- Built for high-speed tape application at conveyor speeds up to 150 fpm
- Epoxy powder-coated steel construction maximizes durability
- Double buffing roller action delivers up to 90% tape wet-out for consistent closure
- Curvilinear roller path applies minimal pressure to cases for smooth application and throughput
- Can replace taping or gluing heads in other case sealers
Our 3M™ AccuGlide™ HST Upper/Lower Taping Heads are built for competitive high-speed conversion – they can smoothly apply 48 mm Scotch™ box sealing tape at conveyor speeds up to 150 fpm. The taping heads feature a double buffing roller action for up to 90% tape wet-out and consistent application. Curvilinear design exerts minimal pressure on the cases, promoting smooth, damage-free production.
Unique precision shaft and ball bushing slide ensure precise application
High Speed Taping, Simplified
Featuring durable epoxy powder-coated steel construction and a roller design that improves tape contact even at high conveyer speeds, our 3M™ AccuGlide™ HST Upper/Lower Taping Heads are built for high-speed C-clip box sealing tape application at case speeds up to 150 ft./min. using 48 mm wide tape. These specially-designed taping heads feature a self-aligning buffing roller and a conformable buffing brush which provide a double buffing action that smooths the sealing tape onto the case. This results in tape wet-out of up to 90% and a consistent, reliable closure for SRCs and other case box and case types. 3M™ AccuGlide™ HST Upper/Lower Taping Heads feature a constant tension roller with one-way clutch, spring-driven buffing rollers and a fully-adjustable tape drum with friction brake to prevent overtravel for smooth, accurate C-clip tape application. A curvilinear tape roller path helps ensure that the sealing tape is applied securely and at low impact to help protect even lightweight cartons and contents.
- Competitive high-speed conversion
- Applications requiring conveyer speeds up to 150 fpm
- Upper/lower or right/left side applications
3M™ AccuGlide™ HST Upper/Lower Taping Heads are ideal for use on 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer equipment, and can also replace other types of taping or gluing heads in existing case sealers.
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3M™ AccuGlide™ Taping Process
3M™ AccuGlide™ Taping Heads are usually used with 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers but can also be used in converting other case sealers or in custom equipment. A regular slotted container (RSC) is placed on the conveyor and pushed onto the drive belts of a 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer, which convey the box into the 3M™ AccuGlide™ Taping Head. The 3M™ AccuGlide™ Taping Heads applies Scotch® pressure sensitive film box sealing tape at the leading end of the box continuing along the center seam to the trailing end. The taping head also contains a blade which cuts the tape and a back roller that applies it firmly to the back end of the box. Taping heads usually function in pairs to tape two seams of a case. When they tape the top and bottom, taping heads are mounted in an upper and lower configuration. Taping heads can also be mounted for sealing a case lying on its side.
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