Space-saving packaging system at LogiMAT

13th May 2022

Logistics BusinessSpace-saving packaging system at LogiMAT

Maximum freedom at the end of the packaging line despite limited space: MOSCA is showing what flexible end-of-line solutions can look like at its LogiMAT stand (A31 Hall 4) from 31 May to 1 June 2022. The fully automated end-of-line scenario consists of a KZV-321 pallet strapping machine and autonomous guided vehicles (AGV) from GEBHARDT Intralogistics. This system can be easily adapted to production conditions and optimises the use of available space – an ideal solution for fast-growing companies with size-limited production environments.

Predefined pathways and bulky conveyors – the end of a production line is often inflexible. This makes it difficult for companies to grow in tight production spaces. MOSCA is tackling this challenge with a flexible solution presented at LogiMAT in cooperation with GEBHARDT Intralogistics. The live simulation links the MOSCA KZV-321 pallet strapping machine with a Gebhardt KARIS autonomous guided vehicle system.

Johannes Wieder, Sales Manager Logistics at MOSCA, explains: “We are presenting just one of numerous set-up options. Thanks to the many possible combinations of AGVs with our strapping machines, applications can be easily adapted to different requirements and used, for example, to secure packages for transport in the food or construction industries.”

The application shown at the company’s exhibition stand illustrates the savings potential of this machine combination. Since the self-propelled vehicles from Gebhardt can flexibly approach various machines, strapping machines with a higher throughput do not have to adapt to the slower speed of upstream machines. Instead, they can utilise their full performance potential and strap products from several lines at the same time.

Efficiently securing double-stacked pallets

In the application, autonomous guided vehicles transport loaded pallets to the KZV-321. These AGVs can reach speeds of up to 1.2m/s and transport loads weighing up to 120kg. The KZV-321 then straps the pallets using MOSCA SoniXs ultrasonic technology with zero emissions and no warm-up phase. The machine can also efficiently secure stacked pallets for transport.

After the pallets have been strapped and the second pallet has been placed on top, for example, by a pallet doubler, the strap lances of the KZV-321 pass through the deck boards of both pallets again to ensure a bond that protects the goods and saves resources. If necessary, the stack can be separated quickly and easily without loosening the straps on the individual pallets.

The high-performance KZV-321 machine is ideal for strapping a variety of packages ranging from plastic containers to cartons, sacks or other soft packaging. Thanks to the machine’s compact design and its ability to adjust strapping to the product height with six strap lances, the KZV-321 is suitable for use in many different sectors, including the agricultural industry or intralogistics. The strapping machine enables users to maximise available space – horizontally and vertically.

Bringing digitalisation to strapping

The MOSCA EVOLUTION SoniXs TR-6 Pro is also on display at the company’s exhibition stand. This high-performance strapping machine processes up to 45 packages per minute and can keep up with fast production speeds at the end of the packaging line.

In addition to high throughput, the SoniXs TR-6 Pro scores points with a wide range of control options. Various parameters and strapping programs can be manually adjusted using an HMI touch panel on the machine. Thanks to an integrated network communication interface, the machine can also be controlled via a WebHMI.

Additionally, machine-relevant information like availability, performance and quality can be monitored in real time. This enables operators to check the machine status regardless of time and location and to respond quickly if necessary. It also avoids malfunctions and expensive interruptions – and ensures the uncomplicated optimisation of packaging processes.