Systems at Work: AFCS-200

Photo: National Postal Museum
December 14, 2011
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Photo: National Postal Museum

USPS Advanced Facer-Canceler System (machine design #200).

As the name suggests, this machine “faces” the mail – detecting the presence of postage and making sure it faces in the right direction for canceling. Then it cancels the postage, reads the address on the letter, compares it to the database of addresses, and sprays a florescent orange barcode on the back of each letter.