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Precision Programmable PSA Tape Slicer

A leading supplier of pressure-sensitive tape required an automated cutting system to slice tape products to their customers’ specific length requirements. Creative Automation met the challenge with a fully automatic CNC tape slicer that streamlined the overall production process and substantially reduced labor requirements.

The Challenge: A Highly Flexible System for Automatic Slicing

The supplier specialized in producing pressure sensitive tape cut to precise lengths. On a typical day, up to 50 orders were processed from different types of tape logs. The supplier provided rolls in quantities from 1 to 500. To streamline their production line processes, they required an automated system to slice widths of tape from a master 48 inch “log” to meet their customers’ specific requirements. The system required both flexibility and rapid changeover.

The Solution: Precision Automated CNC Cutting Machine

Creative Automation designed and manufactured a fully automatic computer-controlled tape slicer which met all customer specifications. Logs of up to 4′ in length and diameters up to 8″ are installed on the system’s expanding mandrel. The operator jogs the head carriage to make the first cut. The operator then enters the cut width and number of cuts and presses the start button. As each roll is sliced, a separator directs the sliced roll to a receiving point at the end of the mandrel.

Special Purpose Processing Systems for Today’s Manufacturing Industry

From machine design engineering to systems integration, Creative delivers state-of-the-art automation solutions for today’s highly competitive manufacturing industry. We specialize in the fabrication and integration of practical, uniquely customized automation systems designed to accommodate specific welding requirements and other production line processes. Our company offers turnkey equipment solutions which meet our clients’ specific requirements in factory automation.