Solution: Automated label printing & applying
Brady provides a ROI-calculator for each of its automated cable identification solutions. Companies can decide on available
automation solutions by entering customisable data on labour cost, cost of label materials and different volumes of cables.
After reviewing the results, Daktronics Ireland contacted Brady for more information on the BradyPrinter A6500 Wrap Printer
The BradyPrinter A6500 is triggered manually to print a label and wrap it around
a cable in maximum 5 seconds. Identification for cables with diameters from 2
mm to 16 mm can be automated with the BradyPrinter A6500. Users can create
and store label designs on the printer-applicator, or use label design apps from
BradyWorkstation for additional functionalities. The BradyPrinter A6500 also
accepts data from most company ERP-systems to print them on a label.
Using the BradyPrinter A6500 to increase cable identification efficiency also meant
Daktronics was moving away from cable sleeves to cable wrap-around labels.
Brady provided guidance and support on the selection of the best fitting label sizes
for the cable types Daktronics uses. To ensure a tight label fit, the size of a wraparound
label must be determined by the diameter of the cable it identifies.
Additionally, Brady suggested the B-427 vinyl self-laminating wrap-around label in
the required set of sizes. This label is designed to stay attached and remain legible
on the cables Daktronics uses, and in the conditions they are exposed to.
Finally, technical experts from Brady visited Daktronics to provide a 1-day training for their technical teams on in-depth system
options, settings and optimal maintenance.