not only functions as a preventive measure against damage but also as an effective tool for detecting hidden damage or de-calibration.
  • Essential for Quality Assurance: ShockWatch Tubes serve as a quality control tool, especially for products stored for future use or distribution. It identifies if products have suffered damaging impacts, signaling the need for a more thorough inspection, thus preventing the risk of using or distributing damaged or defective items.
  • 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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