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Accolades Received at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize and the Eco-Products Awards

2015: The Energy Conservation Grand Prize - winning the ECCJ Chairman's Prize
An industry record 13th award received at the Energy Conservation Grand Prize

Four award-winning models: two from the ApeosPort-V SeriesNote1 and two from the DocuCentre-V SeriesNote2

The award-winning products are equipped with Smart WelcomEyes Advance 2 - technology that enables a multifunction device to detect whether a user intends to interact with it and automatically wake from sleep mode accordingly. This, combined with induction heating (IH) fusing technology, which reduces the time taken to recover from sleep mode, has made possible a significant overall reduction in device startup time. In addition, the use of a light-emitting diode (LED) printhead has produced even further reductions in noise levels. The combination of this with Fuji Xerox's transfer voltage optimization technology and other unique advancements has enabled device power consumption to be reduced to approximately 30% of the Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) standardNote3 determined by the International ENERGY STAR Program.
With this year's four award-winning models, we have succeeded in achieving a balanced combination of energy-conservation and ease-of-use, the two fundamental elements of our Real Green concept.

  • Note1 ApeosPort-V C7776 / C6676 PFS-PC
  • Note2 DocuCentre-V C7776 / C6676 PFS-PC
  • Note3 The amount of power consumed by office equipment such as printers and copy machines over an assumed work week (five days of switching repeatedly between operation, sleep mode, and power-off state, plus two days of switching between sleep mode and power-off state).

2014: The Eco-Products Awards - winning the Minister's Prize granted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Versant 2100 Press

The award-winning product features reduced body size and weight by about 50% as compared to the existing model,Note1 along with a newly developed compact belt roll fusing unit that achieves print productivity of 100 pages per minute. By converting the reduction in product weight to CO2 emissions,Note2 the reduction in product weight is equivalent to reducing 3,738 kg of CO2 emissions per unit.

The product was also acclaimed for reducing the number of printed documents to be held in stock, as well as the amount of paper to be discarded, thanks to its feature unique to digital printing devices of being able to print the required number of copies at the required time.

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  • Note1 Color 1000 Press
  • Note2 CO2 emissions during the manufacture and transport of materials and parts contained in a product. A basic unit defined by Fuji Xerox is used to calculate CO2 emissions based on product weight.
  • Note Xerox, Xerox and Design, as well as Fuji Xerox and Design are registered trademarks or trademarks of Xerox Corporation in Japan and / or other countries.

2012: The Energy Conservation Grand Prize - winning for the 12th time, the most times in the industry

A Total of 35 Products from Four Models of the ApeosPort-IV SeriesNote1 and Four Models from the DocuCentre-IV SeriesNote2

The award-winning products provide customers with a "virtually zero waiting time" experience when recovering from sleep mode by integrating three technologies unique to Fuji Xerox: Smart WelcomEyes,Note3 Smart Energy Management,Note4 and technology enabling high-speed recovery from sleep mode.Note5 In addition, the combination of Smart Energy Management with technology such as induction heating (IH) fusing has reduced power consumption to 28-39 percent of the Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) valueNote6 criteria of the International ENERGY STAR Program. For example, replacing a multifunction device with a model equipped with "virtually zero waiting time" technology would reduce annual power consumption by an estimated 41.62 million kilowatts.Note7 Moreover, these models are the first to incorporate parts made of resin from wood-based biomass, which does not exacerbate food issues, as an advanced initiative for conserving natural resources. The four models from the ApeosPort-IV seriesNote1 also received the Grand Prize for Energy Saving Product, sponsored by the Eco Products Awards.

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  • Note1 ApeosPort-IV C5575 / C4475 / C3375 / C2275
  • Note2 DocuCentre-IV C5575 / C4475 / C3375 / C2275
  • Note3 Automatic motion sensor technology that enables the device to automatically recover from sleep mode by detecting when a user approaches it
  • Note4 Energy-saving technology that supplies power only to the required function modules of the multifunction device
  • Note5 Technology that quickly reboots the output unit from sleep mode
  • Note6 The amount of power consumed by office equipment such as printers and copy machines over an assumed work week (five days of switching repeatedly between operation, sleep mode, and power-off state, plus two days of switching between sleep mode and power-off state). The ENERGY STAR TEC value criteria referred to here are the criteria after their planned revisal in 2013.
  • Note7 Based on an evaluation comparing the power consumption of a 2008 Fuji Xerox model with the transition time from standby mode to sleep mode extended to one hour, and that of the eight 2011 models with the default settings for sleep mode transition time.

