The Importance of Cable Management

Workplaces are often dynamic, fluid environments. When items like equipment and their corresponding wiring are moved or changed in any way, confusion is inevitable. To minimize this confusion, proper labeling, documentation, and management of wires is key. A properly-labeled cable system is a huge help in solving any technical issues. This blog will serve to explain the many benefits of organizing your cables, and how you can go about doing that.

In the 21st century, nearly every company relies on their electrical system. Any mishaps from IT to basic infrastructure can halt daily business activities and production. Clearly labeling your cable systems can make these mishaps much easier to handle. There are three main benefits of organizing your cables. First, it simplifies troubleshooting and maintenance procedures, which in turn saves time and money that would have gone to repair and movement. It also reduces cost of ownership when coupled with extensive identification in addition to dynamic management and administration systems. Finally, effective audit compliance as well as quality assurance for manufacturer and installer warranties.

It may be difficult to know exactly what kind of labeling tools are best for you and your business. Here are a few things to take into consideration before going forward. First, you should be aware of the General 606-B Labeling Guidelines. These are widely used standards that follow a strict set of rules, some of which are:
  • Labels must be machine-generated
  • Labels must be visible on both sides of the cable
  • Labels must be checked periodically to ensure the labels are legible
  • Facility managers must maintain a record of the original system and all changes, and ensure that the cable system is updated as needed

It’s also important to choose next-generation labeling tools. Newer tools are not only more heavy-duty, sturdy, and durable, but also offer better performance and compliance with 606-B Standards. Some of the features to look for in a labeling tool include: a large and well lit screen for quick viewing of labels, formatted labels and a QWERTY keyboard design, storage allowance and PC connectivity, and a multilingual interface for a diverse work crew. 


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