OPERATING MANUAL

ENLARGER HEAD AND CONTROL SYSTEM

safety precautions
Your p h o t o g r a p h i c equipment r u n s o f f mains
e l e c t r i c i t y . Basic s a f e t y p r e c a u t i o n s must
always be followed when o p e r a t i n g t h e
equipment, i n c l u d i n g t h e f o l l o w i n g :
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Read and underssand a l l i n s t r u c t i o n s .
Close s u p e r v i s i o n is n e c e s s a r y when t h e
equipment is b e i n g used by i n e x p e r i e n c e d
personnel.
C e r t a i n p a r t s o f t h e equipment become very
h o t with continuous use. Exercise caution
t o p r e v e n t burns.
Do n o t o p e r a t e equipment t h a t h a s been
dropped o r damaged o r h a s damaged
e l e c t r i c a l l e a d s . Have it examined by
q u a l i f i e d personnel.
Do n o t a l l o w any e l e c t r i c a l l e a d t o hang
o v e r t h e edge o f t h e working s u r f a c e o r
a l l o w it t o touch h o t s u r f a c e s .
Extension l e a d s must be o f a s u i t a b l e
c u r r e n t r a t i n g t o avoid t h e p o s s i b i l i t y of
t h e l e a d o v e r h e a t i n g . Ensure t h e e x t e n s i o n
l e a d i s a r r a n g e d such t h a t i t c a n n o t be
pulled o r tripped over.
Always unplug t h e equipment from t h e
e l e c t r i c a l s o c k e t when n o t i n u s e . Never
p u l l t h e plug o u t u s i n g t h e l e a d .
Avoid c o n t a c t w i t h w a t e r and o t h e r
liquids.
Do n o t d i s m a n t l e t h e equipment u n l e s s you
a r e q u a l i f i e d t o do s o . I n c o r r e c t assembly
can c a u s e h a z a r d s both t o y o u r s e l f and t o
t h e equipment.
Always obey l o c a l codes o f p r a c t i c e
particularly for installation
requirements.

Do n o t d e s t r o y t h e s e i n s t r u c t i o n s

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Introduction

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E n l a r g e r head
Operation
L i g h t mixing boxes
Replacing a lamp
Cooling f a n

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Control u n i t
C o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pads
E l e c t r o n i c timer
Displays
Batch c o u n t e r
Bleeper
Safelight synchronisation
Program s w i t c h

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Power supply u n i t
Supply v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r
Automatic frequency s e t t i n g
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Voltage s t a b i l i z a t i o n
Working environment

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Footswitch

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Exposure probe

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Installation

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Understanding t h e equipment

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P r i n t making
Standard p r i n t
Burning i n

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Working w i t h t h e exposure probe
Sequence o f o p e r a t i o n s
Calibration
The measurement p e r i o d

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Using o t h e r photographic p a p e r s

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Fault finding
E n l a r g e r head
Control u n i t
Power supply u n i t
Exposure probe

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Specification
E n l a r g e r head
Control u n i t
Power supply u n i t
Exposure probe

MULTIGRADE 500H

MULTIGRADE 500P

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F i g u r e 1.1

This f i g u r e can only be a n average s i n c e d i r e c t comparison d e p e n d s on t h e e n l a r g e r t y p e and n e g a t i v e f o r m a t u s e d . 500C c o n t r o l u n i t and 500. The l i g h t o u t p u t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 e n l a r g e r head i s . and o f f e r s t h e b l a c k and w h i t e p r i n t e r f i n g e r t i p c o n t r o l o f a wider c o n t r a s t r a n g e t h a n e v e r b e f o r e . t h e s a t i s f a c t i o n of outstanding picture quality over a f u l l s i x grade c o n t r a s t range. y e t s i m p l e t o u s e .The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 e n l a r g e r head and c o n t r o l system is t h e latest i n t h e u n i q u e r a n g e o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE p r o d u c t s .one f o r time and o n e f o r contrast. t o g e t h e r w i t h c o n t i n u o u s and r e l i a b l e o p e r a t i o n . h i g h image q u a l i t y and e x c e l l e n t l a t e n t image s t a b i l i t y . t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment o f f e r s t h e b l a c k and w h i t e p r i n t e r n o t o n l y t h e c o n v e n i e n c e o f modern t e c h n o l o g y b u t . a paper providing s i x f u l l g r a d e s . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment i s d e s i g n e d f o r u s e w i t h t h e new g e n e r a t i o n ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 v a r i a b l e c o n t r a s t paper. O v e r a l l . The d e s i g n o f t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d . The u s e o f high technology microprocessor e l e c t r o n i c s h a s produced a more s o p h i s t i c a t e d . t o g e t h e r w i t h ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 v a r i a b l e c o n t r a s t p a p e r . . h a s a l m o s t e l i m i n a t e d n e g a t i v e popping ( o r movement). D i c h r o i c f i l t e r s . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment c o m p r i s e s t h e f o l l o w i n g e l e m e n t s : ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r h e a d . h a v e improved t e m p e r a t u r e s t a b i l i t y .a l l i n a s i n g l e sheet of paper. The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500F f o o t s w i t c h and 500P e x p o s u r e p r o b e a r e a v a i l a b l e a s optional extras. f i t t e d i n s i d e t h e e n l a r g e r head. ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 v a r i a b l e c o n t r a s t paper o f f e r s everything normally expected o f graded papers . on a v e r a g e . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment i s e a s y t o i n s t a l l and s i m p l e and s t r a i g h t f o r w a r d t o u s e . q u a l i t y ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p r i n t s . By f o l l o w i n g t h e i n s t r u c t i o n s g i v e n i n t h i s manual. 25% b e t t e r t h a n t h a t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 400 e n l a r g e r h e a d .5 power s u p p l y u n i t . are assured. combined w i t h t h e new f i l t e r s . c o n t r o l u n i t f e a t u r i n g two d i g i t a l d i s p l a y s .

4 Figure 2.1 .

To r e d u c e t h i s v a r i a t i o n i n transmission with temperature. may I t e m s marked n o t a l l be s u p p l i e d with your adaptor k i t The s o l i d c o n s t r u c t i o n o f t h e e n l a r g e r head p r o v i d e s good h a n d l i n g c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s w i t h counterbalanced enlargers. r e f l e c t e d and d i f f u s e d i n t h e l i g h t mixing box t o p r o v i d e even i l l u m i n a t i o n o f t h e n e g a t i v e . combined w i t h t h e i n t r o d u c t i o n o f separate heat absorbing f i l t e r s . F u l l i n s t r u c t i o n s a r e supplied with each adaptor k i t . It f i t s i n t o p o s i t i o n on t h e e n l a r g e r u s i n g a s p e c i a l l y d e s i g n e d a d a p t o r k i t which makes i n s t a l l a t i o n q u i c k and r e l a t i v e l y s i m p l e . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head replaces t h e standard condenser. ensuring t h a t any v i b r a t i o n s are q u i c k l y damped. d i f f u s e r o r c o l d c a t h o d e lamphouse used w i t h most p r o f e s s i o n a l e n l a r g e r s . The magenta and y e l l o w d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s have been r e p l a c e d by b l u e and g r e e n d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s r e s p e c t i v e l y . L i g h t from one lamp p a s s e s t h r o u g h a b l u e d i c h r o i c f i l t e r . The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head is f o r c e . The c o l o u r v a r i a t i o n produced p r o v i d e s a wide c o n t r a s t r a n g e on ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . o n e t o e a c h .. helps r e d u c e f o c u s i n g problems c a u s e d by n e g a t i v e popping ( o r movement).1 Operation Two h i g h o u t p u t q u a r t z h a l o g e n lamps a r e f i t t e d i n s i d e t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d . S e p a r a t e b l u e and g r e e n l i g h t beams are p r o d u c e d . The two l i g h t beams a r e mixed. c a u s i n g i n c o n s i s t e n t r e s u l t s . and t h e i r i n t e n s i t i e s are v a r i e d i n d e p e n d e n t l y by e l e c t r o n i c a l l y c o n t r o l l i n g t h e v o l t a g e t o e a c h lamp. and l i g h t from t h e o t h e r lamp passes through a green d i c h r o i c f i l t e r . c o o l i n g a i r t r a v e l s t h r o u g h two f l e x i b l e d u c t s . 2. t h e d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s i n t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head a r e tempered p r i o r t o use. e l i m i n a t i n g t h e r e d component o f l i g h t produced by t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d . T h i s . Front cover Light t i g h t vent Flexible duct Lamp F i l t e r holder (green f i l t e r) L i g h t mixing box (35mm f o r m a t ) Register p l a t e (35mm f o r m a t ) F i l t e r holder (blue f i l t e r ) Fagnetic catch Fan h o u s i n g L i g h t m i x i n g box ( 6x7cm f o r m a t Register p l a t e (6x7cm f o r m a t ) L i g h t mixing box (4x5 i n c h format) Card l i n e r Acrylic d i ffuser P l a s t i c mirror Lid The c u t o f f f r e q u e n c i e s o f d i c h r o i c f i l t e r s are a f f e c t e d by t e m p e r a t u r e . See f i g u r e 2. when compared w i t h t h a t o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 400 equipment.c o o l e d by a c e n t r i f u g a l f a n housed w i t h i n t h e u p p e r s e c t i o n o f t h e lamphouse.1 The most n o t a b l e change when o p e r a t i n g t h e new ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment is t h e c o l o u r o f t h e l i g h t produced by t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r h e a d . For maximum e f f e c t .

