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Old 11-20-2007, 03:39 PM
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Default Wire Marking

The easy, dependable and inexpensive way.

This machine works - from john aka Waiter
O, The way we do this in the military is to engrave a unique wire identification number on each wire. This takes a special machine, one of which myself and Dust (Cozy IV builder) just acquired.

1) Basically, the machine "burns" inked text very lightly into the wire insulation to form a permanent, non alterable ID. The machine is a& mechanical beast. It has a built in heater to heat up the text wheels, it has ten wheels with the full alphanumeric and some punctuation. An adjustable timer pneumatically lowers the hot wheels for a preset time interval (1/2 second typical)

2) The Machine accommodates wires down to about 18 gauge, anything smaller than that, and a shrinkable sleeve is placed over the wire, and the sleeve is embossed. The photo shows a 22 gauge wire with a white shrink tube and the word WAITER 21 embossed.
i bought john out - he was done with it - for 150 bucks - machine costs him and anyone who wishes to use it $50.00 bucks

good stuff
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Wire Marking

Dust - I checked out your wire marking maching and saw examples of its imprinting of each wire's use on the wire's cover. (To All: Go to Waiter's web site... ... and click on the "Retrofits" option on the left and page back in time to about April 2006???). It is a truly a NEAT solution to the lifetime problems of intallation, maintenence, troubleshooting, and any upgrading projects - after you think: 'Its Done!'.

HOWEVER... The use of this machine solution only fits the problem of new plane builders or major wiring make-over mavens (e.g. ripping out the steam gages and intalling a new glass panel).

For those of us not wanting/needing to rip everthing out and labeling bundles of new wiring going in, here is a more simple way to label the wires already in place or just the wires on a new gizmo being added to the plane... Cable/Wire Labels from [ (or ]. Also check out the selection of Cable/Wire Ties and Wraps to keep long runs of wiring neat and manageable [ (or )].

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Tony Remich
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