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 info@symcogroup.com.

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).

Highlights

  • 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.
Location:
Technician / Engineer will have to live in the Atlanta Georgia area and be able to commute to our office in Buford Georgia.
Compensation:
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 info@symcogroup.com.
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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 info@symcogroup.com. 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 info@symcogroup.com.

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 info@symcogroup.com.

IMConnect (Intelmail) Input Channels for Swing Arm Inserters…

Symco Group is an authorized reseller for the complete line of IMConnect (formerly Intelmail) solutions. These solutions include customized inserting solutions, input channels, card mailing systems, stand alone mail solutions and software solutions dedicated to the mailing industry.

Interested in adding an input module to your swing arm inserter? How about intelligence and reporting? If you want to upgrade your existing equipment or add additional capacity to your operations, contact Symco Group today at info@symcogroup.com or 800-878-8002.

IMConnect Input Channel Overview:

A-series (Accumulators)

A Input Channel

The A Feeder is specially designed to be used as a unit or in a stand-alone full system configuration linked on-line with other Feeders and inserters, for any complex mailing application requiring flat sheet processing. The A Feeder is driven and controlled by the IM Connect real-time operating system software and is capable of reading and feeding cut sheet A4 (8 1/2 x 11 inch) forms at the rate of 80,000+ per hour, processing via OMR/Barcode or by direct link to data base.

Typical applications:

  • Use on-line with suitable inserter to feed and accumulate sets of up to 30 sheets, ready for inserting into envelopes.
  • Use off-line to match and count pages in large multiple sets for hand insertion (with sub-set facility) or with an optional drop-stacker for larger volumes.

Specifications:

  • Feed & Read Rate
    • 80,000+ A4 (8 1/2 x 11 inch) sheets p.h.
  • Form Sizes – min.
    • 90 x 180 mm (3 1/2 x 7 inch)
  • Form Sizes – max.
    • 210 x 300 mm (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch)
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 – 200 gsm (16 – 55lb)
  • Dimensions
    • L – 790 x W – 510 x H – 1,040 mm
  • Power Requirement
    • 220 – 250 volts, 50 – 60 Hz single phase
  • Power Consumption max.
    • 0.60 Kw
  • Heat Emission max.
    • 170 J/s
  • Sound Level (with covers)
    • 75 dB
  • Weight
    • 80 Kg

MODEL AA

AA Input Channel

The Input Channel AA is a high speed Feeder Double Accumulator that can feed and read flat or half-folded sheets / coupons at speed of over 400 MPM (80,000 A4) print forms per hour. This modular mobile unit, operating stand-alone or integrated into a system, can feed, read and accumulate variable multiple sets of 1-15 flat sheets in cut sheet and/or continuous forms.

Typical applications:

  • This Input Channel is most suitable for applications requiring continuous high multi sheet sets processing.

Specifications:

  • Feed & Read
    • 70,000+ A4 (8 1⁄2 x 11 inch) sheets p.h.
  • Rate Form Sizes min.
    • 145 x 180 mm (5 1⁄2 x 7 inch)*
  • Form Sizes max.
    • 300x 300mm(113⁄4x 113⁄4inch)*
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 – 200 gsm (16-55 lb)
  • Power Requirement
    • 220 – 250 volts, 50/60 Hz single phase max.
  • Power Consumption
    • 0.60 Kw
max.
  • Heat Emission
    • 170 J/s
  • Sound Level
    • 75 dB
  • Weight
    • 140 Kg (~310)
  • Dimensions
    • L: 1,650 mm (65 inch) W: 530 mm (21 inch) H: 1,200 mm (47 inch)

MODEL AMi

AMI Input Channel

AM – Accumulator Mountable The AM Feeder is designed to be mounted over the infeed track of a plastic wrapping machine or finishing machine, such as a binder or collator. Multiple page sets up to 25 pages can be accumulated and fed into the work stream. The IM Connect system operating software provides control of the wrapping or finishing machine, and ensures that all documents are in order and accounted for.

Options can enable insert selection, diverting etc. The AM Feeder can be moved from machine to machine, if the machines are suitably prepared.

