The HRC-180 is a self-contained, fully
automated system for the application of high-performance,
scratch resistant coating to all types of plastic and
polycarbonate lenses. HRC-180 uses an advanced coating
technology called 100% Solids, which allows complete utilization
of the coating, eliminating volatile solvents and waste.
The integrated system automatically cleans, coats, and cures
lenses in one quick, uninterrupted cycle, eliminating exposure
to dust and dirt, minimizing lens handling, and bypassing lens
inspection prior to the curing phase. With this process, labs
gain increased throughput and consistently high yields.
To begin the cycle, the operator simply pushes the start button
once via an easy-to-use, touch pad interface, places a lens into
the mounting drawer, and then closes the drawer shut. An
eccentric motor vibrates the lens nest to center the lens. Once
centered the lens is picked up and delivered to the cleaning
station. HRC-180 cleans the lens of contaminants by spraying it
while spinning with high-pressure de-ionized or distilled water.
After cleaning, the lens is automatically dried with dry,
The cleaned and dried lens is automatically transferred to the
coating station where coating resin is sprayed onto the lens
while the lens is spinning. Once employed any coating excess is
reclaimed and used in subsequent coating cycles. This 100%
Solids coating technology is operator-friendly, containing no
hazardous or flammable solvents and having no offensive odors
commonly found in solvent-based coatings. Gerber Coburn coatings
do not require isopropyl alcohol in the cleaning or coating
Once the coating is applied, the lens moves into the ultra
violet curing station. Internal counters monitor the UV output
to ensure proper curing and warn operators when bulbs no longer
function at acceptable levels. HRC-180's innovative method of
holding lenses successfully cures thin centered lenses without
warping, including 1.60 index. And, since curing is integrated
into the entire process, operator exposure to UV light or
chemicals is eliminated.
Totally self-contained and fully automated, the HRC-180 can be
located in a normal laboratory environment, eliminating the need
for a clean room. Economical, built-in air filters reduce
airborne and solid contaminants to less than 1.2 microns to
ensuring exceptional coating results.
Cured lenses are produced every 24 seconds or 140-150 lenses per
hour, making the HRC-180 one of the fastest coating units on the
market. By containing cleaning and coating in one unit, the
HRC-180 eliminates inspection prior to curing. And the integral
cleaning cycle minimizes lens preparation and handling,
especially when used in conjunction with an ultrasonic cleaning
Designed for easy access, the HRC-180 allows operators to freely
replenish fluids, replace the UV bulb, and provide preventative
Sophisticated technology reduces operator maintenance of the
HRC-180. Built in sensors and diagnostics constantly monitor the
system's performance and guards against processing errors.
Intelligent software displays machine status and prompts
operators for necessary preventative maintenance routines.