Shock Watch

Selection Guides

Shockwatch Labels

Using this selection guide: This selection guide and sensor activation table should always be used as starting point. Packaging design and construction may affect the correlation between drop height and ShockWatch activation.

This guide is for reference only. We recommend that you speak to a ShockWatch representative before placing an order.

Two things you need to know to select a ShockWatch sensitivity:
  • Cubic metres of shipment (height x width x depth)
  • Weight of shipment

Weight in Kilograms

.001 - .030
Cubic Metre

.031 - .135
Cubic Metre

.136 - .400
Cubic Metre

.401 - 1.350
Cubic Metre

1.351 +
Cubic Metre

0 - 4.5

GREEN

GREEN

ORANGE

ORANGE

RED

4.5 - 11.2

GREEN

ORANGE

ORANGE

RED

RED

11.2 - 23

ORANGE

ORANGE

RED

RED

PURPLE

23 - 45

ORANGE

RED

RED

PURPLE

PURPLE

45 - 113

RED

RED

PURPLE

PURPLE

YELLOW

113 - 450

RED

PURPLE

PURPLE

YELLOW

YELLOW

450 +

-

PURPLE

YELLOW

YELLOW

YELLOW

 
Expected drop height for activation

Weight Yellow
L65
Purple
L55
Red
L47
Orange
L35

Green
L30

Under 45 Kilograms

-

0.30 - 0.48 M

0.30 - 0.60 M

0.60 - 0.91 M

0.91 M +

Over 45 Kilograms

0.15 - 0.30 M

0.20 - 0.40 M

0.30 - 0.48 M

- -

NOTE: Packaging and construction may affect the correlation between drop height and ShockWatch activation. This table is intended as an approximate guide only. Minimal testing is suggested. ShockWatch Label G-Force Guide

 

Yellow Label = 25G

 

Purple Label = 37G

 

Red Label = 50G

 

Orange Label = 75G

 

Green Label = 100G

 

Drop Spot Selection Guide

Click the chart to enlarge Drop Spot Product Selection Guide
 

C10 Light Blue = 25g

 

A7 Dark Blue = 15g

 

C7 Teal = 10g

 

ShockWatch Clip, Multi-G, and Tube Selection Guide

All product is rated at 50 milliseconds

MC (Mini Clip), CX (Clip) = both types have one tube         
MCD (Mini Clip Double), CXX (Clip Double) = both types have two tubes

Product Name
Sensitivity
Activation Height
Application Examples
85MC, CX85 and CXX85
Clip and Tube only
10g

Activates at
5cm to 10cm

drops on hard surfaces

  • Avionics Instrumentation
  • Removable hard drives
  • Electronics
  • Medical products

75MC, CX75 and CXX75

Clip and Tube only

15g
Activates at
7cm to 15cm
drops on hard surfaces
  • Avionics Instrumentation
  • Removable hard drives non-operating spec of 37 g's at 11 ms
  • Electronic
  • Medical products
  • Military

65MC, CX65 and 65MCD, CXX65

Clip and Tube only

25g
Activates at
10cm to 20cm
drops on hard surfaces.

Most commonly used clip.
  • Avionics Instrumentation
  • Removable hard drives, non-operating spec of 50g's at   11 m.s.
  • Electronic
  • Medical
  • Audio Visual / Broadcast Equipment>
  • Military Devices

55MC, CX55 and 55MCD, CXX55

Clip and Tube only

37.5g
Activates at
15cm to 35cm
drops on hard surfaces.
  • Avionics
  • Non-removable hard drive with a non-operating spec of 60g  @11ms
  • Broadcast/Audio Visual Equipment
  • Field Test Equipment

47MC, CX47 and 47MCD, CXX47

Clip and Tube only

50g
Activates at
20cm to 45cm
drops on hard surfaces.
  • Broadcast / Audio Visual Equipment
  • Removable hard drives- non-operating spec of 80 g's at 11 m.s
  • Electronic – computer related
  • Avionics
  • Field test equipment
  • Non-removable hard drive with a non-operating spec of 75  g@11msg

35MC, CX35 and 35MCD, CXX35

Clip and Tube only

75g

Activation trends at

47cm to 61cm

drops on hard surfaces.

  • Avionics
  • Broadcast / Visual Equipment
  • Electronic – computer related
  • Field test equipment
  • Hand held computers
  • Removable hard drives – non-operating spec of 80g’s at 11ms
  • Walkie/talkie and portable phone products

30MC, CX30 and 30MCD, CXX30

Clip and Tube only

100g

Activation trends at 61cm to 101cm

drops on hard surfaces.

  • Field test equipment
  • Hand held computers
  • Walkie/talkie and portable phones

CX25 and CXX25 Clip and Tube only

150g

Activation 76cm to 122cm

drops on hard surfaces.

  • Portable electronic equipment
Multi–G Clips
25g-50g-75g
Activates at three different levels
  • In house drop testing
  • Large air ride van, oversees shipments where they want to  correlate handling trends
  • Products where there is an indecision of which label/clip to use

 

MAG 2000 Selection Guide

Two things must be known to select the appropriate indicator:

1. Weight of the shipment
2. Fragility of the shipment--rugged(low), average, or fragile (high)

With these two pieces of information, use the Selection Guide to select the MAG 2000 / MAG 2000 Date/Timer value. For example, a 9,000 kgs. crate that is of average fragility will need a range of MAG devices approx. from 3-8 G. To monitor all planes MAG2000 devices need to be placed on adjacent sides on the shipment

Click on the chart below to enlarge mag2000_sel_chart

Low Fragility Zone — Applicable in situations in which both visible and hidden damage is possible, and a single extreme impact will cause damage to product. Pertains to products transported via a variety of modes.

Average Fragility Zone — Applicable in situations in which there is a moderate degree of stability and survivability built into the product, and in which a standard mode of transportation is used.

High Fragility Zone — Applicable in situations in which hidden damage is the key concern. Typically, these products will be constructed of low tolerance components such as data storage drives, optical lenses, or any other products that require precise alignment. Pertains to most products that require specialized modes of transportation, such as air-ride vans or extended travel in hydro-cushion railcars.

 

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