Typical applications

  • Use to feed address sheet onto product to be wrapped or add on-sert material to the pack.
  • Use to include variable or fixed count personalised document sets or material to each pack.

Machine Standard Features

Two-plate folding head; Half-fold, letter-fold, Z-fold & no fold; Self adjusting folder roller; Accumulation before folding; Letter and Z-fold: set of 1-8 sheets; Half-fold: set of 1-12 sheets; Double sheet detection; Easy adjustment for form size; Non-contact belts for smear free processing; Mobile, plug in feeder; Built-in Panel PC with touch screen monitor

Specifications

  • Feed & Read Rate
    • 80,000+ A4 (8 1/2 x 11 inch) sheets p.h.
  • Form Sizes min.
    • 90 x 180 mm (3 1/2 x7 inch)
  • Form Sizes – max.
    • 210 x 300 mm (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch)
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 to 200 gsm (16 to 55 lb)
  • Power Requirement
    • 220 – 250 volts, 50 – 60 Hz, single phase
  • Power Consumption max.
    • 0.60 Kw Heat
  • Emission – max.
    • 170 J/s Sound Level (with covers) 75 dB
  • Dimensions
    • L – 790 x W – 510 x H – 450 mm
  • Weight
    • 90 Kg

MODEL VAF

VAF Standard Channel

The VAF Feeder is specially designed to be used as a unit or in a stand-alone full system configuration linked on-line with other Feeders and inserters, to process any complex mailing application. The VAF Feeder is driven and controlled by the IM Connect real-time operating system software and is capable of reading and feeding cut A4 (8 1/2 x 11 inch) sheet forms at the rate of 80,000+ per hour, processing via OMR/Barcode or by direct link to data base.

Typical applications

  • Use on-line with inserter to feed & fold sets and envelope each set with selected inserts matched or unmatched.
  • Use on-line with inserter and a 1-up or 2-up continuous forms attachment to convert continuous forms into cut sheet and process as above.
  • Use off-line.

Specifications

  • Feed & Read Rate
    • 80,000+ A4 (8 1/2 x 11 inch) sheets p.h.
  • Form Sizes – min.
    • 145 x 180 mm (5 5/8 x 7 inch)
  • Form Sizes – max.
    • 300 x 420 mm (11 5/8 x 16 1/2 inch)
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 – 200 gsm (16 – 55lb)
  • Letter folded
    • sets up to 8 pages 85 gsm (22lb)
  • Half folded
    • sets up to 12 pages 85 gsm (22lb)
  • Power Requirements
    • 220 -250 volts, 50 – 60 Hz single phase
  • Power Consumption – max.
    • 0.84 Kw
  • Heat Emission – max.
    • 500 J/S Sound Level (with covers) 85 dB
  • Dimensions
    • L – 1,480 x W – 510 x H – 1,145 mm
  • Weight
    • 180 Kg

VAF Pro

VAF Pro Channel

VAF Pro Input Channel is the fastest Variable Document Feeder Accumulator Folder that can operate stand-alone or be integrated as part of a system configuration with other intelligent or non-intelligent machines for processing all types of mailing application. This machine is controlled by real-time operating software with Windows based interface, capable of feeding 400 m/min, over 75,000 A4 Portrait sheets per hour by reading OMR/BCR/OCR codes as well as with a direct link to database.

VAF Pro is supplied either with a 2-plate or 4-plate* folding head for processing sets of 1- 8 sheets letter (third) fold or 1-12 sheets half fold.
VAF Pro can be configured on the field to read all types of industry codes.
 VAF Pro is capable of generating reconciliation reports for every job processed.

Typical applications

  • Use on-line with inserter to feed & fold sets and envelope each set with selected inserts matched or unmatched.
  • Use on-line with inserter and a 1-up or 2-up continuous forms attachment to convert continuous forms into cut sheet and process as above.
  • Use off-line.

