Bell and Howell Enduro’s For Sale (Qty 2)

Symco Group has a customer who has two Bell and Howell ten station Enduro Inserters with Jet Vision cameras, high cap feeders and on edge conveyors for immediate sale.

If you have interest in one or both of the Bell and Howell Enduro Inserters, please contact Symco Group at 800-878-8002 or email us at

Bell and Howell Enduro Overview:

Bell and Howell Enduro Inserter

The Enduro inserting system will operate at speeds up to 11,000 envelopes per hour, depending on the configuration. These processing speeds make the Enduro inserting system a formidable solution for operations that process high volumes of one- to multiple- page, statement-type jobs in any environment where numerous applications are run on a regular basis.

Based on BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s industry-renowned gripper-arm inserting technology and powered by the KOMPOS control system, the Enduro inserting system represents a new evolution in inserting technology.

Thanks to the integrated KOMPOS microprocessor and its plug-and-play design, the Enduro inserting system bring a new level of modularity to BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s proven gripper-arm inserting technology. This opens the door to a broad and diverse range of add-on modules that can easily be integrated with the base system, including BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s new line of dual-channel and cut-sheet feeders.

These modules, each with their own KOMPOS controller, communicate continously with the operating system to ensure complete mail piece integrity while improving performance levels by up to 40 percent on certain applications.

The Enduro inserting system features an integrated, intelligent learning technology known as Smart GRIP (Grip Remember Inform & Pull). With Smart GRIP, operators can activate a “teach” command through the user interface. In this mode, the gripper arm “reads” an insert, “remembers” the reference values and “reports” the thickness of the enclosures to the operating system.

As a job proceeds, each of the enclosures is compared to the stored values, and any processing errors—such as double pulls or misses are immediately identified. Since the operator can set the job to automatically bypass the mailpiece, use a backup enclosure feeeders, or stop for inspection integrity is enhanced and throughput maximized.

In addition to Smart GRIP, the Enduro inserting system offers pneumatic gripper arms. The pneumatic gripper arms, which can replace or be used in conjunction with the standard gripper arms, greatly increase the Enduro’s performance when processing difficult materials.

The Enduro inserting system may be configured with up to 24 insert stations. All enclosure feeders can be pneumatic, standard or any combination of both.

Additional improvements to the Enduro inserting system include:

  • Intelligent tracking throughout the document path
  • High-capacity envelope loader and high-capacity insert feeders
  • A redesigned insertion station
  • A new operating system and user interface
  • A high-volume, on-edge output conveyor

One system, multiple uses

The Enduro inserting system is built on BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s modular design philosophy. This unique approach allows each system to be configured based on a customer’s specific requirements while affording the flexibility to add new capabilities as those needs evolve.

There are currently more than 100 paper-handling modules that can interface with the Enduro inserting system, ranging from roll feeders and continuous-form cutters to sheet feeders and heavy-duty folders. This multi-tool approach offers a greater freedom to process a growing number of jobs and enclosures while protecting their initial investments in technology.

Enhanced document integrity

To supplement the Enduro system checks for document tracking and integrity, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL’s VEKtor reading system can be added throughout the inserter. With VEKtor in place, barcodes can be read at the feeder and inserts verified in the hopper to ensure everything matches before continuing through the system. With VEKtor any code symbology is supported including the Intelligent Mail Barcode (iMB).


  • Smart GRIP technology immediately identifies problem mailpieces
  • Pneumatic gripper arms increase ability to process difficult materials
  • Improved tracking of each mailpiece
  • Numerous add-on modules seamlessly work with the inserter

