Diversified Ulbrich has introduced a new, custom-built taping machine.
Applying adhesive tape to sheet metal protects the surface from damage due to abrasions or debris during laser cutting, stamping, and other secondary processing. It also keeps the metal safe during storage and transport.
Manufactured by Metform, the new high-speed, high-precision tape line allows equipment operators to change tape rolls quickly with a “speed-loading” mechanism. The mechanism is essentially a carousel filled with various tape rolls, each ready to be launched into the machine and begin covering sheet metal. Previously, two operators had to hand feed coiled metal into the machine.
“Whether we’re covering one sheet, 100 sheets, or 1,000 sheets, this new taping machine makes processing simpler, faster, and more flexible for our customers,” said Noel Gamble, Diversified’s service centre director. “Customers often have a specific choice of tape that works best for their alloy or equipment. Now we can better accommodate those requests while covering sheet metal much faster.”
Additionally, Diversified’s jib crane enables the metal service center to cover heavier gauge metals without risking damage to the backside of products.