Silver Fox introduces cost-saving Non-Shrink Tubing

Silver Fox, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, has introduced Non-Shrink Tubing, an innovative and cost-effective wire marking solution. 

When producing the ferrules, the user can choose the length of label required – anything from 10mm to 110mm and even beyond, if needed. There is no limit on the number of characters on each label either.

Users can also print on two rolls at a time, using the special Universal Guidance System supplied with the printer. This ensures the optimum use of the non-shrink tube and the thermal ribbon – and saves time.

The special oval shape design of the Non-Shrink Tubing enables maximum grip on the wire, thus preventing the tubing from sliding down the wire while, at the same time, allowing the user to turn and leave the message in a position for easy reading now and in the future.

“A durable label, gripping the wire firmly so that the label tube doesn’t turn or slide down the wire is extremely important in wire marking – and our Non-Shrink Tubing solution offers all of this,” said Nick Michaelson, Silver Fox’s CEO. 

“We’re extremely proud of this solution, as it helps our customers save both time and money. It’s also ideal for concurrent projects in the oil and gas industry, as unlike heat-shrink, no heat gun is required”

By taking advantage of the unique cross-ferruling functionality in the Professional version of the Silver Fox software and the option for printing two rolls of material at the same time on the printer, an engineer can produce both ends of a wire at the same time on the same print run.

The Silver Fox solution has been developed to be as straightforward as possible.

For example, the same printer and same thermal ribbon and software can be used on the full range of thermal labels produced by Silver Fox. There is no need to change the ribbon.

“We invested thousands of hours, so the engineer doesn’t need to!” said Nick Michaelson. “We’ve made sure it’s all simple and straightforward to use – with one printer, one ribbon and one software. 

“And there’s no more time consuming set-up each time a label type is changed and no more wastage of labels. Just prepare the information, load the labels and print – job done!”

There are four sizes available – covering wire with diameters from 1mm to 6mm. Tubing for wire/cable of larger diameters is also being planned.


About Silver Fox Ltd

A leader in UK manufacturing labelling solutions using a special Plug’n’Play thermal printer or a standard office printer – ensuring fast and efficient identification of cables, wires, optical fibres, panels and equipment – Silver Fox delivers solutions for the Energy, Power, Rail and Data & Telecoms industries worldwide.

Silver Fox’s production of independently tested durable labelling is only part of the story. It also offers three levels of software, all of which are downloadable from the Silver Fox website, for free trial. Developed in conjunction with engineers over the past 15 years or so, these software solutions offer an array of unique time-saving options which, for the time-critical project, can turn time into profit.

Silver Fox tests its labels at recognised independent UKAS certified test laboratories in compliance with a number of different MIL and other standards. Silver Fox is ISO 9001:2008 registered. Silver Fox has spent over 30 years developing its products. Its commitment to global business was recognised in 2005 by the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade.

Further information from:
Nick Michaelson,
Silver Fox Ltd, +44 (0)1707 373727;  

Bob Little,
Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405;