The Dual Flex configuration is most commonly used for relatively fast applications like remittance processing. This Triple Cut unit provides a 4,100 per hour flow potential supplying 2 operators, each with their own independent 32” extract conveyor workstations.
The Dual Flex Operator Station is a semi-automatic envelope extractor designed for 2 operators to achieve maximum throughput. When individual operator capability suggests extraction speeds in excess of a 1,100 per hour rate then this configuration, or our Single Operator Station Triple Cut, can supply separated for grasp transactions without either operator experiencing periodic lapses in transactions available for grasp.
This device differs from the Simple Dual Operator Station in that the 2 operators use independent extract conveyors with unique smart gating so that the faster operator is never restricted by the slower operator. This configuration is ideal for windowed envelope payments.
- DIMENSIONS: 85” L x 75” D
- WEIGHT: 575 lbs.
- ELECTRICAL: 117 volts; 60 HZ; 15 amp (20 amp with Heavy Mail option)
- HEAT EMISSION: 4,500 BTU/Hour
- ENVELOPE SPECIFICATIONS: Handles envelope sizes ranging in size from 3 1/2 inches high by 5 1/4 inches long to 4 7/8 inches high by 9 1/2 inches long.
What makes this configuration unique from a Single Operator Station Double Cut would be:
- 10% less expensive
- 10% less to maintain
- 35% less square footage w/ service and operator access considered
- Our Production Statistics are in accordance with both Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing guidelines. This is usually considered our most unique feature that defines why our solutions bring a fresh perspective on helping you manage your process.
- Custom Work Surface & Sort Bins offer a wide range of choices, flexibility, and comfort.
Unique Empty Envelope Assurance is different from other competitive alternatives. We inspect each independent envelope panel for un-removed contents, as well as the center channel where contents get separated from the envelope panels and transported for easy grasp. Every other manufacturer closes the envelope panel and inspects for un-removed contents through 2 panels of paper. This becomes a very significant benefit when you run intermixed sized envelopes (white mail).
Grasping contents on an Agissar requires a grasp and grip, as Occupational Therapists describe it. It does not require a pinch. If you’ve been told that an angle for grasp represents a difference that offsets what we’re presenting here, you might like to consult with an Occupational Therapist specializing in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation from a local hospital or clinic.
There are some pretty convincing ergonomic reviews on the merits of extracting from an Agissar Triple Cut vs. a Double Cut unit. As long as the device’s presentation for grasp of contents and the primary sort bins don’t encourage a downward deviation of the wrist, you have an Occupational Therapist’s initial approval.
Agissar Triple Cut products provide a variety of motions versus Double Cut products that require a repetitive motion without any significant diversity in wrist movement. The Triple Cut is clearly the most ergonomic solution.
Scalability or upgradeability is a unique difference that we could have placed first on our list. We offer 20 different options and 7 different Triple Cut configurations. All Triple Cut products can be upgraded in the field as your needs change.
If you are the least bit concerned or your only apprehension about this configuration choice revolves around a downtime impact driving 2 operators rather than just 1 operator back to a manual extraction process then take this thought one level further.
Run the numbers:
- If a Single Operator Station Double Cut or Triple Cut were to go completely down 6 times a year, forcing the operator back to a manual process at half the extraction rate for 4 hours, you would lose the equivalent or potential of 12 maximum operating hours per year. (Remember the half speed factor.) Using an example of 2,000 potential operating hours per year (1 shift / 5 days per week / 10 holidays per year), we’re left with a .06% downtime factor.
- But let’s say that a Dual Operator configuration is a little more complex and will endure twice the cycle duty and we project going completely down 9 times per year. Again, this forces 2 operators back to a manual process at half the extraction rate for 4 hours. This works out to a loss of the equivalent or potential of 18 maximum operating hours per year. (Remember the half speed factor.) Again, we’ll use the example of 2,000 potential operating hours per year and are left with a .09% downtime factor or a difference of 6 hours per year.