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Hose-assembly, electrical industries look to ID tagging for traceability

The electrical, hose and general installation industries are demanding identification systems that are easy to read and install in order to allow for the traceability of hose or similar product. The Easy Read system from Band-It offers increased peace of mind that all installations are tagged effectively.

The benefit of having product marked clearly once out in the marketplace has become increasingly important, comments Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa Sales Representative Matthew Campbell. “Major players in the power utility, petrochemical and hose-assembly industries deem the tagging of any installations or assembly to be essential.”


Banding ID Solutions Africa Sales representative Matthew Campbell

In addition, such tags must be able to withstand highly-corrosive environments. This is where Easy Read from Band-It comes into its own, as all the characters, carriers, strips and cable ties comprising the system are manufactured from Grade 316 stainless steel.

Explaining how the system operates, Campbell says the characters are simply slid onto the carrier or strip in the necessary configuration, which is then installed using a Band-It stainless-steel tie. Alternatively, the characters can be slid directly onto a 10 mm or smaller cable tie, thereby creating a self-contained ‘wrap’ tag.

Letters, numbers and symbols for the Easy Read system are available in bags of ten or 100, as well as in Easy Read kits. The product is available from Banding & ID Solutions Africa, the local distributor for Band-It of the US.

“This is a robust and long-lasting tagging system that is easy to install, and which can be read clearly in all environments. An added benefit is that no specialised tooling is needed, which also means no special training is required,” Campbell highlights.

All of the letters, numbers and symbols are pre-punched and ready-cut for quick installation. The visibility of the tags in dim or low-light environments, as well as inaccessible spaces, can be enhanced further by using special colour-coated carriers or strips. “We can even assemble tags according to specific requirements,” Campbell concludes.

About Banding & Identification Solutions Africa
Banding & Identification Solutions is the African distributor of USA-based Band-It – a leading manufacturer of a full range of stainless steel band, buckle systems, preformed clamps and cable ties for numerous applications.
Banding & Identification Solutions Africa Contact
Rosa Dos Remendos
Business Manager
Phone: (011) 974 0424
Fax: (011) 974 0425


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