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Find out what companies just like yours are doing to improve their packaging lines. If you need a solution that you don't see here, call us at 1-800-572-3434 and we may be able to customize a machine to fit your needs.

Problem: A distribution center for a national clothing manufacturer was manually sealing one-piece, fold-over clamshell or "pizza-style" case. They wanted to automate their 130'/min packaging line and asked Loveshaw for help.

Solution: Loveshaw engineered three LD-16R case sealers to randomly capture the range of four packed cases on their packaging line. Each of the LD-16Rs applied some top pressure via a hold-down belt and applied five strips of tape to each case. Including two L-clips of tape to both the front and trailing edges, and a strip of tape along the longest seam of the case for additional security.

Because of the speed of the existing case-sealing line, Loveshaw was faced with overcoming two primary challenges. The first was being able to apply the tape at 130 feet/minute without the tape pulling or sliding off the case. The second, was ensuring that the tape was consistently cut to specifications each time.

Loveshaw engineers overcame these issues by creating a new high-speed tape cartridge with a built-in brake that varied the tension of the tape. They designed the brake to reduce the tension from the tape as it was being applied and increase the tension on the tape as it was being cut.

Thanks to the engineers at Loveshaw, the clothing manufacturer's distribution center was able to reduce their team of 18 manual packers and tapers down to six, streamline their operations, and nearly double the total number of cases they processed each day.

Contact your Loveshaw Regional Sales Manager today for more information about how Loveshaw's packaging systems are used for special applications to solve industry-wide challenges.

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