Cable and wire labeling is critical for locating, upgrading, and repairing electrical, datacom and telecommunication systems. It is an upfront cost that saves money and time when changes or repairs need to occur to the systems you work on.
Some of the benefits of cable and wire labeling include:
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There are several wire labels that you can choose from which include, heat-shrink sleeves, tags, clip-on markers, self-laminating labelcs, and wrap-around labels.
Here are four key questions to answer that will help you decide what kind of marker or label is best.
For more on this, visit our How to Select a Wire Marker page.
Similarly, some of these questions can be asked for cable labeling as well, although they are not directly applicable in all cases. For instance, getting a heat-shrink sleeve on a network or Ethernet cable is not very feasible. Our recommendation for these applications is a wrap-around vinyl, nylon cloth label, or a self-laminating label, if it needs extra protection.
In our guide to getting real value from the right labels, we recommend following the ANSI/TIA-606-B standard for labeling.
ANSI/TIA-606-B is a voluntary standard that provides uniform labeling and record keeping guidelines for telecommunications and network systems in all types of facilities. It identifies what needs to be labeled and provides a recommended identification scheme that is compatible with the legacy ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A Addendum 1 and the ISO/IEC TR14763-2-1 international identification scheme.