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Cutter 1

The Xerox Cutter 1 was developed initially as a stand alone, roll to sheet cutter, sold in tandem with the 2510 and called the 2510 Engineering System. The Cutter 1 is designed to cut sheets from a roll of media. It is programmable for pre-set and special sizes. With the introduction of the 2520, as an option, the Cutter 1 could be interfaced with the 2520 so that the Cutter 1 could cut sheets of appropriate size paper for the document being copied in the 2520. Another attempt at product enhancement of the 2520 by Xerox.
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Roll Size Accepts single rolls in 16.45" to 36".  Widths in standard inch and metric sizes; nominal roll lengths 500' or 6.75" in diameter. 
Standard Output Sizes  B-E sheets (in 11" by 17": and 12" by 18" (multiples); A3-A0 (in standard metric sizes).  Manual selection of sheet lengths from 10.0" to 409.9" to the nearest tenth of an inch.
Output Media Engineering/drafting media including: parer (bond or diazo) and vellum to 24 lb. weights; drafting film to 4 mil thick.
Output Quanity Select 1-99 sheets.
Power consumption 345 watts at 115 volts
Dimensions 12.25" high, 47" wide, 16 deep.
Price Range at Introduction  about $2,700
Weight 115 Lbs.

Xerox 2080

The 2080 is the oldest of the Xerox professional grade, analog engineering copiers still in service. In the US, 2080's have by and large been replaced by the 5080. Because of its simplicity and ease of repair, the 2080 remains a popular machine in third world countries where parts availability and continuous supplies of "clean" electricity are a problem. The 2080 can be repaired in the field by technicians without extensive, high level training. 2080's will accept documents up to 36 inches wide and output copies up to 24 inches wide. The original must be hand fed for each copy desired, which makes production of multiple copies a problem. This can be overcome in sets work by "stream feeding" a set of originals. The 2080, due to its ability to copy continuously, is a natural for strip records such as oil well logs. Simplicity and rugged construction are pluses. Inability to produce multiple copies and to output 36 inches wide are the down sides.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Width 24"   Reproduction Quality of Linework  Excellent 
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 20
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 7D Size
Enlargement Capability Yes   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens Yes   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Toning System Dual Component 
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $60,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Number of Rolls 2   Footprint and Height 55" x 91" x 63"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 2425
Light-Dark Document Control No   AC Power Requirements 220V - 40A

Xerox 2510

The Xerox 2510 was the first "point of use" engineering copier available in the thirty-six inch width. It is a low volume machine designed for environments requiring fewer than one thousand linear feet of copy per month. Its principal shortcoming is that when multiple copies of originals less than thirty-six inches wide are made, toner is depleted from the developer in that particular area of the developer housing. This can result in a light band in wider document copies that may follow. This phenomena is overcome by cycling the machine several times thus introducing new toner into the developer housing. More 2510's have been manufactured and sold by Xerox than any other engineering copier ever manufactured.
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Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Good
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Poor
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 10
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 3 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens No   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Accuracy +or- .5%   Toning System T&D
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Other Features N/A
Auto or Manual Roll Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $5000
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Manual   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Manual Paper By-Pass No   Footprint and Height 55" x 20" x 16"
Number of Rolls None   Weight 175
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   AC Power Requirements 115V - 15A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes      

Xerox 2515

The 2515 is an upgrade of the 2510. Xerox incorporated a recalculating developer housing which leveled toner concentrations and eliminated the "banding" caused by toner depletion in the 2510. Cosmetic changes to the end caps and paper feed shelf differentiate the 2510 and the 2515.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length 20'   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Good
Maximum Output Length 20'   Reproductions of Halftones Poor
Multiple Copies No   Feet Per Minute 10
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 3 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens No   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Accuracy +or- .5%   Toning System Toner & Developer
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Other Features Partial Copy
Auto or Manual Roll Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $5000
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Manual   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Manual Paper By-Pass No   Footprint and Height 55" x 20" x 14"
Number of Rolls None   Weight 180
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   AC Power Requirements 115V - 15A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes      

