From palletized boxes to fruit crates and plastic containers – Mosca has equipped its EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H strapping machine with a vertical edge protection feeder to reliably secure horizontally stacked layers. This device positions solid cardboard protection elements on the four outer edges of the product to be packaged before the machine straps them horizontally. "The application is especially practical for securing fruit and vegetable containers in the food industry. But it can also be used in other logistics operations," explains Mosca CEO Timo Mosca. So far, the high-speed machine has primarily been used to meet the demands of furniture and home appliance manufacturers.
Versatile, efficient, sustainable
The standard EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H magazine can be loaded with edge protectors in three different sizes. Along with the length of the entire element, the wing width and material thickness are variable. This ensures the ideal protection for each application. The edge protectors are made from solid recyclable cardboard, which offers an eco-friendly alternative to stretch wrapping or other methods that use plastic film to hold stacked layers in place. When the supply of edge protectors is used up, the empty magazine can be quickly removed from the machine and replaced with a full one. This saves time, material and production costs.
Edge protectors are positioned on the stack precisely and efficiently – without manual intervention. Laser beams detect the four corners of the stack as soon as it is placed on the machine. The edge protectors are then simultaneously brought into place on the product and carefully attached. Product height is also automatically detected by the machine and the process is usually completed with two to five straps applied horizontally.
Advantages of the original EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H remain unchanged
The EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H equipped with edge protection remains true to its original features. Strapping performance is only minimally affected by the additional step of applying edge protectors. Thanks to intelligent product recognition, the machine can be used with a variety of product groups. Mosca's patented SoniXs ultrasonic technology is used to securely seal the strap ends. Both PET and PP straps are reliably sealed without a warm-up phase.
Lean solution for a stable bond between product and substructure
While the EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H provides optimum stabilization for products stacked on a pallet, the EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6 KR-ZV offers a tailor-made, cost-effective strapping solution for securing products to a substructure. This machine was introduced at FachPack 2018 and is specially designed for lightweight products on pallets, dollies or pallet cages. It operates with a reduced strap tension of up to 450 newtons, which eliminates the need for a safety enclosure or safety zone during operation. This lowers procurement costs and makes operation less complicated. The EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H is an ideal supplement in complex logistics chains.
Fully automated solution for Industry 4.0 professionals
Networking and automation are important factors in the production operations of tomorrow. And the fully automatic EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 Pro offers all of the right machine features. This high-performance model handles up to 45 packages per minute, which makes it ideal for fast-paced logistics. Thanks to an integrated network interface, users can check and regulate machine operation at any time from any location. The EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 Pro effectively combines high-performance strapping technology with Industry 4.0 requirements.
Experts hold tech talks on a wide variety of topics
Presented for the first time in 2019 on all days of the trade show, the Mosca Speakers' Corner is where company experts provide detailed information on the company’s latest developments, outlooks and trends. There will be six lectures each day. The machine models on show, EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6-H and EVOLUTION SoniXs MS-6 KR-ZV, and their fields of application will be presented in detail. The program also focuses on efficiency and customer orientation: Presentations on the special requirements of efficient solutions in the food industry as well as the new global service concept ONE Service are aimed at customer needs. Mosca’s plastics straps respond to the requirements of customers and society alike: another presentation will show the importance of sustainability in Mosca’s strapping production in one of the most modern plants in Europe. Moreover, the company will address the general question of how to close a box: the best packaging solution for each use case while optimizing processes and reducing cost.