Corby-based magazine manufacturer Apex Print Finishers has purchased an automatic cross-strapping machine from Mosca, underlining the company’s long-term satisfaction with Mosca quality.

Apex Print Finishers provides high quality finishing for a range of publishers, and requires expert end-of-line performance to ensure that deliveries are made efficiently and on-time. The company purchased its first Mosca strapper several years ago and was so impressed that it has continued to buy from Mosca as Apex has grown.

In 2008, Apex extended its use of Mosca with two RO-TRP machines, offering automated strapping on the company’s two stitching lines. Capable of speeds of up to 30 straps per minute, Mosca customised the RO-TRPs with backstops and presses to suit Apex’s needs for tidy, stable bundles.

More recently, Apex has been receiving feedback from customers, expressing a preference for cross-strapping to deliver further bundle stability. Initially, Apex had an employee standing at the end of line to add the cross-strap using a hand strapper, but Mosca recommended the use of an automatic cross-strapping machine to maximise the speed and efficiency of operations.

Apex has therefore ordered a Mosca RO-TR5-D, which cross-straps at speeds up to 16 bundles per minute.  Like all Mosca equipment for the graphics industry, the machine incorporates Mosca’s airless, all-electric technology, which eliminates the need for costly compressed air. The airless system is an extension of Mosca’s brushless motors, direct drive technology, which removes the need for a large number of mechanical components for long-term reliability and reduced maintenance costs.

“Throughout our association with Mosca, we’ve found their equipment to be exceptional in performance and reliability, while the service and support from Mosca has been second to none,” confirms Dave Clark of Apex Print Finishers.

Mosca equipment, servicing, spare parts and strapping materials are available in the UK from its wholly owned subsidiary Mosca Direct of Cotgrave, Nottingham.

Mosca Direct Ltd

Tel: 0115 989 0209


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