Xerox 2520

The 2520 was a marginally successful attempt by Xerox to add a list of sophisticated "features" to the 2510 mainframe in order to provide an upward product migration path for the 25XX family. They were successful in introducing a recirculation developer housing which eliminated the banding of prints caused by toner depletion. The addition of a recirculation document handler eliminated the need to re-feed the original for each copy being made. Additional features such as "sets", "binding edge control" and "partial copy" proved to be of limited value. The 2520 incorporated circuitry that permitted the addition of an Automatic Sheet Feeder and an automatic sheet cutter known as the Cutter 1.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Poor
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproduction of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute 12
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 4 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens No   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Accuracy +or- .5%   Toning System Toner & Developer 
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Other Features Partial Copy
Auto or Manual Roll Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $9000
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Manual   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Manual Paper By-Pass No   Footprint and Height 56" x 24" x 65"
Number of Rolls None   Weigh 363
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   AC Power Requirements 120V- 20A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes      

Xerox 2520A

The 2520A incorporated a standard Xerox 2520 and Cutter 1 configuration with a customized stand manufactured by Neolt of Italy. The customized Neolt stand included a baffling system which automatically fed sheets of paper from the Cutter 1 to the 2520 allowing the 2520A to make up to nine copies automatically in unattended mode. The system proved to be effective but required constant adjustment.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Good
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Poor
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute 12
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 4 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens No   Photoreceptor Type Selenium 
Accuracy +or- .5%   Toning System Toner & Developer
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Other Features Partial Copy
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Price Range at Introduction $13,000
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Manual   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Manual Paper By-Pass No   Footprint and Height 56" x 32" x 65"
Number of Rolls None   Weight 363
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   AC Power Requirements 115V - 15A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes      

Xerox 2520ASF

The Xerox 2520ASF married the standard 2520 with a field installable ASF (Automatic Sheet Feed) kit. The addition of the ASF allowed the 2520 to automatically feed copy paper up to "D" size into the copier. This system was another attempt by Xerox to expand the capability of the 2520. It was marginally successful as the ASF adaptation tended to be difficult to keep in adjustment, particularly in humid climate's where moisture in the paper became a factor in getting the copy paper to feed properly.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Good
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Poor
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute 12
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 4 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability None
Zoom Lens No   Photoreceptor Type Selenium 
Accuracy +or- .5%   Toning System Toner & Developer
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Other Features Partial Copy
Auto or Manual Roll Feed None   Price Range at Introduction $12,000
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Automatic   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Footprint and Height 56" x 32" x 67"
Number of Rolls None   Weight 478
Maximum Cassette Size 24"X36"   AC Power Requirements 115V 15A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes      

Xerox 3001

The low end of the Xerox spectrum. The 3001 was designed to enter the market at under $5,000 and function as an upgraded 2510. They have added the automatic document handler from the old 2520 which keeps the operator from having to feed the original each time, but it is sheet feed and the operator must insert the blank paper for each copy. This is a labor intensive machine whose operational ceiling is 500 "D" size prints per month.
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Maximum Input Width

36"

Exposure Control

Yes

Maximum Input Length

20'

Reproduction Quality of Solids

Fair

Maximum Output Width

36"

Reproduction Quality of Linework

Excellent

Maximum Output Length

20'

Reproduction of Halftones

Poor

Multiple Copies

No

Feet Per Minute

10

Reduction Capability

None

Copies Per Minute

3 D Size

Enlargement Capability

None

Collating Capability

None

Zoom Lens

No

Photoreceptor Type

Selenium

Accuracy

+or- .5%

Toning system

Toner & Developer

Thick or Solid Originals

Yes, 1/8"

Optional Accessories

Auditron

Sheet Feed

Yes

Price Range at Introduction

$5,570

Automatic Document Handler

10 Cycles

Equipment Manufactured By

Xerox

Light-Dark Document Control

Yes

Footprint and Height

55"x19"x42"



Power Requirement

115 V, 20A

Xerox 3060

Based on their highly successful mid-range flag ship, the 3050, Xerox tried to build an analog reduction and enlargement machine by adding a set of 5080 optics. While this proved to be a significant engineering achievement, the resulting product does not measure up to the 3050 in quality. Xerox simply cut too many corners with this machine. This fact is demonstrated in the high rate of service required to keep it operational. The other problem with the 3060 is not mechanics but sales. Xerox sales reps invariably market the 3060 as a mini 5080, capable of high volume, high speed, reduction and enlargement production work. It is not a production machine. It is a mid-volume, analog, convenience copier, with a very poor track record. The 3060 has been end of lifed and its market slot taken over by low priced digital machines.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length 20'   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excelent
Maximum Output Length 20'   Reproductions of Halftones Poor
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute 12
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 6 D Size
Enlargement Capability Yes   Collating Capability No
Zoom Lens Yes   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Accuracy +or- .5%   Toning System Toner & Developer 
Thick or Solid Originals Yes   Other Features Auditron
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Price Range AT Introduction $40,000
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Footprint and Height 36" x 57" x 56"
Number of Rolls 3   Weight 1000
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   AC Power Requirements 115V - 15A
Light-Dark Document Control Yes      

