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Glossary Terms starting with S

Definitions of terms starting with S

s
1.  Side, sided.
saddle stitch finisher
1.  Also see finisher. The ability to staple and fold magazine-sorted documents into booklets. Staple binding commonly seen on magazines and comic books.
SADF
1.  An acronym for semi-automatic document feeder. Takes only one sheet at a time.
safety switch
1.  A switch, usually a micro switch, which shuts off power to certain components (motors and lamps for example), if the machine is opened. This is to...
scalable printing technology
1.  Also known as SPT. HP's latest generation of thermal inkjet technology. It's featured in new printing platforms across consumer and commercial...
scan
1.  The act of viewing the document as it is carried past the optical unit and light source.
scan & copy
1.  Function of digital system when using the document feeder to make one set and output does not print from memory; functions similarly to analog,...
scan clutch
1.  On older analog copiers, the device that drives the exposure lamp assembly, or the platen top.
scan horne sensor
1.  Sensor that notifies the copier that the scan is in the home position.
scan limit sensor
1.  Sensor that notifies the copier that the scan has reached the end of its travel.
scan motor
1.  The motor that drives the scanner.
scan motor board
1.  Circuit board that operates the scan motor.
scan pause
1.  Allows alternating between document feeder and platen during input; or enables different-sized originals to be input via the feeder.
scan reverse clutch
1.  On older analog copiers, the device that returns the exposure lamp assembly or the platen top to the home position.
scan sensor
1.  Any of the switches or sensors that the scan actuates in its travel.
scanner
1.  Device that views original document, reflecting image to optics (lens/mirrors or CCD).
SCNT
1.  The terminology sometimes used by Canon to describe the main logic board in their fax machines.
scorotron
1.  Another name for a corona grid.
scraper
1.  Term sometimes used for fuser separator pawl or drum separator pawl.
scraper blade
1.  Blade in developer unit that removes stripped developer from the mag roller.
2.  Blade used to clean the fuser roller.
SCSI
1.  An acronym for small computer system interface. A technology used for communication with storage devices, most often in computer servers.
SDF
1.  An acronym for sheet document feeder. Another name for a document feeder.
SDH
1.  An acronym for set document handler. Another name for a document feeder.
Se
1.  An abbreviation for Selenium.
seal blade
1.  Lower drum blade (recovery blade) that catches toner removed by drum cleaner blade to prevent it from falling into the machine.
SeAs
1.  An abbreviation for Selenium-arsenic. A drum coating material no longer used.
secure printing
1.  Protects and encrypts your print jobs all the way from your application to the controlled delivery on paper.
selectable
1.  Operator can make a push-button selection to activate a special function.
Selenium
1.  A type of photoconductor drum material. There are various compositions, but many use this term for all selenium compositions. Federal regulations...
Selenium-arsenic
1.  An abbreviation for Selenium-arsenic. A drum coating material no longer used.
Selenium-tellurium
1.  An acronym for Selenium-tellurium. A drum coating material no longer used.
semi-auto duplexing
1.  Operator attendance needed to position originals one at a time on the platen, but the copies never need to be touched.
semi-automatic document feeder
1.  An acronym for semi-automatic document feeder. Takes only one sheet at a time.
send time
1.  The time it takes to send a message or file through an infrared (IR) or serial port. Measured in seconds per letter-size page.
sender
1.  The fax machine which is transmitting information. Also known as the transmitter.
sensor
1.  Any device, photo interrupter, reed switch, micro switch, etc. whose purpose it is to sense the presence of the moving item.
separate ink and silicon
1.  Also known as SIS. A printing system in which the inkjet printhead resides in the printer, not the ink cartridge.
separation pad
1.  In a multi-sheet tray in a copier or printer, it is a stationary pad used to push back on the stack of paper to allow only one sheet to be fed at a...
separation roller
1.  In a multi-sheet tray in a copier or printer, it is the roller used to push back on the stack of paper to allow only one sheet to be fed at a time.
separator
1.  The device that removes the paper from the drum after transfer.
separator corona
1.  Corona whose job it is to cause the paper to separate from the drum.
separator finger
1.  Fuser separator pawl or drum separator pawl.
separator pawl
1.  Fuser separator pawl or drum separator pawl.
separator sensor
1.  Switch or sensor whose job it is to alert the machine if paper did not separate from the drum properly.
separator tape
1.  Mylar strip along one edge of the drum that helps separate copy paper from the drum.
serial interface
1.  An EIA interface standard for serial data transmission by cable (originally designed for use with modems). The transmission of data one bit at a...
serial port
1.  Serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (contrast parallel port).
service position
1.  The moving of an object (such as the fuser unit) to a position where it is easily serviced.
set document handler
1.  An acronym for set document handler. Another name for a document feeder.
SeTe
1.  An acronym for Selenium-tellurium. A drum coating material no longer used.
sharpness
1.  The quality of details in photo-quality output.
sheet bypass
1.  Bypass that allows only one sheet at a time to be inserted.
sheet document feeder
1.  Document feeder. The mechanism that accepts and feeds the original documents into the fax machine.
sheet reverse document feeder
1.  Sheet Reverse Document Feeder, another name for Reversing Document Feeder. A type of document feeder with the ability to reverse pages on a second...
sheet(s)
1.  A term representing pages.
sheet-through document feeder
1.  Document feeder. The mechanism that accepts and feeds the original documents into the fax machine.
shift bias
1.  Voltage applied to separator corona.
sht
1.  An abbreviation for sheet(s).
signal
1.  Any low voltage electrical message.
simple network management protocol
1.  An acronym for simple network management protocol.
simplex
1.  Simplex refers to single-sided copying.
simulations (codes and procedures)
1.  Methods of testing certain components, systems and functions. These are usually able to be performed in isolation, without making a copy.
