Olympus III Road Tape Application System for 3M™ Stamark™ Pavement Marking Tape


The Olympus III Pavement Marking System

A truck mounted road tape application system jointly developed by 3M™ and Straub Design for the transportation safety market.

The Olympus III Pavement Marking System provides an efficient method of applying 3M™ Stamark™ High Performance pavement marking tape to road surfaces.

Positive application and cut-off is achieved by the specially designed, heavy duty applicator, which is controlled by a hydraulically articulated lift mechanism.


"The Olympus III system utilizes proven tape application technology to optimize crew safety, first-time quality, and productivity while reducing the time required to apply pavement marking tape where the systems are deployed."

- Christopher Edwards

Global Business Manager, Pavement Markings, 3M Transportation Safety Division

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2 rolls of tape can be effectively handled for high productivity single lane tape application.

"Leveraging the decades of experience both companies have serving pavement marking contractors all over the world, we believe the Olympus III, along with new systems currently under development will fundamentally change how companies handle and apply millions of linear feet of 3M pavement marking tape every week."

- Paul Ebnet

President & CEO, Straub Design

Tape Specifications

  • Designed for 3M™ Stamark High Performance Tape
  • Tape Width: Min: 4"; Max: 10"

System Specifications

  • Weight: 3000 lbs.
  • Dimensions: Retracted - 40"L x 48"W x 72"H

General Information

  • The Olympus III System is a modular, high productivity attachment for applying pavement marking tape that can be installed on a standard flatbed truck. The system combines safety with productivity by bringing your operators off the road, reducing their exposure to live traffic.
  • High speed manual splicing capability.
  • Robust, fixed knife cutting mechanism.
  • Asphalt and concrete surface application
  • Application speeds of one roll (120 yds.) per minute, including splice time. (productive, long line operation)
  • Maximum recommended application speed, 5 mph.
  • Operates with driver and two operators on truck bed.
  • Bolts to any sufficiently sized flatbed truck with minimal modification.
  • Single rear axle flatbed truck with payload greater than 10,000 lbs. is recommended. Distance from ground to top of truck bed can vary from 44" to 52". Truck width can vary from 92" to 102". Applicator extends 48" from edge of truck bed (extension distance for a bed height of 46").

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