Xerox 3080

The 3080, with its relatively "high speed" for the time, was originally billed by Xerox as the bond paper machine that was going to replace diazo. Things just did not work out that way. The 3080 used a strobe to fuse toner to the surface of the copy media. The idea had been tried before in letter-legal machines with marginal results. The problem was that the strobing action "reflected" and made it difficult to copy onto clear polyester film copy media. You can however, copy onto matte finish films and vellums. This brings us to the second problem. Because the 3080 uses toner that melts at very low temperatures due its strobe fusing system, translucent originals made on the machine tend to "offset" toner onto the glass drum of diazo printers. Also copies left on hot surfaces (such as the hood of a car on a hot day) for short periods of time tend to "offset" toner onto the preceding page. The bottom line is that the more feature rich 3090, which replaced the 3080, is
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Both
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Fair
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute 21
Reduction Capability No   Copies Per Minute 8 D Size
Enlargement Capability No   Collating Capability Yes
Zoom Lens No   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Thick or Solid Originals .05mm   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features Folder
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Yes   Price Range at Introduction $62,000
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Number of Rolls 2   Footprint and Height 46" x 72" x 79"
Maximum Cassette Size 18" X 24"   Weight 2100
Light-Dark Document Control No   AC Power Requirements 220V - 50A

Xerox 3090

With the 3090, Xerox once again announced they had brought to market the "bond paper copier that would replace diazo" and once again they were wrong. The 3090 is fundamentally a 3080 with a new radiant (toaster element type) fuser replacing the old flash fuser. With the fuser change, toner offsetting problems encountered with the 3080 were eliminated and the machine was speeded up to 30 feet per minute. Most of the 3090's were sold with what they called a "Flat Sheet Sorter 36", which is in reality a large flat sheet collator made by Norfin Corporation. The collator is the same one that is used by all of the manufacturers on their high speed analog gear. It is capable of handling sheets up to 36" x 48" in twenty bins of up to 50 sheets per bin. The resulting combination yields a product with which a single operator can produce large quantities of ready to be bound, bond paper print sets, without assistance. It is not uncommon for groups of 3090's to be run 24 hours a day for months at a time. The 3090 with Sorter 36 is the pinnacle of analog, bond paper sets production.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Both
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length Unlimited    Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute 30
Reduction Capability None   Copies Per Minute 13 D Size
Enlargement Capability None   Collating Capability Yes
Zoom Lens No   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Thick or Solid Originals .22mm   Toning System Dual Component 
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Other Features Folder
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Auto   Price Range at Introduction ?
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Number of Rolls 4   Footprint and Height 58" x 60" x 57"
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Weight 2005
Light-Dark Document Control No   AC Power Requirements 220V - 50A

Xerox 5080

The 5080 was the evolutionary pinnacle of wide format, analog technology, and it quickly became the standard of the industry. With reduction and enlargement in one tenth of one percent increments, plus multiple copies and the option of flat sheet sorters and folders, made it state of the art for it's time. Introduction of digital wide format technology signaled the doom of the 5080. Xerox Engineering Systems insistence on relying on it's installed base of 5080's and refusing to adapt to the changing world of wide format digital cost them the their dominant market position in the industry.
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Maximum Input Width 36"    Light-Dark Document Control Yes
Maximum Input Length Unlimited   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Output Width 36"   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Length Unlimited   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Multiple Copies 1-99   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Reduction Capability Yes   Feet Per Minute 20
Enlargement Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 7 D Size
Zoom Lens 45%-200%   Collating Capability Yes
Accuracy +or- .5%   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Thick or Solid Originals 2.5mm   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Auto or Manual Roll Feed Auto   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed None   Other Features Folder
Manual Paper By-Pass Yes   Price Range at Introduction $137,000
Number of Rolls 3   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Maximum Cassette Size N/A   Footprint and Height 69" x 73" x 61"
Weight 2688   AC Power Requirements 220V - 50A

