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Detect Case Sealing Faults with Prime Alert Tape Monitoring System

Address case sealing faults as they arise, not down the line when it’s too late

Prime Alert Tape Monitoring System

HICKORY, N.C. (November 2016) – Issues with case sealing equipment can bring packaging operations to a stand-still, leading to downtime, lost production and more. But, the addition of a tape monitoring system can provide a checks and balances many manufacturers need to maintain control of their line. That’s why Shurtape® offers Prime Alert.

An add-on feature to ShurSEAL® automated packaging solutions, Prime Alert is a tape monitoring system designed to issue audible and visual alerts to signal packaging line operators if any of the following case sealing faults occur on the packaging line:

  • Low tape
  • No/missing tape
  • Broken tape
  • Uncut tape
  • Case jam

For added flexibility, Prime Alert is available with an optional light tree installed, providing control of the packaging line, even when you can’t be right there. Prime Alert can also be tied into a programmable logic controller (PLC) system to stop the case erector/sealer or conveyor before issues get out of hand.

“A tape monitoring system, like Prime Alert, provides an extra set of ‘eyes’ that can help keep production moving,” said Bradley Dunlap, product manager – packaging at Shurtape. “Many case sealing issues are avoidable with proper notification. Prime Alert provides that control, so you can spend more time running your business and less time worrying about case sealing issues.”

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