Author(s): Justin Arrajj, OptiPro Systems, LLC (United States)
Digital Forum: On-demand starting 6 March
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Watch the simple process of setting up and programming a fully automated optical grinding process. Using remote automation software that communicates with OptiPro's G Series lens grinding software, the collaborative robot (cobot) arm will automatically pick up a blank from the part tray and load it into the self-clamping chuck. The PRO 160 GTS optical grinding machine will subsequently perform rough and fine grinding of a concave spherical surface. The machine will then perform in-situ probing of the surface before the cobot consecutively unloads the ground part and loads a new blank using dual grippers. The cobot will then place the ground part into the part tray and pick up a new lens for the next grinding cycle. By supplementing your workforce with robot automation, you can increase throughput, lower operating costs and enhance your bottom line, all while freeing your technicians from doing repetitive tasks so they can focus on more challenging responsibilities that are more valuable to your company's future success.