assembly. Here, the film is transported downward and then upward between air
tubes that direct hot air onto both surfaces of the film. The processed and
dried film is then passed to a receiving bin, or a roll film take-up system.
The processor measures 58 inches in length, 25 inches in width, and 54 inches
in height. Maximum weight of the unit, without processing solutions, is 1200
Although no more than 11 square feet of floor space is needed for
installation of the processor unit, additional space may be needed to
accommodate the floor-mounted, 30-gallon replenisher storage tanks. To operate
and service the Versamat processor, a space requirement of 2 feet is necessary
on both sides and at both ends of the unit.
2. Systems Description. The major systems of the Versamat 11C-MW processor,
described below, combine to perform the necessary stages in film processing.
The main drive system consists of a single,
variable speed motor, sprockets, drive shaft, chains, and gears which drive the
entire transport system.
The system is activated by a rocker switch on the
control panel, and the speed is varied by a speed control potentiometer. The
set speed is automatically kept constant by a drive control.
b. Developer recirculation system.
The developer recirculation system,
(fig 2-3), continuously pumps the developer from the developing tanks through a
filter, heat exchanger, thermostatically-controlled heater, and back to the
tanks. An ON-OFF switch operates the pump and energizes the thermal control
NOTE: The fixer solution is not recirculated in the Versamat
Developer recirculation system