Xerox 1048

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.

SPECIFICATIONS 
Copy speed (per minute)n/a
Paper trayn/a
Output tray capacityn/a
Finisher/sortern/a
Staple functionn/a
Reduction/zoomn/a
Document handlern/a
Dimension and weight
Depth71 (cm) / 28 (inches)
Width107 (cm) / 42 (inches)
Height96 (cm) / 38 (inches)
Weight255 (K grams) / 562 (Lbs)
Floor space requirements2 x 2 (meters) / 8 x 7 (feet)

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Ron bird
Ron bird
June 24, 2020 2:12 pm

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 »

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Gilbert Gonzalez
Gilbert Gonzalez
January 15, 2020 6:19 am

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.

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