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Pitney Bowes launches new range of letter openers

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Mail and messaging technology specialist Pitney Bowes has launched a new range of letter openers aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses.
The new range comprises five letter openers, each operating at differing speeds to meet a variety of incoming mail volume requirements.
The DL50 operates at a throughput of 20 letters per minute whilst the DL100 and DL 200 open mail at a speed of 150 and 250 letters per minute respectively.
Operating at higher speeds and therefore ideal for high volume mailing,  Model 2100 is ideal for mixed sized mail and opens up to 400 envelopes per minute. It is supplied with a digital counter which can be set to monitor and count incoming mail.
Model 206 features exact mixed mail feeding and handling with minimal operator assistance and offers processing speeds of up to 36,000 envelopes per hour.  An optional batch counter allows the operator to pre-select the number of items to be opened in one go, allowing time to process them before starting a new batch. This unit represents an ideal solution for production environments where organisations receive high quantities of incoming mail and need to open and distribute within the shortest possible timeframe.
Both higher volume models use milling technology. The units remove very thin slivers of paper from the top of the envelope ensuring that the contents remain undamaged. Such accuracy is critical across every type of mailpiece, but particularly so where regulatory communications are being exchanged or transactional bills, statements or cheques are being received.
The range has been designed with the modern office environment in mind. All of the most common envelope types can be automatically opened and the letter openers handle between 20 and 36,000 envelopes at a time, bringing added efficiency to what is often a time-consuming manual task. Opened letters are neatly stacked and the waste paper separated for convenient disposal.
The letter openers operate automatically when letters are placed on the unit and turn off when the mail has been processed, meaning staff can do other tasks while the mail is being opened.
Simon Martindill, Channel Marketing Manager, Pitney Bowes comments: "The new letter opener range brings convenience and efficiency to the busy workplace, enabling staff time to be more usefully focused.
"Protecting the integrity of envelope contents is paramount and this latest technology has been designed with both speed and accuracy in mind."




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