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3M-Matic Case Sealers

Y o u r B e s t C a s e S c e n a r i o

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER SELECTION PROCESS

700a

Uniform Box Sizes, Top & Bottom Belt Drive

200a

800a

800af

700r

800rf

Uniform Box Sizes

Uniform Box Sizes

Uniform Box Sizes

Random Box Sizes

Random Box Sizes

Price Sensitive

Narrow Boxes

Top Flap Folding

Top & Bottom

Top Flap Folding

Bottom Belt Drive

Side Belt Drive

Side Belt Drive

Belt Drive

Side Belt Drive

100a

120a

120af

700rks

1400rf

Uniform Box Sizes

Uniform Box Sizes

Uniform Box Sizes

Random Box Sizes

Random Box Sizes

Very Price Sensitive

Narrow Boxes

Price Sensitive

Large Boxes

Top Flap Folding

Bottom Belt Drive

Price Sensitive

Top Flap Folding

3" Wide Tape

Higher Speed

 

Side Belt Drive

Side Belt Drive

Top & Bottom

Lug Drive

 

 

 

Belt Drive

 

700aks

800r

Uniform Box Sizes

Random Box Sizes

Large Boxes

Narrow Boxes

3" Wide Tape

Side Belt Drive

Top & Bottom Belt Drive

 

800asb

 

Uniform Box Sizes

800rks

 

Bottom Belt Drive

 

Lug Drive

Small Boxes

Large Box Sizes

 

 

 

Side Belt Drive

3" Wide Tape

 

Side Belt Drive

 

Upper & Lower

Top & Bottom

 

Side Belt Drive

 

Belt Drive

 

 

 

FROM SEMI-AUTOMATICTO RANDOM AUTOMATIC, 3M IS THE LEADER IN ANY CASE.

3M offers a full line of case sealers that can improve productivity and reduce operating expenses

at the end of your packaging line — the most expensive place in your plant for bottlenecks. With everything from semi-automaticadjustable systems, tofully-automaticrandom systems, our3M-Matic case sealers are consistent and durable, require low maintenance and help your case sealing operations run reliably. Each model features our advanced, patented,low-impactAccuGlideII Taping Head with its curvilinear track, ensuring that even lightweight corrugated cases are securely and carefully sealed with Scotch® box sealing tape.3M-Maticcase sealers can also help increase plant safety, reduce labor costs, and decrease downtime because of the equipment’s extensive safety features and improved processes versus hand taping or stapling, or using older equipment.

In short, you can expect a safer, more efficient, more productive operation when 3M is on the case.

3M: THE TOTAL PACKAGE.

3M is the U.S. market leader in both packaging tape and case sealing equipment offering the largest distribution network. We have been helping customers automate their case sealing operations for more than 35 years, with over 60,000 3M-Maticcase sealers currently installed. In addition, Scotch® box sealing tape delivers convenience and dependability every time you use it. And because 3M is an $18 billion global diversified technology company with leadership positions in many businesses, we can meet your needs on a global basis — with one partner for total packaging line automation and box sealing. What’s more, our3M-Matichelpline offers trained staff technicians to help resolveequipment-relatedissues and keep your operation productive. Our Spare Parts Operation stocks over 5,000 parts at the 3M Tape Dispenser Parts Facility to help maximize your equipment uptime. So whatever your case sealing needs,

you can count on 3M to help you make your best case.

For more than 35 years, 3M has delivered industry leading case sealing equipment, continuous innovation in case sealing technology, and unsurpassed expertise in total end-of-linepackaging solutions.

