Winkler+DuÌnnebier GmbH (W+D), the worldwide leader in envelope converting and direct mail inserting technology, announces that it will introduce to the worldwide markets its new W+D BB820+ 20K direct mail inserter running live at Hunkeler Innovation Days from February 27 to March 2, 2023 in Lucerne, Switzerland, in Booth #B14.
The new W+D BB820+ becomes the new flagship inserter for W+D which now allows for processing of the widest range of direct mail sizes, plus now including larger flats, 25% faster than the former industry-leading W+D BB700 S2 inserter.
The W+D BB820+ model merges the speed and performance, improved product control, consistency, intelligence, and integrity of the successful W+D BB820 model with the size range not only matching but even exceeding that of the W+D BB700 S2. The W+D BB820+ will handle all direct mail envelopes sizes from a C6 envelope (US: #7 (3 3⁄4“ x 6 3⁄4“)) now up to a B4 (US: 10 x 13”) flat with a package thickness of up to 15 mm (US: 6/10”). The high-performance W+D BB820+ insertion system reliably inserts at a speed up to 20,000 pcs/h.
The W+D BB820+ comes with the new RF4 rotary feeder for consistent feeding at increased speeds with enhanced size range and a new insertion module with an additional servo axis for flexible, size-dependent individual motion control of collating track, envelope gripper transport and insert pusher assembly. The vacuum supported dedicated camera-controlled envelope opening bar and insert finger provide optimized motion profiles for each of the different envelope sizes. A new envelope stopper and exit belt assembly supports the enhanced size range with Auto set functionality. Both W+D BB820 models boast full modularity to ensure quick and easy interchangeability of different feeder types within the W+D inserter platforms and to easily adapt to future requirements.
Thorsten Jost, Director Sales Mail Solutions for W+D, declares “W+D inserters have demonstrated over the years that no other direct mail inserter handles flats at these net speeds. The new W+D BB820+ model even raises the level of overall performance by handling the widest industry range of envelope sizes that require more complex high-integrity direct mail inserting.”