Corrugated and solid board manufacturer Cumberland has installed the Mosca KCA and WTR machines to strap and wrap palletised loads of flat-packed cardboard cartons.
In the Cumberland production line, pallets are manually pushed over a light sensor, triggering the Mosca-supplied driven conveyors to transport them into the KCA to be strapped.
They are then wrapped by the WTR before collection by forklift truck. The steady stack conveyors ensure safe transit of each bundle through both machines.
The KCA pallet press machine features a built-in integrated conveyor, turncross and centraliser, allowing pallets to be turned in the machine for effective cross strapping and safe, sturdy loads. It can reach speeds of up to 120 pallets per hour for two straps, and 65 pallets per hour for four straps.
The WTR fully-automatic stretch wrapping machine features a large rotating turntable, an integrated roller conveyor, film tail welding and top platen for lightweight pallet stability.
Capacity is up to 40 pallets per hour, with compression force selectable using the operating panel. The pallet’s top edges are automatically protected by the machine, while a lifting device offers optional application to the pallet’s underside.
Mark Bennett, production manager at Cumberland Packaging, said: “We bought the KCA to replace our previous pallet strapper and it performs better while costing less to maintain. The WTR is the first wrapping machine we’ve ever had – it’s also proved easy to use and extremely valuable to us.”
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