Mosca Direct has produced its widest strapping machine ever for furniture manufacturer Alstons, the UK’s largest private producer of bedroom furniture.

As the furniture is produced to order, the flat packs that require strapping vary in size. Alstons required a cross-strapper that had the flexibility to handle swift changeovers both lengthways and widthways.

Mosca’s ROTRC automatic strapper was identified as the most suitable for the changeover requirements but the standard width capacity is 2.4m while the furniture could be up to 2.6m wide.

A bespoke version of the strapper was built and installed along with a conveyer to carry product to the machine.

Capable of single or double strapping, the strapper incorporates Mosca’s brushless motors, direct drive technology which eliminates the use of gearboxes and clutches, and reduces the need for pulleys and chains.