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Mosca at FachPack 2015: High-quality entry-level strapping solutions

Mosca GmbH based in Waldbrunn, Germany, is showing a line of versatile, high-performance entry-level machines at this year’s FachPack. Stand 509 in Hall 4A is where Mosca strapping experts are presenting the EVOLUTION MP-6 in three model versions: table, belt and roller. These machines combine a wide range of functions with modular construction. The fully automated LCU pallet packing press is suitable industry wide as an entry-level model for pallet strapping. It uses ultrasonic SoniXs technology for low-emission, efficient welding, and can be easily integrated into production lines. Trade visitors can also experience the quality of Mosca strapping materials, ranging from PP and PET to bioplastic PLA straps. The company will be announcing other highlights shortly before the trade show opens.

At this year’s FachPack, Mosca strapping experts will once again be demonstrating the outstanding quality of their machines. The display includes versatile entry-level machines that guarantee high quality and excellent results. "The EVOLUTION MP-6 was one of the first models to offer customers the benefit of our shared component concept – and we are continuously standardizing the core components," says Mosca CEO Timo Mosca. All three versions of the EVOLUTION MP-6 share the same strap dispenser, feeding unit, strap magazine and strap guide frame. This is what enables modular construction. "Using identical components lowers our production costs and we pass these savings on to our customers. This is how we guarantee Mosca quality at cost-effective prices."

All EVOLUTION MP-6 machines are factory equipped with Mosca SoniXs ultrasonic technology. The tensile strength of the welded seam is up to 80% of the strap material strength. The welding process is efficient with low emissions.

The EVOLUTION MP-6 table model can be manually operated. Thanks to its compact design, it fits into smaller production areas. A rotating user panel makes it accessible from both sides. This offers real advantages during peak production times for corrugated cardboard processors, wholesalers and mail-order businesses. The table model comes in eight different frame sizes, up to a frame width of 1650 mm. As an alternative, the EVOLUTION MP-6 is available as fully automated model in versions with a belts or rollers conveying system. Both come in three sizes with a frame width up to 1000 millimeters, and can be easily integrated into existing production lines. The Standard-6 strap path featured on all three models ensures easy accessibility, which makes maintenance, cleaning and repair simple and fast.

High-performance system, affordable price
The fully-automated LCU pallet packing press is an entry-level pallet strapping model, often used for frequently changing, low volume production runs. The machine can be easily integrated into production lines and its modular construction makes it suitable for many different industries. The LCU is factory equipped with a moveable SoniXs sealing unit for parallel ultrasonic welding. After attaching the strap in the first position, it moves to the second position and secures the load for transport. These strap positions are based on Euro pallets and can be set to 440 or 625 millimeters. For high-output operations, Mosca equips the LCU with two SoniXs ultrasonic sealing units.

An easy-to-install conveying system is available upon request. The LCU also comes with an optional BSG-3 strap sealing unit, which eliminates time-consuming strap coil changes. This minimizes down time and makes the operator’s job much easier. An optional Zero Energy State system (ZES) enhances safety. If the machine’s power supply is interrupted, the compression plate moves into a fixed position and is secured: no energy is required. The plate can be easily put back into operation when power is restored. ZES is a service mode that can be switched on or off as needed.

No strapping without straps
Mosca has been producing tear-proof PP and PET strapping materials since 2008 in one of the most modern facilities in Europe (Odenwald-Muckental). Multiple extrusion lines operating simultaneously produce straps in widths from 5 to 15 millimeters. These materials can be used in all strapping machines, regardless of type or manufacturer. "We are constantly working to achieve customer-oriented solutions," says Mosca. "For instance, our production facility in Muckental meets our customers’ growing demand for sustainability. We operate our own photovoltaic system to produce all of the energy we need to make PET straps." The company is also expanding its range to include PLA straps. These bioplastic straps are made of renewable raw materials and can be composted after use. Trade show visitors can test all three kinds of straps at the Mosca booth.

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