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3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 100A

BOTTOM BELT DRIVE

Designed for lighter-dutycase sealing operations, thesemi-automatic100a isuser-friendlyand compact; yet, at up to 30 cases per minute, it’s fast enough for manysingle-shiftoperations. It’s easily adjustable for different size case runs. Features of the3M-MaticBottom Drive Belt Case Sealer 100a include 3M’s advanced,low-impactAccuGlideII taping heads with curvilinear tracks; dual masts for extra stability and uniform height adjustment; a height adjustment crank; adjustable side guides; and a sturdy bottom belt drive mechanism witheasy-to-installlaced replacement belts.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

6" [150 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Weight (filled)

5 lbs. [3 kg]

65 lbs. [30 kg]

Tape Width: 36mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 30 boxes per minute depending on box length.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 200A

BOTTOM BELT DRIVE

The 200a is a durable, dependable way to meet basic case sealing needs. It seals up to 30 cases per minute and features a gearmotor drive for heavy duty performance, plus quick box height/width adjustment for added versatility. Other features include 3M’s patented AccuGlideII taping heads; a unique alternate outboard tape roll mount for the lower head; compression rollers that position each box for precise tape sealing; friction brake tape roll drums;easy-to-installlaced replacement belts; and dual masts with twin lead screws for extra stability and to allow for uniform height adjustment.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

6" [150 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

24.5" [620 mm]

Weight

5 lbs. [3 kg]

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 30 boxes per minute depending on box length.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 700A

TOP AND BOTTOM BELT DRIVE

The advanced features of the 700a make sealing of uniform size regular slotted containers fast, precise and productive. A unique upper and lower drive system using four belts positively conveys cases at up to 30 per minute. Manual adjustments for various case sizes can be made quickly and easily. The 700a also features patented AccuGlideII taping heads; dual masts with twin lead screws; a gearmotor drive for heavy duty performance; compression rollers that position each box for precise tape sealing; frame mounted upper tape roll bracket for easier tape mounting; friction brake tape roll drums; aneasy-to-reachalternate outboard tape roll mount for the lower head; andeasy-to-installlaced replacement belts.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

6" [150 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

24.5" [620 mm]

Weight

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

Machine Operating rate: Up to 30 boxes per minute depending on box length.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 700AKS

TOP AND BOTTOM BELT DRIVE

The 3M-Matic700aks is especially designed for sealing larger size RSCs such as those used in the appliance, electronics and bedding industries on production lines running uniform case sizes. It seals up to 30 cases per minute, quickly and precisely. Dual masts with twin lead screws provide extra stability and allow for uniform height adjustment. Standard features include patented AccuGlideII taping heads; two 1/4 HP gearmotor drives for heavy duty performance; unique upper and lower drive system that uses four belts; compression rollers that push together

the upper flaps for precise tape sealing; friction brake tape roll drums; an easy-to-reachalternate outboard tape roll mount for the lower head; andeasy-to-installlaced replacement belts.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

7" [175 mm]

25.5" [650 mm]

Height

 

 

Standard mast position

4.75" [120 mm]

25.5" [650 mm]

High mast position

15.25" [390 mm]

36" [915 mm]

Weight

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 30 boxes per minute depending on box length.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 120A

SIDE BELT DRIVE

Designed for sealing lightweight narrow cases at up to 25 cases per minute, the side belt adjustable case sealer 120a has quick height and width adjustment for greater productivity. The AccuGlideII taping head provideslow-impacttape application. The case sealer is compact for tight work areas. Dual masts with twin lead screws provide extra stability and allow uniform height adjustment. Friction brake drums prevent tape overrun and provide more consistent tape application.

Features include a centrally located emergency OFF button, controls located left (standard) or right, and a 90-daywarranty on belts and taping.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width*

4.75" [120 mm]

20" [510 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

20" [510 mm]

Weight (filled):

5 lbs. [3 kg]

85 lbs. [38 kg]

*5.5" [140 mm] with the 3M-Matic120a3

Tape Width: For 120a – 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum. For 120a3 – 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 25 cases per minute depending on box length.

