The Network is a proud partner of BURT Technologies, Inc.  

Burt Technologies, Inc., is the developer of the BURT System family of packaging & distribution software solutions. Check out the website here or call Keith Hockenbery at 913-669-3646 to see how BURT software can work for you.

Mariani Robotic Palletizer For Sale


This Mariani palletizer was built in 2009 and installed in a newspaper production plant, stacking bundles of newspapers onto pallets and plastic-wrapping them. It was lightly used, having only 2,000 working hours. It has been carefully disassembled, crated, and removed from the newspaper facility. The system includes a pallet dispenser, pallet conveyor, cardboard/slipsheet applicator, robotic palletizer, plastic wrap unit, and input conveyors.

Major Components:

  • Type ABB 1RB 660 M2004
  • Robot Variant 1RB 660-250/3.15
  • Haloila Octopus Junior Wrapping Machine
  • Video Jet pallet labeller


Please watch the video to see the machine in operation, and click here to see additional photos.

The Network is an American company that sells and services packaging equipment. The company is highly skilled at disassembling, crating, shipping and reinstalling large complex machines. It was started in 2010 by Keith Hockenbery, a long-time Muller Martini executive, and has completed dozens of projects since that time, all on time and on budget. The Network is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, their highest rating.

Please contact Keith at 913-669-3646 or khock@thenetwork.net to discuss this opportunity.


      Training from The Network Provides Huge, Immediate Payoff

Gary Snider, Regional Production Director for BH Media, made a smart investment when he contracted with The Network to provide operator training at the Florence (SC) Morning News. After assessing the equipment and making minor repairs and adjustments, president of The Network Keith Hockenbery worked with the inserting machine operators. The primary focus was on better machine set-up, and helping them understand the theory behind the machine, not just which buttons to push. The results were outstanding: They more than doubled the throughput on their Sunday package. And, overall “Since Keith provided the training of the SLS-1000 operators we have seen a 23% reduction in labor cost in the mailroom,” said Snider. Wow!​


Time for Training!

Expert training is an investment that has a nearly immediate payback in productivity and employee job satisfaction. Improve the knowledge and expertise of your staff in as little as a week. At the Daily Herald, just two weeks of training led to the smooth-running results you can see in the video above. Our all inclusive price covers assessment, hands-on training, and follow-up. 

Help Wanted: ​Maintenance Technician, Production Director, Mailroom Operators, Inserting and Packaging Manager, Machinist, Maintenance Electrician.  ​Position Wanted: Senior Production Executive

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See our Equipment page for additional inserters and ancillary equipment.

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Printing Equipment in Sebastian FL

​​​​The Network is a leading provider of packaging equipment sales and service for the newspaper and commercial printing industries, including inserter and related equipment sales, relocation, repair and rebuilding; auditing of equipment and processes; training; and engineering services. See here for more details.

Your Downstream Equipment Deserves TLC, Too
Not many newspapers are buying new production equipment, so it's crucial to take good care of what you already have. You know the experts from The Network can do wonders for your inserters. But did you know they can also repair and/or refurbish your conveyors, stackers, strappers and bottom wrap machines? For an all-inclusive price (excluding parts), we will evaluate your equipment, make repairs, and train your staff in proper set-up and maintenance. Rick Wagoner, General Manager at Gannett Publishing Services in Sioux Falls, SD, recognized the value of this service, and recently had The Network come in for a week, focusing on their strappers, which were "barely functioning." As Wagoner noted, "We were experiencing equipment failures nightly and now we have only a few minor issues throughout an entire production run," In addition to fixing the equipment, The Network also trained the staff on better maintenance and repair procedures, so that the improvements will be long-lasting. 


Know-How       Capability       Integrity


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