Features and specifications

  • Acceptable envelope sizes
    • Minimum—6” x 3.5” (152 mm x 89 mm)
    • Maximum—10”x 6.25” (254 mm x 159 mm)
    • Flap depth—1” to 2.31” (25 mm x 59 mm)
  • Acceptable insert sizes
    • Minimum—5.5” x 3” (140 mm x 76 mm) 
    • Maximum—9.5” x 6” (241 mm x 152 mm)
    • Maximum thickness—0.125” (3mm)
  • Input Processing Options
  • Sheet Feeders—591, 598
  • Cutters—310, 310 Stream, 380 Stream, 5410
  • Reading—2/5-I, 3/9, Code128, ECC200, OCR, Intelligent Mail barcode
  • Multi-channel input/matching capability
  • PCS input channels
  • Fold Options (Z, Half, Double Parallel and Letter)
  • Delivery Options
    • Envelope Turnover
    • Metering (fixed and variable weights)
    • Diverting
    • Envelope marking
    • High capacity envelope feeder option
    • Extended and on-edge conveyor options
    • Ink-jet printing
    • Envelope window reading (barcode, 2D and OCR)

Videojet BX6500 / BX6600 Commercial Grade Addressing Printer Product Spotlight

Videojet provides industry leading solutions to the mail industry. Symco Group provides refurbished production inkjet systems from leading manufacturers such as Videojet, MCS, Kodak Versamark / Scitex, Kirk-Rudy and more. If your company is looking to save 30% to 60% off on your next inkjet solution, contact Symco Group to at 800-878-8002 or

All our refurbished systems are configured to meet your needs, come with a standard parts warranty and phone technical support. We also offer on-site installation services and training for all products we sell.

Videojet BX6500 / BX6600 Commercial Grade Addressing Printer

Videojet BX6500 BX6600

Throughput is the name of the game. The more jobs you can print and the faster you get them done, the more money you can make. Videojet BX6500/6600 Series printers are designed to let you print an unlimited variety of jobs, quickly and reliably. The BX Series printers offer 2-inch (51 mm) print bands, and the dual-head con guration operates off a single print engine to provide the ability to print four continuous inches (102 mm). Or, separate the heads to print on different areas of the target piece, i.e., an address and indicia.


  • 128 x 256 dpi resolution delivers solid print quality for addresses, maps, graphics, promotional messages and a wide range of other applications.
  • Basic addressing of mail or more complex printing of variable graphics, logos and 2D barcodes
  • Delivers unparalleled value and exibility for printing on dif cult substrates such as glossy stock and UV coatings

Get up and running quickly and keep performing
A computer initiated start-up sequence minimizes manual operator procedures and gets into print mode in a matter of minutes
Print shut down is just as simple, with a few quick mouse clicks doing nearly all the work

To ensure maximum print performance, the BX6500/6600 Series printers utilize an automatic phasing process that optimizes print quality and uptime without any operator intervention

Prints on your choice of substrates

A wide variety of fast drying inks are available, ranging from acetone to MEK, to expand print capabilities to include jobs printed on aqueous or UV coated or other dif cult to print high gloss stocks. Videojet uids are designed for optimum performance, providing reduced operating costs, increased uptime and maximum print quality.

  • Unassisted dry time of one second eliminates dryers and their associated high energy costs
  • Red, green and blue inks enable the addition of color to print jobs
  • Specialty inks allow for printing on plastic cards and unmatched bar code readability

A simple to use powerful user interface

Videojet’s Crescendo Controller is a simple to navigate operator interface that comes standard with pass code sign-in levels to ensure appropriate access.

  • Dual job capability to place each head on a separate line – both controlled by one Crescendo controller – or complete a single job in half the time
  • PDF proofing for easy customer review and approval
  • Postal barcodes including Intelligent Mail® Barcode (IMB) and Postnet

High-speed digital printing

Videojet BX6500 BX6600 Print Heads

Clocking in at 967 feet per minute (that translates to over 50,000 mail pieces per hour with in-line automatic mail sorting), the BX6500/6600 Series printers are ready to take on your fastest jobs. Whatever your imaging requirements – addressing, variable graphics, barcodes – the BX6500/6600 Series delivers superior image quality for your high speed application.

High reliability plus durability equals high productivity

The BX6500/6600 Series printheads are built to last and not be “consumable” items. Designed to last the life of the system, BX printheads have no hour meter and do not require replacing or refurbishing.

  • BX6500/6600 series printers are designed to withstand the most rugged applications
  • Corrosion- and solvent-resistant stainless steel IP 54-rated cabinet and printhead nozzles
  • Flexible con gurations and universal compatibility

The BX6500/6600 Series printers can be used as stand alone printers or as part of an in-line printing application. They can be integrated with a variety of production equipment such as web presses, bindery or packaging lines.

