Patent Number: 6,311,103

Title: Method for run-time performance tuning of an inserter system

Abstract: A method and system for preparing mailpieces. A inserter system for assembling mailpieces in a mailing job is controlled in accordance with a measure of the fraction of chassis cycles which are empty. The chassis speed is continually adjusted during run-time for a mailing job to minimize the number of "dry holes", i.e. the fraction of chassis cycles which do not contain a mailpiece.

Inventors: Hart; William G. (Sandy Hook, CT), Pritchard; Eugene (Brookfield, CT), Shea; Michael (Litchfield, CT)

Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.

International Classification: B43M 3/00 (20060101); B43M 3/04 (20060101); G06F 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018