Postal equipment specialists BlueCrest has announced the launch of its Evolution inserting system, which it says is a next generation mail inserter that combines features of the company’s best-selling mid-range platform with the technology of the most advanced platform in its portfolio. The result is a multi-format system for transactional and direct mailers that processes letters and flats at speeds of up to 12,000 cycles per hour.
“We intended to debut Evolution at drupa, but 2020 had other plans,” said Eddy Edel, vice president of product management, BlueCrest. “We believe the Evolution is a game changer in the market and the clue is in the name – this is a true evolution of our product line. We designed it for the evolving needs of midsize mail operations, so they can add functionality, replace legacy systems, and take on additional work.”
The Evolution system leverages some of the mailing technology previously only available on higher-speed, more expensive inserters with larger footprints. The company noted that Evolution is configurable, flexible and can confidently process a variety of application requirements. Thanks to a simple, easy-to-use system interface, BlueCrest’s mailers can both reduce labor hours and increase production capacity. In addition, Evolution runs a file-based processing system to help achieve what the company asserts is the highest mail piece integrity in the industry.
BlueCrest said automation is fundamental in the design of the system, which makes set-up times fast, easy and repeatable. Being able to handle a variety of applications and quickly change between workflows further increases operator productivity and reduces the need for training. Furthermore, the system is modular, which allows it to be scaled to meet an operator’s future needs.