Random Case Sealer speeds packaging operations.

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Able to seal range of case sizes at speeds up to 20 cases/min, fully-automatic 3M-Matic 2000rf features optically controlled, powered in-feed that separates cases for metered feeding into flap folding and taping areas. It includes Allen Bradley PLC, AccuGlide II taping heads, pneumatically operated rear flap folder, and top compression rollers. Safety features include E-stop buttons, safety interlocked side guarding, and machine interlock shut-off.

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3M Introduces New 3M-Matic 2000RF Random Case Sealer

Fully Automatic Random Case Sealer Speeds Packaging Operations

CHICAGO (November 8,2004) - At the 2004 Pack Expo show, 3M (NYSE: MMM), the industry leader in packaging equipment and tapes, today announced the introduction of the new, high-speed 3M-Matic fully automatic random case sealer 2000rf. The fast and efficient 3M-Matic case sealer 2000rf will seal a wide range of case sizes at speeds of up to 20 cases per minute.

The 3M-Matic case sealer 2000rf provides productivity and automation for demanding packaging line operations. It features an optically controlled, powered in-feed that separates cases for metered feeding into the flap folding and taping area. The Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and advanced servo motors offer customers programmability and precision in their packaging operations. Additional features include 3M AccuGlide II taping heads for smooth tape application, upper flap folding, pneumatically operated rear flap folder and top compression rollers.

Safety features of the 3M-Matic case sealer 2000rf include emergency stop buttons, safety interlocked side guarding and machine interlock shut-off features. The 3M-Matic case sealer 2000rf can be customized to meet exact customer specifications.

"The 3M-Matic 2000rf Random case sealer builds upon the quality and precision available in all of our 3M-Matic automatic case sealers. The 3M-Matic 2000rf is our most advanced design for customers who need 3M reliability, random case size capabilities and significantly faster throughput speeds," said Michael Koller, packaging business unit manager, 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division.

For information on the full line of 3M-Matic case sealers stop by the 3M booth (N-3643), phone 1-800-362-3550, or visit http://www.3m.com/packaging.

3M in Packaging
Since the day in 1941 when 3M made its first packaging product - pressure sensitive tapes to seal K-rations for the U. S. Army - 3M has been a leader in packaging. From those now famous Scotch Brand Tapes, to high-speed 3M-Matic packaging machinery, to integrated packaging management solutions and security assurance products, 3 M is an established leader in the industry. As an $18 billion, diversified technology company, 3M holds a unique position as both a top supplier and as a major user of packaging technology. 3M knows packaging - with expertise in issues affecting diverse industries - food and beverage; life sciences consumer packaged goods; electronics and semiconductor; aerospace; communications; computer equipment; and many others. 3M's expertise in packaging can add value to virtually any company's operations and serve needs such as packaging automation, product protection, identification and brand building, security and cost management.

For more information, including the latest product and technology news, visit http://www.3M.com/packaging

Scotch, 3M-Matic, Jet-melt and Polygun are trademarks of 3M Company. Other registered trade names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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