How to properly handle and store materials for Folder/Inserter machines
Learn how to properly handle and store materials for the DI200, DI350, DI380, DI400, DI425, DI500, DI600, DI900, DI950, Relay 1000, Relay 2000, Relay 3000, Relay 4000, Relay 5000, Relay 6000, Relay 7000, and Relay 8000.
Products affected: DI200, DI350, DI380, DI400, DI425, DI500, DI600, DI900, DI950, Relay 1000, Relay 2000, Relay 3000, Relay 4000, Relay 5000, Relay 6000, Relay 7000, Relay 8000
Watch this video to learn more about best practices for material storage and safe handling. Material handling best practice:
- To ensure that your inserter runs at maximum efficiency, it is important that the material you are feeding into the system is as free of defects as possible.
- Whenever you are moving material, handle it with care.
- Avoid using material from boxes that have been damaged in shipping or from improper handling.
- Store your materials in a controlled environment with a temperature range of 20–24°C with 50% humidity.
- Allow new materials 24 hours to acclimate to room temperature and humidity.
- Store all materials in a dry location and keep material away from moisture.
- Store material at least 1 inch away from masonry walls to prevent the absorption of moisture.
- Boxes should be placed on skids or shelves, never directly on the floor.
- Humid conditions may make paper limp or difficult to handle, or cause envelope flaps to curl or stick together.
- A very dry environment causes static which can cause material to cling together and cause paper jams.
- Paper products should be stored according to the manufacturer recommendations.
- Generally manufacturers recommend that boxes should not be stacked more than five feet high. Higher stacks can deform the bottom boxes and damage the material. Always follow stacking directions on the box.
- Boxes should remain closed until materials are needed.
- Rotate the stock so that the oldest materials are used first.
UPDATED: 10 May 2022
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