Irish eyes are smiling as Mosca machines ‘boost productivity’

Mosca machines are said to be helping to boost productivity at corrugated manufacturer Rigid Containers’ site in Limerick, Ireland.

Mosca’s KCK-131-26 palletiser, a MCB-2 strapping machine and a Genesis Futura stretch wrap system have all been installed at the facility. In addition, the new line features a three-colour Bobst FFG 924 NT flexo folder gluer, set up with a Bobst pre-feeder and a Dücker Corrpal palletising line.

Another Rigid site in Somerset is running a similar set-up and Mosca said the Limerick installation has been established to achieve “comparative efficiency results”.

The site has reportedly enjoyed a 30% rise in throughput due to the “higher quality and higher production speed”.

Steve Whitby, the site manager who specified and oversaw the installation of the Mosca equipment said, “The team at Rigid was impressed with the enthusiasm and technical expertise the Mosca team had regarding advising on various machinery specifications and how the system could fit in with plans for the new Bobst machine.”

The KCK-131-26 palletiser features Mosca’s SoniXs sealing technology, which welds the strap ends using high-frequency ultrasonic vibration. This, Mosca said, provides a faster and more environmentally-friendly solution than conventional friction welding methods.

The MCB-2 fully-automated strapping machine is the latest generation of corrugated bundle strappers with integrated squaring device. Mosca explained that it provides fast set-up and changeovers, with “extremely high process reliability”.