How do impact indicators for shipments work?

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How do impact indicators for shipments work?

Harvey Roberts Answered question September 16, 2022
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Gone are the days when you had to leave your shipments at the mercy of handlers and could do nothing about damages that occur in transit. Thanks to impact indicators, you can easily pinpoint where a damage occurs and take proper actions towards getting reparations.

The way impact indicators work is quite interesting. They make use of specialized sensors to track your shipment. These sensors most of the time work with the simple surface tension principle of liquid to produce indisputable results of mishandling. 

Different companies also have different patented technology to affix and indicate impact. ShockWatch for example makes use of a clip, tapes, and tubes to store and relay evidence of mishandling from the moment transit begins until the end of the journey.

Peculiar design of certain packages may also play a role in how effective an impact indicator is. For this reason, manufacturers usually have a range of alternatives to choose from to suit varying shipment designs. 

Harvey Roberts Answered question September 16, 2022
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