Kyocera Mita’s KM-8030 multifunctional product (MFP) has been awarded a Buyer’s Laboratory Inc. (BLI) certification for its results in an Extended Term Reliability Test. During the test conducted by BLI, a provider of product tests for the imaging industry, the KM-8030 printed 2-million impressions in just 100 work days.
The 2-million impressions, the equivalent of printing 1 644 copies of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, were produced with no service required (other than its scheduled preventative maintenance calls every 500 000 impressions). The test results proved the KM-8030 to be a highly reliable product with outstanding durability and performance in busy office environments.
During the test, various print and copy jobs were run on the KM-8030, replicating real-world use in a large workgroup or department.
In addition to printing 2-million impressions with no service required, only 12 misfeeds occurred during the entire print run, a rate of only one misfeed every 166 666 pages.
BLI’s standard reliability test is conducted for a volume equivalent to one month of a unit’s monthly duty cycle. In this extended test, BLI subjected the KM-8030 to a reliability test that was four times as long.