If you plan to install automated packaging equipment, case erectors are some of the best investments you can make. They take all the hard work out of setting up cartons and can save you a great deal of time and resources. These machines can seal your cartons too, but the question is: Should you go with a tape sealing or a hot melt sealing system? At John Maye Company, we not only offer both systems, but we are also here to help you make the right choice.

Hot Melt Adhesive

If you want the most cost-effective sealing method, you might want to look at hot melt systems. In some cases, a hot melt system is as much as 50% cheaper to run. However, your initial investment is higher because most hot-melt systems are more expensive than tape sealers.

Hot-melt Case Erectors are ideal for high-speed operations. For example, if you have a fully automated system with high output, you want a fast and effective sealing method.

Hot-melt sealing systems can also run continuously. There’s no need to shut them down to change the tape like you need to with some tape sealing methods.

For heavy cartons, hot melt is often the right choice. It forms a strong and permanent bond that is not easily broken.

Tape Sealing

Tape sealing case erectors do a great job of sealing cartons. They completely close cartons to seal them from the environment, providing a tighter seal than most hot melt methods. Also, hot melt erectors need high temperatures to operate, so workers must exercise caution. With tape sealing, temperature is not a concern.

Which is Best?

Depending on the nature of your business, one method will be better for you than the other. If you’re not sure which one to go with, contact your packaging specialists at John Maye Company for assistance.