Global strapping systems provider Mosca has unveiled a new lower-entry level semi-automatic strapping system, MO-M-8.

Based on Mosca’s modular construction concept, the new MO-M-8 machine features a machine frame, strap dispenser and sealing unit.

The machine is designed to allow users to strap small amounts of packs when required and helps dispense with the strap guide frame, in which the strap is wrapped around the package manually.

MO-M-8 also conducts various activities such as strap return, tension adjustment and the welding of the strap ends automatically after the strap is placed in the sealing unit to begin the strapping process.

The new strapping machine, which requires around 120w of power, also includes an optional table stop for the accurate positioning of individual packages.

Mosca direct managing director Gaye Tate said: "Many users are familiar with the models in the RO-M series as reliable entry-level machines but with this development we are addressing the demand from customers who do not need to strap items often, but rely on high-availability when they do."

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"With this development we are addressing the demand from customers who do not need to strap items often, but rely on high-availability when they do."

Designed to pack packages that are a minimum of 80mm wide and 10mm high, MO-M-8 also features an illuminated service push-button with coloured signals to check the machine’s current operating state and heating temperatures.

Equipped with a polypropylene (PP) strap, MO-M-8 has a standard three sealing unit, which has an automatic strap feed that helps speedy change of the coil.

Controlled by Mosca’s MSCB-1 real-time control panel, the new machine’s soft tension capability has made it easy to strap delicate products.

Using a potentiometre, the operators of MO-M-8 can set strap tension and length in order to optimise the process for their specific application.

Image: Mosca’s new semi-automatic strapping system MO-M-8. Photo: courtesy of Mosca GmbH.