3 Essential Elements of a Copier
For most firms, copiers are among the most crucial items of office equipment. Understanding how they operate can assist you in troubleshooting issues or determining whether to contact a specialist. Here are some of a copier’s most crucial components and instructions for fixing typical problems.
The Anatomy of a Copier
- Photoreceptor Drum
The drum is made up of a metal roller covered in a layer of photoconductive material. The drum is charged with a type of static electricity that is selectively charged so that only certain parts of it attract toner. Your image is copied, and the white sections do not attract toner, whereas the black sections do. The toner is applied to the drum, where it is fused to the paper, resulting in your finished copy.
Problems with your drum can result in blank or black lines on the paper, spots on the page, or copies that are too dark. In these cases, the drum may have reached the end of its useful life and should be replaced.
To illuminate the original document, your copier’s light source is required. It scans the original and then reflects the light on the drum below. Lenses can be used to increase or decrease the size of your page.
Toner, not ink, is a negatively charged, plastic-based powder. It’s attached to beads stored in the toner cartridge. When you roll these beads over the drum, they are drawn to the charged parts of the paper, resulting in your image. When the toner is heated, the plastic particles melt and fuse to the paper.
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