2 .I F i g u r e 2.

and a r e f i t t e d with a highly r e f l e c t i v e card l i n e r . F i t t h e r e q u i r e d l i g h t mixing box (complete w i t h r e g i s t e r p l a t e . No r e g i s t e r p l a t e i s required.t i g h t v e n t s f i t t e d i n t h e s i d e s o f t h e e n l a r g e r head. L i f t t h e l i g h t mixing box v e r t i c a l l y u n t i l it is c l e a r o f t h e r e g i s t e r p l a t e . . The l i g h t mixing box i s c o n s t r u c t e d a s f o l l o w s .1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Lampholder L i g h t mixing box (6x7~~ format) 1 Register p l a t e stop Register p l a t e ( 6x7cm f o r m a t ) L i g h t mixing box ( 35mm format) Register p l a t e (35mm f o r m a t ) L i g h t mixing box (4x5 i n c h f o r m a t ) lamp and d i c h r o i c f i l t e r .2. S e l e c t t h e c o r r e c t s i z e o f box r e q u i r e d f o r t h e n e g a t i v e format t o be p r i n t e d . This type o f construction p r o v i d e s a mixing box t h a t i s b o t h shock r e s i s t a n t and l i g h t w e i g h t . Changing a l i g h t m i x i n g box See f i g u r e 2. and c a r e f u l l y remove t h e box from t h e e n l a r g e r head.7cm) The c o r r e c t mixing box o r boxes f o r your enlarger a r e supplied a s p a r t of the adaptor k i t . t h e n c a r r y o u t t h e f o l l o w i n g procedure : Switch o f f t h e e n l a r g e r lamps by touching t h e 'expose/cancel ' s w i t c h pad. The l i g h t mixing boxes a r e e a s y t o change. An a c r y l i c d i f f u s e r is f i t t e d t o t h e bottom o f t h e box and i s surrounded by a p l a s t i c m i r r o r t o p r o v i d e even i l l u m i n a t i o n o f the d i f f u s e r . a s n e c e s s a r y ) by f o l l o w i n g o p e r a t i o n s 1 t o 5 i n reverse order. Light mixing boxes Up t o t h r e e s i z e s o f l i g h t mixing box a r e s u p p l i e d t o o p t i m i s e t h e e n l a r g e r head l i g h t o u t p u t f o r a l l n e g a t i v e s i z e s up t o and i n c l u d i n g 4x5 i n c h e s ( 1Ox 12. u s i n g t h e p o s t s (see f i g u r e 2. item 1 ) a t t a c h e d t o t h e lampholder s l i d i n g mechanisms. The a i r e x i t s through l i g h t . Open t h e lamphouse f r o n t cover and r a i s e it t o t h e u p r i g h t p o s i t i o n . The o u t e r box and removeable l i d a r e made from t h i n s e c t i o n s h e e t s t e e l . and t o p o s i t i o n t h e lamps c o r r e c t l y r e l a t i v e t o t h e l i g h t . Remove t h e mixing box r e g i s t e r p l a t e . Note S t o p s on t h e two smaller r e g i s t e r p l a t e s r e s t r i c t movement o f t h e lampholder s l i d i n g mechanisms t o p r e v e n t t h e f i l t e r h o l d e r s from i n a d v e r t e n t l y coming i n t o c o n t a c t w i t h t h e l i g h t mixing box.2. the large l i g h t mixing box f i t s d i r e c t l y i n t o t h e lamphouse a p e r t u r e . S l i d e both lampholders sideways away from t h e l i g h t mixing box. Note In the majority o f cases.

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I n t h i s c a s e . WARNING Before s t a r t i n g the following o p e r a t i o n . s l i d e t h e l e m p h o l d e r s away from t h e mixing box. Cooling fan The c o o l i n g f a n i s timed t o c o n t i n u e r u n n i n g f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y two m i n u t e s a t t h e i n i t i a t i o n o f any o p e r a t i o n i n v o l v i n g t h e e n l a r g e r lamps. P u l l t h e lamp f o r w a r d s away from t h e e l e c t r i c a l c o n n e c t o r and t h e r e t a i n i n g spring.3. C l o s e t h e lamphouse f r o n t c o v e r . t h e lamps are i n t h e i r c o r r e c t working p o s i t i o n s when t h e y a r e a t t h e i r maximum d i s t a n c e a p a r t .(1) 1 2 3 4 Lampholder Retaining s p r i n g Lamppins Electrical connector mixing box f i t t e d . The l a r g e r e g i s t e r p l a t e . I f n e c e s s a r y . . When u s i n g t h e two s m a l l e r f o r m a t mixing b o x e s . s l i d e t h e l a m p h o l d e r s back i n t o position. h a s no s u c h s t o p s . The lamp may be f i t t e d i n t o t h e e l e c t r i c a l connector e i t h e r way r o u n d . A l l o w t h e l a m p s t o c o o l b e f o r e h a n d l i n g them. Cleaning It i s n e c e s s a r y t o d u s t o u t t h e l i g h t mixing boxes a t r e g u l a r i n t e r v a l s . To r e p l a c e a lamp p r o c e e d as f o l l o w s : L i f t t h e lamphouse f r o n t c o v e r t o t h e upright position. R e p l a c i n g a lamp See f i g u r e 2. b u t e n s u r e t h e lamp p i n s a r e entering squarely i n t o t h e connector b e f o r e p u s h i n g t h e lamp f u l l y i n t o position. Note It i s i m p o r t a n t n o t t o t o u c h t h e i n s i d e f a c e o f t h e l i n e r o r a l l o w i t t o become c o n t a m i n a t e d i n any way. F i t t h e r e p l a c e m e n t lamp t a k i n g c a r e n o t t o handle t h e i n n e r r e f l e c t i v e s u r f a c e and e s p e c i a l l y t h e b u l b . No o t h e r i t e m o f equipment s h o u l d r e q u i r e c l e a n i n g . Any number o f o p e r a t i o n s c a n be made w i t h i n t h e two minutes without extending each o p e r a t i n g period o f the fan. when f i t t e d . s w i t c h o f f t h e power s u p p l y a n d d i s c o n n e c t t h e power s u p p l y u n i t from t h e m a i n s e l e c t r i c a l s u p p l y . o r when t h e equipment i s f i r s t s w i t c h e d on.

1 .Rear panel KXlTSWlTCH 10 PROeE PROGRAM F i g u r e 3.

