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BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Enhances Combo Inserting Platform

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Durham, N.C., -- BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH), a leading provider of document processing and postal solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Combo® 14 inserting system. The Combo 14 inserter is the latest evolution of the BBH’s Combo platform – one of the industry’s newest inserting technologies.
"We continue to enhance our products and services based on direct feedback from our customers," said John Lombard, president of BÖWE BELL + HOWELL. "We are confident that the combination of increased throughput, swift application changeovers and our award-winning support will yield unmatched productivity for our customers.”
Combining the functionality of multiple inserters, the Combo 14 system handles applications for nearly any mailing operation, processing envelopes at rated speeds of up to 14,000 cycles per hour for #10 letters, 12,000 for 6” x 9” and up to 9,000 cycles per hour for flats. Its rapid changeover from flats to letters – in minutes, rather than hours – makes the Combo 14 system the foremost inserter for flexible, high-speed applications. Exclusive to the Combo 14 system, the EASE™ (Every Application Setup Easily) system dramatically reduces the number of steps required to change over from one size envelope to another. EASE incorporates a wide range of innovations, including self-locking synchronized guide adjustments and uniform hinge-line registration.

In addition to the Combo 14 inserter’s speed enhancement, new input channel modules, new enclosure feeders and enhancements to BBH’s VEKtor® and JETVision® vision technologies are also available. The new 4911 combined accumulator/folder has the option of adding BBH’s BIPS® (BÖWE Intelligent Productivity System) to enable automated changeover of the accumulation section of the module. The new enclosure feeder design reduces the time to change inserts. JETVision and VEKtor now have 12-inch wide viewing options, enabling easy setup for integrity or quality checks virtually anywhere on a document.

“Our first step was to focus on delivering an inserter base that increased the availability of the machine by drastically reducing changeover time,” stated Gordon Galloway, BBH product manager. “Now we are expanding our trademarked EASE methodology to more of the system, further simplifying the operator’s environment.”
Further information can be found at www.bowebellhowell.com/combo or by calling 800-220-3030.




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