19 January 2015
Corrugated cardboard strapping machine sets new benchmarks in Standard-6 design
- Shared component concept: Cost-efficient thanks to modular construction
- Double strap dispenser: No downtime when changing strap coil
- Simple machine control: Easy to learn and operate
The market launch of the fully automated EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 strapping machine marks another step by Mosca GmbH toward increasing standardization. Specially developed to meet the needs of the corrugated cardboard industry, the new machine straps large-format products for secure transport with minimal downtime. The Standard-6 strap path system can be easily disassembled without tools, and all core components can be easily accessed for maintenance and cleaning. The new model was launched at SinoCorrugated 2014 in Dongguan (China), the world's leading trade show for the corrugated cardboard industry. The EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 has been available since the beginning of the year.
More than 5,000 machines have been sold since the precursor of the EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 was launched in 1987 - and the demand continues unabated. "The North American market is extremely practical when it comes to strapping corrugated cardboard products - the machines have to be easy to operate with minimal downtime," says Christian Zwieb, in charge of product management at Mosca GmbH. Up to 28 packages per minute can be strapped on a standard-size frame with a passage width of 1,650 mm, and up to 25 packages per minute on the largest passage width of 2,600 mm.
A new feature on the EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 is the unitised Standard-6 strap path, which can be disassembled without tools and just as easily reassembled in only a few steps. This simplifies maintenance, cleaning and repairs. The removable roller table makes it easy to access the inner workings of the machine. If required, the table can be unlocked and completely detached for direct access to all core components from above.
Other core assemblies are also standardized, including strap dispenser, strap feeding unit, strap magazine and strap guide frame. This is one of the key features of the EVOLUTION models, which are based on a modular construction concept. "We are continuously developing our machines by standardizing core assemblies and promoting a functional shared component concept," Zwieb explains. "The fact that all elements can be quickly and efficiently assembled not only improves our service quality, it also enables us to provide the best Mosca quality at reasonable prices."
An eye for detail and a focus on the customer
The EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 operates cost-efficiently and straps the packages on the conveyor transversely to the direction of transport. The pneumatic hold down device is integrated into the frame, enhancing the machine's compact, uncluttered design. It can be manually fixed at a specific height before the start of the strapping cycle to ensure maximum performance regardless of package height. Safe to operate without separate protection, the machine comes labelled with a CE marking from the factory.
The EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 standard welding uses the unique Mosca-patented SoniXs ultrasonic technology. SoniXs sealing units require no warm-up time and are extremely efficient: Energy is only consumed at the moment the strap ends are sealed. The welded seam offers more than 80 percent of the tensile strength of the strap, making it exceptionally stable.
Double strap dispenser for minimal downtime
An optional double strap dispenser reduces downtime. Instead of a single coil with strapping material, the EVOLUTION SoniXs TRC-6 works with two coils. As soon as one coil is empty, a second feeding unit in the machine automatically takes up the second coil. The empty coil can be changed while the machine is in operation, avoiding costly down time. Optionally a package stop can be integrated to align the package on the conveyor. This ensures the strapping is perfectly positioned on the corrugated blank and simplifies downstream processing for accurate, fully automated palletizing. MSCB-1 controls make machine operation easy via buttons and digital display. Operators are ready to handle the machine after a brief introduction to the basic requirements.
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