The quality and reliability of strapping specialist Mosca has been reaffirmed as corrugated packaging company and long-time customer Sheard Packaging chose to purchase from Mosca Direct Ltd once again. Sheard added a new production line as part of an expansion plan and installed a Mosca KCK-131 Pallet Press and WRG Stretch Wrapper at its factory in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
The company is using the KCK-131 Pallet Press to apply two parallel polyester straps to pallets of flat stacked cardboard sheets. The two straps are applied simultaneously thanks to the machine’s two sealing units. Once strapped the stack is moved along conveyors to the WRG stretch wrapper, where plastic wrap is applied to the entire pallet to protect and secure it for storage and transportation.
The KCK-131 is a high-speed, fully-automatic pallet packing press that includes Mosca’s patented SoniXs sealing unit. A SoniXs sealing head uses high frequency vibration – rather than traditional heat-seal methods – to secure the strap-ends together. It therefore requires no heat-up time and produces no fumes due to melting strap. It consumes less energy, generates less mess, and is much faster - processing up to 200 vertically-strapped pallets per hour.
The WRG stretch wrapper is suitable for all industry sectors, and includes a rotating ring for products with dimensions up to 1,450x1,450mm.
Sheard Packaging has used Mosca strappers and wrappers for many years, so when it expanded its site and added a new production line due to business growth Sheard was confident that Mosca could deliver to the exact specifications required.
“Mosca were our first choice when we expanded our site and added a new line," explains Lee Shackleton, Operation Director at Sheard Packaging. "We’ve always found them to be exactly what we need to help us meet our high production targets. We know their engineers, who are available when we need them and always do a thorough and professional job."
“We also use Mosca strap and have a great relationship with their customer service team to ensure we never run out of consumables. We wouldn’t hesitate to go to Mosca again next time we have a need.”
Sheard Packaging is the largest sheet plant in the UK, and one of the few independent waste paper processors to have ISO accreditation. Its ongoing expansion programme has seen it invest £10m in plant and equipment over the last eight years, with plans to invest a further £6m in the next five.
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