With the high growth of E-Commerce and the exponential number of items being shipped, it would suggest there are countless number of businesses that can benefit from having their packages monitored for high impacts.  

For those of you that are not familiar with an Impact Indicator, the device is very precise at detecting a specific g-force that can potentially damage your goods in transit or kept in storage. Impact indicators are designed with calibrated springs that hold a steel ball in place.  When shock occurs that meets or exceeds the g force level of the calibrated springs, they will release the steel ball indicating your package has received high impact.

So why would you care to monitor your shipment?  Why bother monitoring your goods?  It certainly depends on the product you are shipping however impact indicators should be considered for all products that have the potential for damage from impact in the transportation chain.  We list various industries that benefit from our product Click Here. 

There are many reasons to consider monitoring your goods.  Here are a few good reasons:

  • Acts as a visual deterrent to improper handling
  • Reduces mishandling through awareness
  • Provides indisputable evidence of mishandling
  • Alerts recipient to inspect good and equipment for potential damage before acceptance
  • Promotes chain of accountability for all product handling
  • Confirms effectiveness of packaging
  • Helps identify trouble spots in supply chain from production to transportation to storage
  • Decreases costs related to damage incurred during operation, shipping, handling, and storage

Our Protect-A-Pak (PAP) impact indicator is Impact-O-Graph’s most popular monitoring device not only for all the reasons listed above but also for its visual indication, low cost, effectiveness and accuracy. The dual axis design is a step above basic shock labels providing superior shock detection.

If you are not monitoring your shipments with a shock indicator, consider taking that extra step by monitoring your packages for added visibility during transit.  Your customers will be glad you did.