Mosca has introduced its first cross-strapping machine, which is designed to provide flexible and gentle strapping for corrugated cardboard products.

Known as the Universal Corrugated Bundler (UCB), the new machine can be used to strap complex four or six-point folding cartons aligned with products on up to six sides.

The manually operated CE compliant machine was first unveiled at this year’s CCE and officially launched this week.

Mosca claims that the machine can be deployed without additional safety measures and simplifies strapping of non-symmetric cartons.

“The manually operated CE compliant machine was first unveiled at this year’s CCE and officially launched this week.”

During operations, the folding cartons must be removed from the folding and glueing machine and placed crosswise on the UCB, which guides the stack inside and aligns it on five sides.

The symmetrically movable alignment unit places the product optimally to the central SoniXs ultrasonic sealing unit, after which the UCB automatically straps it and moves it forward out of the machine.

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UCB is able to carry out 32 single strapping or 20 double strapping cycles per minute.

Mosca stated that the electromechanical components of the machine with brushless DC reduce wear and tear of UCB.

It comes with a Mosca-developed automatic cycle rate adjustment (CRA), which switches the UCB into energy-saving mode when less number of folding cartons are produced.

The operator can control the UCB by submitting packaging dimensions and strapping positions via a touchscreen.

The touch panel can also store formulas, which can be applied to frequently used products.

Able to adjust packages with widths ranging from 120mm to 1,200mm, the UCB is equipped with a remote monitoring interface (RMI) enabling device from smartphone or laptops.