What is TIPS?TIPS stands for Thermal Identification Printing System. The system consists of a thermal transfer printer, ribbon, easy to use, Windows based printing software and identification consumables. These consumables are heatshrink sleeving, self-adhesive labels, route markers (TIPTAGS) and non-heatshrink tubing.
Why use TIPS?In today’s world, there is a need to get more and more information onto cable/wire identification sleeves or labels, and traditional single cable markers are not able to satisfy this demand. With the TIPS products, it is possible to have multiple lines of text with images and even bar codes, and with the simple to use software, creating data tables consisting of hundreds of automatically sequenced idents takes seconds. Existing data tables can be easily imported too. At speeds of up to 200mm/second, printing the sleeves takes no time at all. The system is ideal for those companies that have large scale, regular cable/component identification projects that would benefit from having their own on-site printing capability due to the complexity/variety of their identification needs.
What is TIPS24?There are some companies whose identification needs do not justify investing in their own on site printing system, but who do have varied and complex cable identification projects. This type of company would not wish to invest in stock of consumables, a printer or two, ribbons etc and training of personnel therefore making TIPS 24 the ideal solution. There are also contractors, for example, who would rather concentrate on the laying and routing of their cables rather than make their own cable markers.
TIPS24 is a next day delivery service for identification sleeves and route markers and immediately satisfies the needs of those types of customers outlined above, as well as hundreds of other companies who will benefit from a next day delivery service for their smaller batch cable identification. These customers will also benefit from the professional, durable, clearly visible standard of a TIPS marker without having to invest in a ‘system’ that they may not be able to justify in terms of their overall usage.