Starting a coil can vary by machine. Still, the typical process is as follows: with the strap mounted correctly in the dispenser, press the brake release lever and pull a short length of strap off the coil. Feed the strap into the entry track until it meets resistance. Press the lever and insert the strap approx. 4 inches further. Release the lever and close the dispenser. Press the Manual Strapping button or foot bar, and the strap will automatically feed into the machine, which is now ready to cycle.
Typically, when there is a cycle fault, the track will open automatically, allowing the operator to pull the strap out of the track, then hit the Machine Start button or trip the foot bar to cycle the sealer to cut the strap-free. The track will then close, and the machine will refeed automatically ready for the next cycle.
If strap width or thickness is different, width guides and feed pressure may need to be changed. If the physical dimensions of your strap are similar, Sonixs models can run either PP or PET equally effectively, but will most likely require changes in sealing and cooling timers – a relatively quick and easy adjustment. Heat seal models can seal PP but not PET straps due to melting properties and emission issues.
Machines at EAM-Mosca are configured to operate with specific customer-selected strap. Changing strap width requires replacing strap guides and sealing parameters and should be done by a trained EAM-Mosca Service Technician.
Yes. All machines have a dial control to regulate tension.
Yes, the voltage can be changed. Depending on the specific change, this may require the addition of a transformer. Consult the EAM-Mosca Service Department for exact requirements.