Compass Manufacturing Services

System Design of a Taping Machine for the Construction Material Industry

System Design of a Taping Machine for the Construction Material IndustryCompass Manufacturing Services a leader in quality machine system design, was recently commissioned by a customer in the construction material industry to design a taping machine system to be used to apply tape to sheetrock. Based on customer-supplied specifications, we created an extensive system with multiple components and a number of customized features. Our ability to create involved systems with extreme precision and quality is what sets us apart from our competitors.

This taping machine project utilized our vast capabilities that extend beyond design. We also applied hydraulics, pneumatics, motion control software, and control system processes to this initiative. The 26' long x 9'9" wide x 7'1" high system featured capabilities to work with ½" and 5/8" normal thickness sheetrock, utilizing a paper tape with water soluble adhesive that was approximately 2" wide x 0.005" thick, and was HMI configurable. The components of the taping machine system included an arbor, circular saw, safety guards with electrical interlocks, a drive motor, belt and gear boxes, and a vacuum dust collection system. It also incorporated rollers, brushes, a knife, conveyer system, and a tape feed and tension system.

To ensure quality upon assembly, we performed functional and source acceptance testing on the system prior to installation, and completed the entire project in just 13 weeks.

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Highlights of this Sheetrock Taping Machine Project

Sheetrock Taping Machine System This Taping Machine is used in Applying Tape to Sheetrock.
Machine Design Capabilities Applied/Processes
System Design
Motion Control Software
Control System
Overall Part Dimensions 26' l x 7'1" h x 9'9" w
Circular Saw
Safety Guards with Electrical Interlocks
Drive Motor (TEFC) and Belts/
Gear Boxes
Vacuum Dust Collection
Rollers and Crowding Rollers
Safety and Dust Covers
Wetting system
Control System
Tape Reels
Tape Feed and Tensioning system
Tape Application and Cutting Device
Features Works with 1/2 and 5/8 inch nominal thickness sheetrock
Utilizes a paper tape
  • Approximately 2" wide by 0.005" thick
  • With a water soluble adhesive
HMI Configurable
In process testing/inspection performed Functional Testing, Source Acceptance Testing
Industry for Use Building Materials Industry
Delivery 13 Weeks
Standards Met Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawings
Product Name Taping Machine

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