Next installment in how the papers get stuffed.
I've told you that the papers begin at one end of the line, and showed you how they are opened. Today, I'll show you how they move along the tray.
See the post behind the shopping section? When I say "behind," that's because the papers move away from the camera. If you look in the groove where the post is you can see a drive chain. The post simply pushes the paper along.
You might recall that there are stations along the line where the inserts fall into the outer paper. There is some sort of timing mechanism that makes that happen at the right intervals. You might be wondering how fast it moves. Fast. We stuff about 12,000 papers every Friday. That first day, the machine was not working well at all and we worked 11.5 hours. Today, it did the best I've seen it. (I've only been there four weeks). We were done at 3:30.
Here's how it goes.
It's not strenuous work, but tiring in its own way. No complaints, though. It's a job for money.
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