Konica Minolta Drypro Model 873 Laser Imager

Konica Minolta Updated: 2008-12-23 RSS
Konica Minolta Drypro Model 873 Laser Imager

The DRYPRO 873 introduces its newest dry laser imager, the DRYPRO 873. The new DRYPRO 873 incorporates faster, quieter throughput for use in mid to high volume, multi-modality use, including full filed digital mammography. The DRYPRO 873 laser imager is expected to be the top performer in imaging capacity and diagnostic image quality.

Features: A compact Dry Laser Imager with 90 films per hour, four film sizes (choice of: 14x17, 11x14, 10x12, 8x10), 14-bit grayscale output, 50 seconds first print time, up to three film trays, maximum 16 DICOM connections. 125 sheet film capacity.

Fully compatible with four sizes and the world's smallest design
The unit comes in less imposing compact body with 1150 mm in height and commands only 0.35m² for an installation area while providing five sizes of printing film raging from 14"×17" to 8"×10". Since it supports the main film sizes, it is possible to run a life-size printing operation. Also, it can support additional supply units of up to 3 trays. Film size can be selected depending on the purpose.

Full Options For Various Purposes
The standard film supply uses two trays but up tp three trays can be optionally mounted. An additional optional film supply tray for the DRYPRO 873 (four sizes from 14x17" to 8x10") is available. Any combination is possible depending on your requirements. The optional 6-channel sorter is also available, which is useful for sorting by modality after printing.

User-friendly quiet design
The simple design means the unit emits less noise for a user-friendly working environment. The actual noise is tuned to the lower tones with softer high-frequency tones, making users feel the unit is quieter than the actual noise level. It will provide a quite working environment.

Engineered for Ease of Use
We have set a new standard for ease of use by making system status indicators, such as Film Empty and Tray Selection easily recognized from the distance.

World's Fastest Drive Power
By adopting a number of new technologies, the first printing time has been reduced significantly to about 50 seconds. The compact body offers the same high performance as our large flagship series. By processing approximately 180 sheets (mixed sizes) per hour, the unit contributes to the growing requirements in the productivity of printing work.

For Digital Mammography
The combination of the optical unit (43.75μm) that enables detailed recording and the new SD-QM film can support a maximum density 4.0 Dmax. As for daily maintenance of mammography, this imager can support mammography QC patterns for film density control and quality digital mammography imaging*.

Eco Friendly: Designed for 30% Energy Saving
The DRYPRO 873 uses heat processing in the imaging step. In the normal printing operation, we engineered a 30% reduction in electricity consumption compared with previous types.

Comparison od density resolution
The image interpolation processing (pixel replication/function interpolation) has been enhanced, and intensity conversion processing has been added, which automatically recognizes images and lettering in the image, executes proper processing, and displays smooth images and sharp letters.

Density batch part / Calibration sheet
The DRYPRO 873 has an automatic density control function that prints constant exposure density batch onto the film, automatically measures the density with the built-in density meter, and controls the finishing density. Furthermore, the automatic calibration at film exchange enables image printing with consistent image quality.

Imaging Film SD-Q/SD-QM
As for films for CR/modality (SD-Q) and digital mammography, the silver ion capacity that is pivotal for image formation on dry films has been greatly boosted and the ingredients of developer have changed to achieve highly sensitive, fast developing. As a result, sharp, stable images are swiftly provided.
Packaging is 125 sheets per box.

Temperature and speed of development
With the DRYPRO 873, the developing process has been redesigned for fast mass volume processing. The film is pre-heated from the early stage of film transfer. In addition the reducing unstable temperature areas, fast mass volume processing and density satbility have been achieved by dividing the heat developing part into five parts and closely controlling the process. Ten sheets of 14"x17"-size film can be printed within four minutes.

Comparison of cooling speed
To achieve a compact body and fast volume processing, the hardware for the DRYPRO 873 has been redesigned. The use of a feed roller in the film supply unit and adoption of the plate-method heating unit, have contributed to creating the shortest film pass structure. Speed and compactness are achieved.

Reduction in print out time
To increase the printing speed, a new control has been added to the cooling process that comes at the end of printing. To rapidly cool films after image formation, a film temperature history control system controls both the heating and cooling. By accurately halting heat development and greatly increasing the cooling speed and time, stable quality images can be quickly obtained. In addition to the speed, the increased cooling speed has enabled the drastic downsizing of the unit, contributing to the compact body size.