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Instructions and Parts List
Purpose of Kit
The U-Clip Modification Kit is designed to buff a
standard L-clip down to form a U-shaped tape clip
around the edge of thinner cartons when used on the
S867 or S857 L-Clip Applicators. U-clips can be
applied to cartons from 1/4 inch [6.4 mm] thick to 2
inches [50 mm] thick. Refer to the Specifications
Tape length applied, total: 4 1/2 inches [115 mm]
U-clip tape lengths:
Bottom of carton:
2 1/4 ± 1/8 inch
[55 mm ± 3.2 mm]
End of carton:
Thickness of carton
Top of carton:
2 1/4 [55 mm], minus
thickness of carton
Carton size capacity:
1/4 inch [6.4 mm] minimum
2 inch [50 mm] maximum
Contents of Kit
Capscrew, Soc. Hd., 10-24 x 1/2 Lg
Washer, Plain, Type A, #10
Instructions and Parts List
For use on 3M-Matic™
S867 L-Clip Applicator, Type 10500
S857 L-Clip Applicator, Type 29500
Figure 1—Replace Buffing Sleeves
Pull buffing assembly up through front of machine
and replace existing upper buffing sleeves with
the new larger diameter upper buffing sleeve
supplied with this kit. See Figure 1.
Important: Be sure to replace the sleeve on the
UPPER buffing arm, NOT on the lower buffing
The S867/S857 "U" Clip Modification Kit requires
four tapped holes in the top surface of the L-clip
applicator. Some older S857 applicators do not
have these holes. If not, the holes must be
located, drilled, and tapped. Use the enclosed
hole template and follow Steps A–E on the
template. If your machine already has these
holes, skip this step.
Attach mounting bracket to the front edge of the
L-clip applicator with two 10-24 x 1/2 capscrews
and plain washers as shown in Figure 2.
Remove the T-fitting from end of poly tubing on
modification kit. Push end of fitting in to release
tubing. See Figure 2.
Unlatch and open right side cover on the L-clip
applicator. Feed poly tubing through hole in left
side of applicator (Figure 3A) and route behind
existing tubing towards back of applicator (Figure
Note: Be sure tubing does not interfere with any
moving parts of applicator. The 32.5" tube must
be cut to 13.5" length if installed on a S857.
Figure 2—Attach Mounting Bracket
Figure 3—Install Poly Tubing
To reduce the risk associated with
Turn air supply off and disconnect before
performing any adjustments, maintenance, or
servicing the machine or taping heads.
To reduce the risk associated with sharp
Keep hands and fingers away from tape cutoff
blades under orange blade guards. The
blades are extremely sharp.
Turn the S867 applicator main air on/off valve to
Turn the U-clip attachment ball valve to On so
that the valve handle aligns with the tubing.
Hold down and push carton against applicator
box paddle to apply a U-clip. The applicator
applies an L-clip of tape to bottom and edge of
carton. The U-clip attachment automatically
buffs the top leg of the tape down onto the top of
To convert applicator back to L-clip operation,
turn off U-clip attachment ball valve, unscrew and
remove mounting bracket and attach to left side
of the applicator for storage as shown in Figure 6.
Figure 6—Remove Mounting Bracket
Cut air line number 17 on the flow control valve
approximately 1 inch [25 mm] down from the L-
fitting as shown in Figure 4. Note that the
position of air line 17 on the S867 is different than
its position on the S857.
Reinstall the T-fitting as shown in Figure 5 by
pushing the tubing into the fitting as far as it will
Close and latch side cover on the applicator and
connect main the air supply line to the applicator.
Turn on the L-clip applicator air valve to On. Turn
the U-clip attachment ball valve to On so that the
valve handle aligns with the tubing. Check for air
Figure 5—Reinstall T-Fitting
Figure 4—Air Line #17
Cylinder, Air, 7/16" Bore,
Fitting, Barbed, #10-32,
Fitting, Street Ell, #10-32
Pad, Buffing, Upper
Buffing Pad Assembly, Lower
Screw, Cap, Soc Hd, 10-24 x 1/2 Lg.
Washer, Plain, Type A, #10
Label, Warning, Sharp Knife Rollers
Screw, Cap, Soc Hd, 8-32 x 1/2 Lg.
Tee, Union, 1/4 Polyflo
Valve, Ball, 1/4-1/4 Polyflo
Nut, Hex Flange, 10-32
Tube, Poly-Flo, 8.5 In. Lg.
Tube, Poly-Flo, 32.5 In. Lg.
Replacement Parts List
Figure 7—Replacement Parts Illustration
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division
3M Center, Building 220-4E-01
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
“3M-Matic” is a trademark of 3M,
St. Paul, Minnesota 55144-1000
Printed in U.S.A.
© 3M 2007 44-0009-1957-9(C)
How To Order Replacement Parts
1. Refer to Parts Illustration Figure 7 to find part needed
and reference number.
2. Refer to parts list for correct part number.
3. Order by part number, description, kit name, and kit
4. Replacement parts and part prices available direct
3M/Tape Dispenser Parts
241 Venture Drive
Amery, WI 54001-1325
Minimum billing on parts orders will be $25.00.
Replacement part prices available on request. $10.00
restocking charge per invoice on returned parts.
Outside the U.S., contact the local 3M subsidiary for
Equipment Warranty and Limited Remedy: THE FOLLOWING WARRANTY IS MADE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING, CUSTOM OR USAGE OF TRADE:
3M sells its 3M-Matic™ P/N 70-0708-6798 S867/S857 U-Clip Modification Kit with the following warranties:
Limitation of Liability: Except where prohibited by law, 3M and seller will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from this 3M equipment, whether direct,
indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted, including breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, or strict liability.
Note: The foregoing Equipment Warranty and Limited Remedy and Limitation of Liability may be changed only by a written agreement signed by authorized
representatives of 3M and seller.
All parts will be free from defects in material and manufacture for ninety (90) days after delivery.
If any part is defective within this warranty period, your exclusive remedy and 3M’s and seller’s sole obligation shall be, at 3M’s option, to repair or replace
the part. 3M must receive actual notice of any alleged defect within a reasonable time after it is discovered, but in no event shall 3M have any obligation
under this warranty unless it receives such notice within five (5) business days after the expiration of the warranty period. All notices required hereunder
shall be given to 3M solely through the 3M-Matic™ Helpline (800-328-1390). To be entitled to repair or replacement as provided under this warranty, the part
must be returned as directed by 3M to its factory or other authorized service station designated by 3M. If 3M is unable to repair or replace the part within
a reasonable time after receipt thereof, 3M, at its option, will replace the equipment or refund the purchase price. 3M shall have no obligation to provide or
pay for the labor required to remove any part or equipment or to install the repaired or replacement part or equipment. 3M shall have no obligation to repair
or replace those parts failing due to normal wear, inadequate or improper maintenance, inadequate cleaning, non-lubrication, improper operating environment,
improper utilities, operator error or misuse, alteration or modification, mishandling, lack of reasonable care, or due to any accidental cause.
Hole Location Template
Center punch four (4) holes indicated by
Remove template and drill four (4)
0.1495 (#25 drill) holes.
Tap four (4) holes with 10-24 tap.
Cut out and remove this circle for
clearance around on/off valve.
Line up these two edges of template with front and
left side of S867 applicator and secure template to
applicator with masking tape.
– Left Side –
– Front –
– Right Side of
Hole Location Template
(See other side)