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The Need for Barcodes and Cable Wraps on Electric Devices

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The safe operation of an electric device of any kind depends to a great extent on a regular and thorough routine of maintenance and inspection. This applies to the entire gamut of electrically powered devices, from hand-held tools and components for communications to industrial machinery and satellite systems.
Maintaining a device’s ability to continue operation at an acceptable level of safety is a massive undertaking, considering the varied and complicated systems of wiring and circuit routing that can be found in even the simplest of electrical devices.

Today’s world is a veritable matrix of electrical systems. The number of electrical devices found just in the home is staggering, and the continued operation of nearly every aspect of human life today is completely dependent upon the safe use of electricity.

One of the important aspects of maintaining safe electric usage is in the management of the wiring and circuits. This can apply to small wire bundles found inside a computer hard drive or to massive enclosed wiring cables that connect industrial machinery to their source of power. This is why cable wraps are vital in preventing the short-circuiting which will happen when wires touch.

These cable wraps come in a wide variety of forms for the many application requirements within the various electrical systems. The most basic form of cable wraps is a simple tie wrap, as one might use in the home by using a piece of coated wire or length of tape to sort out a mess of wires around the PC, which by the way has its own circuits wrapped inside.

Yet the variety of applications of cable wraps will be found inside devices, around the wiring that routes the power to and from devices, and around huge cabling systems that transfer massive amounts of electricity within municipal power grids. These cable wrapping systems can range from simple Velcro tie wraps to insulation sleeves which can run several miles in length.

The use of barcodes in the area of electrical safety and operation has come to be more common, due to the deluge in recent years of personal communication devices and computing systems that can be found everywhere.

The barcodes are helpful, of course, to identify an individual device as anyone who has shopped in a food market knows quite well. Yet the application of barcodes as an aid to electrical safety is just as important. The immediate identification of an electrical device can include not only serial numbers and manufacturer information, but its history of inspection and safety ratings as well.

As has been stated before, the vast usage of electricity and its importance in the
powering of the machinery of the modern world most certainly mandates the constant and unrelenting vigilance of highly-qualified electrical inspectors.

The systems which everyone depends on for lighting, communication, food delivery, labour, and nearly every other function of life have become highly complex. Consequently, the approach to their continued levels of safe usage must keep up with this complexity by improvements in power management and circuit systems maintenance.