canon needs a 208 3phase 30a plus a 208 single-phase 20a, Ricoh needs 2 208v single phase 30a. shouldn't be a big factor. i would choose ricoh over canon du faster, cheaper, and handles heavier media.I looked at both
The CANON is a POWER HOG
Needs TWO 50AMP legs.
100 AMPS?!?!?! Crazy.......
CANON also has TWO "fuser" units in it.
Hard enough to keep 1 fuser in good shape. Good luck dealing with 2....
Had my 9200 for about 7 months now.
It's a nice machine.
Honestly, power consumption shouldn't be a deal breaker when considering a machine of this caliber. Your looking at what, maybe $100/month at most in power consumption. I know when we installed our Xerox 1000i we thought it was going to spike our utilities bill. Ended up costing around $10/month to run. Didn't even factor the cost in.Do you seriously want to DEAL with a machine (CANON) that has TWO fuser units??
That ALONE is ENOUGH to stay away from that box.
And, YES "power consumption" is a BIG DEAL
I guess you get you power for "free"
We run about 180k/month on our Versant 3100. Pretty good production numbers. We are probably on 3 months right now of the same fuser and its components. If I had to call service every 4-6 weeks for fuser maintenance, id be looking at a different printer. Hell, we don't see maintenance for a month or 2 sometimes for any problem. Mind you this is on a 3100 with 4+ million clicks.Months between fuser "service" ???
What volume are you running. 15k a month?
ANY production machine running "production" VOLUME is going to see FUSER maintenance AT LEAST every 4-6 weeks.
And $100 bucks a month is the "max" you think a machine can eat?
Guess you never ran an IGEN.......
Try more like $1,200 a month for that machine and the "chillers"
I'm not a massive fan of my 10k, but all your weird power concerns and fuser issues are extremely baseless. The fusers almost never need much of any maintenance, and if they do the tech usually has a spare on hand and will swap them and do a rebuild in his own time. We run 100+ cover stock with heavy coverage almost exclusively, so we push the machine pretty hard.
That said, the specs on the Ricoh seem better, and I feel like Canon dropped the ball a bit on the 10k. It seemed like everyone else could do 400gsm and printed nicer on textured media.
It goes down a lot for really annoying things. Like random heat sensors, belts will wander off and cause the machine to code out. Certain gears are prone to fail. It prints very poorly on textured media, even with voltage adjustments. I feel like I see a tech at least once every 2 weeks at a minimum. As of right now it's down because of a faulty thermistor, which is why it was down a week and a half ago as well.I'm thinking of getting a 10k to replace a Xrx V3100 that is problematic. What issues has your team had? thanks.
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