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 markets its 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 to 6/₁₀”. 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 at increased speeds with enhanced size range and a new insertion module with an additional servo axis for flexible, size-dependent individual motion control of collating track, envelope gripper transport and insert pusher assembly. The vacuum-supported dedicated 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 of different 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 inserters have 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 require more complex high-integrity direct mail inserting as well as the capability of inserting to the tightest mail package side tolerances of 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 at info@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 Solutions which 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.