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)

Bell and Howell Swing Arm Technician Needed…

Symco Group Position Available:
Symco Group is in the process of hiring for a part time Bell and Howell tech to work in our Buford, Georgia office rebuilding Bell and Howell Swing Arm Inserters to include Bell and Howell Mailstar 350, Bell and Howell Mailstar 400, Bell and Howell Mailstar 450, Bell and Howell Mailstar 500, Bell and Howell Mailstar 10000, etc.
This position has the potential to turn into a full time position with the right engineer.
Skills Required:
  • Capability of rebuilding swing arm inserters to a high level with deadlines.
  • Capability of troubleshooting and repairing issues with these inserters.
  • Capability of rebuilding auxiliary items such as conveyors, feeders, folders and accumulators
  • Capability of installing and testing intelligence and reading
  • Capability of deinstalling and preparing for shipping of completed inserter
  • Capability of installing at customer location of completed inserter.


Experience Required:
The perfect candidate lives in the Atlanta Georgia area and has a background of rebuilding swing arm inserters from manufacturers such as Bell and Howell / Pinnacle, Pitney Bowes, Mailcrafter and / or Sensible Technologies. The minimum requirement is someone who has provided ongoing break-fix repair on these machines for 5 or more years and has extensive knowledge of troubleshooting and upgrading.
Technician / Engineer will have to live in the Atlanta Georgia area and be able to commute to our office in Buford Georgia.
Our preference is to start out by paying on a “per machine” basis and then look at full time employment which will be dictated by quality of the product produced and time required to complete. We are also open to paying an hour wage based on time to rebuild and then looking at full time employment which again will be dictated by quality of the product produced and time required to complete. For installations and training, we pay a flat “per day rate” plus expenses.
If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to Symco Group at

Connect with Symco Group:

Symco Group is looking to buy mail inserters

We are going through our inventory of swing arm inserters and accumulator / feeder / folders fast and have an immediate need to buy more.

If you have one or more working inserters or accumulator / feeder / folders for sale, please contact Symco Group today. Symco Group will arrange the shipping and removal of the equipment from your facility.

Looking for the following:

  • Bell and Howell Mastermailer 776 (Mailstar 350)
  • Bell and Howell MS400 (775)
  • Bell and Howell MS450 (Stretch 6 x 12)
  • Bell and Howell MS500 (A825)
  • Bell and Howell MS4000
  • Mailcrafters 1200 / 1200x
  • Mailcrafter 9800 / 9800L
  • Mailcrafters Edge II 9800 / 9800L

We are also looking to purchase the following accumulator feeder folders:

  • GBR 420 Accumulator Feeder Folder
  • GBR 438 Accumulator Feeder Folder

Contact Symco Group today at 800-878-8002 or email us at We would like to receive pictures of the inserter, page count and if there are any issues removing the equipment from your facility we need to be aware of ahead of time.


Bell and Howell Mailstar 2000 For Sale

Symco Group has a Bell and Howell Mailstar 2000 Swing Arm inserter with 6 insert stations and conveyor for sale.

If you are interested in purchasing or receiving more information please contact Symco Group at 800-878-8002 or email us at

Bell and Howell Mailstar 2000 Product Overview

Bell and Howell BH 2000, a computer-controlled, operator-friendly inserter, was designed to enhance the productivity of direct mailers by increasing efficiencies and lowering operating costs. The Bell and Howell BH 2000 offers the most productive, reliable, cost-effective method of processing mail while providing the flexibility to add options that enhance the system as your applications change.

Bell and Howell BH 2000 Base Machine Features and Benefits:

New technology enhancements include:

  • Increased insert stack height from 10″ to 18″ (application dependent).
  • Newly designed envelope stuffing table for enhanced material control.
  • Low insert stack detection
  • High-capacity envelope loader that can triple the capacity of a traditional envelope hopper (optional feature)
  • Enhanced tailpiece controls in the raceway
  • Improved cycle speed and higher net throughputs

The Bell and Howell BH 2000 provides one of the highest ratio of throughput to cycle speed on the market. With a top cycling speed of 11,000 envelopes per hour (application dependent), actual throughput efficiency rates are targeted at 75% to 85% of cycle speed.

