By Gary Thomas
Ricoh Americas has launched the Ricoh MP 6002/ MP 7502/ MP 9002 series of office multifunction products (MFPs). These products feature printing, scanning, copying, faxing and distribution facilities with speeds of 60, 75 and 90 pages/min. Further, a new type of eco-friendly steel has been used in these imaging products.
These MFPs can cater to the needs of corporate print centers, school systems and high-volume offices. They can interface with cloud services and the Web, through a Web browser and feature touchscreen interface in full color. The MFPs can be customized according to the requirements of individual departments. They can also print wirelessly and from memory cards.
These MFPs can share a fax line and the inbound faxes are automatically sent to the appropriate MFP. This reduces transmission line costs. These MFPs can protect information through data overwrite and HDD encryption. They support ISO15408 and the Adobe PDF/A format which are important for many industries.
Ricoh had collaborated with Tokyo Steel Manufacturing to develop the new recycled steel sheets. The steel is 100% recycled and made from scrap in electric furnaces.
The collaboration resulted in sheets with thicknesses less than or equal to 2 mm. These steel sheets demonstrate the mechanical properties of virgin steel sheets that are produced in blast furnaces. The recycled steel demonstrates electrical conductivity, workability, formability and has attractive surface characteristics.
The recycled steel advances Ricoh's sustainability initiatives for reducing additional use of resources.