BÖWE SYSTEC card mailing systems are well-known for their reliability when it comes to processing personalized plastic cards. With the new card mailing system Card Light, another innovative product has been added to the current portfolio. At a performance of up to 4,000 cards per hour, this system attaches up to four plastic cards in any orientation and is ideally suited for medium-sized production volumes. This compact system offers innovative and smart solutions for existing and new challenges in card processing on the smallest possible footprint. For instance, Card Light utilizes a newly designed folding unit that prevents imprints of an embossed card appearing on the document. Card Light guarantees the same 100 percent integrity throughout its processes as the established card mailing system Pace.
New flap folding unit protects carrier and card
The new flap folding unit enables several folding geometries with an unprecedented level of quality: As the folding unit’s “hammer” operates only in the area of the fold and does not affect the entire document, the embossed cards leave no imprint on the carrier document. The actual folding process is performed while the carrier is brought to a halt, so that the inertia of the attached cards has no impact on the folding accuracy – regardless of whether none, one or up to four cards are attached to the document.
Card channel and attaching station - Card Light’s technology center
Card channel and attaching station comprise Card Light’s technology center. Ten or 16 stations can be freely configured with feeder magazines, different types of reading, turning units, restacking magazines, card buffers, mass storage units and labeling modules. The attaching station reliably attaches up to 4,000 cards per hour to the corresponding documents.
Integrity and productivity in the entire process
Card Light operates absolutely securely and reliably. With Card Light, the manual interventions involved with card processing are a thing of the past. This card mailing system automatically handles all production steps from printing the carrier documents, to job preparation and inserting – thus enabling the White Paper Factory solution for card mailing. Optionally, the Watermill card storage system can be integrated into Card Light to enable fully automated and secure card handling. Watermill stores cards from different personalization jobs and dispenses them in a job-specific sequence. This means, for example, that all cards that are intended for one specific recipient can be collated altogether onto one single carrier document – independent of the type of card. This eliminates the time-consuming manual pre-sortation that follows the personalization process and which is often implicated with sorting mistakes and high production costs. Auditing the processing chain also become considerably easier.
Flexible solutions for individual needs
Processing up to 4,000 cards per hour, Card Light is the ideal system for mediumsized production volumes. Its modular design allows for customized solutions to meet individual requirements in card mailing – from basic to the most complex applications, with 100 percent integrity.