• LCU packing press sets new standards in pallet strapping
• Machine class 3 – standardisation creates added value for customers
• Complete lines on display
Strapping technology leader Gerd Mosca AG will showcase two new state-of-the-art strapping machines at this year’s FachPack in Nuremberg. Based on a modular design, the Mosca LCU packing press has been developed as a cross-sector model for packaging lines. Mosca is also presenting the new EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 strapping machine, the first model in machine class 3. The company says that features including a Standard-6 strap path and CE marking have set new standards for key industries, including pharmaceuticals, logistics, paper and printing. Along with the proven RO-M Fusion strapping machine, the Mosca stand will also feature two strapping lines that work with the EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 and other models from the EVOLUTION series.
The new affordable, fully automated LCU (low-cost unitiser) pallet packing press, which is being shown at FachPack for the first time, is suitable for many different industries. Its modular system can easily be integrated into new or existing production lines. It straps pallets in parallel and features two strap positions, two strap guide frames, and two SoniXs ultrasonic sealing units.
The LCU can operate flexibly at different conveyor heights and offers sealing unit spacing of 440 or 625 millimetres. Euro pallets can be double strapped horizontally or vertically. Add-on feeding mechanisms are available and can be easily installed. The LCU can also be specified with an optional strap welding unit. By using a friction seal in movement direction, the newly-developed BSG-3 generates endless straps, which minimises both strapping system processing and downtime.
Another new Mosca model at FachPack is the EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6, the first machine class 3 model, with CE marking and a harmonized Standard-6 strap path. Cleaning and maintenance of the machine are simple, fast and efficient thanks to its open, accessible design.
According to Mosca CEO Timo Mosca, "Different package options are available and we tailor the machine specifically to the needs of our key industry customers in the pharmaceutical, printing, paper and logistics sectors. The CE marking means that our customers can integrate the unit into any production line that does not present any hazards at its inlet or outlet without any additional safety measures. This is a real advantage."
Key components, including the hold down device and the backstop, are specifically designed to eliminate potential hazards from the very start. This also removes the need for additional protective elements typically required for operator safety on other models.
Important core components are now standardised for all models in machine class 3. Elements including dispenser, strap feeding unit, strap magazine and strap guide frame can be quickly and efficiently installed. For customers, this means even better, faster service and a wider range of models for more usability. Machine class 3 will gradually include all machines controlled via Human Machine Interface (HMI). This interface intuitively guides the user through the different levels of the program structure. Intuitive, user-friendly operation is a Mosca principle that will be further developed for the effective interface between machine and operator.
In addition to a complete strapping line with two EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 machines, FachPack visitors can see a strapping line with a belt and a roller feeding mechanism from the EVOLUTION MP-6 series. The Mosca booth also features an EVOLUTION SoniXs MP-6 T as a freestanding automatic unit along with the proven RO-M Fusion as an example of a cost-effective entry-level model for automatic strapping.
Mosca equipment is available in the UK from its wholly owned subsidiary, Mosca Direct of Cotgrave, Nottingham.