March 1984: Xerox announces the Xerox 1048 copier.
The Xerox 1048 could make two-sided copies at up to 40 copies a minute. In Europe the 1048 copier was manufactured at Venray in the Netherlands.
The 10 series represented a new generation of copiers. This became the most successful line of copiers in Xerox history and served to restore the company's finances and morale. The flagship Xerox 1075 became the first American-made product to win Japan's Grand Prize for Good Design. Altogether, 14 models were introduced between 1982 and 1986, six of which were still sold in 1990.
|Copy speed (per minute)||n/a|
|Output tray capacity||n/a|
|Dimension and weight|
|Depth||71 (cm) / 28 (inches)|
|Width||107 (cm) / 42 (inches)|
|Height||96 (cm) / 38 (inches)|
|Weight||255 (K grams) / 562 (Lbs)|
|Floor space requirements||2 x 2 (meters) / 8 x 7 (feet)|
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I dont think that is a 1048. (Code name Summit) The duplex version I’m sure never came with a single sheet document feeder (what’s the point?) but a multi sheet document handler max 50 A4/Letter sheets. Though somewhat confusingly the multi tray sorter On the side does seem to be the duplex version as it has a wider side cover which enclosed the duplex tray. I should point out that I was the industrial design engineer who took the model and with the help of the covers engineers ensured that the final product looked like the stylist sketches. It was… Read more »
Anyone who serviced this machine deserves a medal. This machine was a automatic 2 sided copy machine. When this machine ran, it ran alright. It just required maintenance, worn 2 sided gear which required the transport module to be removed along with the paper feeder, fuser assembly, and 2 sided paper transport. This machine used a silicon gel that had to be hand pumped into the oil tank. Different types of feed nudgier rollers and feed belts were provided to increase paper feeding.
I also worked on 1048. As mentioned here. Anyone who worked on this puppy deserved a medal. The 2 sided transport when it ran ok you were in luck. The repair of the duplex transport required the dismantling of the machine as everything but the optics portion of it had to be removed. After the removal of most of its internal guts you had to rebuild the transport that had brass bushings pressed into the assembly. The repair procedure would take you in the neighborhood of 4 hours if you were proficient with it. This was one machine you wanted… Read more »