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How to properly handle and store materials for the DI380, DI425 and more

UPDATED: August 31, 2017


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 are 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 68 – 75 degrees 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.
By following these guidelines you will ensure that the inserter functions at its very best.

Environment Details

Products affected: DI200™, DI350, DI380™, DI400, DI425™, DI500™, DI600™, DI900™, and DI950™, Relay™ 1000, Relay™ 2000, Relay™ 3000, Relay™ 4000, Relay™ 5000, Relay™ 6000, Relay™ 7000, Relay™ 8000

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