Xerox 5400

Xerox 5400 copier/duplicatorCreated: October 27, 2013 9:57 am by Admin
Modified: June 29, 2016 1:19 pm by Admin

In July 1977 Xerox introduced the copier/duplicator Xerox 5400. The 5400 was an advanced member of the 4000/4500 family. The 5400 could produce 45 copies in a minute, as was the same for the Xerox 4000 and 4500 copier. Actually, the 5400 had the same engine as the 4000, 4500 and 5600, but with changes in development and drum cleaning.

The 5400 had brush development, a vacuum style drum cleaning system like a duplicator, a much more robust and heavy document handling system, and a microcontroller system control, much like the 9200 family. A sidecar on the left side of the 5400 housed the drive motors and support for the document handler and the collection box for the unused toner from the drum cleaning system.

Xerox 5400 operating panel

Xerox 5400 operating panel

Xerox 5400 document handler
Xerox 5400 paper trays
Paper trays
Xerox 5400 sorter


45 copies per minute, first copy in less than 7 seconds in non-sort mode; 7.5 seconds in sort mode.Originals
Up to 8 1/2″ x 14″; bound volumes and three-dimensional objects.
Throughput Paper
Ordinary, unsensitized stock in a variety of weights; letter or legal sizes; white, colored, preprinted.Throughput Paper Capasity
Total 1000 sheets of 20 lb. bound or equivalent; 500 in each pushbutton selected tray.

Some ad’s of the Xerox 5400 copier/duplicator:

 Xerox 5400 advertisment  Xerox 3400, 5400, 9400 advertisment

Xerox 5400 measurements

(Centimeter / inches) (K grams / Lbs) Floor Space Requirements (Meters/Feet)
Depth: 71 / 28
Width: 117 / 46
Height: 119 / 47
Weight: 402 / 886 Stationary: 2 x 2 / 8 x 7
Movable: 2 x 2 / 6 x 6

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2 Responses

  1. Jim says:

    These guys were constructed with a heavy iron frame, and were built to last. They were pretty good when maintained properly. There was only one problem, which many of us considered hilarious: they were prone to tower explosions, causing the cabinet door to blow off! This happened in the White House causing a great deal of consternation. Veery early in Reagan;s first term, if I recall correctly. Friends of mine in the Federal Branch confirmed that this seemingly apocryphal event actually happened.

  2. Jim says:

    Correction to above: they were prone to TONER explosions. Clouds of the highly volatile plastic-and-ink toner would accumulate and, set off by sparks or electrostatic discharge, detonate resulting in a loud BOOM and sometimes the cabinet doors blowing open or even completely off the hinges. I never heard of injury or property damage.

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