Inserters Increase Capacity and Efficiency for Freedom Graphic Systems
In response to ever-increasing turnaround times, direct mail printer Freedom Graphic Systems, Milton, Wis., has installed 15 BBH 400 inserters from Böwe Bell + Howell throughout its facilities. The heavy-duty BBH 400 inserters can process even the most complex direct mail and lettershop products efficiently and effectively at speeds up to 20,000 cycles per hour.
“We were looking for equipment with a good productivity-to-labor ratio and ease of operation,” said Bill Sloyan, vice president of special projects. With the new inserters in place, Sloyan reported that productivity has improved while labor costs are being reduced. Freedom realized initial savings of approximately 35 percent in labor, with an ultimate goal of 75 percent to 80 percent savings.
Designed for around-the-clock operation, the inserters handle a wide range of products, such as light buck slips, inserts, booklets,
brochures, plastic cards and pre-folded letters with attached cards. There are a variety of feeder options, and the innovative flap-up
inserting design allows for high-production speeds and unsurpassed net throughput. The BBH 400’s modular design allows for customization and expansion as needed.
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