Ophthalmic lenses cleaning and dip coating machine
LAC LAB (48-72-96-120)
Ophthalmic lenses cleaning and dip coating machine. The machine is composed of a TERMOVIDE cleaning section and a dip coating section followed by a pre-curing oven
The coating machine is designed to meet the needs of small, medium-size and large optical labs. The machine is made of AISI 304 STAINLESS steel (EN 1.4301) throughout and is composed of a cleaning section, coating section and pre-curing section. The coating machine features compact dimensions to keep footprint to the minimum. The cleaning section uses TermoVide® technology. The machine is designed to offer the flexibility needed by a growing business. The process flow can be left to right or vice versa. The same machine can be set up for hourly throughput rates of 48, 72, 96 or 120 lenses. To switch from one throughput value to the next one up or the next one down is simply a matter of replacing a few machine parts. The throughput upgrade operation takes just a few hours. This flexibility makes it possible to restrict costs for consumables and energy while continuing to use the same machine despite rising production volumes. The lacquer pots, piping, filters and pumps are all connected with clamps for quick and easy disassembly and reassembly. The four skimmers and laminar lacquer flow eliminate turbulence while ensuring continuous lacquer replacement. On request, the lacquer pots can be made easily replaceable with ready to use pots containing different lacquers. Pots replacement takes just a few minutes. Solvent refilling is automatic. The cleaning tanks are sized to allow also stripping of lacquer contact parts. The machine is accommodated in a casing that protects sensitive areas from external contamination. The internal air is continuously circulated and filtered. The lifting system uses IRIDE technology. The dipping and lifting curve can be customized by resin type and even by lens type. The electromechanics of the lifting systems ensures soft movements along the whole set curve, so as to prevent the creation of horizontal lines. The machine throughput rate is one lens batch every 5 minutes. The dip coating machine, which is compatible with all dipping lacquers, is fully automatic.