2009

ApeosPort-IV C2270 / C3370 / C4470 / C5570 Series
DocuCentre-IV C2270 / C3370 / C4470 / C5570 Series

The products have achieved both environmental performance and usability.
For the fusing unit that consumes the most energy of all units constituting a multifunctional device, we have used our proprietary IH fusing technology. By adopting the IH belt containing an electromagnetic induction heating layer several microns thick and using a configuration that increases heating efficiency, we achieved a three-second startup time.Note1 With these technologies, the fusing unit is quickly heated to fusing temperature without preheating. And by using our emulsion aggregation technology, we have developed EA-Eco toner having a fusing temperature that is 20 degrees lower than that of our previous EA toner. The EA toner has been highly evaluated for its color reproducibility. All of these technologies contribute to energy-saving performance exceeding that of other products in the same class (comparison of TEC valueNote2).
Moreover, the electricity management hardware incorporated into previous devices to improve responsiveness from a network was integrated into a single chip (SoC: system on a chip) requiring lower voltage, thanks to the nanofabrication process. By using a fencing circuitNote3 that can prevent current leakage during sleep mode, we have reduced power consumption during sleep mode to 1.5 WAC.
With these energy-saving technologies, the products achieve both energy-saving performance (TEC value) and convenient use (recovery time from sleep mode) that exceed those of other multifunctional devices in the same class.
For the light source of the image reading optical system, we have also reduced electricity consumption by 70% by replacing the conventional xenon lamp with LEDs. Thanks to our optical parts and image processing algorithms, the products provide image quality as stable as that achieved using a xenon lamp at high speed.

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  • Note1 The time required for devices to recover from sleep mode and become operable is as follows: 10 seconds or less for the ApeosPort-IV C2270 / C3370, DocuCentre-IV C2270 / C3370 and 15 seconds or less for the ApeosPort-IV C4470 / C5570, DocuCentre-IV C4470 / C5570.
  • Note2 The Typical Electric Consumption (TEC) value is the amount of typical electric consumption in one week.
  • Note3 A fencing circuit prevents the current leakage of unused parts by electrically separating the inside of a chip.

2008


ApeosPort-III C2200 / C3300 / C2205 / C3305 Series
DocuCentre-III C2200 / C3300 / C2205 / C3305 Series
DocuPrint C2250 / C3360

The products are not only highly productive but also have outstanding environmentally friendly features that can contribute to an environmentally conscious society. For these products, we have applied our technologies to reduce power consumption during product use, as well as CO2 emissions during the product manufacturing process.
We have reduced the power consumption of the products during sleep mode to 2 W or lessNote1 by incorporating our newly developed "energy-saving controller" technology. With this controller, communication with a network can be retained even when the controller's CPU is powered off. And for the exposure unit, we have developed a lighter and high-quality "LED printhead" that supersedes the conventional laser method. By incorporating this printhead, the motor used to rotate a polygon mirror is no longer necessary, and thus can be eliminated. We thus eliminated motor noise and reduced the exposure unit's power consumption by 45% from that of previous devices that employ the laser method.
With these new technologies, we have reduced energy consumption to 2.46 kWh for the ApeosPort-III C3305 PFS (TEC valueNote2) and achieved an industry-leading level of energy conservation.
In order to cut CO2 emissions in the manufacturing process, we used biomass plastic for the drum covers. The biomass plastic consists of 30% or more plant-based materials by weight. Compared to conventional ABS plastic, the amount of CO2 emitted during the manufacturing process has been reduced by 16% or more. For the first time in the industry, this biomass plastic has received the "BiomassPla logo" (by the Japan BioPlastics Association) that is awarded to plastic products consisting of 25% or more plant-based materials. Fuji Xerox thus became the first company to develop biomass plastic for use in movable parts.

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  • Note1 The power consumption for multifunctional devices without a fax function and printers is 1.5 W or less.
  • Note2 The Typical Electric Consumption (TEC) value is the amount of typical electric consumption in one week.

2007

DocuPrint C1100

We have applied various energy-saving technologies to the DocuPrint C1110, our flagship compact color printer. For the fusing unit that consumes a large portion of electricity, we have advanced the belt fusing technology, which has been one of the indispensable energy conservation technologies. By reducing the size of the fusing unit's internal structure, we successfully improved heat capacity by 20%.Note1 And by utilizing the SoC technology that integrates printer control devices on a single chip, we successfully reduced the printer's power consumption to 5 W for the energy-saving (sleep) mode in which communication with a network is retained. With these new technologies, we reduced the energy consumption of the DocuPrint C1100 by 50% or more from our previous printer,Note2 as well as annual CO2 emissions per printer by 30 kilograms.Note3 Moreover, by reducing the size of the main unit by 11% from our previous printer,Note4 we improved the efficiency of transportation (by reducing the frequency of transport) and contributed to cutting CO2 emissions during the transport of products.

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  • Note1 Comparison with our previous printer, the DocuPrint C525A
  • Note2 Power consumption was compared with that of the DocuPrint C525A in accordance with the TEC measurement method in the "international ENERGY STAR program" of the Energy Conservation Center.
  • Note3 When the DocuPrint C525A is replaced by the DocuPrint C1000, and assuming use of the device under the conditions of the TEC measurement method of the Energy Conservation Center
  • Note4 Comparison with our previous printer, the DocuPrint C525A

2006

DocuPrint C3050

The DocuPrint C3050 is a low-power-consuming, quiet, and compact A3-capable full-color printer intended for small and medium offices.
This printer is the first A3-capable color printer that requires no cooling fan, thanks to its self-heat-exhaustion system. In developing the printer, we applied our computational fluid dynamics technology to design the airflow inside the machine in order to improve the efficiency of air exhaustion. With this technology, we reduced power consumption and also eliminated noise while the printer is in standby mode. The noise level is less than the level of background noise in an office. In addition, the printer has two power-saving modes of different levels. While the printer is in deep sleep mode, power consumption is only 4 W or less.
The size of the main body has also been reduced to the level of monochrome machines (width: 499.5 mm). As users can load paper and replace consumables from the front side, the space required for operating the printer is kept to a minimum.

