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Corrosion-resistant strappers ideal for meat and seafood applications

07 July 2014

Strapping specialist Mosca Direct is introducing two new machines into the UK market which are ideal for the challenging environments of meat, poultry and fish processing and packing.

The new SoniXs MS-VA and SoniXs TRS-VA machines are the first side-seal strappers that are corrosion resistant and work with Mosca’s own ultrasonic technology, SoniXs.  In addition, the machines feature a new, exposed Standard-6 strap path, also made of corrosion-resistant material. 

The machines have been designed for use under extreme conditions such as dampness or with contaminated products. Since the sealing unit is located on the side of the strap guide frame rather than below it, process liquids or other foreign particles flow away without soiling it.  This makes the machines particularly suited to food processing industries such as fish and meat, which are characterised by strict hygiene standards and often have to deal with process fluids or perishable product residues.

The SoniXs MS-VA is a manual machine, while the SoniXs TRS-VA works in a fully automated production line in which packages are fed automatically. Both compact machines can be relied on to strap variable product sizes at up to 33 cycles per minute, depending on product and in-feed system. They are easily operated via keyboard and selection switches and offer the option of a single or double hold-down device. 

Mosca’s SoniXs technology combines speed and efficiency with low emissions. As the system requires no pre-heating, machines are instantly available at all times. The easily accessible, open construction makes cleaning and maintenance of the machines easier.   They can be dismantled without tools and are ready for use afterwards within just a few seconds. 

“With SoniXs MS-VA and SoniXs TRS-VA we are fulfilling customer demands,” explains Adrian Ritzhaupt, Head of Product Management at Mosca.

“Due to their varied functionality, side-seal strappers have long been successful in diverse industries. Our customers can now also draw on our patented ultrasonic technology, ‘SoniXs’ in these machines.”  

Mosca SoniXs MS-VA and SoniXs TRS-VA machines are part of a vast range of automatic, semi-automatic and fully automated strapping machines. They are German manufactured, top of the range strapping equipment and are available in the UK from Mosca Direct Ltd of Cotgrave, Nottingham.  They fit easily into existing lines to replace old machines or as part of a new project to improve throughput, due to their speed and efficiency.

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