The choice between adhesive and tape sealing for cases can hinge on the minor flap support–if you are packing a product like snack bags that don’t provide minor flap support, you normally use tape, and if you are packing products in multipacks, cartons or jars that provide minor flap support, adhesive can be the best solution.
For snack manufacturers who ship products in a variety of packages including flexible bags, multipacks, cartons and rigid containers, this can be a problem. A-B-C provides the solution with their Model 436 case sealer that offers interchangeable tape and adhesive sealing on one machine. The modular design of this case sealer allows snack packagers to easily switch from one sealing method to another without excessive downtime or the added expense of purchasing two machines.
The case sealer has independent sealing modules for adhesive and tape sealing that are designed for quick changeover with “drop in” accessibility, allowing maintenance personnel to quickly make the switch from one sealing method to another in under 10 minutes. “This provides the most practical and cost-effective solution for our snack manufacturer customers who need maximum flexibility in a compact machine,” said Bryan Sinicrope, VP sales and marketing, A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. The sealer offers a large case range from 8” L x 6” W x 4” H to 24” L x 17” W x 17” H and speeds to 50 cases/minute.