July 01, 2014

Fox-Flo® and the Endurance Modular ID System® expected to shine for Silver Fox® at Rail Live 2014

Silver Fox®, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions, will be exhibiting its solutions for the rail industry at Rail Live 2014 which is being held at Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon for the 2nd time. Rail Live is the new name for the show that was previously called National Track Plant Exhibition in 2013. Rail Live 2014 will run from the 18th-19th of June 2014 and is organised by Network Rail in association with The Rail Alliance, The Rail Engineer and Macrail.

Under the Rail Alliance Marquee, Silver Fox® will be showcasing its wide range of labelling solutions but especially its Fox-Flo® UV-stable, low smoke, zero halogen (LSZH) tie-on cable labels. Independently verified as meeting tough, stringent standards with regard to durability despite the most demanding of operating conditions, Fox-Flo® labels printed in conjunction with along with the Silver Fox® Fox-in-a-Box® Cable Label System is approved for use by London Underground (LUL) – especially for labelling both low and high voltage power cables. In addition, Silver Fox® also recently obtained Network Rail approvals for their labelling solutions.

Silver Fox® will also be demonstrating their Endurance® Modular ID System which is the fast and flexible way of labelling pipes, valves, junction boxes and cable trays. 

“The Silver Fox® Endurance® system can be used for a wide range of applications,” explained Silver Fox CEO, Nick Michaelson. “The Modular ID system labels use black letters, available in 17mm (the 17mm raised characters remain legible even if they’re painted over, just “Rub’n’Read”) and 30mm sizes – in laminated PVC and two-part polypropylene respectively – printed on a yellow background. Silver Fox® also supplies customers with black mounting strips in 1m (3.28ft) lengths for these cable markers. The cable markers and mounting strips – which are made of ultra-violet stabilised PVC – are resistant to water, mild acids, salt alkalis, petroleum grease, oils and aliphatic solvents.”
Through customers, such as Waverley Engineering, Silver Fox® labels and Fox-Flo® in particular, are often used on London Underground and other major rail projects. Silver Fox® products are also supplied by, among others Grafoplast Europe (based in Hitchin) and Thorne & Derrick, the well-known national distributor and worldwide exporter of cable installation, cable jointing and electrical equipment for industrial and hazardous areas – which includes use in the rail industry.

According to Nick Michaelson, CEO of Silver Fox®, the Silver Fox® Tie-On cable marking system is ideal for large cables and cable bundles - including use with nylon or stainless steel cable ties – such as are used in the rail industry. For example, they are used on LUL compliant cable labels for power, co-axial and fire alarm cables.

He added: “We’re delighted to be heading to Long Marston for the event and at a time of continued investment in rail, Rail Live 2014 provides an excellent opportunity for companies, such as Silver Fox®, that serve the rail infrastructure market to showcase their products and services.”