Electrical cable markers are the perfect solution for marking and labelling cables in your facility, home or jobsite. Cable markers can help with efficient cable identification, cable maintenance and compliance with Health and Safety Standards, most specifically as part of the electrical industry. Imagine being the man in the image above deciding which cable to work on if they weren’t labelled! This is the perfect illustration of what we’re here to cover …
What are Electrical Cable Markers?
Electrical cable markers are a way to identify cables that carry electricity as well as those that do not. These markers serve two purposes: they help those working on the equipment by clearly identifying what cables to avoid, preventing accidental contact with live wires as well as creating a clear indication of which cable perform which task.
They come in many forms and there are specific types and materials used for each so they can best serve their purpose. Here’s some examples:
Stainless Steel Cable Markers
Thanks to the toughness of stainless steel, this kind of cable marker is resistant to fire, water, corrosion, UV and most chemicals, making them ideal for (but not limited to) extreme conditions and industrial use, including marine, mining, electrical and pharmaceutical industries.
Plastic (Traffolyte) Cable Markers
These markers are the perfect solution for industrial cabling identification commonly used for cables in electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic cables, instrumentation, data and communications cable labelling. Traffolyte is a hard-wearing plastic made up of multiple layers and in the engraving process, the top layer is etched out, exposing the inner layer’s colour. They come in various colours which are also used for specific purposes (you can ask us about that if you’re not sure what you need).
Core Markers also commonly known as Ferrules are another type of cable marker that is used for the identification and organisation of individual electrical wires and electrical equipment in a multitude of settings. They’re commonly used in a domestic environment, but most certainly have a place in the commercial electrical industry for the same reasons all types of cable markers exist.
The Benefits of having cable markers in the commercial electrical industry
In general cable markers are important in commercial electrical scenarios because they have a different function from traditional cable labels. Whereas cable labels tell the location of the cable from its origin to its termination point, cable markers show which cables belong to a specific circuit or feeder. In this way, they help installers to quickly identify and isolate circuits that are not functioning properly.
Thanks to cable markers, businesses operating in the commercial electrical industry are able to make their work more efficient, (very importantly) safer and thus more profitable.
All of the electric infrastructure in the country is supported by power and communications cables. These cables provide critical service and support for our homes, businesses and hospitals – not to mention the fact that they also feed our energy demands. For all of these reasons, it’s important that we take measures to ensure that these cables are as safe as they can be, but also as accessible for repair as possible. With efficiencies built in like this, it means at the very minimum, we might be without power for less time after an outage, or at a maximum they help keep the businesses that support our economy functioning at an optimal level.
The Base Labels approach to Cable Markers
Our specialty lies in our approach to creating an even more efficient way of managing electrical wiring and infrastructure. Cable markers are the platform that enabled us to create our patented project package system to do just that.
Our Project Packages are designed to save our clients time and money. Our industry leading Patented label system for stainless steel cable markers has been developed with on-site industry experience as the driver.
We’ve created a seamless order form system that feeds into an index of markers that are then catalogued in accordance with the index into binders. This system makes it simple to see which marker is where in the binder, what it’s purpose is as well as who the person was that installed. No more lost markers, no more loss in efficiencies on site.
If you’d like more information on cable markers in general or would like to discuss your own requirements and how our project packaging or other options can make a difference to you and your business, get in touch and let’s chat or you can call our team on: (07) 5534 2983