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Help with ironer guide tapes 

Postby Driftwood » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:54 pm

Firstly, greetings from across the pond.  

I have a challenge with finding a solution to knots in ironer guide tapes that i would like to ask the forum. 

I have been trying to find an alternative to knotting guide tapes for some time now with little luck. The problem  is that the knots make unsightly  indentations on the table linen we process and the  life of the guide tapes are greatly reduced because they always seem to break where tape is knotted. 

I tried a tape matic welding device from San ai industries (china)  which worked well at first but became unreliable after about a year and now doesn't work at all, and now it seems the only two distributors  in the uk are reluctant to sell these units due to the cost and reliably issues) 

Does anyone know of a reliable alternative this problem?
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Help with ironer guide tapes 

Postby IronMan » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:18 am

you can use a soldering iron with a fine tip and make about 8 holes. I have done this in the past and it works but takes longer to fuse the tapes together.
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Re: Help with ironer guide tapes 

Postby TUNNELTECH » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:13 am

Here is what we use: San-Ai Guide Tape Welder
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Re: Help with ironer guide tapes 

Postby msingewald » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:52 pm

We had the same ultrasonic San ai welder with the same results. After about a year it stopped working. We sent it back to Tingue Brown, our supplier, and it was fixed for high price. It lasted about 4 months and died again. IT now is used to cut the tape as we tie the new ones together. Not recommended.
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