Thermaphot ACP 302

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  1. Trond

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    I have just got a Thermaphot ACP 302 processor (and an Arkay RC-1100 dryer) for a good price. Both seems to be in very good condition, and will be great additions to my new darkroom, which btw. will be embarrassingly well equipped :smile:.

    The Thermaphot didn't come with a manual, do any of you have one?

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    I have one for my ACP 505 but not for the ACP 302.

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    I wrote an e-mail to Thermaphot, and they will send me a printed manual at no charge!

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    - sounds like excellent service. I assume they are still manufacturing some product to be able to maintain a service department.

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    Type in Thermaphot in the search engine and you can follow the English link to the ACP 302 for a PDF file you can save on computer.Let me know what you think about it as I was considering one myself (ACP 300) but don't do a lot of processing so might be expensive in the life of the chemicals which I think you have to change them every six weeks or so.
    http://www.thermaphot.com/
     
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    Norman, I couldn't find any manual on the net.
     
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    I wasn't able to find a manual on the net, so I contacted Thermaphot. It turned out that they charged an amount for the manual, but that's OK. They even phoned me up to to hear if I had got the machine up and running, and if I had experienced any problems.

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    Trond,

    Did you find out whether Thermaphot is still in-production with the roller transport machines?

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    In times of used products forming a share of the market we cannot expect manufacturers to offer their services for free, and then wine when they leave that product segment.
     
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    Whether these machines are in production or just "on the shelf stock" what difference does it make?

    As long as the manufacturing capacity (man and machinery) is still there.
     
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    I didn't ask directly, but I got the impression that the production of ACP 302 stopped in 2002. Whether they still offer new machines for sale or not, I don't know. I'm certain that you'll get an answer if you drop them an e-mail.

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    In contrast to their other photo-related products on their website, the links for further details still work for the ACP range.
    Which made my deduce that they are still on offer.