Tape applicator systems engineered to meet all your needs.

Your Best Overall Value

MGL Int’l is the best overall value for your company’s bottom line now and long after the purchase.

Product Choices

  • Tape Applying Heads Only
  • 18″ Tape Application System with feeder
  • 28″ Tape Application System
  • 43″ Tape Application System
  • 80″ Tape Application System
  • Custom Designs

The Applicators with The Right Touch

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Markets Served

  • Envelope Printers
  • Office Folder Production
  • Point-of-Sale Products
  • Poster Production
  • Presentational Products
  • Printer Conversion Industry
  • Sign Printers
  • Unique Products

The Right Touch For The Operator

  • Safe design
  • Easy to operate
  • Easy changeovers

The Product

  • Will not crush product
  • Non-abrasive designs
  • Accurate tape placement
  • Applies media smoothly

The Company Bottomline

  • Safe to operate
  • Very durable
  • Outstanding value
  • Low power required
  • Affordable custom
  • Designs

How It Works For You

We have many customers that choose to use our metering units on their office folder gluer or die-cutting machine. Our taping heads are ‘parasitic’ taking power from rollers, or conveyors to which they are mounted onto, thus there are no conflicts, servo requirements, or speed synchronization needed. Simply stated they are a complete system that issues tape on to a product upon demand. Metering units can be separately mounted above a conveyor belt and programmed to

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: Tape Head metering unit
  • Weight: < 10 lbs (<4.5 Kg)
  • Overall Size: 17″ (43.1cm) H X 13″ (33cm) D X 2 1/4″ (5.71cm)W
  • Tape Types: Many types of single sided and double sided tapes
  • Tape Length Minimum: 1 ½” (3.81cm)
  • Parallel Tape Min.: 2 1/2″ (6.35cm) (use pattern head option to acheive smaller gaps)
  • Tape Widths: ½” (6.35mm), 5/8″ (15.87mm), 3/4″ (19mm), up to 1″ (25.4mm) wide tape on standard 1″ (25.4mm) head (wider heads optional)
  • Tape Thickness: Up to 1/16″ (1.52mm) thick
  • Tape Roll Size: 12″ (30.5cm) O.D. on 3″ (7.6cm) I.D. roll standard (larger roll support is special order)
  • Power Requirements: Roller or Conveyor Parasitic
  • Air Requirements: 60 psi min.

Options

  • Pattern head – For applying multiple tape rolls from one tape head.
  • 2″ (50.8mm) and 3″ (76.2mm) tape heads – For using wide rolls of tape.
  • Computer Controller – for storing up to 90 jobs and up to 4 patterns

Features

  • Two state tape head
  • Air logic
  • Parasitic Tape Heads
  • Independently Adjustable Heads
  • Simple Tape Unwind System
  • Snap-in Tape Guides

Benefits

  • Highly reliable applying mechanism.
  • Shorter tape minimum
  • Highly durable and accurate
    – Far fewer parts than mechanical design
    – Accuracy maintained over many years
    – No cam shaft to wear down.
    – Independent head adjustment
    – Independently powered heads
  • Very easy to install and use.
  • Easy to place on conveyor systems
  • No servo requirements.
  • No speed synchronization needed.
  • Run different tape sizes together synchronously
  • Easy to use and more reliable.
  • No electronics required to track velocity.
  • Change tape width in seconds.
  • No head disassembly required.

Our New Combo 1800 tape applicator does it all!

How It Works For You

MGL introduces the all new COMBO 1800 FEEDER/TAPER. Now all your work may be completed with one machine. This machine will save both time and labor costs by automatically feeding a stack of products into the application system. There is no other machine like it in production at this time. We are confident that you will find the COMBO 1800 a valuable addition to your company.

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: MGL Combo 1800
  • Weight: < 250 lbs (<113.40 Kg)
  • Overall Size: 25″ W x 72″ L x 48″ H (63.5cm W x 182.8cm L x 121cm H)
  • Working table elevation: 34-36″ (86.3cm – 91.4cm)
  • Power Requirements: 120V A/C 50/60 Hz < 5 Amps
  • Air Requirements: 60 psi min.
  • Number of Tape Heads: two (2) metering units come standard
  • Product Handling: Magazine feeder feeds up to 18″ (45.72cm) x 18″ (45.72cm)
  • Product Thickness: 4 mils minimum ( .02 points)
  • Tape Types: Many types of single sided and double sided tapes
  • Tape Roll Size: 12″ (30.5cm) O.D. on 3″ (7.6cm) I.D. roll standard (larger roll support is special order)
  • Tape Widths: Adjustable up to 1″ (25.4cm) (wider heads optional)
  • Tape Thickness: Up to 1/16″ (1.52mm) thick

Options

  • Extra tape heads: up to 4 tape heads can be used simultaneously.
  • Clear sensor: For use with transparent tapes and products.
  • 2″ (50.8mm) and 3″ (76.2mm) tape heads: For using wide rolls of tape.

