Getting any parcel to its destination safely means ensuring it has the best possible care and attention along the way. This can be difficult when you’re not with it at every stage of its journey, but it is essential as claiming compensation is an expensive and time-consuming business, to all the parties involved.
That’s why businesses are increasingly turning to technology to help ensure the parcel arrives in the right condition.
The biggest concern during any delivery process is damage through shocks, impacts, and vibrations. However, for some items, the temperature can also be a critical factor.
If a pallet is dropped from the forklift and your parcel is in the middle of the pallet load, it’s going to experience a shock. But, if the parcel is hit by another object, it’s had an impact.
On the other hand, vibrations usually occur via the operation of machinery, the vibrations created by the machinery will go through any box or another item in the area.
All of these things can damage the product. Alternatively, if you’re sending electronic components or food items, you’ll want to make sure the temperature stays within a given range. If it doesn’t the item can spoil or not work properly.
Using The Right Monitor
Whether you’re looking for a good method of Temperature monitoring, or to verify that your product hasn’t been dropped, you need to use Shockwave technology.
This is as simple as a sticker on your parcel with a colored dot in the middle. You choose the sticker according to the parameters you need the parcel to stay within. For example, it can monitor temperature ranges.
If the temperature goes outside your agreed range, the dot in the center will change color. This alerts the courier and the receiver that the parcel has been subject to conditions outside of what it should have been.
The customer can then reject the parcel without even opening it, ensuring that they don’t receive a damaged product.
The real beauty of this is that courier services will take more care of any parcel in transit. The sticker shows the parcel is being monitored, which means any issue that arises between supplier and receiver will be obvious and will cost the courier and their insurance money.
In order to stay profitable courier firms will need to take better care of the parcels in their care. Of course, with a better delivery record these firms may decide to charge a little extra, but, that’s also a way of making sure every participant is happy. The small extra cost is worth it to get a better delivery service.
It’s also worth noting that these stickers can be used in other applications, such as after installing a delicate item. For example, vibrations can often cause issues in cooling systems that aren’t noticed until the machine starts to experience problems.
Using a vibration movement sensor will help you to locate an issue and deal with it before you need to repair or replace the cooling system.
All you have to do is fit the device and then check the color indicator remains the same.