MARKING SYSTEMS (also known as Labelling systems) – are used to mark cables, connectors, terminations such as terminal blocks, hydraulic hoses, conduits, PLCs and practically anything in an industrial environment that needs quick and reliable identification for error free maintenance. A common example is the marking of these components within a control panel. The most important purpose for proper marking is for the protection and safety of persons and property.
For this reason, marking systems may be regulated by industrial norms such as:
- DIN EN 60204-1 (VDE 0113 Part1) for Electronic equipment of machines
- DIN EN 61082-1 for Documents of Electrical Engineering (wiring diagram)
A huge variety of marking solutions are available for every need, including the material and design of the marking system, which is often determined by the environment where the marking is to be used. The four key questions for selecting the right marking solutions are: What and How you want to mark; Where do you want to mark and When do you want to mark - these question will help you navigate the huge variety of solutions that exists to help you identify the right solution.