The 3M-Matic Case Sealer 800asb:

This model gives you all of the features of the 800a, but easily handles cases as small as 6" [150 mm] long by 3.9" [100 mm] wide by 2.75" [70 mm] high at a rate of 30 per minute.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 800A

SIDE BELT DRIVE

The 800a features twin gearmotor side belt drives for heavy duty performance. The semi-automatic800a seals up to 30 cases per minute, and is available in three models: the 800a with 48 mm wide taping heads; the 800a3 with 72 mm wide taping heads; and the 800ab for bottom taping only with a 48 mm wide taping head. Standard features includelow-impactAccuGlideII taping heads; compression rollers for precise tape sealing; dual masts with twin lead screws; a frame mounted upper tape roll bracket for easier tape mounting; friction brake tape roll drums; aneasy-to-reachalternate outboard tape roll mount for the lower head; andeasy-to-installlaced replacement belts.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

4.5" [115 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

24.5" [620 mm]

Weight

5 lbs. [3 kg]

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: For 800a and 800ab – 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum. For 800a3 – 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 30 boxes per minute.

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3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 120AF

SIDE BELT DRIVE

Fully automatic, all-in-oneunit for a variety of top and bottom case sealing applications. Precisely positions tight, consistent top and bottom seals on regular slotted containers with production rates of up to 27 boxes per minute.Spring-loadeddrive with twin gear motors forheavy-dutyperformance. Powerin-feedconveyor attachment available to accept cases from flooded line.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

25" [635 mm]

Width

4.75" [120 mm]

20" [510 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

20" [510 mm]

Weight (filled)

4 lbs. [2 kg]

65 lbs. [29 kg]

Tape Width: For 120af – 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

For 120af3 – 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 27 cases per minute depending on box length.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 800AF

SIDE BELT DRIVE

The 800af is a fully automatic case sealer that automatically folds top flaps and seals both top and bottom center seams — at up to 28 cases per minute. Standard features include 3M’s patented AccuGlideII taping heads which apply tight, consistent seals; twin gearmotors; dual masts with twin lead screws; laced belts for quick and easy replacement; dual compression rollers; side shields at machine infeed with hinged access doors and safety interlocks; easily accessible stop switch on each side of machine; upper tape roll bracket attached to the machine frame; friction brake tape roll drums; an integrated box gating system (indexer); sturdyone-pieceflap kicker; and alternate outboard tape roll mount for bottom taping head.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

30" [760 mm]

Width

4.75" [120 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

24.5" [620 mm]

Weight

5 lbs. [3 kg]

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 28 boxes per minute.

3M-Matic Case Sealer 800af3:This model offers wider upper and lower AccuGlideII taping heads for tape widths from 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

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3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 700R

TOP AND BOTTOM BELT DRIVE

The versatile 700r is ideal for a variety of case sizes, sealing up to 15 cases per minute and automatically adjusting to each box’s height and width. The pneumatically operated packing station holds empty cases for filling and automatically centers them for sealing. The advanced AccuGlideII taping heads

then precisely apply the box sealing tape. Other features include a gearmotor drive for heavy-dutyperformance; upper mast guards; a frame mounted upper tape roll bracket; friction brake tape roll drums;easy-to-reachalternate outboard tape roll mount for the lower head;easy-to-installlaced replacement belts; and an infeed conveyor.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

6" [150 mm]

21.5" [545 mm]

Height

4.75" [120 mm]

24.5" [620 mm]

Weight

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 15 boxes per minute. Actual production rate is dependent on box size, box size mix and operator dexterity.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 700RKS

TOP & BOTTOM BELT DRIVE

Like the 700aks, the 700rks is specifically designed for productive sealing of large size regular slotted containers, such as those used in the appliance, electronics and bedding industries.

The versatile 3M-Matic700rks is ideal for sealing a variety of case sizes on the same production line, sealing up to 15 cases per minute while automatically adjusting to each case’s height and width. A pneumatically operated packing station also holds empty cases for filling and automatically centers them for sealing. Standard features include patented AccuGlideII taping heads; two 1/4 HP gearmotor drives for heavy duty performance; unique upper and lower drive system with four belts; friction brake tape roll drums; aneasy-to-reachalternate outboard tape roll mount for the lower head; andeasy-to-installlaced replacement belts.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

6" [150 mm]

No limit

Width

7" [175 mm]

25.5" [650 mm]

Height

 

 

Standard mast position 4.75" [120 mm]

