Bell and Howell Enduro Inserters For Sale – $25,000 each.

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:

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 Mailstars Swing Arm Inserters For Sale

Symco Group buys and sells Bell and Howell Mailstar Swing Arm Inserters.

Bell and Howell Mailstar 500

Symco Group will provide a Bell and Howell Mailstar configured to meet your needs.

Call Symco Group today at 800-878-8002 or email us at to purchase your next Bell and Howell Swing Arm Inserter.


  • Mailstar 350
  • Mailstar 400
  • Mailstar 450
  • Mailstar 500
  • Mailstar 2000
  • Pinnacle
  • Mailstar 10000

Inserter Stations:

  • 4 Inserts
  • 6 Inserts
  • 8 Inserts
  • 10 Inserts
  • 12 Inserts
  • or more…


  • Turnovers
  • Diverts
  • Conveyors
  • Meter Stand
  • Feeder
  • Accumulator Feeder Folder
  • Intelligence (2D, OMR, IMB, Etc)
  • Verification
  • Selective Feed
  • Print


  • Installation
  • Deinstallation
  • Rebuild
  • Parts




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

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Bell and Howell Mailstar 450’s (Qty 2) For Sale

Symco Group has a client who is looking to sell two (2) Bell and Howell Mailstar 450 stretch, (6×12), Mail Inserters.

If you are interested in buying these Bell and Howell Mailstar 450’s or would like more information please contact Symco Group at 800-878-8002 or email us at


Thinking about switching to multi-vendor third party maintenance support?

Many years ago companies typically refreshed their hardware platform on a three to five year cycle and very few considered multi-vendor maintenance providers because this cycle often coincided with the warranty offered by the manufacturer.

Today most companies, regardless of size, are faced with budget constraints and the need to reduce capital outlays that make retaining equipment for a longer period of time a necessity. In our opinion, replacing most hardware every three to five years is not necessary if equipment is properly serviced and preventative maintenance is performed on a cycle that matches the usage of each client.

Let’s consider the life cycle of a typical piece of electro-mechanical equipment that is mission-critical to your organization:

  • Your company invests in new shiny piece of equipment that comes with a standard warranty which covers a specific shift per day, parts, software, etc.
  • At the end of the warranty period your sales representative visits you knowing that your warranty is ending and brings you a pricing proposal for the latest solution.
  • The proposal demonstrates a positive ROI on the new solution vs. the solution that you purchased less than thirty-six months ago.
  • A big line item that helps justify the new purchase is typically the maintenance post warranty period.
  • You see that the piece of equipment you own is just about written off and that you can lower your per item cost with the new equipment as you can avoid the post warranty maintenance cost.

What this scenario ignores is that the piece of equipment you already own does the job and that there are alternatives to the OEM post warranty maintenance, but in the past you accepted that you’d have to buy a new solution to keep your cost down.

Outside of your business you understand this makes no sense. There is no way you’d let the manufacturer of your dishwasher dictate that you need to buy a replacement every three to five years. In your own home, you run that dishwasher until it can’t be fixed any longer and then you buy a new one. In the meantime you probably rely on non-OEM service companies to come out and fix it when needed.

Why not do that with your business too? There are many reasons to switch to third party multi-vendor support.

1)   Value. Typically, you will save between 30% and 50% off the maintenance rates of the OEM. These can be substantial savings which eliminate the apparent cost reduction from new equipment. Savings, which allow you to invest in your business, keep or expand staff, buy additional solutions or simply put more money in your pocket.

2)   Multi-Vendor Support. You can simplify your support structure by having one company provide maintenance for all your equipment. This structure allows you to have one point of contact for all issues and not deal with multiple vendors every day. One support organization eliminates finger pointing and eliminates multiple contracts.

3)   Unbiased Assessment. When you are looking for an answer from an OEM, they will push you to a solution they can provide. This makes sense for them however it’s not in your best interest. Their competitors may have more robust solutions but they won’t tell you that. Most multi-vendor third party organizations are agnostic towards the manufacturers and will point you to a solution regardless of the OEM.

4)   Flexibility. With most multi-vendor third party organizations you have the ability to customize the service to meet your needs. The ability to customize service level agreements, coverage times, peak coverage, preventative maintenance routines, parts availability are all things to consider when you are comparing OEM support to multi-vendor third party support.

When an OEM feels threatened by a multi-vendor third party organization, they will try to play the “software support” card. They will tell you that you run the risk of losing software support, upgrades, etc. This has proven over the years to be a myth.

Multi-vendor third party organizations can provide technical help desk support for most operating systems if the firmware, patches and upgrades are publically available. If they are not available, the multi-vendor third party organization can help procure them and provide the installation.

The less publicized option that OEM’s keep secret is that most will split your hardware and software maintenance contracts apart. This allows customers who want that additional level of software support to have the ability to receive support on the equipment’s operating system.

In post-warranty or end-of-life scenarios, the software in this equipment is battle tested. It is typically very stable and upgrades are very seldom necessary.

The savings that can be made by using a multi-vendor third party maintenance provider for hardware support and buying a patches or updates as required are usually substantial.

When you are looking for a multi-vendor third party maintenance provider, the questions to ask are:

1)   Do they have a staff of qualified field engineers?

2)   Do they have the infrastructure to provide equal to or better support than the OEM?

3)   Are they able to provide support customized to your needs?

4)   Is there a a transition plan that is well documented and precise?

5)   Are there systems and processes in place that are easily defined?

6)   Do they have a proven track record of success backed by references?

Symco Group can answer yes to all of these questions. We provide support across all type of equipment and provide our clients with greater control of capital expenditures, allowing them to delay expensive hardware refreshes and/or upgrades.

When working with Symco you do not have to surrender quality of service. You receive service as good or better than the OEM’s at a fraction of the cost and we’ve been providing this support since 1983.

To learn more about Symco Group’s multi-vendor services, contact us at 800-878-8002 or email