AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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*me63401
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Good way to print wire number labels?

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11-05-2003 09:49 PM
Im not sure if this is the best place to ask this or
not but I didn't know where else to post it.

Im curious as to how other are printing very small wire
number labels. You know.... the wrap around stick on
labels that you wrap around wire leads when wiring up a
PLC panels or such.

Anyway..... do you use MS Word to do this? Do you use
an ink jet printer to print them out and does the ink
stick to the label well enough to keep from smearing?

Advice on ho you do it?

John
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larryholland
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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
Message 2 of 8 (945 Views)

Re: Good way to print wire number labels?

11-06-2003 02:03 AM in reply to: *me63401
John - We wire numbers on automated machines using a "Brady" brand label system. The system prints I/O or legend descriptions and has self adhesive labels with a clear overlay for protection. We got our system from a local electrical supply. Hope that helps.

Larry
*Custer, Phil
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11-06-2003 08:49 AM in reply to: *me63401
I have been using labels from Waytek (they are a
reseller) that are made by Tyton and are the lasertag labels.

All I did was set up the sheet in Wordperfect as a
label sheet and then just filled in the blanks.  I will
eventually

automate the process but it works
well.

 


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Phil Custer II, PE
Custer Services,
Inc.

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John
- We wire numbers on automated machines using a "Brady" brand label system.
The system prints I/O or legend descriptions and has self adhesive labels with
a clear overlay for protection. We got our system from a local electrical
supply. Hope that helps.

Larry

*me63401
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11-06-2003 09:12 PM in reply to: *me63401
>I have been using labels from Waytek (they are a
>reseller) that are made by Tyton and are the lasertag labels.

Would these tags work in ink jets?

Or is a laser jet much better and makes a longer
lasting tag.

John
*Custer, Phil
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11-09-2003 09:21 PM in reply to: *me63401
They only work in a laser printer. Ink jet ink is not completely
waterproof and will eventually smear or fade.
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Phil Custer II, PE
Custer Services, Inc.
custer@landfillgas.com
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> >I have been using labels from Waytek (they are a
> >reseller) that are made by Tyton and are the lasertag labels.
>
> Would these tags work in ink jets?
>
> Or is a laser jet much better and makes a longer
> lasting tag.
>
> John
*Lincoln, Tracy W.
Message 6 of 8 (945 Views)

Re: Good way to print wire number labels?

11-11-2003 06:37 AM in reply to: *me63401
Most of the manufacturers of wire labels (W.H.Brady, Panduit, etc..)
have software and sell hardware... some dot matrix (special ink
cartridges and ground down plattens), some ink jet (special ink), some
laser, some thermal transfer (and possibly other methods)... I would
check with them.

We used to export the labels from this product (when it was VIA) and
import the labels into the label manufacturers package... this allowed
us to adjust quantities, sort, print multiple lines on the same label,
etc...

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youngwa
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Registered: ‎11-18-2003
Message 7 of 8 (945 Views)

Re: Good way to print wire number labels?

11-18-2003 04:52 AM in reply to: *me63401
We also use the Waytek/Tyron system. The simplest way is to enter the data into Excel, then cut and paste into Tyton. It takes a bit to get the pages lined up perfectly, but once it's set, it's a snap!
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11-18-2003 05:07 AM in reply to: *me63401
The nice thing with AutoCAD Electrical is that you
do not have to manually type them into Excel......once your schematics are
finished, you can generate a report and then save it out to excel(or any of the
other 4 file type options) and then later import it into the label printing
software.  I have found that running the COMPONENT CONNECTION REPORT under
the WIRE REPORTS option generates a nice report to use for a wire list. 
You can also use the CHANGE REPORT FORMAT button to remove all of the fields
except for the wire numbers and then save that out and it is immediately ready
for use in a variety of label making software without having to make any
modifications through excel.  I hope this helps to shed some more
light.

 


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Sincerely,

 

Jared Bunch
Technical Support Specialist
Autodesk, Inc


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We
also use the Waytek/Tyron system. The simplest way is to enter the data into
Excel, then cut and paste into Tyton. It takes a bit to get the pages lined up
perfectly, but once it's set, it's a snap!
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