25.5" [650 mm]

High mast position

15.25" [390 mm]

36" [915 mm]

Weight

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 15 boxes per minute. Actual production rate is dependent on box size, box size mix and operator dexterity.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 800R

SIDE BELT DRIVE

The 800r features side belt drives that easily handle assorted size cases, even as narrow as 4.25" [110 mm]. It seals up to 15 cases/minute, automatically adjusting to each case, so you can seal multiple sizes with one machine — without sealing by hand or stopping for adjustments. Other features include AccuGlideII taping heads for precise tape application; repositionable masts for different height ranges; gearmotor drives;frame-mountedupper tape drum; dual crossbar mounting; roller top deck; electrically interlocked punched steel sideguards; instructional and safety labeling; electrical on/off switch and centrally located stop switch.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

8" [200 mm]

No limit

Width

4.25" [110 mm]

20.0" [510 mm]

Height

 

 

Standard mast position

4.75" [120 mm]

21" [535 mm]

High mast position

9.12" [234 mm]

25.38" [650 mm]

Weight

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 15 boxes per minute. Actual production rate is dependent on box size, box size mix and operator dexterity.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 800RKS

SIDE BELT DRIVE

The 800rks seals super-sizecases — up to 30" wide by 50" high — at a rate of up to 10 per minute. Matched upper and lower side belt drives ensure that each box is aligned for accurate tape placement. And AccuGlideIIlow-impacttaping heads provide precise, accurate seals. Other features includeframe-mountedtape drum; adjustable cylinder stop; electrically interlocked punched steel sideguards; pneumatic box stop; stop switches and instructional and safety labeling.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

15" [380 mm]

No limit

Width

8" [200 mm]

30" [765 mm]

Height

12" [305 mm]

50" [1270 mm]

Weight

5 lbs. [3 kg]

200 lbs. [90 kg]

Tape Width: 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 10 boxes per minute.

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3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 800RF

SIDE BELT DRIVE

The 800rf automatically handles a wide range of case sizes — at up to 8 cases per minute. It’s ideal for lines with random case sizes and where multiple lines running different size cases come together for sealing. It features an optically controlled powered infeed conveyor that separates and holds cases for metered feeding into the taping area; pneumatic controls that adjust side belt feeding mechanism; upper flap folding and AccuGlideII taping heads; Programmable Logic Controller; pneumatically operated rear flap folder and two finishing plows; emergency stop buttons; and movable protective side shields with machine interlockshut-offswitches.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

10" [250 mm]

24" [610 mm]

Width

8" [200 mm]

19.5" [495 mm]

Height

6" [150 mm]

20" [510 mm]

Weight:

5 lbs. [3 kg]

85 lbs. [38 kg]

Tape Width: For 800rf – 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum. For 800rf3 – 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 8 boxes per minute depending on case size and case size mix. Rate is dependent on box size, box size mix and operator dexterity.

The indexing gate and photo eyes separate cases on flooded lines.

Note: Custom built to customer specifications. Other case sizes may be accommodated. Case weight requirement at least 10 lbs. Boxes should be test run to assure proper machine performance. Please consult with 3M.

3M-MATIC CASE SEALER 1400RF

LUG DRIVE

Provides productivity and automation for demanding packaging line operations. Ideal for lines with random case sizes and where multiple lines running different case sizes come together for sealing. The patented 3M design utilizes a two step, continuous process to fold all four top flaps and seal the top and bottom of the case at speeds up to 14 cases per minute. AccuGlideII low impact taping heads provide precise accurate tape seals.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Box Size:

Min

Max

Length

10" [250 mm]

22" [560 mm]

Width

7.5" [190 mm]

16" [405 mm]

Height

5.5" [140 mm]

20" [510 mm]*

Weight:

10 lbs. [4.5 kg]

*Maximum case height difference is 7".

Tape Width: 36 mm minimum to 48 mm maximum or 48 mm minimum to 72 mm maximum.

Machine Operating Rate: Up to 14 cases per minute depending on box length.