Mark veins: The requirements
A wide range of different markers are available for wire marking in conductors, wires and thin cables. When selecting the markers, the individual requirements play a major role in addition to the prescribed DIN standards. On the one hand, you should consider whether the marking takes place before or after cable assembly. In the case of cables and cores that have already been assembled, markers for sliding on can usually no longer be used. In addition, the environmental influences to which the markers are exposed at the place of use should be taken into account. What temperatures are the markers exposed to? Do they come into contact with chemicals or intense UV rays? Do certain color codes need to be implemented? In summary, you should pay attention to the following criteria when selecting the appropriate wire markers:
- Compliance with the DIN standard prescribed by law in your industry
- Environmental influences that affect the markers at the place of use (temperatures, UV rays, chemicals,...)
- Compliance with prescribed colour coding
- Mounting method of the core markers: Are they marked before or after cable assembly?
If you have any questions about the requirements, feel free to contact our TEXIT experts. We have already been active in industrial labelling for 20 years and are familiar with many different sectors of industry. We would be happy to provide you with non-binding advice on cable labelling in person on site, by phone or digitally via video call.
Core marking colors
Especially for wire marking, color coding often plays a major role. That is why you receive many of our wire markings in different colors. Depending on the industry and exact applications, the regulations for the color code of the wire marking are regulated differently.
Is the color you are looking for your color code not included in our standard range? No problem - as a manufacturer of cable markings we have the possibility to produce special custom-made products for our customers. Just send us an inquiry with the desired data (e.g. size and color, but also material) and we will make you an individual offer. You can find more information about our special productions under the heading Service on our website.
Core marking standard
There are many different standards for wire marking, both nationally and internationally. The standard(s) for wire marking in Germany are laid down in so-called DIN standards from the German Institute for Standardization. International standards are usually issued as ISO standards. Standards make it possible to guarantee a uniform standard. And this is especially important for wire marking. However, depending on the industry, there are different standards for wire marking. Therefore, we have summarized the most common requirements of our customers for you here:
Wire marking according to DIN 47100
The German DIN 47100 regulates the core color coding in telecommunication cables. It is widely used in various fields of industry (including construction and buildings). You can find more information about the wire markings according to DIN 47100 here.
Wire marking according to DIN VDE 0293-30
The prescribed color coding of cores and conductors for fixed installation is specified in DIN VDE 0293-30. It finds applications in electrical engineering as well as in the manufacture of electrical devices. On this page you will find detailed information about the wire marking according to DIN VDE 0293-30.
Core marking according to din vde 0815
DIN VDE 0815 regulates the color coding for wire markings in the field of telecommunications, audio technology and video technology. It is also used in remote control and remote monitoring technology. Detailed information on wire marking according to DIN VDE 0815 can be found here.
Types of core markings
Since the topic of wire marking is very extensive, we have summarized the most important types for marking and identifying wires and conductors for you here. Click to get more information about the individual options.
Our ART wire markers are perfectly suitable for the marking of wires and single wires. The thin wire markers in the size 20x6mm can be printed quickly and easily with the thermal transfer process. Thanks to the high-quality PE film, these wire markers are halogen-free and particularly flexible. This facilitates the assembly.
Marking carrier for wire marking
The MultiTex marking carriers from Texit are special holders for fixing the ART wire marking. They are available in 2 versions: the standard AMT variant and the halogen-free AMT-PZ variant. The carriers allow the marking to be easily attached to the individual cores.
Cable labelling clips
Cable marking clips are an excellent way to mark thin cables and single wires even after cable assembly. The cable clips are made of polyoxymethylene (POM for short) and are therefore halogen-free, UV and temperature resistant. The clips (embossed according to your wishes) are supplied on mounting rods and can be easily pushed from there onto the cables and cores.
Texit's wire markers DRT are specially designed for marking wires, cores and thin cables. The flexible markers made of PET film can be printed well with the thermal transfer process and can be easily threaded onto the corresponding wires (cable ties or glue as with labels is not necessary).
Material of the core markings
Since cores and wires have to be marked in very different places with different requirements, you have different materials to choose from when selecting markers.
Polyester wire marker
Polyester is a very stable plastic material for the production of wire marking. Our DRT wire marking is therefore durable and very temperature resistant. Due to the supple and thin polyester, these markers can be quickly and easily attached to the individual cores and wires. In the standard version, these wire markers are available in the color white.
Core marking made of halogen-free polyolefin
In many areas of industry, it is a legal requirement that cable & wire marking must be halogen-free. For these industries, our ART wire marking made of polyolefin is very suitable because the base material is halogen-free. Polyolefins (POF) form the most important plastic group for polymers in industry. Both polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) fall into this group. Polyolefins are characterized in particular by their high chemical resistance, good electrical insulating properties and easy and simple processing. In the color white, ART markers are halogen-free.
Core marking made of halogen-free polyoxymethylene
Polyoxymethylene (POM) is a particularly hard and dimensionally stable plastic that is also very robust and resistant to various chemicals and UV rays. POM is halogen-free and therefore also very suitable for use in the railway industry. Thanks to these properties, POM is particularly suitable for the production of cable clips. Thanks to the dimensionally stable material, the clips can be quickly and easily attached to the corresponding cables and wires.
Slide-on wire markers and single wire identification
With the push-on wire markers, even single wires can be marked quickly and easily. The push-on cable markers are particularly suitable for small cable diameters and cores. Due to the practical arrangement, the wire markers can be threaded onto the wires and cables without any tools. Both the DRT wire markers and the ART wire markers can be printed using the thermal transfer process. With suitable Ribbon and compatible Thermal transfer printer these cable marking products can be printed flexibly, cost-effectively and to a high quality. The slide-on wire markers must be attached before or during cable assembly, since sliding them on after assembly is usually no longer possible.
Cable marking with slide-on markers
Unlike the clips, cable markers for sliding on, as the name suggests, are pushed or threaded onto the cores or wires. Therefore, these markers are suitable only for marking cables that are not yet mounted. They are threaded over the end onto the corresponding core. Once attached, the cable marker for sliding on is, thanks to the good fit and the high-quality material, very durable and long readable. The wire markers for sliding on are printed using the thermal transfer process.
For a high quality printing result, the selection of the appropriate ribbon and thermal transfer printer is very important. Our service team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks to our many years of experience in the field of cable and single wire marking, we can advise you in detail and individually on cable markings for sliding on. Simply contact us Contact via our website or e-mail or call us directly. We will be happy to help you select the right cable marking products.