This edition of PACK EXPO International has seen an explosion in machinery and materials designed for the growing e-commerce market. Among them, 3M has introduced its 3M-Matic™ 7000r High Speed Pro/7000r3 High Speed Pro Random Case Sealer, which can handle up to 28 different case sizes/min. The machine automatically adjusts to both case height and width, providing top and bottom case sealing of random-sizes cases.
Features of the new machine, which debuted at the show, include PLC controls that connect upstream and downstream operations, long-life column linear bearings and guides for precision upper assembly movement, outer column machine status indicator lights designed to maximize operator productivity, and 3M™ AccuGlide™ 4 2- and 3-in. taping heads engineered to ensure reliable application of tape without box damage.
The model 7000r can accommodate cases 7 in. or longer, in widths from 7 to 26 in., and heights from 3.5 in. in a standard position to 14.38 in. in a fully raised position. The model 7000r3 can also handle cases 7 in. or longer in widths from 7 to 26 in., but it can accommodate cases that are deeper—27 in. high in a standard position, and 38.13 in. raised.
“A production line is no place for bottlenecks, and our new 7000r/7000r3 High Speed Pro case sealer enables consistent tape application at high speeds—even if the size and shape vary with every box,” said Chad Klostermann, US Marketing Manager – Packaging | Equipment, 3M. “Its safety features and improved processes can help increase plant safety, reduce labor costs, and decrease downtime.”