Product: Agility Autodeblocker and Integrity Alloy Recovery System
Top Line: Coburn Technologies has launched the Reimagine Campaign to announce new technology advancements in lens processing.
Close Up: Although many labs prefer to use alloy for lens processing, Coburn believes that traditional methods for deblocking and reclaim with alloy are unsafe, messy, and outdated. In response, the company has developed a completely waterless lens deblocking system and a first-of-its-kind alloy recovery system. The fully automated post polishing system, which consists of the Agility Autodeblocker and Integrity Alloy Recovery System, features novel technology for clean, safe, and ecofriendly lens processing.
Vital Stats: The Agility Autodeblocker is an automatic, waterless lens deblocker. The Agility separates lenses from blocks using mechanical power rather than water jets or human energy. In one, swift mechanical motion, the Agility divides two lenses from their blocks simultaneously. The separated lenses and blocks are then passed on to the Integrity by conveyor.
“Agility is extremely fast, capable of deblocking over 200 lenses per hour, and versatile, able to process a wide range of lens geometries,” said Coburn Technologies president Alex Incera.
The Integrity System “rethinks” alloy recovery, according to Coburn. Traditional reclaim systems completely melt alloy pucks in a hot water tank to remove them from blocks. The Integrity system uses induction heating technology to melt a very thin layer of alloy where it engages the block, allowing the alloy puck to separate cleanly and completely intact. The collected alloy pucks can be placed directly into the reservoir of a lens blocker without having to remelt them beforehand. The blocks are collected or neatly stacked for reuse. As a completely waterless system, Integrity significantly improves lab cleanliness and safety.
“The Integrity system is revolutionary in the optical industry,” commented Incera. “It is the first and only product in the market that offers an automated, efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative for alloy recovery. We wanted to put some integrity back into alloy recovery with this highly efficient and sustainable technology.”; 1-800-COBURN-1