Switzerland’s national postal service, Swiss Post, has signed a contract for Culler Facer Cancellers (CFC) in support of postal automation, NEC Corporation has announced. NEC is scheduled to supply 13 systems for three of Swiss Post's large-scale mail sorting centres by February 2019.
These CFCs automatically identify the destination of small postal items and process them based on their size, thickness and weight, as well as adjust their alignment and manage the application of postmarks, all of which was formerly carried out by hand.
In addition to being able to effectively sort small size packages that have conventionally been difficult for machines to process, these advanced new CFCs are capable of processing as many as 38,000 postal items per hour the size of C4 envelopes (used for A4 size documents), the thickness of 8mm and a weight of 300g.
In 2003, Swiss Post initiated its ReEngineering of the Mail Automation (REMA) project for improving the sorting structure of the company's mail process. As part of this project, NEC has provided eight Flat Sorting Machines for automatically reading the destinations and sorting large postal items. NEC regards this latest order of CFCs as recognition of the company's technological strength and contributions to Swiss Post.