Duality Lens De-Taper & Cleaner
Automation is expanded one step further in the lens production process with the Duality Lens De-taper & Cleaner. Duality, which can be paired with our Velocity Automated Coater, offers hands-free processing from tape removal through cleaning and coating. The Duality is the only machine to perform two (dual) functions in one product.
Lens De-Taper and Cleaner Features
- De-Taping Mechanism: Duality effectively removes surface saver tape off a broad variety of lens geometries and materials eliminating the labor associated with the traditionally manual process.
- Two-Sided Lens Cleaning: Clean lenses are critical to improving coating yields. Duality provides a thorough removal of all debris often found on a lens after surfacing – polish, tape adhesive and blocking materials. First, the lens is put through mechanical brush action cleaning, then a high pressure wash with detergent, followed by a rinse and dry.
- Fully Automated: Fed by a conveyor, the lens is automatically removed from the tray, de-taped, cleaned on both sides, and prepped for coating without manual intervention.
- Savings: The investment in Duality is easily justified with the labor savings usually applied to tape removal and lens cleaning, and is significantly lower than the cost of the competitive products.
- Small Footprint: At less than 12 ft2, Duality has a significantly smaller footprint than the nearest competing products.
- Fast: Each of the three stations – tape removal, front side cleaning, and back side cleaning – complete their functions in 20-30 seconds.