EAM-Mosca Corp. will introduce the UHS side-seal strapping system at IWF, now available mounted vertically in a versatile support structure.
The low-maintenance UHS is designed to strap large packages and shipping units such as office furniture and cabinets, according to the company.
“We believe that the UHS fills a real market need,” company president Ralph E. Morini said in a statement. “The modular arch feature enables customers to optimize the system size and thus cycle speed for their specific application without the cost and lead time of a customized machine.”
The system has a narrow profile that integrates easily into conveyor lines, and can be pulled in and out easily on large rollers. The system operates reliably with polyester or polypropylene strapping from 9 to 12 mm in width and fills a previous void in the marketplace where high-tension and stronger straps are required for stabilizing loads, according to the company.
The system was developed with a modular structure and can easily be configured in customer track sizes ranging in 250mm increments from 900 to 2150 mm wide and by 750 to 2000 mm high. Conveyor height can be easily adjusted on-site anywhere from 8” to 24” without requiring special tools or additional parts.
The UHS can be conveniently operated with a foot switch, push button, or automatically via signal exchange with an external system controller. It features adjustable tension and a Siemens PLC with a push-button interface, which controls all key operating functions. The strap track features a simple and reliable spring-gate design with modular components that enables the company to build a track size best suited to customer requirements and optimize cycle speeds, which vary from 10 to 15 cycles/minute or 4 to 6 seconds/cycle.
The main engine of the system is the Mosca proprietary Sonixs unitizer strapping head, which features DC direct drives for all strap feed, tensioning and sealing functions. The patented ultrasonic sealer supplies smokeless and reliable strap seals with polyester or polypropylene. The sealed bearing construction eliminates lubrication and protects the system from dust and dirt, according to the company.
For a demonstration, visit Booth No. 7149 at IWF.