Forerunner

High-Speed Envelope Inserter

Perfect for short to high-length runs, the Forerunner inserters set the benchmark for dependability and low cost per piece. Experience unmatched material flexibility, simple tool-free changeovers and the rapid throughput to meet your schedule.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Automated Envelope Inserter

Easy to operate and innovative by design, our Forerunner inserters come with the industry’s best enclosure technology and advanced features to improve productivity.

It’s hard choosing an envelope inserter that keeps up with changing demands. So, count on the Forerunner system to handle your daily production. Enjoy the flexibility to process spikes in volume and high-page count runs, as well as “hot jobs.” The result: up to a 25 percent increase in efficiency of your inserting operations.

Application Versatility

Forerunner inserters cycle up to 13,000 pieces per hour and can handle a wide range of applications. These inserters can integrate with high-speed cut-sheet or continuous-form inputs. The Forerunner provides you with the flexibility to process both low-page and high-page sets without sacrificing cycle speed. This results in a stronger ROI than machines of equal or higher cycle speeds.

Harmonix: The Next Revolution in Inserting Optimization

Every Forerunner comes equipped with Harmonix software. This ensures that the inserter’s cycle speed synchronizes with inputs. As a result, the machine adjusts its speed for each application, which cuts the need for operator help.

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Process up to

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Mailpiece Integrity

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Forerunner Inserting System with Harmonix

With a throughput increase of as much as 30% and over a 40% increase in efficiency over comparable systems, the Forerunner series of inserters produces more mail more reliably than any inserter in its class.

Invented to enable a single operator to yield up to twice as much mail per hour than before, the Forerunner inserter includes Bell and Howell's new Navigator™ advanced user interface, Harmonix™ performance management software, a top cycle speed of up to 13,000, and a vast array of design innovations.

Simply stated, the Forerunner series of inserters has been designed to optimize the interaction of the operator, the machine and the mailpiece.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Processes up to 13,000 pieces per hour at a low cost per piece
  • Revolutionary new Harmonix software maximizes throughput for every job and operator
  • Optimized performance for low- to high-page sets
  • Eliminates the need for more than 450 mechanical parts for improved reliability
  • Improved envelope sealing system and pneumatic enclosure feeding for added performance

SPECIFICATIONS

MAX CYCLE SPEED (INSERTIONS / HR)
Letters:
Up to 13,000 cycles/hr
ENVELOPE SIZES
Minimum:
3.5" x 6" (88.9mm x 152.4mm)
Maximum:
6.4" x 10.38" (162.6mm x 263.7mm)
Flat Depth
1" - 2.313" (25.4mm - 58.8mm)
Max Collation Thickness:
>>0.38" (9.65mm) Conveyor Delivery >>0.32" (8.13mm) Turnover

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