Cable label starter kit

May 31, 2013
Silver Fox (UK) has launched its Fox-In-A-Box system, designed for printing large volumes of cable labels.

Silver Fox, a UK-based manufacturer of cable labeling products, has launched its Fox-In-A-Box, billed as an easy-to-use, cost-effective system for printing large volumes of cable labels with all essential components supplied in a single box.

The Fox-In-A-Box kit includes a plug-and-play thermal printer, labelling software, a universal guidance system for heat-shrink and non-shrink tubing, full length thermal ribbon and connecting cables -- everything needed to start printing, asserts the company. To help with set-up, the kit includs a manual; additionally the company offers a free bookable telephone support/set-up session that also includes software training.

The straightforward Silver Fox system uses one printer and one ribbon for all label types -- so, whatever the required label, the same printer and the same ribbon are used. Via the kit's plug-and-play printer, users can load and print whatever label type they require without the need for time-consuming set-up and potential label waste.

Related: How to meet cable labeling standards

Labels that can be printed include: tie-on cable labels, heatshrink, non-shrink, wrap-around self-laminating labels, and 2-part wire marking. There are two levels of software available: advanced and professional. The latter software offers import functionality such as cross-ferruling for wire marking and variable duplication of cable labels, where different quantities of each label are required.

“Fox-In-A-Box is designed to make engineers’ lives easier, helping them to save time with every cable labeling job they do,” comments Nick Michaelson, Silver Fox’s CEO. “Software updates are also free for both new and existing customers. These are made possible by the special automatic web update module incorporated in the software." The latest free software update includes a high speed printing option, notes the company. In addition to the free software updates, users have access to free on-going technical support and advice.

Learn more about Silver Fox's cable label products.

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See also: TIA-606-A standard explained in labeling guide

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