Constantly looking for innovative solutions that will allow labs and lens and frame manufacturers increased flexibility and productivity through simplified processing, MEI will present in the next weeks a series of key systems designed to offer its partners a total quality performance in the lens edging process.
Incorrect gradient tinting position or wrong polarization axe? Do not throw the lens away! The SmartLoader can fix these problems.
Existing logos to be perfectly aligned on the lens? No worries! The SmartLoader can do it automatically for you.
Reflective invisible images on the lens to be perfectly aligned with the frame? The SmartLoader recognizes and centers them perfectly.
The SmartLoader, an add-on to the Sphera2PlusXL edger, features the automatic recognition and alignment of any kind of preexisting graphic elements on the lens blank.
The new and fast-growing trend in eyeglasses is toward lens decoration to add more personality and value to the product. The need to align preexisting lens graphic elements with the frame is becoming more and more important in order to avoid rejects and increased manufacturing costs. Not just evergreen gradient tinting, but also half-visible mirrored images, 3D patterns, decorations, and printed drawings on the lens blank require perfect alignment with the edged shape. The SmartLoader, available with the Sphera2plusXL and also as an upgrade for existing machines, takes care of perfect centering and orientation of the blank before edging and assures a perfect and symmetrical result with any kind of decoration. To perform the perfect alignment the SmartLoader system uses the images captured by a distortion-free telecentric camera system equipped with a multilight lighting device designed by Mei. To keep pace with the edging cycle of the two-headed Sphera2plusXL, the SmartLoader has two completely independent imaging units.
MEI will present this new solution during the most important exhibitions of the optics industry: MIDO in Milan, VEE in New York City and SIOF in Shanghai.