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    Re: Ricoh lube bar general question

    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    Hi experts.
    I constantly read about lube bars in this subforum. I never seen one as Brother and KonMin also older Toshy don't have these. My understanding is that Ricoh supreme drum life is due this lube bar is giving drums less friction with cleaning blades and charge rollers thus drum coating wears slowly.
    I must admit that my theory isn't well based cuz I have zero Ricoh service manuals to read.
    Please enlighten me.
    Ricoh really do have something with these lube bars.

    For example the Ricoh MP C3003 is an office MFD the PM life is for black drum is 400k Colour 270K however they often go past this without any print quality issues.

    Or the Pro C5110 series these drum PM is a million & still most often go over not effecting the print quality.

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    Re: Ricoh lube bar general question

    Quote Originally Posted by UNICORNico View Post
    In honor of the truth, e to say that:
    - I have a bracket where I hold the metal part
    - A hair dryer that allows you to place yourself in the position that best suits me
    - When the set is "al dente" (like the Italian paste xD) I try to balance the bar, so that the adhesive takes off.
    - A thin and resistant wire, to shave if the adhesive resists.
    Wow...if only i had that patience. I think i would get yelled at for taking that much time on one of these

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    Re: Ricoh lube bar general question

    Quote Originally Posted by copier tech View Post
    Ricoh really do have something with these lube bars.

    For example the Ricoh MP C3003 is an office MFD the PM life is for black drum is 400k Colour 270K however they often go past this without any print quality issues.

    Or the Pro C5110 series these drum PM is a million & still most often go over not effecting the print quality.

    With such a hardware what you guys do in therms of service. Normal office would end of life these machines before time to change any drums etc.
    I have old plan to experiment with NuFinish products upon recommendations from Phil and other members. Must give it a go.
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    Re: Ricoh lube bar general question

    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    With such a hardware what you guys do in therms of service. Normal office would end of life these machines before time to change any drums etc.
    I have old plan to experiment with NuFinish products upon recommendations from Phil and other members. Must give it a go.
    Well it all goes down to numbers & copy count costs.

    In theory the first significant part you'll need to replace on say a 3003 is a colour PCU, or worst case all 3.

    So after 270k colour prints how much has this machine made you in clicks?

    Personally I replace the charge rollers at around 200K this seems to prolong the PCU life.
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    Re: Ricoh lube bar general question

    Quote Originally Posted by ABS tect View Post
    Wow...if only i had that patience. I think i would get yelled at for taking that much time on one of these
    I generally agree, but once I was with a Pro machine stopped because I didn't have a lube bar with me. In that situation, I usually cheat the system so the machine can work for a day or two until I go back and replace the offending lube bar - but it was Friday, I wouldn't get back with the new bar next monday or tuesday, and the customer was going to print tens of thousands of pages over the weekend - that's when I tried to adapt a lube bar from another machine as a stopgap solution (without success).
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