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  • WAGO Heat Shrink Tubing

    How to mark WAGO heat shrink wire markers using

    smartSCRIPT and the WAGO smartPRINTER.

  • All software needed to accomplish these steps can be found at


    When printing on heat shrink tubing, the alternate ink ribbon for the smartPRINTER, part number 258-5014, must be used. It can be identified by having two relatively shiny surfaces; where as the standard ribbon is significantly more matte on one side.

    1. First, be sure that the flat roller is installed into the front of the printer. If the slotted roller is currently installed, rotate the two green locking tabs up to the vertical position and pull the roller straight up and out. Replace with the correct roller in reverse order.

    2. Next, in smartSCRIPT, select New Document.


  • 3. In the wizard window, select the second option for choosing the item order number of your

    marking material.

    4. In the next window, select the corresponding WAGO global part number for the US only heat

    shrink. Then click Finish.

    For example:

    Part # 51223870 and 51227742, select 211-501

    Part # 51223871 and 51227743, select 211-502

    Part # 51223872 and 51227744, select 211-503

    Part # 51273038, select 211-505

  • 5. Ignore the WAGO series menu. The width of terminals is the length that you want each label to

    be. The number of terminals will be the number of labels you want to add to your project. In this

    case, we will be adding five, 20mm long labels of 3/16in tubing. Click Accept when finished.

    6. If you would like to add more labels or markers of different lengths, you can repeat step 5 multiple

    times, clicking Accept for each addition. When you have completed adding all of your desired

    labels you select Close.

  • 7. The cells can now be either individually labeled manually, or our auto-fill macro can be used. To

    use this tool, highlight the cells you would like to label and then select the Number tool.

    8. The Automatic numbering window will then pop up. Here you can select whether you would like to

    have a series in numerical or alphabetical increments in the Numbering Mode, as well as what

    range you want your labeling to cover and if you want pre/suffixes or not. When finished select


  • 9. You can manually enter text by double clicking on the cell you wish to label. Multiple lines of text

    can be applied for better visibility around a wire by using the Enter key.

    10. Symbols can be added by selecting the cell you want the symbol added to, clicking on the

    Symbol tab, choosing your symbol, and then clicking the check mark. *NOTE you must be using

    smartFont for the symbols to show up correctly.

  • 11. Anytime you change what kind of material you are printing on, you will need to import the correct

    print settings using the WAGO Printer Settings Tool (this program should have been installed in

    your initial setup). It can be opened from within smartScript using the Printer Setting Tool


    12. When the tool opens, first check the box by the smartPrinter. Then open up the Heat Shrink

    Tube menu. Use the following driver settings for the appropriate heat shrink material. The printer

    will feed out some material as it calibrates.

    Part # 51223870 and 51227742 uses the 211-501 setting

    Part # 51223871 and 51227743 uses the 211-502 setting

    Part # 51223872 and 51227744 uses the 211-503 setting

    Part # 51273038 uses the 211-505 setting

  • 13. Your labels are now ready to print.

    14. When the print screen pops up, be sure that the Print border (horizontal) and Print frames

    (vertical) boxes are checked if you want the divider lines to print.

  • 15. If your text is not centered within the maker, you can adjust the marking position within the Printer

    Settings Tool. Repeat step 12, only this time; click the blue gear button on your material.

    16. Increasing or decreasing the horizontal and vertical offsets will move your text as shown below.

    17. The heat setting adjusts the darkness of the printing. Higher heat values will make your printing

    darker, but if set too high the ink ribbon may stick to the material.