The h a l f g r a d e s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pad i s f o r u s e w i t h negatives requiring f i n e r contrast control between t h e u s u a l g r a d e s . 3. 3.2 Electronic t i m e r The e l e c t r o n i c t i m e r i s e x t r e m e l y a c c u r a t e and measures t i m e i n t e n t h . High c o n t r a s t i s o b t a i n e d by t o u c h i n g s w i t c h pad 5 ( b l u e l i g h t i s p r o d u c e d ) . The whole numbers c o r r e s p o n d c l o s e l y t o t h e c o n t r a s t grades obtained with conventional ILFORD ILFOSPEED p a p e r . O p e r a t i o n i s v e r y e a s y .1 C o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pads The c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h p a d s p r o v i d e eleven contrast l e v e l s i n half u n i t s t e p s up t o and i n c l u d i n g c o n t r a s t l e v e l 5. ' a u t o ' . f e t y d u r i n g o p e r a t i o n . Exposure t i m e display Exposure t i m e switch pads Contrast switch pads Focus mode LED Auto mode LED Grade d i s p l a y When t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s used w i t h t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500P e x p o s u r e p r o b e . an extremely a c c u r a t e t i m e r . Once t h e exposure is e s t a b l i s h e d a t a p a r t i c u l a r c o n t r a s t l e v e l . program s e l e c t o r and s o c k e t s f o r t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e and f o o t s w i t c h . t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C c o n t r o l u n i t a d j u s t s automatically the intensity of l i g h t t o e n s u r e e x p o s u r e times remain t h e same r i g h t a c r o s s t h e c o n t r a s t range.1 t o 99.1 2 3 4 5 6 . a once-a-second b l e e p e r (which can be s w i t c h e d on o r o f f a t t h e operator's d i s c r e t i o n ) . The r e m a i n i n g c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n s w i t c h pads g i v e a c o n t r a s t r a n g e between t h e s e e x t r e m e s by mixing p r o p o r t i o n a l amounts o f g r e e n a n d blue l i g h t . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s s u p p l i e d w i t h low v o l t a g e from a remote power u n i t which. i n t u r n . s a f e l i g h t s y n c h r o n i s a t i o n .9 . S e e f i g u r e 3.1 The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C c o n t r o l u n i t i s compact and rugged and combines s o p h i s t i c a t e d e l e c t r o n i c s w i t h touch panel s i m p l i c i t y . The c o n t r o l u n i t h a s s e v e n c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n switch pads. They a r e numbered 0 t o 5 i n u n i t s t e p s . To g i v e maximum s a . t h e c o r r e c t exposure time is determined automatically (see s e c t i o n 10). 'burn' and ' e x p o s e / c a n c e l ' modes. a batch c o u n t e r . The i n t r o d u c t i o n o f a s e p a r a t e power s u p p l y u n i t a l l o w s t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t o be v e r y compact a n d e a s y t o h a n d l e .s e c o n d i n c r e m e n t s o v e r t h e r a n g e 0. ' f o c u s ' . i s plugged i n t o t h e mains s u p p l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 4 ) . Low c o n t r a s t i s o b t a i n e d by t o u c h i n g s w i t c h pad 0 ( g r e e n l i g h t i s p r o d u c e d ) .

Then a t any time d u r i n g p r i n t i n g .3 Displays There a r e two LED d i s p l a y s on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .9P1.'A' f o r 'auto' o r 'F' f o r 'focus'. n i n e t y . Note I f t h e c o n t r p l u n i t is i n a d v e r t e n t l y l e f t i n t h e f o c u s mode. The d i s p l a y should r e a d 'O.OP' f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y one second. touch ' c l e a r ' b e f o r e s t a r t i n g . When t h e exposure countdown r e a c h e s t h e l a s t second.d i g i t LED d i s p l a y c o u n t s down from t h e p r e s e t exposure t i m e t o z e r o . t h e d i s p l a y w i l l n o t f o g ILFOSPEED. WARNING S w i t c h o f f t h e c o n t r o l u n i t when i t i s n e a r unprocessed f i l m o r unprocessed c o l o u r paper. touch ' d i s p l a y ' t o s e e t h e number o f p r i n t s made s o f a r up t o a maximum number o f 999. 3.s e c o n d s . i t s w i t c h e s o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y a f t e r 100 seconds.n i n e p r i n t s i s d i s p l a y e d '9. when p r i n t i n g a l a r g e number o f p r i n t s from t h e same n e g a t i v e ) . t h e b l e e p e r sounds c o n t i n u o u s l y f o r t h a t second. a t h r e e . ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE o r o t h e r b l a c k and w h i t e p a p e r s o f similar s e n s i t i v i t y . During b u r n i n g i n . During e x p o s u r e . Under normal o p e r a t i n g c o n d i t i o n s . t h e LED d i s p l a y c o u n t s up from z e r o . Bleeper An a u d i b l e s i g n a l i s f i t t e d i n t h e c o n t r o l u n i t which o p e r a t e s once e v e r y second a s t h e timer c o u n t s down ( e x p o s u r e ) o r up ( b u r n ) . To o p e r a t e t h e c o u n t e r . For example. o r i n b u r n . T h i s f i g u r e is d i s p l a y e d f o r a p p r o x i m a t e l y two seconds and t h e n t h e d i s p l a y r e t u r n s a u t o m a t i c a l l y t o t h e exposure t i m e and grade selected . and may be switched on o r o f f a t t h e o p e r a t o r ' s d i s c r e t i o n . When t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is i n i t i a l l y s w i t c h e d on t h e b l e e p e r i s i n a c t i v e d u r i n g . The l e f t hand d i s p l a y shows t h e e x p o s u r e time and t h e r i g h t hand d i s p l a y i s a two p a r t d i s p l a y showing t h e c o n t r a s t s e l e c t e d and t h e c o n t r o l u n i t mode o f operation . The b r i g h t n e s s o f t h e d i s p l a y i s o p t i m i s e d t o be s e e n e a s i l y i n normal room l i g h t i n g . 3.4 Batch c o u n t e r The timer can be used as a c o u n t e r ( f o r example.

t i m e r c o u n t s . Table 3 . . 3. touch t h e ' b l e e p v s w i t c h pad. The remaining f i v e programs. The s a f e l i g h t s o c k e t is l o c a t e d on t h e power supply u n i t ( s e e s e c t i o n 4.7 Program s w i t c h The c o n t r o l u n i t h a s a t e n p o s i t i o n program s w i t c h p o s i t i o n e d on t h e r e a r p a n e l .6 Safelight synchronisation The c o n t r o l u n i t i s d e s i g n e d t o s w i t c h o f f . a r e f o r u s e i n s p e c i a l i s e d applications. touch t h e ' b l e e p t s w i t c h pad again. and d u r i n g a n exposure. when a s w i t c h pad is touched confirming p o s i t i v e s e l e c tion. t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s used w i t h t h e program s w i t c h set t o p o s i t i o n 1. g i v i n g a b i a s e d o u t p u t on one o f t h e c o l o u r s and producing a n o t a b l e change i n p r i n t d e n s i t y a s p r i n t s a r e made through t h e c o n t r a s t range. I f t h e d e n s i t y i s low a t t h e low c o n t r a s t e n d . w i l l be o f any concern t o t h e u s e r o f t h e s t a n d a r d ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r head. a t a l l times. 1 . i e s w i t c h p o s i t i o n s 1-5 ( s e e t a b l e 3 . 3. i e s w i t c h p o s i t i o n s 6-0. The b l e e p e r sounds. optimum b a l a n c e and d e n s i t y o v e r t h e c o n t r a s t r a n g e can be o b t a i n e d by s e l e c t i n g a h i g h e r number i n t h e r a n g e 2-5 on t h e program s w i t c h . The v a r i a t i o n can be minimised a s f o l l o w s : 1 2 I f t h e d e n s i t y i s h i g h a t t h e low c o n t r a s t end. 1 ) . Only t h e f i r s t f i v e programs. Program s w i t c h Switch Lamp t y p e p o s i t ion 0 1 2 3 4 5 ESD ESD ESD ESD ESD 120V 120V 120V 120V 120V Program 150W 150W 150W 150W 150W Balanced lamps Increases green Increases green Increases green Increases green light light light light by by by by 10% 20% 30% 40% Under normal o p e r a t i n g c o n d i t i o n s . The s w i t c h e n a b l e s any one o f t e n lamp v o l t a g e programs ( s t o r e d i n t h e c o n t r o l u n i t memory) t o be s e l e c t e d .3). i n t e r c h a n g e t h e lamps and proceed t o 2 a s necessary. t h e o u t p u t from i n d i v i d u a l lamps can v a r y . s a f e l i g h t i n g d u r i n g ' a u t o ' ' f o c u s ' and ' b u r n ' o p e r a t i o n s . However. To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o n . To s w i t c h t h e b l e e p e r o f f .

ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500s Rear panel I F i g u r e 4.1 .

4 F i t the correct fuse f o r the voltage s e l e c t e d i n accordance w i t h t a b l e 4. 2 Remove t h e f u s e h o l d e r complete with f u s e . Sockets f o r c p n n e c t i n g t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse and t h e s a f e l i g h t a r e p o s i t i o n e d on t h e f r o n t o f t h e power supply u n i t f o r e a s y access. The s w i t c h is combined w i t h a neon i n d i c a t o r which i l l u m i n a t e s when switched on. The v o l t a g e supply t o t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C c o n t r o l u n i t i s c o n t r o l l e d by t h e ' o n / o f f V s w i t c h p o s i t i o n e d on t h e power supply u n i t and l a b e l l e d '1/0'. 1 . ensure a l l necessary a l t e r a t i o n s h a v e b e e n made. o r 240V) t o be s e l e c t e d i n accordance w i t h t h e l o c a l mains supply available. 220V. I f i t is n e c e s s a r y t o a l t e r t h e v o l t a g e s e l e c t i o n . The power s u p p l y u n i t i s s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e selector s w i t c h s e t t o 240V a n d a 4~ f u s e f i t t e d . WARNING I n some cases i t w i l l b e n e c e s s a r y t o c a r r y o u t t h e f o l l o w i n g o p e r a t i o n s . complete w i t h c o r r e c t f u s e . Note Fuses are s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e mains l e a d . u s i n g t h e edge o f a coin i n the s l o t . 5 Refit t h e f u s e h o l d e r .1 S u p p l y v o l t a g e selector A supply v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r i s . 3 S e l e c t t h e c o r r e c t v o l t a g e by t u r n i n g t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . proceed a s f o l l o w s : Remove t h e f u s e from t h e c e n t r e o f t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r by t u r n i n g t h e f u s e h o l d e r i n t h e d i r e c t i o n o f t h e arrow u n t i l t h e f u s e h o l d e r i s r e l e a s e d by s p r i n g action. B e f o r e switching on.1 Power i n p u t On/off s w i t c h Supply v o l t a g e selector Fuseholder . by i n s e r t i n g i t i n t o t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r and t u r n i n g a g a i n s t t h e arrow.1 2 3 4 See f i g u r e 4.1. The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500s power s u p p l y u n i t is connected d i r e c t l y t o t h e mains e l e c t r i c a l supply and s u p p l i e s low v o l t a g e t o t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . 4. l o c a t e d on t h e r e a r p a n e l o f t h e power supply u n i t enabling the appropriate input voltage (120V.

It e x t e n d s t h e l e a d between t h e e n l a r g e r head and t h e power s u p p l y u n i t e n a b l i n g t h e power s u p p l y u n i t t o be p o s i t i o n e d away from t h e working area. 3 ~SB 4*OA T 4-OA T . 4. 6 ) are plugged i n t o t h e ' s a f e l i g h t 1 amp' s o c k e t . ILFORD Limited w i l l be p l e a s e d t o recommend a s u i t a b l e v o l t a g e s t a b i l i z e r upon r e q u e s t . The measured frequency i s d i s p l a y e d momentarily on t h e timer d i g i t a l d i s p l a y when t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i s switched on (see s e c t i o n 8). It is a d v i s a b l e t o p o s i t i o n t h e u n i t such t h a t a d e q u a t e a l l round v e n t i l a t i o n i s provided a t a l l times. 4. To e n s u r e c o r r e c t o p e r a t i o n o f t h e equipment i n t h e s e i n s t a l l a t i o n s . 4. i t i s n e c e s s a r y t o connect t h e equipment t o t h e mains s u p p l y v i a a v o l t a g e s t a b i l i z e r t h a t has a pure sine-wave o u t p u t . do not position the power supply unit on the floor.Table 4.4 Voltage stabilization C e r t a i n i n s t a l l a t i o n s may be s u b j e c t t o l a r g e v a r i a t i o n s i n mains v o l t a g e o r i n t e r f e r e n c e on t h e mains supply.1. 4. An e x t e n s i o n l e a d 2m l o n g is a v a i l a b l e a s a n o p t i o n a l e x t r a . .3 Safelight synchronisation Safelights requiring synchronisation (see s e c t i o n 3 .2 Automatic frequency setting Once t h e c o r r e c t v o l t a g e h a s been s e l e c t e d . Replacement fuses Mains s u p p l y Correct fuse 120V 22OV 240V 6 . CAUTION For safety reasons.5 Working environment The power s u p p l y u n i t is t o t a l l y e n c l o s e d and becomes warm t o t h e touch w i t h extended u s e . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t measures t h e frequency o f t h e incoming mains s u p p l y and sets t h e i n t e r n a l c o n t r o l s a u t o m a t i c a l l y . WARNING The maximum recommended current of 1 A must not b e exceeded. S u i t a b l e p l u g s are s u p p l i e d w i t h t h e equipment f o r c o n n e c t i n g t o your s a f e l i g h t l e a d .

MULTIGRADE control unit SOOC F i g u r e 4.2 .

ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE SOOF Figure 5.1 .

D. It is plugged i n t o t h e ' f o o t s w i t c h l s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t rear p a n e l .1 To l e a v e b o t h h a n d s f r e e f o r b e t t e r p r i n t c o n t r o l . a f t e r t h e timer h a s passed zero.PDICEODY~~SIG~UD~IOOC OUU ~ U UUC.3 U u r""? C 3 rY7 t3 7 1 - "@ . t h e timer c o u n t s down t o z e r o . switches o f f t h e enlarger.. During t i m e r countdown. t h e e x p o s u r e c a n n o t b e s t o p p e d by t h e f o o t s w i t c h . u u u cl r. t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500F f o o t s w i t c h is a v a i l a b l e as an o p t i o n a l e x t r a . R e l e a s i n g t h e f o o t s w i t c h . as normal. During timer countdown. See f i g u r e 5. and i s u s e d a s f o l l o w s : 1 M. To s t o p t h e exposure touch t h e lexpose/cancell switch pad. . i f t h e f o o t s w i t c h is k e p t depressed o r is pressed a g a i n and i s k e p t d e p r e s s e d . t h e n p r o c e e d s t o c o u n t up a g a i n f o r b u r n i n g i n o p e r a t i o n s .- 2 P r e s s and immediately release t h e footswitch t o a c t i v a t e the electronic timer f o r main e x p o s u r e o p e r a t i o n s .

1 .F i g u r e 6.

There i s no need t o s w i t c h o f f any low level s a f e l i g h t i n g while taking measurements w i t h t h e p r o b e . a s t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t a k e s i n t o a c c o u n t any background i l l u m i n a t i o n when c a l c u l a t i n g t h e e x p o s u r e time . and is plugged i n t o t h e ' p r o b e ' s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t r e a r p a n e l . See f i g u r e 6. a t t h e same t i m e . . For a d e t a i l e d d e s c r i p t i o n o f how t o u s e t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e .1 The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500P e x p o s u r e p r o b e is a v a i l a b l e a s a n o p t i o n a l e x t r a . see s e c t i o n 10. r e t a i n i n g d e t a i l i n t h e shadow areas. t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e o p e r a t e s as follows : P o s i t i o n t h e e x p o s u r e probe on t h e e n l a r g e r baseboard o r e a s e l s o t h a t t h e p h o t o c e l l r e c e i v e s l i g h t from t h e b r i g h t e s t p a r t o f t h e p r o j e c t e d n e g a t i v e ( t h e shadow a r e a ) . B r i e f l y . The c o n t r o l u n i t c a l c u l a t e s and d i s p l a y s t h e e x p o s u r e t i m e r e q u i r e d t o e n s u r e a good o v e r a l l e x p o s u r e .6 EXPOSURE PROBE 1 8 2 3 4 Photocell Calibrationknob Push b u t t o n LED .

