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RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape

A pre-configured robotic tape application system, powered by 3M tapes.


Get it done with tape automation

For decades manufacturing companies have been innovating product design by replacing mechanical fasteners with 3M tapes and adhesives. Today, manufacturers continue with those and other innovations by improving their assembly processes to take advantage of digitization and automation.

3M, a leading expert in tape for assembly, and Innovative Automation, a leader in automation technology, have joined forces to provide a pre-configured tape automation system that offers speed, quality, and efficiency of assembly with 3M tape at scale.

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    RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape

Fast and easy assembly with the RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape.

    • Gain speed, quality, and efficiency of tape application.
    • Conquer high volume throughput with fewer operators and changeovers by using levelwound rolls of 3M™ Tape.
    • Achieve clean lines and bond line thickness control by trusting your preferred brand that integrates with existing or new industrial robot or cobot to apply tape accurately and consistently.
    • Take advantage of the immediate handling strength of 3M™ VHB™ Tape at scale to eliminate work-in-process inventory – this may include cost savings, floor space savings, or shorter cycle times. Now available for high-volume production facilities!
    • Includes payout (unwind stand), patent pending feed system and lightweight applicator head that integrates with robots from a variety of robot OEMs to match your preference.


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    Optimized and pre-configured for 3M tapes

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    5-Point Check

  • The RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape is pre-loaded with approved 3M configuration settings to assist with fast machine initialization and passes 3M’s 5-point check, relying on extensive testing to confirm machine capability in the areas of:

    1. Limited tape stretch
    2. Accurate tape wet out
    3. Splice identification and disposal
    4. Successful liner handling
    5. Repeatable tape placement accuracy

The system can be fully integrated by Innovative Automation or by the integrator of your choice.

  • The RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape can be fully integrated into an assembly line by Innovative Automation.
  • Alternately, integrators across North America can utilize the RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape in their designs. Contact us for more information.
  • Robot size and brand is determined by the customer and integrator based on preferences and system design.

Note to Integrators: The RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape is available to integrators looking to automate a customer’s tape application process. Reduce unknown engineering costs and accelerate time to implementation by choosing the RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape.

Contact us to learn more about the RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape. You can also learn more about Automated Manufacturing with Adhesives and Tapes here.