From the Xerox Products Guide 1988-89:
The mid-volume 5046 has the best of both worlds: the range of automatic features found on high-volume copiers, and the ease of use associated with low-volume, desktop copiers. The console controls are laid out in simple, logical groupings, and the graphic and text displays guide the user through complex jobs. At 35 copies per minute, the 5046 provides consistent copy quality and high productivity over the long haul, while engaging special features such as auto reduce/enlarge, auto contrast, auto paper select, auto duplex, second side margin shift, stapling and sorting.
The 5046 offers a choice of document handlers, including Automatic and Recirculating. Activate the mixed originals function and the 5046 will take a stack of mixed size originals and create size for size copies automatically. The split-scan mode allows you to copy books 81/2 x II" or smaller, single-sided or two-sided. The four paper trays, with a 1,900-sheet capacity, are located in front for easy access and reloading. The "works in a drawer" paper module pulls out at waist level, ensuring jam clearance is quick and easy. Copier downtime is reduced because customers can quickly and easily change the dry ink cartridge, and the modular print cartridge is replaceable in minutes by a Xerox Service Representative.
|Copy speed (per minute)||n/a|
|Output tray capacity||n/a|
|Dimension and weight|
|Depth||60 (cm) / 23.6 (inches)|
|Width||114 (cm) / 44.9 (inches)|
|Height||104 (cm) / 41 (inches)|
|Weight||150 (K grams) / 309 (Lbs)|
|Floor space requirements||2 x 2 (meters) / 6.6 x 6.6 (feet)|
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I had very large accounts that had entire fleets of the 5046. Initially, the machine was a complete dog, from belt tracking errors to jams, fuser self-destruction to noise and flashing displays showing a problem in every part of the machine. I came very close to quitting my job because of the emotional storm coming from my accounts. We incorporated a dedicated team to the product, along with the upgrades developed, and actually became fond of the thing. I wouldn’t want to go through that trial again, though…
Anyone know much of the Xerox 5034 Model? Is there a hard drive and if so where is it located?
No there’s not an HD in that box.
This product was code named ‘Hannibal’ and was proposed in model form by an American design company called ‘RichardsonSmith’. RichardsonSmith merged with Fitch Associated in 1989 and became FitchRS. (not to be confused with the current architectural design group also called Richardson Smith) The concept was given to the Xerox Europe Engineering Group based at Welwyn Garden City who were told to; ‘make it work’….. I had very little to do with the product but I did design the control panel and produced the artwork for its printing. I still have one of my design proposals and the artwork that… Read more »
I remember the launch of these. I was a salesman in Toronto. They demonstrated beautifully. Much better image density than the 1040 or 1045/48. Sadly the launch was severely bungled and we had to replace the initial deliveries with 1050’s because we couldn’t get them to work. Product was withdrawn for a period.
I designed the Xerox 5046 print cartridge engine body and cover along with others at Welwyn Garden City, Herts UK
We called that box the ‘Shitty-forty-fix-me’ because it was such a piece of crap. Thank goodness we were able to dissuade many customers from getting them, much to the sales’ forces dismay.
Oh man those were a challenge, but made me a very good technican. Pulling out that center belt module just to replace a small plastic finger used to steer the photo receptor belt took hours. Later the new Nextel radios would set off the stapler in the finisher and make the machine twitch all over. Later in the early 90’s the printer team in El Segundo turned the 5046 into a really great printer. I could only get 25K runs out of the copier, but over 500K between service calls was not uncommon with the printer version. It was so… Read more »
Yep, the 4235. Take care of that fuser and it ran good. Had 4 at a payroll company that ran 24 hours.
Oh man, yes I was one of those who had re training at least 3 times. The retrofits that came out helped, but still had problems. The back cover had to be left open to keep the vibration from contacting the main boards causing problems. The fuser required a lot of maintence, donor roll, wick, fuser and pressure rollers, along a few bags of idler and drive rollers. The new silicon red nudgier rollers worked great on the paper feeders. We were able to order photoreceptor belts with cleaning kits to rebuild the copy cartridge.
When the 5046 first hit the market it was a disaster. The first units built were assembled in a new plant. The workers were not trained to a high enough standard and many were re-built (practically re-manufactured) in the field. I recall a large law firm purchasing the units and not being able to utilize them for 3 or 4 months while Xerox took forever to deliver the re-build kits. When they finally repaired them, they worked great! But the customer never bought another Xerox. The rebuild included new boards, a couple new timing parts, and new harnesses along with… Read more »