Consistent. Reliable. Tough. And now, better than ever.
The end of your production line is no place for bottlenecks. That’s why rock-solid dependability is the most important attribute of a case sealer. 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers have been setting the bar for consistent sealing reliability for more than 45 years. And there’s a 3M-Matic case sealer for virtually any packaging requirement in any size operation. You can count on it.
Improve throughput and reduce packaging costs
For 45 years, 3M has been the leader in case sealing equipment. 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers provide economic automation for carton sealing. A range of solutions can increase throughput while decreasing packaging costs.
• Solutions for start-ups
• Automation for large companies
What is the difference between an adjustable and random case sealer?
An adjustable 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer is manually adjusted for each different sized box for both height and width. It is designed for long runs of same-sized cartons. With a random case sealer, the machine does the work. The 3M-Matic™ Random Case Sealer will automatically adjust for different width and height of boxes.
When should I use a top and bottom belt taper?
Top and bottom belt 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers (denoted by the number 7 in the model number) can be used in most carton sealing applications. In fact, they are often the best drive system configuration and are highly recommended. The 4 belt system securely drives the carton through the case sealer without skewing or tipping the box. With the carton squarely held in place, the tape is securely applied down the center seam. Imagine a tall but not very long carton. With a top and bottom belt drive 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer, the carton doesn’t tip as it is taped which keeps your operations running smoothly.
When should I use a side belt machine?
Side belt drive systems such as the 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers (denoted by the number 8 in the model number) are especially useful for taping narrow width boxes although they are used for boxes of all sizes. Make certain the side belts are spring loaded to allow a little give when box widths vary such as with overstuffed cartons.
When should I use a bottom belt machine?
Bottom belt drive 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers (denoted by the number 2 in the model number) only have 2 belts; therefore, require a little more weight in the box to positively convey through the case sealer. Because there are only 2 belts, bottom belt machines cost less than others and can be a great place to start to improve your productivity.
Not all my box sizes will fit through a 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer. What are my options?
Sometimes there are box sizes that are outside the typical operating range of a case sealer. These may be too short or too large. 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers can be customized to your unique box requirements. In some instances, it may be a simple extension of the columns. In others, we will engineer a custom sealer from the ground up using standard 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer components.
I need to reduce my labor costs. How can 3M help?
The short answer is that it depends on how you are packaging your product today. 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers can tape boxes for shipment and replace hand taping. Shifting to a flap folding machine removes the need for an operator to fold the top flaps and present to the case sealer. A case sealer can be used to pre-form cartons which can reduce your costs and increase productivity. A 3M Packaging Specialists can best recommend a solution after visiting your location.
How long does a 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer last?
3M-Matic™ Case Sealers have a great reputation in the market for being long lasting and durable. 3M has been selling 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers for 45 years and while all of these aren’t currently in operation, we have customers that are using equipment that is over 20 years old! Obviously operating conditions and maintenance impact that longevity and every customer’s factory is different. Nonetheless we are with you through the long term and we stake our reputation on it. This is long term investment.
What maintenance is required?
Each operating manual details available parts and recommended maintenance procedures. Most 3M-Matic™ Case Sealer are basic machines and there are a few wear parts that need periodic replacement depending on usage. These include drive belts and taping head blades to cut the tape. Participation in the 3M Systems Agreement Program by purchasing Scotch® Box Sealing Tape makes these parts available at no cost to you. Otherwise there are a variety of ways to purchase 3M replacement parts.
What brand of tape do you recommend?
Scotch® Box Sealing Tape is our strong recommendation. 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers and Scotch® Box Sealing Tape are engineered to work together as a system providing you the best equipment, the best taping head, the best carton sealing tape. You get great wet out of the tape on the box along with reliable and consistent performance.
3M as a market leader in case sealing equipment realizes
it's not one size fits all. We have a unique capability to take an existing
3M-Matic™ Case Sealer and customize it to securely
seal your unique cartons.
Some of our capabilities include width and height modifications,
accommodating lighter or heavy weight boxes, and integrating unique tape set
Engineered for rugged duty with steel construction and epoxy powder painted
surfaces, 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers still have parts
that wear and need occasional replacement. That's why we offer genuine
3M replacement parts and 3M professional technical support to maintain
optimal performance of your 3M-Matic case sealer.
Where to Buy Replacement Parts
Genuine 3M replacement parts can be purchased through several channels,
depending on which best meets your business needs.
(1) Through an Authorized 3M-Matic
Distributor. These distributors provide local service with trained service
technicians for 3M-Matic equipment replacement parts and
other 3M industrial products.
(2) Call 3M direct to order replacement parts at
(3) Buy Online!
Our most common 3M-Matic replacement parts are
available for purchase at Shop3M.com.
The 3M-Matic Customer Support Center and Helpline is there to
help 3M-Matic customers and distributors resolve
equipment-related issues. You can order replacement parts or talk to
one of our trained staff technicians - experts in all facets of
3M-Matic equipment and a wide range of manual and
automatic tape dispensers. When you have a question, simply
call the toll-free Helpline at 1-800-328-1390, open to take your
calls Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Messages will be taken 24 hours a day for next working day response.
3M-Matic Helpline: 1-800-328-1390
Search below for instructions and manuals. Contact the 3M-Matic Helpline if you are unable to find the operating manual you are looking for.
Maximize your capital budget by purchasing a 3M-Matic factory reconditioned case sealer.
Reconditioned case sealers are a lower cost option for increasing your
packaging productivity and reducing operating expenses, while still achieving
3M-Matic quality in your packaging operation. 3M factory reconditioned
equipment carries the same warranty as new equipment.
Contact us for availability.
3M-Matic™ Case Sealer Factory Registration
The following information will help us to effectively respond when you contact us about your equipment.
For warranty questions, contact the 3M-Matic Helpline at 1-800-328-1390.
Maximize your production line throughput while lowering your packaging costs with 3M-Matic™ Case Sealers. These tough and reliable automated case sealing machines provide economic automation for a wide range of case sealing needs, from startups to large companies.