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Magazine strapping

12 December 2012

Wholesale distributor Menzies Distribution has placed additional orders for bespoke strapping equipment from Mosca, which has been designed specifically to bundle magazines picked and stacked using the specialist HS New

Wholesale distributor Menzies Distribution has placed additional orders for bespoke strapping equipment from Mosca, which has been designed specifically to bundle magazines picked and stacked using the specialist HS News System.

"End-of-line strapping is absolutely essential to the smooth running of the entire production line," explains David Morton, strategic director at Menzies Distribution. "As we work multi-shift to tight deadlines, we cannot afford bottlenecks. All products must be quickly and efficiently prepared for delivery to customers throughout day and night." The issue is particularly critical for compatibility with the HS News System.Magazines of varying sizes, some with cover mounted gifts, are picked into 'carrier baskets' which travel along the broadside of the machine. These are then automatically positioned and contents 'swept' into position and the stack stabilised in readiness for strapping.

In order to enhance stack stability once the baskets are opened,Mosca devised a purpose-built closecoupled machine that quickly adds a stabilising longitudinal strap before the bundle is conveyed to a standard machine.
 
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