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.