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There’s No Time for Downtime

Shurtape expands ShurSEAL® Solution offering with new quick change case sealing system

HICKORY, N.C. (June 2015) – Tape roll changes can be time-consuming and costly to both line efficiency and the bottom line...especially in fast-paced, high-volume environments where there’s just no time for downtime. That’s why Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, has expanded its ShurSEAL® Solution offering with a quick change system that combines Shurtape® HP Series packaging tape with a revolutionary new PrimeLoc™ tape applicator that’s engineered to tackle slow tape roll changeovers, particularly in high-throughput operations. When every second counts, the Quick Change Sealing System gets the job done in seconds, rather than minutes, and delivers a secure, tamper-evident seal, carton after carton.

Easy on Lines

Quick replenishment of packaging tape is often hindered by the amount of time required to thread a new roll or to fix an incorrectly threaded tape applicator, resulting in stopped production and lost profit with each changeover. The Quick Change Sealing System is designed to tackle the downtime associated with tape roll changeovers. Rather than waste time with difficult thread paths that could take minutes, simply remove the empty insert and replace it with a second, pre-threaded insert – in as little as 10 seconds. The interchangeable inserts are universal to the top and bottom units, so there’s no need to store extra pieces. And, because the threading process is done off-line, errors and operator frustration are eliminated.

Easy on Operators

Tape roll changeovers can also place stress on operators who are tasked with replacing the tape rolls as quickly as possible to minimize production downtime. The straining and lifting associated with removing heavy tape applicators may increase their risk of back injuries – the costs related to such injuries could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the lost time that directly impacts your bottom line. 

The Quick Change Sealing System is designed with ergonomics in mind. The inserts are up to 60 percent lighter in weight than traditional tape applicators, making it easier to complete changeovers without excessive straining or heavy lifting. This is especially beneficial for bottom unit changeovers where heavier applicators need to be removed from the machine or in operations where operators must crawl on the floor to change tape rolls.

Secure Seals, Every Time

Plus, there’s no sacrifice of seal quality as the Quick Change Sealing System is backed by the benefits of The ShurSEAL Solution, including:

“We’ve heard the frustration loud and clear...and we’re committed to changing the case sealing game. It’s time to put an end to laborious tape roll changes that slow production, place unneeded stress on workers and negatively impact your bottom line,” said Bill DeWitt, market manager for packaging, Shurtape. “The Quick Change Sealing System builds upon the technology available with The ShurSEAL Solution and reinforces our dedication to improving performance, reducing costs and increasing the effectiveness of the case sealing process, including in operations where eliminating downtime is critical.”

Visit ShurSEALSecure.com to learn more about the Quick Change Sealing System and other benefits of The ShurSEAL Solution.


SHURTAPE® 

Shurtape®, Hickory, N.C., is an industry-leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes designed to meet the most exacting standards. Products include masking and paper, foil and film, packaging, double-coated, cloth and duct, and other specialty tape products, in addition to packaging dispensers and equipment for automated and manual packaging applications. Shurtape proudly serves a variety of markets, from painting and packaging to HVAC and transportation, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. For more information about Shurtape, visit www.shurtape.com, find us on Facebook® or follow us on Twitter®

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