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)

Profold Barracuda Mail Inserter Product Spotlight

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Profold Barracuda Mail Inserter

The patented BARRACUDA inserting system provides a scalable system to meet the needs of small mail shops to large service providers. Configurable from entry level, 2 inserting stations, to nearly unlimited expansion and all field upgradeable. This revolutionary approach to envelope inserting removes the need for set up when envelope sizes change and practically eliminates jams. The high capacity auto-load feeders reduce operator intervention saving time, money and labor. Understanding the high cost of ownership involved with inserters the BARRACUDA novel design has significantly fewer moving parts and is calculated for serviceability; enabling an extraordinary reduction is cost of ownership.

THE BARRACUDA low cost of ownership, quick set-up, and speeds of 13,000+ filled envelopes per hour make the BARRACUDA the most significant technological advancement to your bottom line profits available in today’s market.


Profold Barracuda Mail Inserter Control Panel

  • 20” Touchscreen with unlimited programmable jobs. Production monitoring with interactive display.
  • Optional Camera Match System for Inserts and Carrier Envelopes
  • Scalable up to 48 Insert Stations
  • Sequential Start up & Shutdown
  • 13,000+ Stuffed Envelopes Per Hour
  • Station Toggle – Optional
  • Eliminate Lengthy Setup Times
  • Openfeed Station
  • Expanded Insert Capacity
  • Production Monitoring Center
  • Significantly Lower Maintenance Cost
  • Shuttle Feed Vacuum Insert Stations
  • Eliminates Empty Envelopes
  • High Capacity Autoloader for Inserts
  • Servo Drive
  • Job Recall for Easy Set-up
  • Envelope Vacuum Shuttle Feed with Pile Height Sensor
  • High Speed Envelope Vacuum Transport
  • Open Feed Station
  • Adjustable Momentary Detection Check
  • High Capacity Autoloaders: Standard 2, 4 & 6 Stations. Options: Up to 48 Stations, Camera Match/Verification Systems for 100% Integrity of Mail.
  • Envelope Insert Station: Utilizes Air, Product Guides and Pusher Fingers for Complete Product Control During Insertion Process.


Profold Barracuda Mail Inserter Feeder

  • Operator Interface:Touchscreen Control
  • Speed: #10 Envelope – Up to 13,000+ Filled Envelopes / Hour (Product Dependent)
  • Minimum Size Envelope:
    6” x 3.25”
  • Minimum Size Insert: 5.5” x 3” Standard, Optional Small Insert Kit Available for 3” x 2”
  • Maximum Size Envelope:
    9” x 12.5”
  • Maximum Size Insert: 8.5” x 11”
  • Insert Stations:
    Minimum 2 Stations
    Maximum 48 Stations
  • Envelope Hopper: Holds up to Minimum of 500 #10 Envelopes. Option to Extend
  • Emergency Stop: 2 on Board Barracuda and Capable of Integrating with Other Equipment
  • Station Toggle: Option
  • Sequential Start/Stop:Standard
  • Diagnostics I/O: Standard
  • Envelope opener: Knife with Air Assist
  • Insert station: Pusher Finger with Air Opening
  • Batch Count Inserts: Optional
  • Open feed Station: Standard
  • Insert Detection: Standard – Miss and Double detection
  • Motion Control: Servo Driven
  • Electrical: 220 VAC, 20A, 1PH,
  • Air: 80 PSI