22 F i g u r e 7.1 .

1). G r e e n / y e l l o w wire t o t h e e a r t h p i n (marked E o r 1. Plug t h e e l e c t r i c a l l e a d from t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d i n t o t h e ' e n l a r g e r ' s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t . I f a moulded p l u g is n o t c o n n e c t e d t o t h e power s u p p l y u n i t m a i n s i n p u t l e a d . c o n n e c t a p l u g o f a t l e a s t 10A r a t i n g as follows: Brown w i r e t o t h e l i v e p i n (marked L ) . E n s u r e t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r is s e t at the correct voltage for the available mains s u p p l y . consult a competent electrician. 1 2 a b c F i t t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500H e n l a r g e r h e a d by f o l l o w i n g t h e i n s t r u c t i o n s s u p p l i e d w i t h e a c h a d a p t o r k i t . An e x t e n s i o n l e a d is a v a i l a b l e as a n o p t i o n a l e x t r a ( s e e s e c t i o n 4. Connect t h e e l e c t r i c a l l e a d f i t t e d w i t h t h e m u l t i p i n p l u g from t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t o t h e ' c o n t r o l u n i t ' s o c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t . I f a f u s e d p l u g i s u s e d . CAUTION If i n d o u b t a b o u t m a k i n g t h e e l e c t r i c a l connections.1 I n s t a l l a t i o n o f t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 e q u i p m e n t is v e r y straightforward. S e e f i g u r e 7. T i g h t e n t h e s e c u r i n g r i n g on t h e m u l t i p i n p l u g . Blue wire t o t h e n e u t r a l p i n (marked N).. f i t a 5A f u s e . .5). a n d t h a t t h e c o r r e c t f u s e i s f i t t e d t o t h e supply v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r fuseholder (see s e c t i o n 4. These i n s t r u c t i o n s s h o u l d be k e p t f o r f u t u r e reference.

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H' t o i n d i c a t e t h e frequency (50 o r 60Hz) o f t h e incoming mains s u p p l y . To c a n c e l 'HELP'. Check that the control unit briefly displays '50. The d i s p l a y t h e n changes t o ' 5 .' Connect t h e mains s u p p l y and s w i t c h on by moving t h e mains s w i t c h (symbol 1.2. 4 ! I The i n f o r m a t i o n i n operation 1 is displayed for approximately 1 s e c o n d . I ILFORD 1E-D MULTIGRADE SOOC ~ . see s e c t i o n 12. l o c a t e d on t h e power supply u n i t .H' o r '60. Note I f the displays f a i l t o i l l u m i n a t e . Check t h a t t h e mode LEDs ' A 1 and IF' a l s o I f t h e frequency o f t h e a v a i l a b l e mains s u p p l y is lower t h a n 45Hz o r h i g h e r t h a n 65Hz. t o the ' 1 ' p o s i t i o n . 0 ' and ' 2 ' i n d i c a t i n g f i v e seconds a t g r a d e two. The ' A ' and 'F' LEDs remain illuminated u n t i l t h e control u n i t is selected t o carry out a s p e c i f i c function. s w i t c h o f f a t t h e power supply u n i t . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP'.

& 1 ! I ILFORD I L M E D MULTIGRADE WHK . p ~ - r. li I ~ ~p ~- - ~ I 1 L 1. The l a m p s are v e r y b r i g h t when s w i t c h e d I 8"W I i I LXPOI~-CIHcLL !T I ' ~ Operate t h e c o n t r a s t s e l e c t i o n switch pads i n t u r n and o b s e r v e that the contrast display reads c o r r e c t l y . Raise t h e f r o n t cover o f t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse t o the upright position. .1 1 - - a1 rj. . I' !' ucju ~ . I ~~~ I O p e r a t e t h e timer switch pads i n t u r n and o b s e r v e t h a t t h e timer display reads correctly 4 . uuu m u ! I I. I - I u "ius i CIPOlr-CAHCtL 7 .ijjrI-ij. u] WARNING Care must be t a k e n when v i e w i n g w i t h t h e n a k e d e y e . ! MULTIGRADE WHK -~ ~~ ~ ~ - 11 ij-1. - - ! ILFORD ILKKPEED MULTIGRADE 500C I I _ _ _ . .Q7 om I I ~ c a juuur j i ] [ . -" 7 . on. Observe b o t h e n l a r g e r lamps a r e illuminated and . 1 q- ' I L I I I - . ~~ I II - - 1- 1 ILFORD -IED . I I I 1 uuu 1 uuu uuu nu ! I u i 6 I 1 tXPOlt-C**CrL i I i uuu u7e i I 1 l - l -~ - ~~~~ ~ i ~ I .cx".i .I cj ~ ~ - ~ - 6 Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h p a d .".

u Ilrnlt C M C I L cIzII=l .0Y = .i - 88 iR - u FM". i"e . P r e s s any o t h e r g r a d e p r o p o r t i o n a l amounts o f g r e e n and b l u e light. u Touch t h e ' b u r n * s w i t c h pad and s e l e c t e a c h g r a d e 0-5.". . . Check t h e lamps o p e r a t e correctly: Press grade 0 green lamp o n l y .. Observe both ' A ' and 'F' mode indicators switch o f f . u ] FM"$ TU1 (mJ CWC*. 7 A ILFORD IUOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C --r1. rlr-l[Ll Ljuo cjljcj I uuu uuu 8U . Press grade 5 blue lamp o n l y . lX.. I - - ILFORD ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500C a--- rnclo [I -ID orju icjljcj j"cj 8 W Ij ] . Touch t h e 'expose/cancel* switch pad. (mJ EIIri=I rrrOsr . ClNCll . - I MULTIGRADE 500C ILFORD 1E -D 1 ~ 1: -in 1-1- - urju cjljcj uuu ucju .Touch t h e 'expose/cancel ' switch pad.- + - - -L .

S e t up any exposure time on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . Alternatively.1 f i v e times. For example. touch t h e expose/cancel ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . t o change t h e time from 5 t o 1 2 . Touch t h e 'expose/cancel ' switch pad. . -1 t h r e e t i m e s and +O. Switch o f f t h e equipment a t t h e power supply u n i t by moving t h e mains s w i t c h t o t h e '0' p o s i t i o n .5 seconds touch t h e +10 s w i t c h pad once. Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps are extinguished. Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps a r e e x t i n g u i s h e d when exposure i s complete. Close t h e e n l a r g e r lamphouse f r o n t cover. r e t a i n i n g p r e s s u r e on t h e switch pad c a u s e s t h e numbers t o r o l l o v e r i n sequence. I . Repeat o p e r a t i o n 11 A t any time d u r i n g t i m e r countdown. Observe t h e e n l a r g e r lamps a r e i l l u m i n a t e d and remain illuminated f o r the s e l e c t e d exposure.

uc117 o n n uun OUU n n rI n L.Standard p r i n t 9. 2 I - Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h pad.2).1 Ensure t h e c o r r e c t l i g h t mixing box i s i n position in the e n l a r g e r head ( s e e s e c t i o n 2. I ) Position the negative i n the enlarger negative c a r r i e r ..-J 3 . c o m p o s i t i o n and assessment o f exposure and c o n t r a s t is produced by t h e e n l a r g e r head.. Set t h e mains s w i t c h ( s y m b o l m ) on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t t o the ' 1 ' position. L i g h t s u i t a b l e f o r focusing.

. use the half g r a d e s w i t c h pad. For example. t o make p r i n t s from negatives normally requiring grade 2 ILFOBROM o r ILFOSPEED paper. F o r negatives requiring finer contrast control between t h e u s u a l grades. Touch t h e 'expose/cancel' switch pad t o s w i t c h o f f t h e e n l a r g e r lamps. noo urin ~ I I I J uuu EILIL_JO c= - Set t h e estimated e x p o s u r e time ( s e e s e c t i o n 8. touch c o n t r a s t s w i t c h pad 2.Select the contrast r e q u i r e d . o p e r a t i o n 10).