Features

  • MGL Tape Heads
  • Magazine Feed
  • Safety drive system
  • Magnetic Stackers
  • Custom programs
  • Standard programs
  • Set and forget speeds
  • Hi-res vision sensor
  • Product Counter
  • Stainless steel & anodized alum

Benefits

  • Highly accurate and durable
  • No special adaptors required for mylar tape
  • Automated Batch production with one operator
  • Very safe for operator and product
  • Easy to adjust delivery stacker
  • Locate tape spots independently
  • Easy to use
  • Consistent accuracy at all speeds
  • More precise and reliable than single cell sensors
  • Durable electronic counter
  • Corrosion resistant and durable

The MGL 28 is designed for speed, precision, and flexibility.

How It Works For You

 The MGL-28 tape applying system provide a fast and reliable method of placing both strips and spots of pressure sensitive tape onto virtually any surface. The MGL-28 will accept material up to 28 inches wide. It utilizes a stationary transmitter and receptor photo-optic cell sensing system, insuring the highest possible accuracy and simplicity. The MGL-28 employs important safety features. All metering units are completely enclosed. Obsolete, direct power drive technology is not employed. The electronic and air logic system permits simultaneous intermixing of strips and spots.

*The feeder shown in this photo is optional.

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: MGL 28
  • Weight: < 250 lbs (113.40 Kg)
  • Overall Size: 60″ D X 42″ W X 42″H
  • Working table elevation: 34-36″ (86.3cm – 91.4cm)
  • Power Requirements: 120V A/C 50/60 Hz < 5 Amps
  • Air Requirements: 60 psi min.
  • Product Handling: up to 28″ (71cm) wide
  • Product Thickness: 4 mils minimum ( .02 points)
  • Number of Tape Heads: two (2) metering units come standard
  • Tape Types: Many types of single sided and double sided tapes
  • Tape Roll Size: 12″ (30.5cm) O.D. on 3″ (7.6cm) I.D. roll standard (larger roll support is special order)
  • Tape Widths: Adjustable up to 1″ (25.4cm) (wider heads optional)
  • Tape Thickness: Up to 1/16″ (1.52mm) thick

Options

  • Extra tape heads – Up to 6 tape heads can be used simultaneously
  • 2″ (50.8mm) and 3″ (76.2mm) tape heads – For using wide rolls of tape.
  • Clear sensor – For use with transparent tapes and products.
  • Feeder – For automatic feeding of products up to 15″ (39.1cm) X 15″ (38.1cm) wide.
  • Computer Controller – for storing up to 90 jobs and up to 4 patterns

Features

  • 28″ (71.1cm) wide path
  • MGL tape heads
  • Up to 6 tape heads
  • Safety Drive system
  • Magnetic stackers
  • Intermix tape strips and spots
  • Product counter
  • Hi-res Vision sensors
  • Stainless steel & anodized aluminum

Benefits

  • Applies to wider products
  • Highly accurate and durable
  • No special adaptors required for mylar tape.
  • Flexible configurations
  • Very safe for operator and product.
  • Easy to adjust delivery stacker.
  • Full control of tape applying options
  • Durable electronic counter
  • More precise and reliable than single cell sensors
  • Corrosion resistant and durable.

The MGL 43 can handle up to 43″ wide products.

How It Works For You

The patented MGL metering units have a new rewind system that enables you to remove the 2nd liner from double-backed tape for product line assembly. Every feature compatible with the MGL-43 is also compatible with solid state MGL-30’s and MGL-45’s regardless of age. The MGL-43 tape applying systems provide a fast and reliable method of placing both strips and spots of pressure sensitive tape onto virtually any surface. The MGL-43 accepts material up to 43 inches wide. It utilizes a stationary transmitter and receptor photo-optic cell sensing system, insuring the highest production accuracy. The electronic and air logic system permits simultaneous intermixing of strips and spots.

*The Computer Controller included in this photo is optional.

