Lake Image Systems is pleased to announce that Kansas City-based service bureau – Strahm Automation & Mailing Services, has implemented the W+D BB700 S2 high-speed mail inserter with integrated Lake Image reading technology.
In response to the ever-growing demand for full-color, short-run jobs, Strahm Automation invested heavily in print-on-demand color technology. They then identified the need to upgrade their mailing technology to allow them to continue to deliver a best-in-class, efficient, and secure mailing service at a competitive price.
We had multiple Bell&Howell inserters that served us well for years, but they were slow and required regular maintenance. We also produce a multitude of small jobs, many with differing envelope formats which required frequent changeover. This was starting to impact both our operator productivity and our throughput so we had to resolve this shortcoming”, said Brian Macdonald, Operations Manager at Strahm Automation.
The way the inserter system handled mail integrity errors was quickly determined as a possible root-cause for their inserter throughput, operator productivity, and integrity management issues.
Each time the inserters detected an error they would stop, but they provided very little information on the error. Our operators would spend a considerable amount of time investigating the error before restarting the inserter”, said Macdonald. “We wanted to eliminate this operational burden and establish a more efficient, reliable mail enclosing process.”