Xerox 3600

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Created: May 26, 2015 8:07 pm by Admin
Modified: April 15, 2020 1:28 pm by Admin

This duplicator came on the market in May 1968. Like the Xerox 2400, the Xerox 3600 has it's model number by how many copies it could produce within one hour. The Xerox 3600 could also be supplied with a sorter, as shown in the picture.

Copy speed (per minute)60
Paper tray2000 sheets
Output tray capacityn/a
Finisher/sorter20 bins sorter in the standard version of 3600. Three further 10-bins modules can be added.
Staple function
Document handler
Dimension and weight
Depth79 (cm) / 31 (inches)
Width165 (cm) / 65 (inches)
Height127 (cm) / 50 (inches)
Weight522 (K grams) / 1151 (Lbs)
Floor space requirementsStationary: 3 x 2 (meters) / 10 x 7 (feet)
Movable: 3 x 2 (meters) / 9 x 7 (feet)

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Malcolm Catling
Malcolm Catling
July 4, 2019 6:51 pm

I used to work on the 2400, 3600, 7000 in London and then home counties during the 70s. I remember the training at Newport Pagnell well. Driving from Oxford to De ham to pick up drums, fuser oil, and PM kits. Snubbers on the paper feeder were always getting bent. Very inefficient with the brush removal of waste toner. But great days!

Mike B
October 5, 2018 10:39 am

I have just found this site for the first time and was puzzled to discover no less that two contributors giving the same totally inaccurate explanation for the hollowing out of large solid areas on copies made by 3600 7000 etc. copiers. This effect had absolutely nothing to do with the fuser and absolutely everything to do with cascade development. One contributor even mentioned the image on the drum or copy being visibly solid throughout if you crash stopped the machine. Well this is simply not the case, crash stop the machine and both drum and unfused copy will display… Read more »

Reply to  Mike B
October 30, 2018 8:41 pm

I also worked on the 3600 / 7000 range of copiers both in the field and at the refurb centre in Uxbridge. It wasn’t until I worked on the 9200 that I realised the reason the image wasn’t solid. I’m pretty sure I can remember the image was more solid ‘on the drum’ and the reason for the poor solid quality on paper was caused by the weak transfer process. This is borne out by the waste process removing the unused toner from the drum to the filter bag in huge quantities. Had the 3600 benefitted from a bias transfer… Read more »

David Wilkin
David Wilkin
May 7, 2018 5:01 pm

And, the very temperamental follow up – the 3600 III. Now there was a real beauty.

April 4, 2018 12:07 pm

My third job at Wilde Sapte & Co in 18 Old Broad Street London 1975 to 1977 had a Blue 3600. I don’t recall a sorter on it.. Key Operator Training was done in house.

Julian Fujiwara
Julian Fujiwara
February 27, 2018 5:35 pm

You should have worked on the 3600 III and the built in fire extinguisher. They say back in the day it was pushed out of the white house because of the fire…OH BOY>>>>

Mike Miskell
Mike Miskell
Reply to  Julian Fujiwara
October 4, 2018 2:28 pm

I liked working on the 3600-III. There was no fuser oil mess
so the 3600-III vacuumed up easily. The prints were good also, with a slightly embossed look.

January 8, 2017 4:24 pm

The 3600 was the workhorse copier in the 70s which used a lot of energy to run but was far more efficient (and accurate) than a typing pool. They would catch fire very occasionally, I had one do just that in London. The fire could start in or near the brush housing due to a combination of fine toner (dust) particles and the corona static charge. Provided the doors were kept closed the fire would usually extinguish itself making a lot of smoke in the process which might set off smoke alarms and sprinklers. Oh yes, those were the days.

james buzzard
james buzzard
Reply to  Graham
February 23, 2018 5:33 pm

oh yes, the old “toner explosions” were quite a treat! A loud WHOOOOMPH, and start looking for PM kit to replace stuff. We found poor vacuum would cause that. there was a seal between brush housing and frame with an angled side would tear up due to main drive chain bounce. Dirt everywhere. But if you did right angle cam, adjust cam switches and fuser contact arc etc etc, this machine just pumped em out…

Harry Kollba
Harry Kollba
Reply to  Graham
August 27, 2018 5:43 pm

I find that a bit strange. I was serving about 100 Machines of different models. Many of them were 3600 (or 7000 which was the same machine with different optics). None of them ever catched fire…

Reply to  Harry Kollba
December 24, 2018 1:57 pm

3600III had a radiant fuser and a potential for fire hence the co2 bottle. 24/36/7000 had heat and pressure fusing with no fire hazard.

colin Tighe
colin Tighe
August 3, 2016 4:16 pm

I was a service engineer on this and other Xerox products in the 1970s, This was an interesting product as you needed to be well trained to get the best out of it, but things could be done to tweek it to suit the customer. Unlike later models that were electronic boxes.

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