Purpose and Use
The print processor is a self-contained automatic
processing machine for development of stabilization type paper exposed by
b. Use. The print processor is used in a fixed position in a darkroom.
The print processor is equipped for 60-Hertz (Hz) operation when supplied as
part of darkroom ES-82A (TM 11-6780-225-12, Appendix A).
a. Overall description.
The print processor consists of the base
assembly (b below), the solution tray (c below), the processing rack
assembly (d below), the housing assembly (e below), the feed shelf (f
below), and the valve assemblies (g below).
b. Base assembly. The base assembly (figure 3-2) is made of steel and
contains a removable baseplate on the underside, which provides access to
the fan and motor assembly. The drive shaft protrudes through one side of
the base assembly and mounts the nylon drive gear. Above and engaging the
60 Hz drive gear is a nylon idler gear and gear latch.
The power cord
passes through the rear of the base and terminates in a three-prong plug.
On the front of the base is mounted an illuminated start-stop switch. The
activator and stabilizer drain bottles fit into their respective locations
on the base assembly when the solution tray is removed. A leveling screw
may be counted in each corner at the bottom of the base.
Leveling screws are not used when print processor is supplied as
part of the ES-82A (TM 11-6780-225-12, Appendix A).