I f n e c e s s a r y . since the l i g h t intensity is adjusted automatically f o r each c o n t r a s t setting. P r o c e s s t h e exposed ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . I f necessary. c o r r e c t t h e exposure t i m e on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t and make a n o t h e r print. When exposure is complete. It i s n o t n e c e s s a r y t o a l t e r t h e exposure time when c h a n g i n g grades.) Position a sheet o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r on the enlarger easel. Check t h e p r i n t f o r density. Expose i t by t o u c h i n g t h e 'expose / c a n c e l ' s w i t c h pad. . t h e e n l a r g e r lamps switch o f f automatically. make another p r i n t a t a d i f f e r e n t grade. Check t h e p r i n t contrast.

u. \' .2 ! ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK i: orjo' i 8! I .. Note Any g r a d e may be s e l e c t e d .O ~ ucju . s w i t c h ' b l e e p ' on and c o u n t t h e bleeps.r 9. irj ! ! ~ . I LIIOIC-CANCIL TI! 1- i -~ - --- 1 _ i ! ~- - 1- Touch t h e ' b u r n ' s w i t c h pad and t i m e t h e e x t r a exposure.L~] 1 uucl uuu ~ -- uuu o D 6rnU5 ~-~ uuu . T h i s means that several different areas o f t h e p r i n t c a n be exposed u s i n g different contrast levels t o obtain the desired result. .l.".. e' i - u ] tXPOl6-CANCEL -- * - S t o p t h e e x p o s u r e by touching t h e 'expose/cancel' switch pad. . . I ! 1 - ~~ ~ ~ A - I 1 1 ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK [~---:llL~. T O II : I uuu ' uu u u uuu I I ~ ! urju 1 r ~~-~ .' '! BURP4 Burning i n Select the required grade. I m u \ arlts/ BUN 1 ' 1 ' CXOOII-CINCCL 1 1 1 .I . The timer d i s p l a y c o u n t s up from z e r o .. 1 ILFORD ILWSPEED MULTIGRADE UHK : I[--I 1i ~ . To a i d t i m i n g . i t &-US .

Position the negative i n the enlarger negative c a r r i e r .1 j operations Automatic a s s e s s m e n t o f e x p o s u r e i s made u s i n g t h e ILFOSPEED . compose a n d s e t t h e grade (see section 9 . Connect t h e e x p o s u r e probe m u l t i p i n plug t o t h e 'probe' socket l o c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t r e a r p a n e l and tighten the securing ring. 1 . .Sequence of 10.. Touch t h e ' f o c u s ' s w i t c h pad... F o c u s . NULL m r n n h n r cnnn L ~ ~ H U3 uCu r exposure probe.. o p e r a t i o n s 3-51 .

and ' A t is i n d i c a t e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t mode display. I I . The e n l a r g e r lamps a n d t h e r e d LED on t h e p r o b e s w i t c h on a u t o m a t i c a l l y . P r e s s t h e probe black b u t t o n a n d release t o start t h e measurement cycle. P o s i t i o n t h e probe p h o t o c e l l i n a shadow area where you w i s h t o r e t a i n d e t a i l on t h e final print.Touch t h e ' a u t o t s w i t c h pad on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .

Touch t h e fexpose/cancelf switch pad. and p r i n t making can begin. . 'A' switches o f f on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t mode d i s p l a y . P r o c e s s t h e exposed paper.3 8 The c a l c u l a t e d e x p o s u r e time i s d i s p l a y e d on t h e control unit after 5 seconds. The paper i s exposed f o r t h e t i m e s e t by t h e e x p o s u r e probe. Position a sheet o f ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r on the enlarger b a s e b o a r d .

t h e exposure probe is n o t used a n d . To c a n c e l 'HELP' w h i l e s t i l l i n t h e ' a u t o ' mode. O u t s i d e t h e s e l i m i t s . 4 I f t h e wrong g r a d e is chosen. 6 7 The exposure probe compares t h e l i g h t i n t e n s i t y reading of t h e projected negative t o the l i g h t i n t e n s i t y reading of background i l l u m i n a t i o n . p r e s s ' a u t o ' ( s e e n o t e 3 a b o v e ) . The g r a d e s e l e c t e d is u n a f f e c t e d . i n t h i s c a s e . touch t h e ' a u t o ' s w i t c h pad a g a i n . I n s t a n d a r d p r i n t making ( s e e s e c t i o n 9. i t g e n e r a t e s i n t e r n a l frequencies t h a t enable the c o n t r o l u n i t t o c a i c u l a t e exposure t i m e s o v e r t h e r a n g e 0. f o r g r e a t e r a c c u r a c y and r e p e a t a b l e r e s u l t s . When t h e exposure probe is working o v e r i t s normal o p e r a t i n g r a n g e . l a r g e l y e l i m i n a t e d . 3 I f ' a u t o ' is s e l e c t e d w i t h t h e exposure probe d i s c o n n e c t e d . t h e r e f o r e .1 seconds (nominally 1-50 s e c o n d s ) . I n t h i s c a s e . Adjust t h e e n l a r g e r l e n s a p e r t u r e and remeasure t h e exposure t i m e . t h e exposure probe must n o t be moved. 2 h r i n g t h e measurement c y c l e o f f i v e s e c o n d s . However. changes a c r o s s t h e g r a d e s do n o t r e q c i r e changes i n exposure 1 time. it is recommended t h a t any s a f e l i g h t p o s i t i o n e d l o c a l l y t o t h e e n l a r g e r is powered from t h e ' s a f e l i g h t 1 amp' s c c k e t l o c a t e d on t h e power s u p p l y u n i t . both t h e g r a d e and d e n s i t y o b t a i n e d on t h e f i n a l p r i n t w i l l be i n c o r r e c t . The e f f e c t s o f darkroom s a f e l i g h t s a r e . 5 The exposure probe is designed t o c a l c u l a t e t h e exposure time r e q u i r e d t o r e t a i n d e t a i l i n t h e shadow a r e a s o f t h e f i n a l p r i n t . T h i s s a f e l i g h t w i l l t h e n s w i t c h o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y when measurements a r e being t a k e n (see section 3 . s e l e c t a more a p p r o p r i a t e g r a d e and r e p e a t o p e r a t i o n s 4-9 i n s e c t i o n 10. 6 ) . To do t h i s .Notes The e x p o s u r e probe a s s e s s e s e x p o s u r e time o n l y . exposure t i m e must be determined e v e r y time t h e g r a d e is changed. t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP' ( s e e s e c t i o n 8 ) . t h e c o n t r o l u n i t d i s p l a y s 'HELP' ( s e e s e c t i o n 8).11. .9-51. To c a n c e l 'HELP'.1 t o d e t e r m i n e t h e c o r r e c t exposure t i m e .