These highly productive rates are a result of:

  • A computer-controlled operating system, which increases the ease of job set-up, provides instant job recall and allows operators to view machine performance and cycle speed information.
  • Adaptive control features that allow the system speed to be increased and decreased for the particular application being run without the need for mechanical changes in the set-up parameters.

Bell and Howell BH 2000 also has the ability to display detailed job statistics, providing information for job analysis and the ability to save a file for future recall. This powerful management tool aids in planning for future production as well as production scheduling.

Bell and Howell BH 2000 Additional Features and Benefits:

  • Gripper arms calibrate and recalibrate themselves during system operation, eliminating the occurrence of doubles and misses.
  • Back-up insert hoppers allow the operator to designate adjacent hoppers for the same insert, virtually eliminating most misses.
  • Track and support hardware and software improve control over inserts, reducing jams in the track while providing increased flexibility with the size of the inserts and types of material that can be run on your equipment.
  • Insert station improvements help to separate and pull materials, reducing jams in the raceway.
  • Shuttle envelope hopper provides added flexibility and reliability.
  • New laser beam detectors in the insert raceway area ensure instant stopping of the system should a problem arises, reducing damage to inserts.
  • New grooved insert plate, stop plate and return guide with modified pusher fingers reduce jams.
  • Automatic diverting of misses, doubles, and selected pieces – without stopping the inserting system – enable increased throughput while maintaining integrity.
  • Microprocessor control provides refined operation parameters, ease-of-operation and control over the entire system.
  • New single pump, dual-manifold vacuum system improves suction at each insert station and envelope feeder, resulting in fewer missed inserts and envelopes.
  • System’s user interface enables operation of all inserter functions via a touch screen monitor, making it easy-to-use by operators of all skill levels.
  • Job programming includes: – Back-up hopper pull; Programmed quality control checking; Programmed insert memory; Non-sealing option; Automatic non-sealing of misses and doubles; Job parameter setting “Save and Recall” by job name.

Bell and Howell BH 2000 Options:

  • Reliant streamfeeders
  • Open-windowed envelope attachments
  • End-fold attachments
  • Open feed station
  • 60″ or 90″ flat output or on-edge output conveyors
  • Envelope ZIP marking
  • Envelope integrity solutions using Bell and Howell’s advanced visions solution reader

The system may also be upgraded with an intelligent cut sheet feeder / folder or continuous form feeder / folder on six station models only.

Bell and Howell BH 2000 Specifications:

  • Cycle speed and configuration
    • 6 stations, 11,000 cycles per hour
    • 8 stations, 10,000 cycles per hour
    • Available in 6 or 8 stations only
  • Power
    • 208vac, 30A, Three Phase, 50/60 Hz
    • 5 Wire with Neutral
  • Materials Envelope Ranges
    • Maximum: 10 3/8″ x 6 1/4″ (264mm x 159mm)
    • Minimum: 6″ x 3 1/2″ (152mm x 89mm)

Symco Group is a reseller and provider of maintenance services on the entire line of Bell and Howell Mail Handling products.

Symco Group buys and sells all versions of Bell and Howell equipment as well as provides on-site installation, training, pre- and post- sales support, as well as onsite maintenance services across the United States.

Symco Group’s dedication to this market provides you with the latest hardware and software along with world class leading service throughout the products life cycle. We look forward to working with you to find the perfect cost effective solution to your business needs. Call Symco Group at 1-800-878-8002 or 770-841-5447 today!

For customized pricing, please contact Symco Group today at 1-800-878-8002 or

Symco Group client has Bell and Howell Mailstar 400 and PF300 (GBR 420) for immediate sale

Symco Group has an enduser client who wants to sell a Bell and Howell Mailstar MS400 with Bell and Howell PF300 (GBR 420) feeder. The inserter has six pocket insert stations and a turnover. It has approximately 5,800 usage hours and has received consistent preventative maintenance since purchased by enduser client.

For more information or to purchase the Bell and Howell Mailstar MS400 and PF300 feeder or to purchase the PF300 (GBR 420) alone, please contact Symco Group at 800-878-8002 or email us at

Bell and Howell MS400 Features and Benefits:

  • The centralized control panel with error detection indicators simplifies operator setup and shortens recovery procedures.
  • Easily adjustable guides make job setup and changeover quick and simple.
  • Vacuum system provides more accurate paper handling, reducing operator intervention
  • Add four and six station trailer modules – up to a total of 18 stations, as your number of inserts increase.
  • Add an electronic Automated In-line Mailing (AIM) system to accumulate personalized multiple-page documents.
  • Wide range of available adjustments on the insert and envelope hoppers, and on the track supports a variety of material sizes.
  • Adjustable speed control allows operator to increase or decrease speed for the most efficient handling of a given application.
  • Options such as vacuum- or knife-style envelope flap opener, elevator or shuttle-feed envelope hopper increase system capabilities.

