Figure 1-5. Belt-drive transport system
Learning Event 3:
IDENTIFY THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF AN AUTOMATIC PRINT PROCESSOR
Major Components. All processors have basically the same major components. A processor will have a
paper transport system, a replenishment system for developer and fix, a water circulation system, a filtration
system, a temperature control unit, a recirculation system, a dryer system, and an electrical system.
a. The number of processing tanks will vary with the type of processor, i.e. B&W processor will have
four tanks and a color processor will have at least five tanks.
b. Other equipment will include storage containers for cheminstry and flow meters to regulate the
amount of replenishment.
Paper Transport System. One of the more important areas of machine design is the paper transport
system. The paper must be transported through the solution tanks at a constant rate of speed. Ideally the speed
is adjusted if the situation warrants. A processor will have a roller transport or a belt-drive transport.