Automated deblocking of ART-blocked lenses

This fully automated deblocking system is the perfect addition to ART-Blocker-A, the key machine for alloy-free lens production.

It loads generated and polished lenses and returns deblocked lenses to the job tray. The deblocking system separates block-piece, adhesive, and lens by water jet and then dries both sides of the lens, making it inspection-ready. After separation, it sorts blocks by curvature and diameter, for efficient re-use.

The deblocked lenses are ready for all traditional hard- and AR-coating processes.


OPS (Open Platform Surfacing)
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Benefits and features

  • Water jet deblocking eliminates shock, reducing spoilage
  • Automated sorting of block-pieces by diameter and curvature
  • Highly efficient re-use of block-pieces
  • Closed water cycle, reducing water usage

Technical information

Lens materials

all standard organic and mineral materials, photochromic and polarized blanks

Working ranges

plano up to +15 dpt base curve / prism up to 5°
progressives, multi-focals, single vision lenses

Energy requirements

20 kVA, 208-400 V, 50-60 Hz

Dimensions (wxdxh)

1215 x 1801 x 1604 mm / 48 x 71 x 63 inches without pump and tank 


810 kg / 1786 lb