i t may b e u s e f u l t o make a n o t e o f t h e c a l i b r a t i o n knob s e t t i n g . . f o r example. -. 5 I f t h e e x p o s u r e time d i s p l a y e d d o e s n o t a g r e e w i t h t h a t n o t e d i n o p e r a t i o n 3. t u r n t h e c a l i b r a t i o n knob t o a h i g h e r s e t t i n g . o p e r a t i o n s 1 a n d 4-61. Make t h i s . To c a l i b r a t e t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e . a change from machine t o d i s h processing. 1 2 3 Notes The two s e c o n d s t a k e n by t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e t o c a r r y o u t m e a s u r e m e n t s (see s e c t i o n 10. p r o c e e d as follows: F 1 - 4 .10. C a l i b r a t i o n may r e q u i r e a d j u s t m e n t i f a n y o f t h e e x t e r n a l p r o c e s s e s are a l t e r e d . Due t o s m a l l m a n u f a c t u r i n g v a r i a t i o n s . . p r e f e r a b l y o n e h a v i n g a good t o n a l r a n g e . and u s e t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e t o d e t e r m i n e t h e e x p o s u r e time a u t o m a t i c a l l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 1 0 .3) i s a mean v a l u e . 2 Make a s t a n d a r d s i z e d p r i n t on ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r u s i n g t h e method d e s c r i b e d i n s e c t i o n 9 . 3 Once a s a t i s f a c t o r y p r i n t h a s been p r o d u c e d . The q u a l i t y o f p r i n t i n g f o r a l l s u b s e q u e n t n e g a t i v e s w i l l be r e l a t i v e t o t h e 'standard' negative chosen. o Repeat o p e r a t i o n s 4 and 5 above u n t i l t h e d i s p l a y e d e x p o s u r e time a g r e e s w i t h t h a t n o t e d i n o p e r a t i o n 3. Once a b a t c h h a s b e e n c a l i b r a t e d .2 C a l i b r a t i o n Before c a l i b r a t i n g t h e exposure probe.negative your 'standard' f o r c a l i b r a t i n g t h e exposure probe. s e l e c t a n e g a t i v e you know t o b e c o r r e c t l y exposed and p r o c e s s e d . t u r n t h e c a l i b r a t i o n knob t o a lower s e t t i n g . a d j u s t t h e p r o b e c a l i b r a t i o n knob a s f o l l o w s .3-2.5 s e c o n d s c o r r e s p o n d i n g t o t h e p r o b e c a l i b r a t i o n knob e x t r e m e p o s i t i o n s 0 and 9 r e s p e c t i v e l y . o p e r a t i o n s 4-9. o b t a i n e d w i t h t h e probe c a l i b r a t i o n knob set t o p o s i t i o n 5. The a c t u a l measurement time is 1. I f t o o s h o r t a n e x p o s u r e time is i n d i c a t e d . I f t o o long a n exposure time is i n d i c a t e d .- Position the 'standard' negative i n the e n l a r g e r n e g a t i v e carrier. t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e may r e q u i r e c a l i b r a t i n g f o r e a c h b a t c h o f p a p e r u s e d . 1 . n o t e t h e e x p o s u r e t i m e and g r a d e u s e d . 1 . 4 Select t h e c o n t r a s t n o t e d i n o p e r a t i o n 3 a b o v e . Do n o t a l t e r a n y e n l a r g e r s e t t i n g s .

The b l e e p e r s o u n d s . .10. i n g r e a t e r d e t a i l . t h e p r o b e is m e a s u r i n g t h e i n t e n s i t y o f any background l i g h t . . t h e c o m p u t e r c a l c u l a t e s t h e recormended e x p o s u r e time from t h e two r e a d i n g s t a k e n . The p r o b e LED r e m a i n s s w i t c h e d on f o r o n e second while t h e probe output s t a b i l i z e s t o t h e background l i g h t l e v e l . what h a p p e n s d u r i n g t h e f i v e s e c o n d s t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e i s t a k i n g m e a s u r e m e n t s . t h e i n t e n s i t y o f l i g h t f a l l i n g on t h e p r o b e p h o t o c e l l is b e i n g measured a n d s t o r e d by t h e c o m p u t e r memory i n t h e c o n t r o l u n i t . t h e p r o b e LED s w i t c h e s o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y f o r a f u r t h e r p e r i o d o f two s e c o n d s . D u r i n g t h i s time. A t t h e end o f t h e one second p e r i o d . A t t h e end o f t h e two s e c o n d p e r i o d . A t t h e e n d o f t h i s two s e c o n d p e r i o d . Normal p r i n t making c a n t h e n b e g i n .3 T h e m e a s u r e m e n t p e r i o d This section explains. D u r i n g t h i s time. It is n o t e s s e n t i a l r e a d i n g t o t h e u s e r o f t h e equipment.1. t h e e n l a r g e r lamps s w i t c h o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y a n d t h e p r o b e LED s w i t c h e s on a u t o m a t i c a l l y . o p e r a t i o n 6 ) t h e p r o b e LED s w i t c h e s o f f a u t o m a t i c a l l y f o r two s e c o n d s . When t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e b u t t o n i s p r e s s e d and r e l e a s e d ( s e e s e c t i o n 10. T h i s i n f o r m a t i o n i s a g a i n s t o r e d by t h e c o m p u t e r memory i n the control unit. and t h e c a l c u l a t e d e x p o s u r e time is d i s p l a y e d on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .

ILFOSPEED p a p e r is o n l y s e n s i t i v e t o b l u e l i g h t . E a r l i e r ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE p a p e r c a n be used q u i t e s u c c e s s f u l l y w i t h t h e equipment.The ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 system i s d e s i g n e d f o r u s e w i t h t h e new ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r . . t h e r e f o r e s e l e c t c o n t r a s t grade 4 o r 41 (suggested) on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t a s a compromise between e x p o s u r e t i m e and image v i s i b i l i t y . P r i n t s from g r a d e d p a p e r s u c h as ILFOSPEED c a n be made u s i n g t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment.

t h e s e checks can be c a r r i e d o u t by a n y c o m p e t e n t p e r s o n .7) The lamps blow f r e q u e n t l y o r l i g h t o u t p u t is low Check t h e v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r is s e t c o r r e c t l y f o r t h e m a i n s s u p p l y (see s e c t i o n 4. c o n s u l t a c o m p e t e n t e l e c t r i c i a n . T h i s o c c u r s under abnormal c o n d i t i o n s . 2 ) Density change w i t h alternative contrast selected Check t h e lamp s l i d e s a r e p o s i t i o n e d c o r r e c t l y (see s e c t i o n 2 .PXcroprocessor e l e c t r o n i c s a r e used e x t e n s i v e l y i n t h e ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 equipment t o g i v e g r e a t e r f l e x i b i l i t y .7) . fan f a i l u r e Uneven i l l u m i n a t i o n on t h e e n l a r g e r baseboard Check t h e m i x i n g box is p o s i t i o n e d c o r r e c t l y and is n o t damaged ( s e e s e c t i o n 2. f o r example.1 CE t. improve r e l i a b i l i t y . t h e a d d r e s s e s o f which c a n be found on t h e back c o v e r o f t h i s manual.1) Check t h e ' p r o g r a m ' s w i t c h is set c o r r e c t l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 3.o u t h a s o p e r a t e d a t i t s t r i p t e m p e r a t u r e of 750C. 2 ) Check t h e c o r r e c t program is s e l e c t e d a t t h e ' p r o g r a m ' s w i t c h on t h e c o n t r o l u n i t ( s e e s e c t i o n 3.1 t o 12.2) Check t h e lamp s l i d e s are p o s i t i o n e d c o r r e c t l y (see s e c t i o n 2 . 12.7) The lamps may be ~ n m a t c h e d . ~ a b l e s12. CAUTION If i n d o u b t a b o u t c a r r y i n g o u t a n y of the f o l l o w i n g c h e c k s . a n d s i m p l i f y maintenance. I f t h e checks prove t o be i n e f f e c t i v e . S e l e c t a n a l t e r n a t i v e program on t h e ' p r o g r a m ' s w i t c h ( s e e s e c t i o n 3.t Enlarger head Symptom Comment One lamp n o t working Check t h e lamp h a s n o t blown ~ a m Ea n d f a n n o t w o r k i n g Check t h e e n l a r g e r h e a d l e a d p l u g is i n s e r t e d c o r r e c t l y i n t o t h e power s u p p l y unit Both lamps e x t i n g u i s h during use The t e m p e r a t u r e c u t . c o n t a c t y o u r n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company. .4 p r o v i d e a l i s t o f c h e c k s t o make i f t h e e q u i p m e n t a p p e a r s t o be malfunctioning. Any f u r t h e r r e p a i r work c a r r i e d o u t by u n q u a l i f i e d personnel w i l l i n v a l i d a t e any g u a r a n t e e s a p p l i c a b l e t o the equipment.

