Swedish engineering has an outstanding reputation, so it should not come as a surprise that the first Duplimate, built in 1969, is still going strong.
In 1982 the boards at a world championship were "duplimated" for the first time and nowadays the use of the Duplimate is mandatory at international championships. And there are Duplimates making life easier for club owners and tournament organizers all over the world.
Since 1990, we have seen a rapid technological development. As is true with computers, the Duplimates have become faster and more reliable. And the software has become more and more comprehensive for every year.
Depending on model (and operator) the expected output is 5-10 sets of 32 boards per hour. (The mechanical speed of the Mark IV and 4.4 models is 650 boards per hour.)