Specifications:

  • Feed & Read Rate
    • 
75,000+ A4 (8 1⁄2 x 11 inch) sheets p.h.
  • Form Sizes min.
    • 145 x 180 mm (5 5/8 x 7 inch)*
  • Form Sizes max.
    • 300 x 420 mm (11 3⁄4 x 16 1⁄2 inch)*
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 – 200 gsm (16-55 lb)
  • Letter folded
    • sets up to 8 sheets 85 gsm
  • Half folded
    • sets
 up to 16 sheets 85 gsm
  • Power Requirement
    • 220 – 250 volts, 50/60 Hz single phase
  • Power Consumption
    • max. 0.84 Kw
  • Heat Emission
 max
    • 500 J/s
  • Sound Level (without covers)
    • 78 dB
  • Weight
    • 210 Kg (~463 lb)
  • Dimensions
    • L: 1,550 mm (61 inch) W: 510 mm (20 inch) H: 1,145 mm (45 inch)

MODEL DAF

DAF Input Channel

The DAF Feeder is specially designed to be used as a stand alone unit or in a full system configuration linked on-line with other Feeders and inserters, to process any complex mailing application. The DAF Feeder is driven and controlled by the IM Connect real-time operating software and is capable of reading and feeding two streams of pages simultaneously at the rate of 80,000 + pages per hour, processing via OMR or barcode or by direct link to data base.

Typical applications

  • Use on-line with inserter to feed, match, merge and fold multiple forms from the top and bottom feeder, before feeding the folded sets into a suitable inserter or conveyor, eg 2 page letter and order form.
  • Use in-line with inserter and continuous forms separator, to feed two streams of statement pages, one stream of continuous follower pages printed on plain paper and one stream of cut sheet colour printed and perforated statement header pages, matching and merging the two streams into variable multiple page sets, before folding the pages together.

Specifications

  • Feed & Read Rate
    • 80,000+ A4 (8 1/2” x 11 inch) sheets p.h.
  • Form Sizes min.
    • 145 x 180 mm (5 5/8 x 7 inch)
  • Form Sizes max.
    • 300 x 420 mm (11 3/4 x 16 1/2 inch)
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 – 200 gsm (16 – 55lb)
  • Letter folded
    • sets up to 8 pages 85 gsm (22lb)
  • Half folded
    • sets up to 12 pages 85 gsm (22lb)
  • Power Requirements
    • 220 – 250 volts, 50 – 60 Hz single phase
  • Power Consumption max.
    • 0.96 Kw
  • Heat Emission – max.
    • 750 J/s
  • Sound Level (with covers)
    • 85 dB Dimensions L -2200 x W -510 x H -1450mm
  • Weight
    • 260 Kg

MODEL XF

IMConnect XF Crossover Input Channel

The Model XF Folder is designed to work inline with a suitably prepared inserting machine and inTelmail sheet feeder mounted at right angles. It can be used to reduce the size of a large document down to suit the carrier envelope size, both in width and depth. Typically it will accept a vertically folded document from a Model VAF feeder/folder, then fold this horizontally before feeding it into the inserting machine.

Use with inserter and Model VAF feeder/folder to feed and fold A3 size forms down to fit into DL size envelopes

Typical Applications

Use one or two inline at the output end of a printer or burster etc to fold forms as they exit the machine Use as a stand alone folder with any IM Connect feeder and conveyor

Specifications

  • Feed Rate
    • 30,000+ A4 (8 1/2 x 11 “) sheets p.h.
  • Form Sizes – min.
    • 145 x 180 mm (5 5/8 x 7 “)
  • Form Sizes – max.
    • 300 x 420 mm (11 5/8 x 16 1/2 “)
  • Paper Weights
    • 60 – 200 gsm (16 – 55lb)
  • Fold Unit
    • Types of fold Half fold, Letter fold, Z-fold
  • Letter folded sets
    • up to 4 pages
  • Half folded sets
    • up to 6 pages
  • Power Requirements
    • 220-250 volts, 50 – 60 Hz single phase
  • Power Consumption – max.
    • 0.30 Kw
  • Heat Emission – max.
    • 200 J/S
  • Sound Level
    • 80 dB
  • Dimensions
    • L – 1,450 x W – 510 x H – 1,150 mm
  • Weight
    • 145 Kg