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Joggers Buyer's Guide

The main function of a paper jogger is to provide low doses of friction in a vibrating motion to align various grades of paper and stock. Each jogging machine has a different rate of vibration to match the grade and size of the material it needs to align. Joggers settle pre-packed materials before being displayed in department stores, on hanging racks or shelves. They align large quantities of newspapers or magazines prior to bundling for mass distribution and prepare inserts found in the morning paper. Banks, accounting offices, and financial institutions clearly understand the need for paper joggers; stacks of checks, payments, and receipts can quickly stack up and easily slip off, becoming lost. Paper joggers apply the necessary friction to either separate checks to avoid sticking or can align the material together, bundling for storage.

Joggers improve the speed and efficiency of your postal applications in mailrooms and post offices by quickly aligning mail before processing. Small to large volumes can be settled prior to being run through various mail-handling machinery. Even researchers at large corporations are using joggers to test circuit breakers, electronic equipment and more to determine its reliability in adverse conditions.

A good tip for anyone buying a jogger, or any office device, is to take a minute, sit down, and write out what you will want your machine to do and what kinds of things are important to you. Ask yourself the who, what, when and where’s and set out on paper what kinds of things you expect your machine to do, or envision the machine doing when the package arrives and you first open the box. This will give you a firm place to start. Knowing exactly what you want or need is a good first step.

  • What type of material are you going to jog?

    Whatever material you need to jog, you must first make sure that the machine you buy is able to jog that particular material.

  • What quantity of material would you like to have jogged at one time?

  • How fast would you like the machine to jog?

  • How big are the materials you are going to jog?

    Different size racks, platforms, pockets and bins handle different size and weight materials.

Now, to save some time there is a quick reference to place your industries needs with the right machine. This is in no way all inclusive and if you have a question about a specific jogger and want to know if it can handle your day-to-day operations, feel free to contact a sales representative here at Machine Advantage. Joggers are constantly evolving and entering new fields, growing at the rate of new technology; maybe you’ll find a new use for joggers, too.

Newspaper and magazine, Advertising, Direct mail, Sales, Catalog, Events promotion, and more

Flat deck joggers enable workers at major newspaper and magazine industries to quickly aerate and align inserts prior to loading them into inserting machines. These machines can sit on shelves or come with portable stands to work as its own machine. A single action vertical vibration is provided to prepare materials prior to loading in to machines for bundling or further processing. The material must be operator held during jogging operation.

2-tray tilt joggers are great for documents and brochures. This material can be quickly aligned and separated prior to mass distribution in clubs, street campaigns, and more.

Single bins and single tilt rack joggers are not equipped for newspapers and magazines but they can quickly align and aerate catalog materials, inserts, sales and marketing tip sheets and more. And best of all, most of these machines do not need the material to be held in place by an operator prior to jogging.

Banks, financial institutions, human resources, customer service brokers, payroll, accountants, post offices, mailrooms, order/payment processors and more

Tilt Rack joggers (unlimited number of bins) are efficient partners for these industries. Specially designed units can handle checks while still in transit trays, eliminating the time it would take to remove the checks from the trays. Great for invoices, checks, paper stock, statements, ledgers, contents of envelopes for automatic letter opener machine, and large mail pieces.

Multi-Bin joggers (unlimited number of bins) keep checks, receipts and other material firmly in place for secure jogging. The width and height of each pocket determines what type of material is best used. Time and tab cards fit snugly in to be aligned. Great for checks, stocks and bonds, payments, receipts, time and payroll cards, and small envelopes.

2-Tray tilt joggers are the perfect machines for mass quantities of checks. Handles two rows of checks at one time for maximum capacity jogging.

Single tray joggers work great to align checks and mail. Dependant upon the quantity, it can be held in place and easily jogged to desired speeds.

Pocket rack joggers have two open ends with a bottom tray to catch loose paper clips, staples, rubber bands and debris. Lightweight paper can be automatically jogged; operator is necessary to hold larger loads.

Food services, department stores, packaging plants, product testers, and more

Multi-bin joggers are specially designed with multiple pouch bins to hold different types of material. Small packets of food or bags easily fit in for jogging. Small parts can be placed in for manufacturers to product test materials. Packaging plants can ruffle bins and bags to add more contents.

Single Bin Jogger
Our line of single bin joggers mainly aerate and align paper and card stock in varying sizes and widths according to each machine. It prepares material to pass on to their next operation, such as moving on to enter printers, folders, cutters, trimmers, and more.

Flat Deck Jogger
A flat deck jogger is equipped with a vertical, flat board mounted on an electronic console with artificial vibration system for easy handling of magazine inserts, coupons, flyers, newspapers, and catalog supplements. Stock must be operator-held while jogging on one edge, then turned to jog the other edge. Ideal for packaging applications or settling contents of already packaged items.

Pocket Rack Jogger
Our line of pocket rack joggers are mounted on a tilt, like single bin joggers, except the two ends are open. A tray catches loose paper clips, staples, rubber bands, and paper debris. Dependant upon the angle of the tray and the size of the material to be jogged, it may need to be held in place by an operator while being jogged.

Multi-Bin Jogger
Our line of pocket rack joggers all have multiple pouches or bins to hold materials. There can be multiple rows, aligned like a tic-tac-toe board to jog a maximum capacity of parts, bags, and tiny envelopes.

Floor Standing
Floor standing models are available for almost all of the different jogger models. The stands fold up for machine portability and rolls on casters to be moved around offices and plants. The stands must be purchased separately. They come with strong, tubular frames for years of reliable service.

Glossary

  • Bin - Specially designed slot to fit one full ream or more of standard copy paper

  • Horsepower - Measures the size and capacity of the motor. The more horsepower a machine has, the larger the capacity it will be able to handle

  • Jogger - A device that creates a vibration to align the edges of piled sheets of paper as the material hits or shakes against a flat console surface

  • Ream - 500 sheets of 20# bond paper

  • Rubber Isolators - Parts surrounded by rubber material that traps sound, reducing noise levels

  • Sheet Capacity - The maximum number of sheets the jogger can align at one time

  • Whisper Deck - Newly designed machine cover over metal base construction with protective, plastic overlay and material to reduce noise
 
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