The DHC 40 is a very compact hardcoating system which offers full process-flexibility for small and midsized labs.

A fully automated two axis robot handling system guides the lenses through the multi-stage process. Following a three double-stage US-cleaning the lenses are coated in a thermal cure dip-coating process. Out of two primer stages and two different lacquers the ideal recipe is chosen for index matching.

The DHC 40 is equipped with a two-step DI-water regeneration system using resin and active carbon filters, automatic level-control for coating tanks and clean-air convection ovens for homogenous temperature distribution.

The DHC 40 provides a throughput of approx. 40 lenses an hour and is perfectly suited to meet any cleaning and hardcoating process requirements that demand index matching.

Technical Data

-tank sizes and capacity (width x depth x height)

cleaning tank: 120 x 220 x 160 mm
                              12 l (incl. weir, buffer tank and filtration)

coating tank: 90 x 220 x 120 mm
                            3.7 l (incl. weir, buffer and filtration)

-cleaning stages

1 double stage US-cleaning station
1 double stage tap-water rinsing station
1 double stage DI-water rinsing station
1 double stage IR-drying station

-hard coating tanks

2 primer, hot air-curing stage after primer
2 HC, hot air-curing stage after hardcoat

-lens diameter

30 – 85 mm 

-lenses per carrier

4 lenses (2 pairs)

-cycle time

4 – 5 min/stage (approx. 1h floor to floor)

-lenses per hour

nominal: 40 lenses/h (20 pairs)
up to 48 lenses/h (24 pairs)

-power consumption

5 kVA avg.

-machine weight

approx. 1330 kg (2933 lb.)

-dimensions (width x depth x height)

approx. 3015 x 1000 x 2117 mm (119 x 39 x 83 inches)

-All data subject to change without notice. Please verify details with SCHNEIDER.


  DHC 40
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