KYOCERA a-Si Photoreceptor Drum for Document Equipment Improves Durability, Reduces Internal Friction by 30 Percent

Core imaging component can print 1 million pages while reducing internal component wear, extending equipment operating life

KYOCERA Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) introduced a new imaging component that is expected to set a new standard for durability in office document equipment, including laser printers and multifunctional products (MFPs) that use electrophotographic technology.

KYOCERA’s new LF Series amorphous silicon (a-Si) photoreceptor drum features a coefficient of friction 30 percent*1 lower than that of the company’s conventional a-Si drum, while upholding the conventional model’s status of offering the world’s longest operating life (approximately 1 million printed pages without drum replacement)*2. The new product is now available for shipment to equipment manufacturers worldwide.

In a key enhancement to the MS Series a-Si photoreceptor drum that KYOCERA launched in 2011, the new LF Series incorporates a proprietary coating with submicron-scale variations in surface topography — including microasperities measuring approximately 1×10-4 mm. This unique surface treatment serves to reduce friction with peripheral components that contact the drum by approximately 30 percent. Consequently, by reducing internal friction, the new a-Si drum contributes to extending the operating life of the printing equipment as a total system, while retaining the world’s longest drum lifespan of approximately 1 million pages.
KYOCERA has promoted environment-friendly document equipment through its long-life a-Si photoreceptor technology since 1984. The company hopes that the longer equipment life made possible by its newly developed LF Series print drum will reduce environmental impact even further.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town

Since 1992 KYOCERA Document Solutions Cape Town has helped small, medium and large businesses attain optimal document efficiencies with industry-leading service delivery. As a leading partner of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa, we have attained the highest standards of marketing, installation and support of its products and solutions.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31 2017, KYOCERA Corporation’s net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion).