Anyone dealing with large machineries, automobiles, workstations, or any other application knows how it is to handle a multitude of cables in a single place. Not only dealing with it, but also unplugging and re-inserting the cables correctly becomes a gruesome task. This is where cable labeling comes as the best solution. Available in a variety of options like pre-printed labels, blank labels, thermal transfer labels, heat shrink labels, and more, these labels are important for identification, repairing, and assembling of cables and cable harnesses correctly in any application. Also, it is an upfront cost that saves on efforts and time to be invested later. Let us look at the various types of cable labeling available in detail.
Cable identification tags
Cable identification tags are loops lied around cables or harnesses with a tag on each end which helps identify what it is wrapped around. You can choose from having pre-printed tags or blank labels which you can fill up later. These tags are easily readable, but could be cumbersome in tight spaces.
These markers are wrapped around cables with a particular identification mark like a number or colour, to help identify the cables easily in a single glance. These markers are highly useful when thin cables are used, because in such cases, it becomes easier to identify a colour rather than reading longer text. Wire markers could be adhesive tapes stuck to the cables, or could be expandable plastic rings clipping around the cables.
Heat shrink labels
As the name suggests, these labels are shrunk with the help of heat to be wrapped around the cables. They are sleeves that are fit around cables and then shrunk to the shape and size of the cable through the application of heat. This helps in creating snugly fit labels that can’t slip or peel off. This permanent strategy makes heat shrink labels the best option for cables that need to be used in an environment where it is absolutely important that the labels do not peel or slip off. One of the best application is in the military as cables used in those environments need to be long-lasting and need to stand up to tough environmental conditions.
These are the three main types of cable labeling options available. However, there are many other options available in the market too. Whatever your requirement, you can approach Miracle Electronics, one of the leading cable harness manufacturers in India, to get not only customized cable harnesses that can suit your requirements, but also labeled cables and harnesses. You can get a wide range of cables and cable harnesses here, ranging in EMI shielded, flat, RF, and many others that can be used in a variety of applications including military, aerospace, and automobiles. With all the production processes certified for quality to ISO 9001, AS9100C; and the products certified and approved by DGAQA and MSQAA, you can rest assured to get the best products at Miracle Electronics.