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2005

6 Types and 12 Models including ApeosPort C7550 I

Our new free belt nip technology has been used to achieve both high productivity and energy-saving performance for the products. (For example, the ApeosPort / DocuCentre C7550 I and C6550 I series can print 50 color pages per minute.) And for the exposure unit, we have developed a new exposure unit (VCSEL-ROS) that includes a powerful, low-power-consuming, and stable surface-emitting semiconductor laser (VCSEL), and also achieved high-resolution printing at 2400 dpi. With these technologies, our award-winning color multifunctional devices can print high quality images at high speed while saving up to 36%Note1 of the average energy consumption when compared to previous devices.

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  • Note1 Comparison with our previous devices: DocuCentre C500CP (Monochrome: 50 pages / minute, Color: 12.5 pages / minute) and ApeosPort C5540, DocuCentre C5540 I (Monochrome: 55 pages / minute, Color: 40 pages / minute). The printing speed is that when the devices print on A4 LEF paper.

2004

DocuCentre Color a450 / f450 and CentreWare Flow Service

The DocuCentre Color a450 / f450 and CentreWare Flow Service constitute a document managing system that links various functions of multifunctional devices with network computers.
The linkage between the energy-saving digital color multifunctional device and the software that promotes the digitization of printed documents was highly evaluated.

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2003

DocuPrint C2425 / C2426

New EA toner is used for the DocuPrint C2425 and DocuPrint C2426. By using the EA toner, we significantly reduced both CO2 emissions and the heat generated during the toner manufacturing process. We have been striving to solve environmental problems as a whole by considering the environmental impact of not only when our products are being used in offices but also when the toner is manufactured.

  • The warm-up time has been reduced to 30 seconds.
  • Power consumption during sleep mode is 4 W, an industry-leading level for A3-capable color devices.

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2002

DocuPrint 181 / 211 Series

By incorporating the low-power-consuming fusing unit (Quick Fuser), we reduced the warm-up time to 14 seconds and shortened the time from the start to end of printing to 10 seconds. We also reduced electricity consumption during standby mode by using a low-power-consuming printer controller. Furthermore, the products are quiet and ozone-free. The products also have a toner-saving function and are designed to be easily recycled.

  • Power consumption during energy-saving mode is 3.5 W.
  • The warm-up time has been reduced to 14 seconds.

2001

DocuCentre 507 / 607 / 707 Series

The DocuCentre 507 / 607 / 707 series are the world's first high-speed multifunctional devices that adopt the new energy-saving technology of the "Roller-in-Roller fusing system." By incorporating this technology, we have significantly reduced the energy consumption of high-speed devices, which had been considered difficult until then. This technology accelerates energy conservation in offices. The "Roller-in-Roller fusing system" can be applied to devices of even higher speed for contributing to further energy conservation.

  • The energy consumption efficiency was significantly better than the target level of 2006 in the energy saving act.
  • The warm-up time has been reduced to 30 seconds.

Related Key Technologies

  • Roller-in-Roller fusing system
  • Less power-consuming printer controller

2000

DocuPrint C2220

By incorporating our proprietary Free Belt Nip Fuser (FBNF) technology in the DocuPrint C2220, we were able to shorten the fusing time and reduce electricity consumption. The warm-up time has marked at less than one minute, the world's fastest warm-up time for a color device. Once the printer receives print data, each part instantly starts up and the printer becomes ready within 45 seconds. Power consumption during sleep mode is only 5 W-an industry-leading level of low power consumption for a high-speed color laser printer. The energy-saving design conforms to the international ENERGY STAR program.

  • Power consumption during sleep mode is 5 W.
  • The warm-up time has been reduced to 45 seconds.

Related Key Technologies

1999

DocuColor 1250

By reducing the power consumption of the heater used for fusing and that of the lamp used for scanning color images, and by lowering the voltage of the control circuit and that of the direct-current power supply, we succeeded in developing the energy-saving DocuColor 1250 and DocuColor 1250 CP series without compromising high-speed printing performance. And because users can save paper by using the duplex copying and printing functions not only in monochrome but also in full color, the products also help to prevent deforestation while reducing CO2 emissions. The products are also designed so that parts can be reused and recycled. The rate of reusable parts is 70% or more by weight, and the rate of recyclable parts is 95% or more by weight.

  • The product is the first color device registered in the ENERGY STAR program.
  • The product is the first color device that has received both the Blue Angel Mark (BAM) and Eco Mark.

Related Key Technologies

  • External heat roll
  • Xenon fluorescent lamp
  • Sequential power control