  • Compact printhead design, 20 foot (6 m) umbilical and the ability to print in any angle (360° rotation)
  • Print on just about any substrate in just about every in-line application imaginable
  • Portable enough to roll from job to job as necessary
  • Capable of being driven by 3rd party controllers

Enhance your existing BX

The availability of the BX6500/6600 models presents the opportunity to upgrade existing BX6300/6400 units.

  • Upgrade requires replacing an existing BX controller with the Crescendo controller and switching out certain printer engine circuit boards
  • The result is an enhanced BX printing system that allows you to not only save time through additional controller features, but also the ability to take on more complex and demanding jobs

Print Specifications

  • Resolution
    • 128 x 256 dpi (in the direction of travel)
    • 128 x 128 @967 fpm (295 mpm)
  • Print Speed
    • 967 fpm (295 mpm)
  • Print Height
    • 2 inches (51 mm) per printhead, up to two printheads per cabinet
  • Graphics
    • Downloaded multiple formats including: jpg, bmp, pcx, etc.
  • Fonts
    • Windows® TrueType® fonts
  • Barcodes
    • Linear: Code39, Code128, EAN128, ITF, EAN8, UPCa, UPCe, Codabar, GS1-128, Intelligent Mail® Barcode, Royal Mail, KIX, Australia Post, POSTNETTM, Planet Code
    • 2D: PDF417, DataMatrix, German Premium Address, GS1 DataMatrix
  • Rotation
    • Barcodes: 90 degree intervals
    • Text and graphics: any angle
  • Print Band Orientation
    • Normal, Invert, Reverse, Invert and Reverse
  • Throw Distance
    • 1/16 inch – 1/4 inch
  • Applicable Substrates
    • Non-coated and coated (including Aqueous and UV coated) and plastic

Controller and Software

  • Processor
    • Intel Pentium 4 Series
  • Memory
    • 2GB
  • Operating System
    • Windows® XP
  • Hard Drive
    • 80 Gb
  • Network
    • 2 of 1GBE, standard Videojet IO box
  • Software
    • Integrated suite for conguration, maintenance, layout, and printing data
  • Languages
    • Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
  • Diagnostic Software
    • Inspector – provides monitoring of a variety of operational parameters and manual override capabilities (optional)
  • Data Formats
    • Fixed Field, Fixed Record, Delimited, Multiline, CSV, TEX, TX2, MDB, DBF, JS2
  • Optional Accessories
    • Stand alone mount
    • Stand alone cleaning station Product detector
    • Shaft encoder
    • Shaft encoder


  • Capacity
    • 5.3 liter permanent reservoirs for ink and make-up
  • Ink Types/Colors
    • Black and Red: MEK, Acetone, Ethanol or Acetone/ Ethanol Blend
    • Blue and Green: Acetone only
  • Fluid System
    • One per head, enabling multiple colors on a multi-head printer con guration
  • Special Purpose Inks
    • Black MEK versions for optimized bar code readability and additional plastic card adhesion

Electrical and Environmental

  • Power Requirements
    • 220 – 240 VAC 50/60 Hz or 120 VAC; 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
  • Current Draw
    • 8 amps
  • Operating Temperature
    • 40° F (4°C) to 100° F (38°C)
  • Humidity Range
    • 10% – 80% RH non-condensing
  • Cabinet Rating
    • IP5X
  • Ventilation
    • Recommended at the printhead


Videojet BX6500 BX6600 Dimensions

  • Cabinet Dimensions
    • 41 inches (105 cm) H x 19.7 inches (50 cm) W x 23.6 inches D (60.0 cm)
  • Printhead Dimensions
    • 12.8 inches (33 cm) H x 3.94 inches (10 cm) W x 4.33 inches D (11 cm)
  • Cabinet Material
    • 304 Stainless steel
  • Printhead Material
    • 305 Stainless steel
  • Positive Air
    • 40/80 psi (15/30 liters) min. consumption
  • Umbilical
    • 19.7 feet (6 m) in length