The machine, which has recently finished beta testing, is designed for inserting applications where the primary document is a single sheet that needs to be folded from A4 to A5 or roll-folded to DL before delivery to the track of the inserter, where further items can then be added to make up the mail pack.

Gerson Louzado, partner at Romford, Essex-based MTS, said that the Feedline 14 would save time and reduce labour costs by removing the need for an offline folding station.

He claimed that the Feedline 14 would work with any third-party inserter, adding that it was more “robustly built” and performed “more consistently” than previous machines (from other manufacturers) that attempted to solve the same problem.

The Feedline 14 costs £22,500 and is compatible with swing arm, rotary fed and friction fed inserters. It can handle a variety of paper stocks, from bond to gloss, in weights up to 200gsm and has a maximum speed of 14,000sph.

It incorporates ultrasonic double detection, to prevent double feeds, and can accomodate a camera for matching applications.