Robotic tape system

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3M and Innovative Automation have collaborated to create an automated solution for tape applications that require precision, repeatability and high output. The RoboTape™ for 3M™ Tape allows manufacturers to take advantage of the benefits of 3M Tape in their assembly processes while maximizing production throughput, improving quality, reducing or re-tasking manual labor and limiting re-work. With labor shortages and increased costs affecting manufacturers, advanced technology becomes a necessary solution.

Robotic tape assembly

The RoboTape for 3M Tape system utilizes a variety of 3M VHB tape. This technology allows for bulk spools that can be replaced while the machine is in mid-production. The system includes the payout (or unwind stand), a feed system and a lightweight applicator head. This system allows for full integration as part of a new line, retrofitted to an existing line, or stand-alone to be integrated by another integrator. The flexible feed system can assist with tape designs requiring curved radiuses, square corners, 3D profiles, small strip placement and narrow tape applications.

Robotic tape system


  • Zero-downtime spool change
  • Remote machine tending
  • Standard design adapts to various 3M tape types and sizes
  • Integrates to most 7kg+ robots
  • Application speeds up to 300mm/s
  • Data collection and spool level monitoring
  • Immediate handling of parts to next stage
  • Automatic feed system threading
  • Adjustable feed system length up to 7 meters


  • Increase throughput
  • Reduce manual labor
  • Improve quality and repeatability
  • Flexible cell layout
  • Enables new designs
3M RoboTape application robot

Tapes that work with this system

The RoboTape™ System for 3M™ Tape is designed to work with a variety of 3M tapes, including the popular products listed below. Each is available in levelwound spooled rolls converted by ADDEV Materials.

  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5925
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 5952
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape GPH-110
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4930
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4646
  • 3M™ VHB™ Tape 4955
  • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape PT1100T
  • 3M™ Acrylic Plus Tape EX4015T
3M acrylic foam tape

ADDEV's Value

As a 3M Preferred Converter, ADDEV Materials is able to offer levelwound spooled rolls that are required for this system. Reduce manual labor and increase throughput with spooled rolls converted by ADDEV Materials.

ADDEV Materials can provide support regarding RoboTape's automated solution to determine if it fits your application needs.

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