Mailroom equipment firm Totalpost Services, which covers the South of England from its office in Swindon, has supplied a mail and parcel x-ray security screening device to building society Nationwide’s flagship processing centre in the town.
The machine is used primarily for screening the 20,000 items of mail received by the centre every day.
Nationwide, whose head office is in Swindon, previously used a cabinet-style security screener but upgraded to Totalpost’s Astrophysics XIS 6040 x-ray machine to enable operators to see the contents of incoming mail more clearly. The conveyor style machine has also increased screening efficiency.
Nationwide operations team manager James Carter said: “The imagery of the screened items is far clearer than our previous machine, this gives staff peace of mind when dealing with large volumes of mail.”
The processing team also use the machine to screen paperwork for staples and other metal items before putting it through other scanning equipment – a process previously done by hand.
Totalpost managing director David Hymers said the Cumbria-headquartered firm was seeing an increase in the use of x-ray security screening of incoming mail in corporate mailrooms. Last December it become the exclusive supplier to the Home Office, providing all baggage, mail, parcel and freight pallet x-ray security screening machines to the Border Force for four years.
Pictured: Nationwide operations team manager James Carter with the XIS 6040 x-ray machine