Perfectly integrated, cost-effectively marked

Perfectly integrated, cost-effectively marked

Garo counts on Multimark for panel marking

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The Scandinavian system provider for electrical installations, Garo, counts on solutions that fit perfectly in its process chain. That is why only Multimark, the cost-effective marking system from Weidmüller, comes into question for marking its panel components

Regardless of whether charging stations for electric cars or panels for large sports arenas, Garo manufactures intuitively operated products with high quality standards for its customers. “We develop installation solutions that always have to fulfil increasingly varied tasks. We believe, however, that growing complexity need not affect the ease of use. On the contrary: our aim is to develop easy products that allow installation and service calls to be handled as efficiently as possible,” Hans Martinsson, Production Manager at Garo Montage, summarises the company’s guiding principles.

Details in focus

To meet its own expectations, Garo is always looking for ways to optimise its processes. This also includes marking all panel components. For functional identification, a system is needed whose handling fits reliably and easily into daily routine work.

Garo has long since put its trust in the Weidmüller marking system. The interaction of software, markers and printers simplifies the entire identification process – an advantage that makes a positive impression in daily use: “The printers and software are easy to operate and every employee is familiar with the system,” explains Hans Martinsson. “That accelerates our entire procedure.”

Compact and needs-based

One of the four THM MMP printers from the Multimark marking system in use at Garo: thanks to their compact design, the printers find space anywhere and are also suitable for mobile use
One of the four THM MMP printers from the Multimark marking system in use at Garo: thanks to their compact design, the printers find space anywhere and are also suitable for mobile use

Besides the Printjet Advanced ink-jet printer and two THM Plus S thermal transfer printers, there have been four compact THM MMP thermal transfer printers from the Multimark system in daily use at the headquarters in Gnosjö, Sweden, since the beginning of 2017. Thanks to the integrated cutting and perforation option, they process all labels from the Multimark family, but also textile and polyester labels, shrink sleeves and PLC labels. The demand for cable markers is especially high at Garo: practical continuous materials are used to produce more than a kilometre of cable markers per week. The latest device, also a THM MMP printer, has already printed over 2,000 metres in the first half-year.

All printers are controlled with software which is adapted to the Weidmüller marker material : M-Print Pro not only enables the individual design of all markers, it also includes CAE interfaces for smooth data import from the planning software. Moreover, every marker can be assigned to a suitable printer, so that all identification labels are always output on the right material – even when speed is of the essence. M-Print Pro thus contributes to more efficient material consumption and helps reduce operating costs.

Sustainability assured

Great partnership: Hans Martinsson from Garo (l.) and Claes Lindgren from Weidmüller (r.)
Great partnership: Hans Martinsson from Garo (l.) and Claes Lindgren from Weidmüller (r.)

The high quality of the markers is another decisive argument for the use of Multimark: “At Garo, we place great importance on safety and environmental protection. We therefore only use plastic markers manufactured without halogenated flame retardants for our installations,” confirms Hans Martinsson.

Starting with its sites in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Ireland and Poland, Garo delivers its products throughout Northern Europe. The marker solutions from Weidmüller are always included and ensure a rapid overview, for example in the Tele2 Arena and the Friends Arena – two of Sweden’s biggest football stadiums.

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