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: MGL 43
  • Weight: <250 lbs (113.40 Kg)
  • Overall Size: 60″ D X 56″ W X 42″ H
  • Power Requirements: 120V A/C 50/60 Hz < 5 Amps
  • Air Requirements: 60 psi min.
  • Product Handling: 43″ (109.2cm) minimum
  • Product Thickness: 4 mils minimum ( .02 points)
  • Number of Tape Heads: two metering units come standard.
  • Working table elevation: 34-36″ (86.3cm – 91.4cm)
  • Tape Types: Many types of single sided and double sided tapes
  • Tape Roll Size: 12″ (30.5cm) O.D. on 3″ (7.6cm) I.D. roll standard (larger roll support is special order)
  • Tape Widths: Adjustable up to 1″ (25.4cm) (wider heads optional)
  • Tape Thickness: Up to 1/16″ (1.52mm) thick

Options

  • Extra tape heads – Up to 8 tape heads can be used simultaneously
  • 2″ (50.8mm) and 3″ (76.2mm) tape heads – For using wide rolls of tape.
  • Clear sensor – For use with transparent tapes and products.
  • Feeder – For automatic feeding of products up to 15″ (39.1cm) X 15″ (38.1cm) wide.
  • Computer Controller – for storing up to 90 jobs and up to 4 patterns

Features

  • Up to 43″ material
  • MGL tape heads
  • Up to 8 tape heads
  • Safety Drive system
  • Magnetic stackers
  • Intermix tape strips and spots
  • Product counter
  • Hi-res Vision sensors
  • Adjustable tape heads
  • Stainless steel & anodized aluminum

Benefits

  • Larger material handling
  • Highly accurate and durable
  • No special adaptors required for mylar tape.
  • More tape applying options
  • Very safe for operator and product.
  • Easy to adjust delivery stacker.
  • Full control of tape applying options
  • Durable electronic counter
  • More precise and reliable than single cell sensors
  • Easy to stagger set tape application
  • Corrosion resistant and durable.

The MGL 80 can handle up to 80″ wide products.

How It Works For You

The MGL-80 accepts material up to 80 inches wide. It utilizes a stationary transmitter and receptor photo-optic cell sensing system, insuring the highest production accuracy. The electronic and air logic system permits simultaneous intermixing of strips and spots.

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: MGL 80
  • Weight: <250 lbs (113.40 Kg)
  • Overall Size: 60″ D X 56″ W X 42″ H
  • Power Requirements: 120V A/C 50/60 Hz < 5 Amps
  • Air Requirements: 60 psi min.
  • Product Handling: 80″ (109.2cm) minimum
  • Product Thickness: 4 mils minimum ( .02 points)
  • Number of Tape Heads: two metering units come standard.
  • Working table elevation: 34-36″ (86.3cm – 91.4cm)
  • Tape Types: Many types of single sided and double sided tapes
  • Tape Roll Size: 12″ (30.5cm) O.D. on 3″ (7.6cm) I.D. roll standard (larger roll support is special order)
  • Tape Widths: Adjustable up to 1″ (25.4cm) (wider heads optional)
  • Tape Thickness: Up to 1/16″ (1.52mm) thick

Options

  • Extra tape heads – Up to 8 tape heads can be used simultaneously
  • 2″ (50.8mm) and 3″ (76.2mm) tape heads – For using wide rolls of tape.
  • Clear sensor – For use with transparent tapes and products.
  • Feeder – For automatic feeding of products up to 15″ (39.1cm) X 15″ (38.1cm) wide.
  • Computer Controller – for storing up to 90 jobs and up to 4 patterns

Features

  • Up to 80″ material
  • MGL tape heads
  • Up to 8 tape heads
  • Safety Drive system
  • Magnetic stackers
  • Intermix tape strips and spots
  • Product counter
  • Hi-res Vision sensors
  • Adjustable tape heads
  • Stainless steel & anodized aluminum

Benefits

  • Larger material handling
  • Highly accurate and durable
  • No special adaptors required for mylar tape.
  • More tape applying options
  • Very safe for operator and product.
  • Easy to adjust delivery stacker.
  • Full control of tape applying options
  • Durable electronic counter
  • More precise and reliable than single cell sensors
  • Easy to stagger set tape application
  • Corrosion resistant and durable.

THE MGL Power Feeder takes the work out of manual feeding.

How It Works For You

The MGL Power Feeder turns any of our manually fed taping applicators into a semi-automatic gravity fed taping system. The MGL 28 and MGL 80 tape applicators work especially well with this feeder.

This unit is fully adjustable and can take product up to 18 inches (46 cm) wide by 18 inches long (46 cm). It also includes 4 product guide rails and 6 product feeding belts, each with it’s own adjustable guide, so you can place the belts exactly where you need them. The feeder’s speed is fully adjustable via a controller knob and it’s product thickness can be set via it’s adjustable retard roller.

