The Guardian Taping System

Reduce Material Waste & Save Money

High-Performance, Automated Taping

The Guardian Taping System automatically applies the optimal amount of high-quality tape to every package that comes down the production line.

REDUCE PRODUCT DAMAGE & MATERIAL USAGE

The consistent optimal application of the ideal amount of tape with extreme wipe-down pressure ensures a secure seal, increased product protection, and less overall material usage.

FOLDED EDGE TECHNOLOGY

The program ensures that tape folds perfectly over the edges of the box. This strengthens the overall seal of the parcel, reduces the chance of nicks and tears along the tape’s seal, and allows the carton to be opened without a knife or boxcutter.

ONGOING SERVICE

Guardian is retrofittable to almost any case sealer, and we provide preventative maintenance, technical service, and part replacements for our valued partners.

The Guardian Taping System

Reduce downtime. Reduce material waste. Increase safety.
Save time. Save money.

With the Guardian Taping System, you get an innovative, automated sealing system that puts an end to difficult tape roll changeovers that slow production, place unneeded stress on operators, and keep lines from running at peak production.

INTRODUCING THE GUARDIAN TAPING SYSTEM

It may seem tempting to take taping and case sealing for granted. However, if you have tape that breaks, doesn’t seal properly, or doesn’t close the case correctly, you’ll have issues with production, re-working, material waste, and product protection.

Guardian provides your packaging line with a tape head that dispenses and applies the optimal amount of high-performance tape for your unique application for consistent, reliable performance.

We partnered with ShurTape to develop the Guardian Taping System to create a more efficient and sustainable taping system. This system uses hot-melt adhesive with enhanced wipe-down pressure, so you get full utilization of the tape’s adhesive for maximum product protection. It also has Folded Edge Technology that folds the edges of the tape along the length of the carton, reducing the possibility of nicks and tears along the tape seal. This allows the carton to be opened without the use of a knife. We also provide our partners with technical service and preventive maintenance to maintain the performance of the tape heads for the long term.

We’re proud to offer such an innovative taping system to keep your packaging operation running at optimal performance.

WHAT WE OFFER

Innovative Taping Solutions

REDUCE PRODUCT DAMAGE & MATERIAL USAGE

The Guardian Taping System is an automated taping program that saves you money through the reduction of unnecessary material usage, downtime, damage, and manual rework.

Guardian is designed with multiple, flexible wipe-down points, which increase wipe-down force by more than 75% over competitive tape applicators.

More wipe-down force results in deeper utilization of the tape’s adhesive into the corrugate’s fibers, increasing product protection and creating a tamper-evident seal carton after carton.

When an optimized amount of high-quality tape is applied consistently at scale, you see increased product protection and a reduction in overall tape usage and waste.

FOLDED EDGE

The Guardian Taping System’s Folded Edge Technology is an application feature that folds both edges of the packaging tape along the length of the carton, 1 mm to 3 mm, as it’s applied.

REINFORCED STRENGTH

Folded Edge Technology adds more reliability in automated packaging systems by strengthening the tape’s edge – increasing the relative energy to it break by 25%. This additional strength reduces the risk of the tape being nicked and broken, providing an added layer of security to keep carton contents secure from damage, contamination, and theft.

READY TO OPEN SEALS

The technology also creates a secure, easy-to-open carton seal that doesn’t require a knife or other sharp instrument to open. Essentially, it creates a dry edge that allows the tape to be grasped and removed by hand, reducing the risk of product damage and worker injury attributed to knife cuts.

ONGOING SERVICE

With facility maintenance teams primarily focusing on the production of product – and not as much on the application of packaging – we’re able to come in and take ownership of your case sealing operation with the Guardian Taping System.

Our technicians provide preventative maintenance on tape heads, any wear parts for the tape application device as part of your contract, and support for your packaging equipment needs to ensure you’re up and running at optimal performance.

 

WIPE DOWN PRESSURE

The Guardian Taping System is designed with multiple, flexible wipe-down points, which increases the wipe-down force by more than 75% over competitive tape applicators.

More wipe-down force results in deeper utilization of the tape’s adhesive into the corrugate’s fibers, creating a tamper-evident seal carton after carton.

 

FOLDED EDGE

Folded-Edge® Technology is a feature that folds both edges of the packaging tape along the length of the carton, 1 mm to 3 mm, as it’s applied.

REINFORCED STRENGTH

Folded Edge adds more reliability in automated packaging systems by strengthening the tape’s edge – increasing the relative energy to break by 25%. This additional strength reduces the risk of the tape being nicked and broken, providing an added layer of security to keep carton contents secure from damage, contamination and theft.

READY TO OPEN SEALS

Folded Edge also creates a secure, easy-to-open carton seal that doesn’t require a knife or other sharp instrument to open. Essentially, it creates a dry edge that allows the tape to be grasped and removed by hand, reducing the risk of product damage and worker injury attributed to knife cuts.

ONGOING SERVICE

With facility maintenance teams overworked and more focused on the primary production of product – and not as much on the secondary packaging side – we’re able to come in and take ownership of your case sealing operation with Guardian.

Our technicians provide preventative maintenance on the tape heads, we provide the wear parts on the tape application device as part of your contract, and we really take ownership of the taping system to ensure you’re up and running at optimal performance.

 

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“We’re excited to offer a high-performance taping system for automated packaging lines that decreases downtime, reduces damage, improves productivity, and brings about gains in sustainability.

Stewart Whitmire
VP, Sustainable Optimization