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Automatic X-ray processor

From: Noelle Ocon <nocon<-a>
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Lynda Zycherman <lynda_zycherman [at] moma__org> writes

>Does anyone have experience using an automatic X-ray processor such
>as the Industrex M-35A processor or the M35-I for industrial films
>such as the Kodak Industrex family of films and similar Fuji and
>Agfa films?  Are the machines reliable, if used intermittently, say
>once a week?

We have the M-35A automatic processor and it has worked pretty well
for us, and we used Kodak both T-200 and M100 film.  There shouldn't
be too much problem with the machine if you are using it once a week
or so as we go in fits and spurts and sometimes don't develop for
weeks at a time.  You wouldn't need to do the full cleaning each
time, but when you do, you will be committing to a good hour or more
to do the procedure.  Also, we had to completely change our exposure
testing procedure, since the films were finally being developed
properly (the manual processing would underdevelop the films because
the chemistry would not get up to 90 degrees, and so an overexposing
component had been worked into our exposure procedure a long time
ago).  I am happy to talk with anyone on the phone at 919-664-6815.

Noelle Ocon
Associate Conservator of Paintings
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC  27607
Fax: 919-733-8034

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