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: MGL Power Feeder
  • Weight: 95 lbs (43 Kg)
  • Overall size: 48″ (122 cm) x 28″ (71 cm) x 48″ (122 cm), Operational Controls: Power switch, Variable Speed Adjustment Knob, and product thickness adjustment
  • Power Requirements: 120V A/C 50/60 HS < 5 Amps
  • Feeding height: 36″ (91.44 cm)

Features

  • Adjustable Speed
  • Adjustable Feed Angle
  • Adjustable Product Thickness
  • Adjustable Product Width
  • 4 Adjustable Feet

Benefits

  • Match Feeder to a Taping Speed
  • Fine Tune gravity self-feeding
  • Will accept a wide thickness range
  • Fine tune feeding height

The Power Tape Unwind for Spooled Tape Application

How It Works For You

The MGL Power Tape Unwind unit is made to automatically unwind large spooled rolls of pressure sensitive tape. It is most commonly used to unwind tear tape (a.k.a. tear strip or tear-off ribbon) that can exceed 15,000 yards or meters in length.

This unit will automatically start unwinding tape as the tape itself is pulled, causing the tape tension arm to move from its resting or stop position. When the tension on the tape itself is released, the tension arm moves back to its resting position and the unwind motor stops.

Tear tape serves as an easy opening device for consumer packaging. This tensilized polypropylene tape has a pressure sensitive adhesive that is usually applied to the surface of packaging made of paper, paperboard, corrugated cardboard, or plastic.

Technical Specs

  • Product Name: MGL Power Tape Unwind
  • Weight: < 58 lbs (26.30 Kg)
  • Overall size: 20” D x 20”W x 51” H
  • Power Requirements: 120V A/C 50/60 HS < 5 Amps
  • Tape Types: Many types of spooled pressure sensitive tape with tensile strength
  • Tape Roll Size: Up to 15” (38.1 cm) O.D. on 6” (15.24 cm) core roll standard
  • Spool Widths: Up to 6” (15.24 cm) wide spools standard (wider roll support is special order)

Features

  • Tension Arm automatically activates unwind motor
  • Holds heavy spools of tape
  • Stainless steel and anodized aluminum
  • On/Off switch with power light

Benefits

  • Very easy to setup and operate
  • Much longer production run times before running out of tape
  • Corrosion resistant and durable design.
  • No training required to operate.

Tape Applicators FAQ Section

Before the Sale FAQs

What does MGL need to know to quote a tape machine?
We need the dimensions of the product, the material the product is made of, and the type of tape and dimensions of the tape.

Can we send you samples of our product and tape to test before ordering the tape machine?
Yes, we would be happy to test your samples on one of our machines. Upon request, we will video record the testing of your samples and send you the video to you before you place an order.

How long does it take to get a quote on a tape machine?
Less than 15 minutes for standard tape machines.

Do you keep any tape machines in stock and ready to ship?
We try to keep our some tape machines on the floor and ready to ship.

What types of Tape can I used on my MGL applicator?
Below are examples of pressure sensitive tape that can be used.

Tape Types usedPurpose/Usage Example
Reinforced TapeFolders and books; heavy-duty reinforcement
MylarFolders; light-duty reinforcement
VinylArtwork; low-stress reinforcement
CelluloidLamination; scuff resistance
Hi-tackPermanent - aggressive
Low-tackRemovable
OfficeGeneral use
Paperback Transfergreeting cards, hospital forms, origami, posters
Paperback 1/32" foamposters, photo mount tacker, pistol target mounts, point-of-sale display

After the Sale FAQs

Need answers fast?
Call 972-221-3555 and you get live technician help.

How do I get a manual for my MGL tape application system?
Contact sales to order one if you need a manual for pre-owned machines.

Are manuals available in other languages besides English?
Not at this time.

Can I upgrade the tape heads on my older MGL model?
Yes, please contact sales.

How do I order a replacement part?
Call us if you need help with a parts order, otherwise please e-mail, or fax your parts order to us.

What is the turnaround time for defective electronic boards?
We normally repair boards within 1 – 2 business days upon receipt of board. New boards can be shipped out the same day if necessary.

Does your company offer on-site training or repairs?
We are happy to train customers for free at our facility in Lewisville, Texas. and we do have training videos online. You will get free telephone support after the purchase of a machine. Most tape machine problems are fixed by ordering repair parts. If a tape head has been heavily used, we do offer a tape head rebuild service.