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An effective wire marking system can make all the difference when on the job. If you’re just getting started with the process of marking your color code compliant wires, it can be a bit overwhelming. Read on to determine which wire marker label option is best for your next job.
To help you identify the ideal wire marker for your unique application, we’ve identified the five most important considerations to assist you in your selection process.
Who wants to go through the trouble of marking a wire, only to have to replace them when they didn’t stand up to environmental elements? Definitely not you. Save yourself the time and headache by ensuring you’ve selected the right material for your application. A few factors to consider:
Brady has a variety of wire marker material options that stand up to your biggest environmental challenges. Our top materials for wire markers include:
Next, it’s important to consider your wire marker options based on your application. A few questions to ask yourself:
Once you’ve determined your wire marker application requirements, it’s easy to narrow down which marker type will work best for you.
Wire gauge size plays an important role in determining that self-laminating / wrap-around markers perform as expected and ensure the sleeve diameter fits the wire you’re using. Depending on the thickness of your wires, you’ll need to decide which sleeves or wrap-around labels to use in order to make sure they’ll fit. Use these tips to narrow down your selection:
If you’re looking for a more versatile option, our wrap-around markers can be used for a range of wire gauge sizes in a pinch.
Still need some help? Check out our How to Select a Marker Size guide or, if you plan to use self-laminating wire markers, quickly determine the size you need with our Self-Laminating Label Size Calculator.
An important consideration when selecting wire markers is whether you’ll be marking the wire before or after termination.
Depending on what your specific project requires, pre-printed and print-your-own wire markers both have their benefits.
There's so much more our commercial label printers can do beyond printing wire markers. They can also create arc flash and lockout tagout labels, as well as organizational and inventory labels to help keep storage areas and work spaces organized.
Hand-applying labels can bring any teams' productivity to a standstill. Take the manual labeling process out of your hands and use automation to move through your work more efficiently and reduce rework. Our print and apply machines, help you:
Wraptor™ A6200 Wrap Printer Applicator
Gaining efficiency has never been easier. Just use an automated device, like the Wraptor A6200 Wrap Printer Applicator. Print and wrap in just seven seconds, eliminating expensive and time-consuming hand labeling.
Just how much time and money could you save? Use our Wraptor A6200 Wrap Printer Applicator Labor Efficiency Calculator to find out!
Wraptor™ A6500 Wrap Printer Applicator
Ironically, the world can't go wireless without the addition of more and more wires and cables. Keep up with the ever-growing pace with the Wraptor A6500 Wrap Printer Applicator. Print and apply your self-laminating wrap labels in as little as five seconds so you can efficiently move through your work. You also get:
Just how much time and money could you save? Use our Wraptor A6500 Wire ID Printer Cost Savings Calculator to find out!
BradyPrinter A5500 Flag Printer Applicator
Adding a flag gives you the room for the data you need, but can also increase your identification time. Free up your flagging time with the BradyPrinter A5500 Flag Printer Applicator.
Just how much time and money could you save? Use our BradyPrinter A5500 Cost Savings Calculator to find out!
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