Xerox 5600

October 1979: Xerox introduced their medium volume copier/duplicator 5600. This model had automatic feeding of originals, sorterless collating, optional on-line stapling and an industry-first ability to automatically produce two-sided copies from one or two-sided originals.

Copy speed (per minute)45. First copy after 7 seconds.
Paper tray1000 sheets. Two paper trays with 500 sheets each.
Output tray capacity250 sheets
Finisher/sorterSets are neatly separated and stacked in the Offset Catch Tray
Staple function
Document handlerAutomatic document handler can accommodate up to 50 pages
Dimension and weight
Depth71 (cm) / 28 (inches)
Width117 (cm) / 45 (inches)
Height119 (cm) / 47 (inches)
Weight402 (K grams) / 886 (Lbs)
Floor space requirementsStationary: 2 x 2 (meters)/ 8 x 8 (feet)
Movable: 2 x 2 (meters) / 6 x 6 (feet)

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Jim Frieday
Jim Frieday
July 5, 2018 4:54 pm

Of all the 4000 Family products the Tag 81 5600 was the best. It was the cleanest and most reliable.

January 20, 2018 2:03 pm

anyone remember when the 5600(the final iteration of the series) came out it actually got rid of some of the problems due to it being the first machine with a microprocessor so goodbye cycle switch and RADF and hello digital timing and vacuum driven doc feeders and mag brush dev units all with new problems plus the old ones from the optic assembly bearings and cam ahh the good old days but you know in the factory we could change an A trans quite quickly maybe because we didnt have all the covers and stuff and had production tooling available

Ken Leibert
Ken Leibert
February 28, 2016 7:06 pm

One thing I can say about this machine was it had a stapler that that had the power to
staple through a New York City phone book and then some.
The stapler was driven by a 1/4 horse power motor through a Harley Davidson (I kid you not) motor cycle chain and if the screws came loose on the clincher assembly it would bend metal that would make Super Man proud.

Howard Price
Howard Price
Reply to  Ken Leibert
October 18, 2022 1:55 am

Ken I rode with you in about 1983 when I left the Washington CRC.
It was in the process of being closed so I came to the field. I remember you as being an awesome person and a great technician.
I was with Xerox for almost 32 years from 1977 until 2008 when I took an early out at the age of 52 and went to Oce for almost 10 years. Hindsight being 20/20 I wish I had stayed with Xerox it was a great place to work especially in my early years there.
I hope you’re doing well.

Last edited 1 year ago by Howard Price
Andre Cardinal
Andre Cardinal
January 27, 2016 1:12 pm

I was one of the first trained on the product. as a service technician. Stil the old 4000/4500/5400 frame.

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