Lenexa, KS-W+D North America Inc. the worldwide leader in envelope converting and direct mail inserting technology announces that it will introduce to the worldwide marketsits new W+D 820+20K direct mail inserter running live at Hunkeler Innovation Days Feb 27th to March 2nd in Lucerne Switzerland. 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 and a 25% faster speed than the former industry-leading W+D BB700 S2 inserter.

    The new W+D BB820+ model merges the performance, faster changeover speed and product control and intelligence 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 #7 (3 ¾“ x 6 ¾“) envelope now up to a 10 x 13” flat with a package thickness of up to6/₁₀”.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 atincreased speeds with enhanced size range and a new insertion module withan additional servo axis for flexible, size-dependent individual motion control of collating track, envelope grippertransport and insert pusher assembly.Thevacuum-supporteddedicated cam-controlled envelope opening bar and insert finger provides optimized motion profiles for each of the different envelope sizes.A new envelope stopper and exit belt assembly support the enhanced size range with Autoset functionality.The W+D BB820 boasts full modularity to ensure quick and easy interchangeability ofdifferent feeder types within the W+D inserter platforms and to easily adapt to future requirements.

    Andrew Schipke Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Sales for W+D notes “no other direct mail inserter handles flats at the net speeds that W+D insertershave demonstrated over the years.The new W+D BB820+ model now raises the overall performance level for the widest industry range of envelope sizes that requiremore complex high-integrity direct mail inserting as well as the capability of inserting to the tightest mail package side tolerancesof less than ¼” which helps reduces paper usage.”

    For a product brochure on the new W+D820+ or to set up a private showing of the new BB820+ running at Hunkeler Innovation Days please email W+D atinfo@wdnorthamerica.com


    Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient, integrated system solutions for the mail and postal industry, as well as for the tissue and hygiene markets. With 110 years of industry-shaping innovations, W+D has core competence in the printing, converting and processing of thin and in-homogeneous materials—such as paper, tissue and nonwovens—at high speeds and tight tolerances. With our innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain for its customers.

    W+D is part of BW Converting Solutionswhich is a strategic alliance of resources and services that brings together six Barry-Wehmiller companies -- Paper Converting Machine Company(PCMC), Winkler + Dünnebier (W+D), STAX Technologies, Hudson-Sharp, Baldwin and Northern Engraving and Machine. These industry leaders offer trusted brands and innovative technologies in the design, manufacture, and service of high-performance converting and packaging machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, hygiene, bag-converting, mailing, and printing industries.www.wdnorthamerica.com


    Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3+ billion organization with 14,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. To see how, go to barry-wehmiller.com.