CCU modulo ONE

Blocking performance at a new level

Blocking performance at a new level

Integrated block size exchange for highest productivity

One auto blocker covering virtually all of a labs’ blocking requirements at highest speed. With CCU Modulo ONE, SCHNEIDER introduces the only auto blocker today with automated block size exchange and achieves unprecedented efficiency in blocking.
Time-consuming manual changes are a thing of the past. Thanks to the innovative technology, CCU Modulo ONE has multiple block sizes – a minimum of three and up to six – readily available at all times. And the best part: The exchanges are carried out automatically and without increasing cycle time.
With the added flexibility, CCU Modulo ONE solves a well-known problem: Inefficient block size distribution and poor machine utilization. For any lab size, a wider
range of blocking requirements can be met with a smaller number of machines.
The proprietary lens measuring unit guarantees perfectly oriented lenses. An intelligent fill control provides highly consistent and precise fillings – no under or over fillings. Thanks to the smart design, the alloy and block pieces can be refilled during operation.
Non-stop uninterrupted blocking for highest throughput, at lowest cost per lens.

Full flexibility. Added efficiency

Traditionally, to cover all blocking requirements labs would have two options: They would employ multiple auto blockers fitted with different block rings. This requires complex automation, often resulting in poor machine utilization.

Alternatively, labs would sort the jobs and change block rings in between batches – a timeconsuming manual process that demanded stopping not only the blocker but often the complete line. Significant downtime is the outcome.

Automated block size exchange inside

Now, SCHNEIDER introduces the first auto blocker with automated block size exchange. With a minimum of three and up to six block sizes at immediate disposal, CCU Modulo ONE covers virtually all blocking requirements of a lab in a single machine. The exchanges are carried out without increasing cycle times.

Tailored for you

Labs can freely define their block sizes depending on the statistical distribution – which sizes are most commonly used.

This maximized production flexibility facilitates best machine utilization and use of time for highest efficiency.

Fast and reliable evaluation

The proprietary high-resolution optical measuring and alignment system is extra robust and measures the lens much faster than competing systems. It recognizes a wider range of products and reliably and accurately evaluates the lens. Perfect orientation and alignment is guaranteed.

High precision fillings. Minimized losses

The highly accurate and intelligent fill control stops the alloy flow at exactly the right time, guaranteeing the most precise and consistent fillings and high-quality fillings in the market with – no over or under fillings – no matter which blank is used. The controlled flow also prevents blowholes.
Thanks to the active cooling of the blocking stations, the alloy cures quickly, speeding up the process and throughput is increased.

Intelligent block piece automation

The block pieces are stored in a space-saving cartridge magazine. This way, fast access to a large number of block pieces is provided and longterm uninterrupted processing is facilitated.

The intelligent block piece feeding system recognizes and adjusts the orientation fully automatically. Unsuitable block pieces are rejected. To assure shortest cycle times, the block pieces are transferred in auxiliary times.

Easy upkeep and maintenance


CCU Modulo ONE has been optimized for easy upkeep and maintenance. All essential components have been arranged for best accessibility to guarantee that interventions can be carried out at as little downtime as possible, e.g. the blocking stations and C-axis. The latter can be easily taken out and cleaned for minimal disruption.

Non-stop productivity

Without any interruptions, the alloy and the block pieces can be easily refilled during operation thanks to the auto blockers smart design. Both the alloy tank and cartridge loader for the block pieces are easily accessible from the outside. This way long term uninterrupted blocking is guaranteed.

The Modulo advantage

The CCU modulo ONE comes with an on-board global interface philosophy that allows for connection to the Modulo system. Once connected to the Modulo system, the machine works as an integral part of this one-of-akind system solution and is subject to the centralized monitoring Control Center. The lab manager is fully informed about the current status of the machine. Therefore critical situations and downtime can be avoided before they arise. Higher uptimes and increased yields are guaranteed.

Modulo Self-Organizing System


Unmatched throughput and uptime

Highest machine utilization

Fully-automated block size exchange

Maximum flexibility - three to six block sizes

Drastic reduction of non-productive times

Consistent high-quality precision blocking

Very little material consumption

Highest efficiency and yield


CCU modulo ONE brochure

Technical Data

lens diameter

up to Ø 85 mm

lens material

all organic and mineral lens materials

blocking material

blocking diameter


blocking height

clamping system

7 – 10 mm

prism angle

up to 5°

power consumption

1 kVA avg.

air requirement

min. 6 bar (87 psi)

machine weight

approx. 1200 kg (2646 lb.)

dimensions without control panel (width x depth x height)

approx. 1720 x 1750 x 1715 mm (68 x 69 x 68 inches)

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