Xerox 7080

The 7080 is a bit like the bumble bee. If you had not seen it fly, you would have said it never would. The unit was developed in Japan by Fuji Xerox under an agreement with Bell Telephone. The idea was to produce a bond paper copier that could reduce "D" and "E" size originals to "B" and "C" size for field distribution as folded, collated sets. Because the 7080 is sheet fed and must perform all manor of contortions to deliver a finish product, it is subject to jams and requires constant adjustment.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length 48"   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Width 18"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length 24"   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute N/A
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 24 C Size
Enlargement Capability No   Collating Capability Yes
Zoom Lens Fixed Stop   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Thick or Solid Originals -   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed None   Other Features Folder
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Auto   Price Range at Introduction $123,000
Manual Paper By-Pass -   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Number of Rolls N/A   Footprint and Height 52" x 134" x 51"
Maximum Cassette Size 18"X 24"   Weight 3139
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 220V - 40A

Xerox 7085

The 7085 was an attempt to breathe new life into a product that was "running out of gas." They replaced the fuser station, a weak component of the old 7080, with a reworked system that was only marginally better. Cosmetic changes, the addition of a "couple of racing stripes", and a handful of "fairy dust" were supposed to make the 7085 a new product. It didn't work.
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Maximum Input Width 36"   Exposure Control Yes
Maximum Input Length 48"   Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Maximum Output Width 18"   Reproduction Quality of Linework Excellent
Maximum Output Length 24"   Reproductions of Halftones Fair
Multiple Copies Yes   Feet Per Minute N/A
Reduction Capability Yes   Copies Per Minute 24 C Size
Enlargement Capability No   Collating Capability Yes
Zoom Lens Fixed Stop   Analog or Digital Technology Analog
Accuracy +or- .5%   Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Thick or Solid Originals N/A   Toning System Dual Component
Auto or Manual Roll Feed None   Other Features Folder
Auto or Manual Sheet Feed Auto   Price Range at Introduction $123,000
Manual Paper By-Pass N/A   Equipment Manufactured By Xerox
Number of Rolls N/A   Footprint and Height 52" x 134" x 51"
Maximum Cassette Size 18"X 24"   Weight 3139
Light-Dark Document Control Yes   AC Power Requirements 220V - 40A

Xerox 8150

A short term answer to the "lack of a digital product crisis" at XES. The 8150 is being replaced by the 8855.
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Scan to Print  Yes
Plot Yes 
Scan to File  Yes 

Printer

Minimum Output 8-1/2" X 11" 
Maximum Output 36" X 16'
Feet per Minute 15
Copies Per Minute  7 "D" Size
Number of Rolls 3
Manual By-pass Yes
Multiple Copies 1 - 99
Zoom Capability 25% to 400% 
Accuracy + or - .1%
Thick or Solid Originals  ?
Collating Capability Electronic
Photoreceptor Type Selenium
Toning System Toner & Developer
Reproduction Quality of Solids Good
Reproduction Quality of Line Work  Excellent
Reproduction of Halftones Fair
Other Features -

Scanner
 

Minimum Input 8-1/2" X 11" 
Maximum Input 36" X 30'
Resolution 400 dpi Maximum
Speed 10 fpm at 400 dpi
Formats ?

Controller
 

Technology Sun Workstation
Controller Embedded in Hardware No
Data Formats ?
Memory ?
Interfaces ?
Hard Drive Size ?
Network Card Supplied ?

Other
 

Price Range at Introduction Aprox. $150,000 
Equipment Manufactured By Xerox, Sun, Scanner = ?
Footprint and Height Modular
Weight ?
AC Power Requirements ?

Xerox Flat Sorter

Developed by Norfin Corporation and sold as a private lable product by Xerox, Oce' and KIP Shacoh, the Flat Sorter 36 is a good solid piece of equipment that does what it is designed to do, collate large documents very efficiently.
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Xerox Folder 36

Developed by Fuji Xerox to add "folding capacity" to the 3080, 3090 and 5080 series machines. Originally designed for folding metric size prints along the lines of European fold specifications, Xerox was never successful in converting the unit so that it would fold commonly accepted "US standard folds".
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