it is a d v i s a b l e t o power t h e equipment v i a a s t a b i l i z e d s u p p l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 4.1) . Return t h e c o n t r o l u n i t t o your n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company 12.1) Check t h e f u s e r a t i n g is c o r r e c t (see s e c t i o n 4. I f t h e f a u l t p e r s i s t s .3 Power s u p p l y u n i t Symptom Cornmen t Neon i n d i c a t o r i n t h e 'on/offl switch f a i l s t o illuminate Check t h e mains s u p p l y is a v a i l a b l e Neon i n d i c a t o r i l l u m i n a t e s b u t t h e power s u p p l y u n i t is n o t s u p p l y i n g power t o the control u n i t Check t h e f u s e i n t h e c e n t r e of t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r h a s n o t blown Fuse blown Check t h e s u p p l y v o l t a g e s e l e c t o r is set c o r r e c t l y ( s e e s e c t i o n 4.12. I t is normally cured by s w i t c h i n g power o f f and on a g a i n .3) a e c k t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is plugged i n t o t h e power s u p p l y u n i t 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d when t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is switched on Check t h e mains f r e q u e n c y is w i t h i n t h e r a n g e 45-65Hz 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d when 'Autof is s e l e c t e d ( t h i s f u n c t i o n is f o r u s e o n l y with t h e exposure probe) Check t h e exposure probe p l u g is i n s e r t e d c o r r e c t l y and t h e l o c k i n g r i n g is tightened 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d when t h e exposure p r o b e i s i n use See s e c t i o n 12.2 Control u n i t Symptom Comment The d i s p l a y and keyboard f a i l t o illuminate Check t h e power s u p p l y u n i t is working (see s e c t i o n 12.4 ) A c o n t i n u o u s b l e e p when t h e c o n t r o l u n i t is switched on F a u l t y keyboard.4 The d i s p l a y becomes inoperative T h i s can be caused by s e v e r e i n t e r f e r e n c e o f t h e mains s u p p l y .

r e t u r n t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e t o y o u r n e a r e s t ILFORD s e l l i n g company 'HELP' i s d i s p l a y e d when t h e exposure probe b u t t o n is r e l e a s e d t o s t a r t t h e measurement c y c l e Check t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e c a l i b r a t i o n knob i s n o t s e t between two numbers 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d d u r i n g normal u s e o f t h e exposure probe The c a l c u l a t e d e x p o s u r e t i m e i s o u t s i d e t h e r a n g e 1-50 s e c o n d s .12. and t h e is s e l e c t e d locking r i n g is t i g h t . I f t h i s does not s o l v e t h e problem. t h e f a u l t l i e s w i t h t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e . I n t h i s case.4 symptom Exposure probe Comment 'HELP' is d i s p l a y e d by t h e Check t h e e x p o s u r e p r o b e p l u g is i n s e r t e d c o n t r o l u n i t when 'Auto' c o r r e c t l y a t t h e c o n t r o l u n i t .

Tempered f o r maximum s t a b i l i t y .- E l e c t r i c a l cable 4 Multicore Length 2m Maximum v o l t a g e 120V a c Lamps 2 120V a c 150 watt ANSI code ESD Q u a r t z halogen p r o j e c t i o n lamp w i t h dichroic reflector Heat f i l t e r s 2 30xl5x2mm t h i c k h e a t a b s o r b i n g g l a s s Colour f i l t e r s 1 2 5 x 2 5 x l m t h i c k . Blue and g r e e n d i c h r o i c i n t e r f e r e n c e f i l t e r c 0 a t i r . 6x7cm and 4x5 i n c h e s Note L i g h t mixing boxes and a d a p t o r b r a c k e t s a r e s u p p l i e d s e p a r a t e l y as a d a p t o r k i t s t o s u i t a wide r a n g e o f p o p u l a r p r o f e s s i o c a i enlargers . Cut-off f r e q u e n c i e s a r e s e l e c t e d f o r optimum g r a d e range w i t h ILFORD ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE I1 p a p e r Cooling f a n 115V a c 21 w a t t d y n a m i c a l l y b a l a n c e d c e n t r i f u g a l t y p e . Tile f a n c o o l s b o t h lamps and f i l t e r a s s e m b l i e s Fan t e n p e r a t u r e c u t . g on g l a s s s u b s t r a t e .o u t 75OC 2 3% L i g h t mixing boxes Three s i z e s a v a i l a b l e f o r n e g a t i v e s i z e s : 35mm.13.1 Enlarger head 216mm 316m 173mm Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight 3kg e x c l u d i n g mixer boxes and a d a p t o r brackets Construction Black s t o v e d aluminium a l l o y s h e e t and e x t r u s i o n w i t h p o l y c a r b o n a t e end p l a t e s .

There i s b l e e p c o n f i r m a t i o n o f s w i t c h pad o p e r a t i o n a t a l l times Exposure time .s e l e c t s t h e o p e r a t i n g mode f o r u s i n g t h e exposure probe Focus .2 Control u n i t Dimensions Heizht Width Depth Weight 1 -2kg Construction Black stoved aluminium a l l o y e x t r u s i o n w i t h z i n c d i e .s t a r t s o r c a n c e l s e x p o s u r e .2m Controls L i s t e d below. exposure times remain t h e same r i g h t through t h e g r e d e s Auto . 7-segment LED Control unjt e l e c t r o n i c s Microprocessor INTEL 8035 HL Memory EPROM 2716 Additiom 1 f e ~ t u r e s I n p u t s o c k e t s f o r exposure probe and footswitch . a s s e s s m e n t and composition Burn e x t e n d s t h e exposure t i m e f o r burning i n s e l e c t s the optional audible Bleep s i g n a l t o o p e r a t e once e v e r y second d u r i n g exposure time countdown o r when b u r n i n g i n Expose/cancel .1 seconds Grade 0-5 i n h a l f g r a d e s t e p s 46mm 186mm 192mm - Note With a u t o n o t s e l e c t e d .0-99-9 s e c o n d s i n s t e p s o f 0. O p e r a t i o n o f each is by a n i l l u m i n a t e d s w i t c h pad.13.c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable Multicore Length 1. f o c u s and burn - Display D i g i t a l .s w i t c h e s on both lamps i n t h e e n l a r g e r head f o r f o c u s i n g .

b e t t e r t h a n + 2% With s a f e l i g h t s .1) Exposure time r a n g e (nominal) 1-50 s e c o n d s ( 1 s e c o n d a t 20 l u x b a s e b o a r d illumination) Repeatability Without s a f e l i g h t s .3 P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t 4 4 Dimensions Height Width Depth Weight 10. Ten p o s i t i o n c a l i b r a t i o n knob Note When o p e r a t i n g t h e c o n t r o l u n i t i n t h e ' a u t o ' n o d e . earth 2m Exposure probe Dimensions H e i g h t 19mm !Jidth 50mm Depth 155mm Construction Black stoved z i n c d i e c a s t i n g Electrical cable Mult i c o r e Length 1-2m Controls Pieasurement c y c l e i n i t i a t e d by push b u t t o n i n c o r p o r a t i n g LED i n d i c a t i o n . 220. a new e x p o s u r e time must be d e t e r m i n e d when c h a n g i n g from g r a d e t o g r a d e ( s e e s e c t i o n 10. t y p i c a l l y 2 4% d 4 175mm 2 5 ~ m 140mm .c a s t end p l a t e s Electrical cable 3-core.4 live. Length Mains i n p u t V o l t a g e 1 2 0 . neutral.3kg Construct ion Totally enclosed using black stoved aluminium a l l o y e x t r u s i o n s w i t h z i n c d i e .13. 240V ac Frequency 5 0 o r 6 0 ~ z Power c o n s u m p t i o n 400 watts Output s o c k e t s Coctrol u n i t E n l a r g e r head 1A supply f o r l o c a l s a f e l i g h t 13.

and t h e r i g h t t o a l t e r t h e d e s i g n and s p e c i f i c a t i o n o f t h e equipment w i t h o u t p r i o r n o t i c e is a c c o r d i n g l y reserved. It w i l l n o t always be p o s s i b l e t o amend i n s t r u c t i o n s a t t h e same t i m e .Constant improvements i n ILFORD p r o d u c t s mean t h a t changes i n d e s i g n o r s p e c i f i c a t i o n may o c c u r from t i m e t o time. . J ILFOSPEED MULTIGRADE 500 is covered by p a t e n t s and p a t e n t a p p l i c a t i o n s .

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