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Cerrowire Introduces Max Print® Extra Large Print Labeling System For True Sequential Footage™ Cable Reels

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cerro Wire LLC, a leading manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable, announces its large print Max Print® wire labeling system, available now on all sizes of its True Sequential Footage™ sequentially printed cables. Max Print enables contractors to easily identify the wire manufacturer and size and view the sequential footage in large print, making installation and inspection easier and faster.

With Max Print, gauge size is printed 300 percent larger than standard labeling. This makes it easier and quicker to read gauge size which reduces errors and aids in the inspection process. It is ideal for use in warehouses and job sites where lighting is an issue. Max Print is available on 1 AWG – 750 MCM THHN-2/THWN-2 products.

Max Print is used in conjunction with Cerrowire’s True Sequential Footage™, a sequentially printed cable reel that provides accurate wire length with each cut. True Sequential Footage prevents the need to carry excess cable inventory, providing precision length, accurate footage, and cost control.

True Sequential Footage uses a footage mark to document remaining wire, beginning with zero at the bottom of the reel and ending with the finished length at the top. The accurate footage mark allows for quick identification of the re-order point, guaranteeing the full purchased wire length and reducing random lengths. This better controls end-of-reel scrap.

The need to carry excess inventory is reduced with precision cutting allowed by True Sequential Footage. Wire normally lost on each cut made with less accurate counting systems (3 to 8 percent) is saved when True Sequential Footage’s precision footage marking system is used.

True Sequential Footage uses Doppler lasers to ensure precision far more accurate than a mechanical counter. The non-contact capabilities allow for zero slip and zero wear compared to a contact counter during the cutting process. Rigorous accuracy tests show that Cerrowire’s measurement system produces an accuracy of better than plus or minus one half of one percent.

“Cerrowire developed True Sequential Footage to address a problem that plagues every electrical distributor – the need to carry more inventory to cover wire cutting inconsistencies,” says Rick McDonald, President of Cerrowire Electrical Distribution. “Adding Max Print improves the product further, eliminating problems and errors associated with printing wire size and footage in very small print.”

About Cerro Wire LLC
Cerro Wire LLC, a leading manufacturer of copper electrical building wire and cable, supplies its products to wholesale electrical distributors and retail home improvement centers across North America. Cerrowire’s Electrical Distribution Division offers building wire for residential, commercial and industrial use. Our operating philosophy focuses on customer service, low cost operations, simplification and innovation. Our employees operate manufacturing and distribution facilities around the United States. Cerrowire is a Marmon Wire & Cable/Berkshire Hathaway company.

To get the latest industry news and updates, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please contact Dale Crawford at 256/773-2522, or via email at dcrawford@cerrowire.com.

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