simulator
1.  A device which allows one to test a fax machine, by transmitting to another fax without using any phone lines. Both faxes are plugged into this...
single pass feeder
1.  An acronym for single pass feeder. Document feeder which sends an original onto the platen (or usually past a slit glass) only once. If a digital...
skew
1.  When the image on the copy paper is not perfectly parallel to the edges of the paper, or when the paper moving through the machine is not parallel...
sky-shot
1.  A solid black image produced when a copy is made with the platen cover open and no original document on the glass.
Slerexe letter
1.  A standardized one page letter, designated by the CCITT for determining fax transmission time.
slice
1.  Waveform description of the optical characteristics of the image. Adjusting or tampering with slice will affect the quality of the image being...
slit glass
1.  A piece of glass in the laser unit of a digital copier, fax or printer, that the image passes through just before it strikes the drum.
Small Computer System Interface
1.  An acronym for small computer system interface. A technology used for communication with storage devices, most often in computer servers.
smart bypass
1.  A bypass holding a stack of copy paper that can be selected from automatically when using APS or AMS and possibly APSS.
smoothing
1.  Enhances the appearance of incoming faxes by making the lines smooth without requiring additional time.
SNMP
1.  An acronym for simple network management protocol.
SO/PM
1.  An acronym for scan once / print multiple. Digital-system technology which scans one or a set of originals once, and places each into memory as it...
soft switch
1.  Methods of switching functions accomplished through software. A binary image on the LCD display is used to show the on/off conditions.
sol
1.  An abbreviation for solenoid.
solenoid
1.  An electronic component consisting of a cylindrical coil of wire, used to act as a magnet when current is applied. Used to physically move another...
solid state relay
1.  Heavy duty solid-state electrical switching device, used for turning on/off lamps and motors. (4-wire)
sort
1.  The act of separating copies into collated or sorted sets. Analog copiers use mechanical collators or sorters. These send one copy per bin, and...
sort bin doubler
1.  Bin capacity when sorting is doubled by filling top 5 bins of lab unit (10 bins of 20b unit) to capacity, then filling bottom 5 bins with up to an...
sorter
1.  A series of horizontal bins near the output tray of a copier. The bins move up and down the side of the copier to collate pages in the order that...
speaker
1.  On many faxes, the handset can be avoided with all sounds and signals coming from the speaker, if it is selected.
special features
1.  Features that differentiate one product from another, including double-sided printing accessories, networkability, etc.
special functions
1.  Refers to the number of special functions a product performs. For example, some all-in-ones include fax capability, while others do not.
speed
1.  How quickly black or color text is printed or copied. Copy speed is measured in copies per minute (cpm). Print speed is measured in pages per...
speed dial
1.  Called auto dialing, speed dialing, and one touch. Fax numbers are programmed in and can be called by pressing one key or two or three, but not...
speed dialing
1.  Called auto dialing, speed dialing, and one touch. Fax numbers are programmed in and can be called by pressing one key or two or three, but not...
SPF
1.  An acronym for single pass feeder. Document feeder which sends an original onto the platen (or usually past a slit glass) only once. If a digital...
spike
1.  Momentary surge of voltage lasting only milliseconds.
split-page mode (same as dual-page)
1.  Automatic copying of two facing pages without reversing book position.
spot color
1.  Production of colored text in designated areas.
SRDF
1.  Sheet Reverse Document Feeder, another name for Reversing Document Feeder. A type of document feeder with the ability to reverse pages on a second...
SSDP
1.  An acronym for Simple Service Discovery Protocol, SSDP is a network protocol that is capable of discovering Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) devices...
SSR
1.  An acronym for solid-state relay.
SSW
1.  An abbreviation for softswitch or for safety switch.
stack bypass
1.  Bypass that allows multiple copies.
stack-down|stack-up
1.  "Stack", "group", or "batch" feature that enables several bins of the sorter to act as receiving trays. e.g. continuing the stacking of original...
standard
1.  Resolution of 203 x 98 dpi. It is used for most type-written text with a normal transmission speed.
stapler
1.  A sorter that staples collated documents.
start
1.  The button on most copiers and faxes which is pressed to start the copy process or transaction.
starter
1.  Magnetic carrier used in dual component machines. See developer.
starting powder
1.  Zinc stearate, a white powder. This is used to coat drum and drum blades when new to lubricate them and prevent blades binding against drums and...
statement
1.  Statement size paper (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 or 8 1/2 x 5 1/2).
station ID
1.  Stored information that is used for the heading of faxed pages. It includes the senders name and fax number.
std
1.  An abbreviation for standard.
STDF
1.  An acronym for sheet-through document feeder. Another name for a document feeder.
stepping motor
1.  An electric motor which runs at a precisely controlled speed; can be changed instantaneously.
subfeeder
1.  Secondary document feeder allowing the operator to queue up two jobs at the same time.
suction fan
1.  Typically, a fan mounted under a transport to create slight suction (causing paper to adhere to the transport as it is carried through the machine).
suction unit
1.  Typically includes a box with a fan mounted under a transport to create slight suction (causing paper to adhere to the transport as it is carried...
super fine
1.  Fax resolution mode.
surge
1.  A sudden voltage increase or decrease, which can damage equipment.
surge protector
1.  An add-on device which can protect the equipment against voltage surges. They can be for the AC power line only or for both the AC line and the...
switches
1.  Technically, devices with moving parts which make or break contact when actuated. In many cases the terms "switch" and "sensor" are used...
synchronizing roller
1.  Registration roller.