Océ Radiant Fusing

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Océ Radiant Fusing is an Eco friendly fusing method providing instant-on machine availability with no warm-up time. It consumes less energy and emits less noise and ozone when compared to other fusing methods. In addition to the environmental benefits, it also provides incredible, consistent quality. During the Radiant Fusing process, the toner melts and is fused to the media via heat rising from a grid of wires, without distorting the image.

Advantages

  • No warm up time
    Enables quick machine availability even from sleep mode
  • Sharper output
    Prevents resolution loss, dot size degradation and line fuzziness since the toner melts exactly where it is placed on the media
  • Low power consumption
    Reduces energy usage with Energy Star approved Radiant Fusing. The grid of wires used in fusing are heated instantly limiting the amount of power required in stand-by/ready and sleep modes.
  • Less noise and less heat
    Minimizes distractions. With no pressure rollers, a lower temperature is maintained with Radiant Fusing technology. Since the system heats and cools instantly, there is no need for noisy fans and the system runs quietly in stand-by/ready and sleep modes.
  • Greater long-term reliability
    Generates less internal heat and uses fewer consumable parts (no fuser-rollers or fuser oil). The lower total heat preserves all parts of the machine enabling a longer life.

How the technology works

The following process occurs in the Radiant Fusing method:

  1. Toner is placed on the media
  2. The media is passed over a grid/array of heated wires. The grid of wires used in the Radiant Fusing method heat and cool quickly similar to a toaster. Conventional technologies use heated fuser rollers that require extensive warm-up time or high levels of energy consumption to keep them hot while waiting for prints in stand-by/ready mode.
  3. Heat passes through the media and the toner virtually melts into the media. Since the media does not run through pressure and heated fuser rollers, there is minimal image distortion providing sharp image quality.