Flats Mgr

Automate outgoing or incoming flat mail sorting

The Bell and Howell FlatsMgr solution automates the task of sorting outgoing or incoming flat mailpieces using the most efficient technology available on the market today.

This system can displace the need for manual processing or less efficient flat mailpiece processing while increasing the quality and traceability of each mailpiece.

For permit indicia and barcode printing, our patented labeling technology blows labels onto the mailpiece, which virtually eliminates damage caused by stamping or “full touch” required by other vendors’ labelers. Additionally, our linerless labels reduce label consumption by using virtually every inch of label stock and eliminate waste caused by label liners. Pre-barcoded mailpieces are read and processed without labeling.

FlatsMgr is built with our latest parcel-sorting capabilities but is designed for sensitivity—from the smallest mailpiece to the largest flat acceptable by USPS®. Using this technology, mailers can take full advantage of USPS® Full Service discounts by providing unique Full Service barcodes and electronic documentation through the USPS® PostalOne!® gateway.

Features and Benefits

  • Processes up to 7,000 mailpieces/hour
  • Includes feeding, reading, labeling and sorting
  • Features an automated feeding system or manual feeding
  • FlatsMgr can safely and securely:
  • Process mailpieces without damage
  • Automate the sorting process to reduce the number of touches per mailpiece while achieving maximum postage discounts
  • Handle virtually any range of flat mailpieces from the thinnest flat to the thickest (0.75 inches)
  • Handle First-Class™ and Standard Mail® flats with indicia and barcoded labeling
  • Handle pre-barcoded letters or flats

In Line Weighing

  • >15 lbs max based on this version scale

Document Specs

  • Height: 0.125” - 5”
  • Length: 4” - 8” (above 10” will have slight reduction in throughput
  • Width: 4” - 12”

Alternate Document Specs

  • System is scalable


  • Either manual or with feeder or mixed Flat feeder magazine capacity - 150 with optional extension

Cycle Speeds

  • Based on length product. Up to 10” is 7,000pph: 10” - 18” is 5,000pph

Sorter Belt Speeds

  • 40 ips


  • 1D and 2D codes


  • System can sort to flats tubs or larger containers, mixed on a single sorter Flats tubs can be in single or dual-tiered option
Datasheet: Flats Mgr

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