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"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
That's why I stuck a 5 micron inline filter to protect the 10 micron filter in the printhead from the 2 micron particles suspended in the ink.
Explaining that to the MD took a little longer than I thought was strictly reasonable.
Specifying that 5 micron filter and it's housing as a single mandatory maintenance part (with the attached high-profit price you'd expect) ans a defined replacement schedule did it in the end.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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Your drawing made me think of the photolab where I had a summer job in my student days - years before the arrival of digital cameras. Prints were made by exposing the film frames one by one, side by side onto a strip of photosensitive paper. A roll of such a paper strip would hold several hundred photos. After exposure, in a darkroom, the strip was pulled over a roller into a container of developer chemicals - down and up, down and up, three or four sets of rollers (like in the drawing). The next roller took it over to a container with a stop bath, then to another one removing all undeveloped silver. (This would be the black&white process; it was in fact a color print developer, which requires several extra baths.) At least eight to ten paper strips was pulled over the rollers, side by side.
Those people handling the developer machine referred to it as the "sprosser". When I asked where that name came from, they didn't have a clue. It's just the name of it. This was in Norway, and the Norwegian word for "rung" is "sprosse", so I figured that it was the rollers (sort of rungs, sprosser) that had given name to the machine.
... until I heard one of the certified engineers referring to it as the "prosser", and a little later in a somewhat more formal setting as the "processor" ("processing" a print was a common term in those days for putting a photosensitive paper through those chemical processes). Aha! So when chatting with the others (who mostly had no formal education in the field, they had only learned to do the right moves), I started referring to the machine as the "prosser", not the "sprosser". I was corrected on that: It is called a "sprosser"! My attempts to explain that is was a processor, "prosser" being a shortform, was bluntly rejected as academic bullshit from a youngster who thought he could teach people with many years experience the name of things! ... So I went back to calling it a "sprosser" for the duration of the summer job, keeping it as a story to tell many years later
I thought festoon meant to adorn with flowers or garlands, or even the just the garland itself.
I guess your printing press is festooned with garlands of rollers.
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Did you ever react to the term OCR - Optical Character Recognition? What is "optical" about comparing bitmaps of scanned images, sliding them up and down, scaling them, skewing them to make them match some target bitmap? There is no optics whatsoever involved!
In the old days, OCR was performed by pulling physical masks over the printed text - not scanned/digitized, but the hardcopy printout. After advancing the physical copy to the next character, you slid a black band of masks across it, with cutouts for each character. If the black print character matched the cutout perfectly, then it would be all black and the photocell picking up the reflected light (or rather: the lack of it) would flag the position of the mask band as the most likely character. (The most fancy systems displayed the mask through a zoom lens to project the mask onto the physical print, so that it could be matched to different font sizes.) Then the next test was performed, with a white mask band that was slid across the printed character, and the the cutouts inicated where there was not supposed to be ink. Say, if a vertical slot in the first band could match either a T or an I (assume sans serif), a cutout for the flanges of the T could indicate to the phototocel that this is indeed an I (all white), or is a T (lower reflection due to the horizontal line of the T being black through the cutouts.
This was the REAL Optical Character Recognition! I have had quite a few youngsters staring open-mouthed at me when I explain this to them!
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