With the incredible proliferation in electrical items in the workplace over the last twenty or so years, it’s no surprise that managing the cables that come with them have become more and more important.
Couple that with the ever-increasing demands for security, maintenance and traceability of upgrades and ensuring things stays organized becomes a job in itself. This is called cable management and cable markers can play a big part.
Wire marking and cable identification have, therefore, become a vital component in most offices, particularly those with significant electrical system installations. You can browse megatechdistributor.com/parts-components/cable-sleeving-kit to know more about cable sleeving kit.
In fact, cable identification is used in a wide range of industries. Some are specifically for use in the motor and rail industries, some for use in laboratories, motors, and industrial components. But in the main, most wire markers available are designed for use with computer cables and electrical wires; general cable management.
So how do they help?
Simply, wire or cable identification markers are designed to easily attach to wires and cables to help you in identifying them. There is a multitude of different types of cable markers out there. The basic varieties include labels, sleeves, and tags. You can buy a range of kits of basic cable markers which suit a variety of applications.
There are also more specialized cable markers out there:
HZ-Type markers are designed to allow each size of marker to fit a wide range of cables. They can be used in temperatures ranging from -45'C – 70'C and the gusseted design enables the marker to fit snugly over a wide range of cable diameters. They come in a variety of sizes and often in a choice of either straight or chevron cut. There are color-coded options available for your cable management requirements.
HE-Type cable markers are designed to provide an easy method of marking wires in-situ or terminated cables using an integrated applicator. These can be used in an even wider temperature range: -50'C – 125'C.
The HG-Type markers are made from a Zero-halogen, cadmium and silicone free, self-extinguishing material and can be used in a similar temperature range to the HZ type.