PV Express - Fast, Flexible and Affordable Anti-Reflective Coating for Spectacle Lenses
The PV Express Anti-Reflective Coating System is designed to not only satisfy the smaller laboratory, but also the larger laboratory wanting to provide a faster or specialised, small run, coating service. The aim is to add an additional revenue stream to your business and/or provide a quicker service.
However, fast coating times are not achieved at the expense of quality which compares favourably with results from the larger box coaters but with the complexities removed.
Speed alone is not enough and the PV Express offers ease of use for the operator with low maintenance and service costs.
Control is simple and accessed via a touch screen, virtually eliminating the possibility of operator error. Up to 6 lenses are placed into the carrier and simply loaded into the dedicated load lock system. It is this innovative load lock system which is key to the speed of the PV Express. The operator selects ‘start’ and the fully automatic process begins. 15 minutes later the operator is informed the lenses are coated and ready for removal from the system.
The size, cost, ease of use and ease of installation of the PV Express, provides some exciting opportunities to any coating facility from large labs to retail outlets.
The dedicated load lock system
Advantages of the PV Express
|• Low start up costs||Affordable|
|• Ease of installation||Low disruption|
|• Can be operated by non-technical personnel||Low training and operator costs|
|• Small footprint||Low floorspace cost|
|• Superior adhesion||Less returns|
|• Less stress in lens material||High First Pass Yield|
|• Touch screen control panel||Ease of use, Fewer rejects|
|• Low maintenance||Ongoing costs low|
|• Two target materials||Produces high transmission and ultra-low reflection coating|
|• Pre-installed recipes||Ease of use|
|• Dedicated load lock system||Reduces pump up and down times|
|• Internet support||Reduced down time|
|• Recipes for special finishes||Coloured mirror finishes|
|• Coats all ophthalmic materials||CR39, Polycarbonate, Glass, Hi-Index|
|• Password protection||Prevents unauthorised access|
|• No dedicated clean room necessary||Low start up costs|
The Assembled Lens Carrier
AR cycle time:
Typically 10 – 15 minutes depending on design
3 phase, L1, L2, L3 + earth
400V 50Hz or 208V 60Hz
Other facility requirements
Compressed air, dry and oil free, 4 bar
Argon, at least 99.998% purity, 2 bar
Oxygen, at least 99.5% purity, 2 bar
Clean, closed loop chilled DI water
Internet connection for secure remote real time diagnostic support and upload of new coating designs
Single unit, 700mm x 800mm x 1718mm (w x d x h)