Leister to Debut New Tape Welding Machine at Co-located SGIA/IFAI Expos

Leister Technologies AG, the worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot air equipment, will debut its new VARIANT T1 Tape automatic welder to the North American industrial fabric audience at the co-located IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the SGIA Expo in Orlando, October 23-25.

Like it’s wildly popular predecessor, the VARIANT T1, the VARIANT T1 Tape comes with a series of unique options and is used for welding reinforcement and anti-vandalism tapes in truck tarpaulin fabrication, yet also is ideally-suited for difficult-to-weld tie-down straps. Options include:

+ Easily accessible lift-up device ensures simple moving and highly accurate positioning of the machine

+ Tape de-reeler

+ Guide rollers

+ Newly designed nozzles ensure precise, targeted distribution of the hot air between the tape and tarpaulin

+ Optional laser guide provides even more precision

The VARIANT T1 family of machines enables a high level of productivity with a maximum speed of up to 59 feet/min. Thanks to its “e-Drive” operating concept, setting the relevant welding parameters for hot-air temperature and speed is child’s play—parameters can be regulated and controlled easily on the user-friendly display—and can be saved for future reference.

Besides conventional tape and strap tape, “anti-vandalism” tape (wire-reinforced) also can be processed.

Leister provides two versions of the new tape welding machine:

+ 50 mm includes pressure roller width and corresponding nozzle for 50 mm side reinforcement and tie-down straps.

+ 25 mm for welding anti-vandalism tapes.

Besides the nozzle and pressure roller, each guide system is arranged differently, ensuring the tape is sufficiently tensioned.

Both models are available in two power classes. Conversion kits are available for end-users of the original VARIANT T1 machines, which include pressure roller, nozzle, and tape guide rollers. At SGIA Expo, visit Booth #3228 for a demo.


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