Essentra Tapes launches sheet-fed applicator technology

Essentra Tapes has enhanced its ability to serve the paper and board industry with the launch of its new SF-AS DH1 sheet fed applicator.

The tape applicator system was developed by Essentra Tapes’ in-house team of experts and facilitates efficient tape application in the sheet-fed manufacturing process.

The system can run automatic rapid stop/start performance on tape widths from 4–25mm and at compatible production line speeds. Crucially, it represents a sheet-fed solution that can rival continuous feed. The SF-AS DH1 can also be optimised for use on new and existing packaging lines and boasts a fully electronic interface as standard.

The system is capable of running two applicator heads simultaneously, meaning RippaTape® can be applied alongside release liners or double-sided tapes.

“Our vision was simple – to create a simple-to-operate, easy-to-integrate applicator, which addresses the tape application needs of sheet feed manufacturing and makes light work of creating e-commerce solutions,” said Ian Beresford, Head of Marketing and Development. “Our renewed investment into applicator technology and field engineers is the first of several important market interventions we hope to make between now and the end of the year. With prospective and existing customers increasingly looking to clean up operations and be more efficient, we’re confident our new sheet feed applicator can deliver a quality tape application every time.”

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