Bell and Howell MS 400 Specifications:

  • Cycling Speed Stations:
    • Up to 10,000 per hour
  • Stations:
    • Up to 18 stations (in four and six-station modules)
  • Envelopes:
    • Maximum Size – 9 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ (241mm x 159mm)
    • Minimum Size – 6″ x 3 1/4″ (152mm x 830mm)
    • Flap Depth – 1″ x 1 3/4″ (25mm x 44mm)
  • Inserts:
    • Maximum Size – 9″ x 6″ (229mm x 152mm)
    • Minimum Size – 5 1/2″ x 3″ (140mm x 76mm)
    • Paper Weight – 20 – 24 lbs (75 to 90g/m2)
  • Maximum accumulated thickness:
    • Stacker or Turnover Option – 3/8″ (10mm)
    • Meter or Conveyor Delivery Option – 1/2″ (13mm)
  • Power:
    • 208/240Vac, 30Amp, Single Phase, 50 or 60hz, 4 Wire
  • Temperature:
    • 64 to 90 degrees F, 18 to 32 degrees C
  • Humidity:
    • 40% to 60% (non-condensing)
  • Dimensions:
    • Width – 34″ x Height 46″ x Length (4 station – 80″ or 6 station – 100″)

PF300 (GBR 420T) Overview:

As a speed of up to 30,000 documents per hour, the PF300 (GBR 420T) reads a wide variety of optional codes to accurately assemble documents into address-matched sets, up to five for a letter fold and seven pages for a half fold. The address matched sets are then folded for inserting directly into the gripper arm or open feed station of an inserter. With the added features of up to twelve stations of intelligent selection, dual metering with postal weight calculation and divert, envelope suppression and sequential start-up and shut down, it is easy to see why the PF300 (GBR 420T) is the premier intelligent folder for the mail industry. The PF300 (GBR 420T) can also operate off-line by simply purchasing the off-line conveyor option.

PF300 (GBR 420T) Features and Benefits:

  • High folding capacity, up to five pages for a letter fold, seven pages for a half fold
  • Advanced touch screen for BCR multiple job set-up and recall
  • Up to 30,000 documents per hour
  • Runs on-line with conventional, non-intelligent inserters
  • Up to twelve intelligent station selection
  • Intelligent read systems (OMR, 3 of 9, 128 and 2 of 5 interleaved barcodes)
  • Envelope suppression and sequential start-up and divert
  • Operates off-line with conveyor option
  • Cut-sheet or optional continuous form feed

PF300 Specifications:

  • Speed: Up to 30,000 documents per hour
  • Paper Sizes: 7″ x 7″ minimum; 8 1/2″ x 11″; 8 1/2″ x 14″; 11″ x 8 1/2″ (optional)
  • Paper Weight: 20-24 lb. bond
  • Fold Types: “C”, “Z”, “V” and Double “V”
  • Power Source: 110v single phase, 60z, 15amp; 220v single phase, 50/60hz, 10amp optional
  • Dimensions: 120″ L x 26″ W x 52″ H
  • Weight: approximately 400 lbs
  • Read Systems:
    • OMR Line Code Read System
    • Industry standard barcodes: 3 of 9, 128 and 2 of 5 interleaved
    • 2-D barcode – DataMatrix; OCR/2-D barcode
  • Other features:
    • Large capacity top-loading, bottom feeder (approximately 1,500 sheets) and optional BSA 5000 bulk loader increases loading capacity to approximately 6,500 sheets
    • Four plate folder with accumulation station for up to 5 pages for a letter fold or 7 pages for a half fold
    • Ultrasonic double detect and non-read fixed count operation
    • Intelligent error display including misfeed and jam detection
    • Counter modes: total count, batch count, resettable count
    • Output conveyor options:
      • Shingling output conveyor / stacker
      • Intelligent transfer conveyor interface to gripper arm or open feed station of inserter