Reading Systems from Promail

PromailPromail can offer a number of different reading systems to suit any purpose within your mailing operation. The Promail solution is cameras from the world-leading Lake Image Systems. These can read almost anything; from barcodes to OMR marks, or OCR characters to 2D images. We can also supply barcode and OMR scanners.

What mailing applications would require cameras or scanners?

  • Accumulation - You might have a need to accumulate several personal documents into one envelope or polybag. A good example of this would be an itemised telephone bill. Find Out More...
  • Selection - Perhaps you want to target certain people differently from others within a mailing by including an extra or different insert. Find Out More...
  • Matching - Possibly you need to match two or more inserts and/or envelopes addressed to a specific person. Find Out More...
  • Security - Cameras can be used to check the integrity of your secure mailing or they can offer disguised mailing. This can give sensitive material a more general appearance and prevent possible fraud. Find Out More...


Mail Machine Matching requires more than one camera / scanner and involves two or more documents being read at different stages of the machine output. The documents read by the cameras are identified as being part of a set of documents completing a group for one addressee. Promail can use either scanners or cameras to read an area of the sheet. Usually this area would be a set of numbers (characters), but could also be a barcode, OMR mark, or a specialist 2D mark.

The characters or marks read on each document are compared and should match if the machine is to allow the work to progress into an envelope or polybag.

Promail have several ways in which document matching can be achieved.

We can supply a machine such as the Kalmar KC45 Unimailer. this high-speed machine can be fitted with cameras or scanners on any or all stations and on a sheet-feed channel if one is fitted.

We can also supply rebuilt equipment, such as Bell & Howell inserters with cameras or scanners built into the insert stations and a custom built sheet-feed channel with camera/scanner if required.

The newer generation Kalmar KC4 and KC5 swing-arm inserters can be custom-fitted with cameras or scanners within the insert stations to allow matching to take place.

Cameras or scanners can also be retro-fitted onto many rotary feeders on various envelope enclosing and polywrapping machines as well as other existing mailroom machines.

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