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BOWE BELL + HOWELL's Turbo Premium sets a new standard for efficiency and performance

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, Sept. 10, 2007 - BÖWE BELL + HOWELL, a leading provider of document management and postal solutions, is highlighting the new Turbo Premium high-speed inserting system in Booth No. 600 at GRAPH EXPO 2007. This year's event is taking place Sept. 9 through Sept. 12 at McCormick Place South in Chicago.
For printers and mailers looking for innovative mailing solutions, their search "Starts Here" in Booth No. 600, located just inside the main entrance to the GRAPH EXPO tradeshow floor. BÖWE BELL + HOWELL's booth features inserting, sorting, vision, software, scanning and service solutions backed by a renowned company with more than 70 years of experience.
Employing new, intelligent material-handling technology, the BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Turbo Premium combines raw performance power delivering maximum inserting speeds with the highest levels of efficiency, resulting in significantly higher production output. The forward-thinking design adds to the existing modular architecture and advanced document-tracking system for the highest levels of processing integrity and security. Turbo Premium is the only high-speed inserting system with automated changeover capability, and among the only systems that can process dual-input print streams at cycle speeds up to 22,000 envelopes per hour.
"Customers look to BÖWE BELL + HOWELL for solutions to improve the efficiency of their operation," explains Jim Walsh, director of technical solutions management. "The new Turbo Premium, with its advanced transport technologies and state-of-the-art processing intelligence, delivers significantly greater efficiency at the highest speeds, resulting in significantly higher throughput and less cost."
Intelligent materials handling
The BÖWE BELL + HOWELL Turbo Premium offers a new, intelligent material-handling design that enables the system to optimize the transport forces applied to each individual inserting set. Since each document set can vary in thickness and enclosure content, the Turbo Premium optimizes the forces and transport of each set based on its individual composition. This design provides superior control of the set throughout the inserting process, resulting in significantly fewer stops, higher operating efficiency and greater production.
The inserter intelligently assembles and folds each document set based on the programming of the printed barcode read or database file lookup, then selectively adds enclosures such as business reply envelopes, marketing offers or supporting material to each set, and inserts the complete group into an envelope for mailing.
The Turbo Premium transports the folded document sets and enclosures on edge (vertically) throughout the inserting process. This transport design provides control, security and integrity at the highest processing speeds. It also eliminates stack weight on enclosure and envelope feeding for reliability and capacity.
The Turbo Premium can accommodate a variety of input feeders, including 1-up or 2-up cut-sheet feeders, and pin-fed or pin-less 1-up or 2-up cutters. Available fold types include Z, half, double parallel, letter fold and cross fold.
Enhanced productivity
The improved design provides superior control of the set throughout the inserting process, resulting in significantly fewer stops, higher Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), and greater productivity.
 "Combining the enhanced material-transport design with BIPS - BÖWE Intelligent Productivity System - automated changeover capability and expanded application range enables the new Turbo Premium to provide mailing operations a new standard in efficiency and performance," adds Walsh.