FlatsMgr

Sorting System
The Fluence FlatsMgr™ solution automates the task of sorting outgoing or incoming flat mailpieces using the most efficient technology available on the market today. This system can displace the need for manual processing or less efficient flat mailpiece processing while increasing the quality and traceability of each mailpiece. For permit indicia and barcode printing, our patented labeling technology blows labels onto the mailpiece, which virtually eliminates damage caused by stamping or “full touch” required by other vendors’ labelers. Additionally, our linerless labels reduce label consumption by using virtually every inch of label stock and eliminate waste caused by label liners. Pre-barcoded mailpieces are
read and processed without labeling. FlatsMgr is built with our latest parcel-sorting capabilities but is designed for sensitivity—from the smallest mailpiece to the largest flat acceptable by USPS®. Using this technology, mailers can take full advantage of USPS Full Service discounts by providing unique Full Service barcodes and electronic documentation through the USPS PostalOne!® gateway
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Key Features:

  • Processes up to 9,000 mailpieces per hour with automatic feeding
  • Includes feeding, reading, labeling and sorting
  • Features either an automated feeding system or manual feeding

FlatsMgr can safely and securely:

  • Process mailpieces without damage
  • Automate the sorting process to reduce the number of touches per mailpiece while achieving maximum postage discounts
  • Handle virtually any range of flat mailpieces, from the thinnest flat to the thickest (0.75 inches)
  • Handle First-Class™ and Standard Mail® flats with indicia and barcoded labeling
  • Handle pre-barcoded letters or flats

Cycle speeds

  • Up to 9,000 pieces per hour (flats)
  • * Parcels will be processed at lower cycle rates, depending on size

In-line weighing

  • 15 lbs max, but scalable to higher weights

Document specs

  • Height: 0.125" – 5" Length: 4" – 8" Width: 4" – 12"

Alternate document specs

  • System is scalable

Infeed

  • Either manual or with feeder or mixed Manual feeding will have lower throughput than automatic feeding Flat feeder magazine capacity:150 with optional extension

Labeling specs

  • Thermal printing; quote required Flats up to 8,000 per hour, depending on length of label Small parcels up to 8,000 per hour, depending on height of parcel and length of label

Sorter belt speed

  • 43 ips

Barcode

  • 1D and 2D codes

Bins

  • System can sort to flats tubs or larger containers, mixed on a single sorter Flats tubs can be in single- or dual-tiered option

Options

  • Labeling, dimensioning, doubles detection, OCR, MASS certified, parcels, flats and forwarding recognition