HSE modulo

Automated edging, intelligently combined

Introducing the HSE modulo

The first high speed double spindle edger for fully independent edging of the left and the right lens – on-the-block or blockless. The two separate multi-axis systems enable truly independent simultaneous processing of the lenses – no matter how diverse the job requirements.

The edger’s high rigidity and precise tool clamping allow for highest rpm processes. Working with exceptional speed, HSE Modulo sets new standards in performance and throughput.

The intuitive and easy to use shape editor opens up a broad range of finishing options to process even the latest complex styles, specialties included. The result: virtually unrestricted lens finishing. And with the SCHNEIDER blockless edging option costs can be reduced significantly.

Complex lenses: The HSE Modulo is fit to interpret even highly complex lenses and features high degrees of freedom and options to finish them with ease.

Highest speed for massive throughput

The HSE Modulo fulfills all the criteria for accurate high-speed edging: Built on an extra solid machine base the double spindle edger features the high rigidity to produce the smoothest surfaces. Perfectly centered tool holders guarantee more balance and accuracy during edging. Together these features form the ideal conditions for very precise edging even with highest rpm processes, making HSE Modulo a real speedster. Extremely efficient, the edger processes two lenses simultaneously and incorporates time saving parallel handling processes. While the fast handling system unloads the finished job, the next job is transferred to the working chamber, minimizing non-productive time. The result: a new standard in throughput.

HSE Modulo edging process

Unrestricted lens finishing for flawless first fit

The Modulo edger with its 2×4-axis design achieves highest feature accuracy and delivers a flawless and unmatched first fit rate even with extreme curves. Whether angled rimless drilling, V-beveling, T-grooving or polishing – HSE Modulo does it all with its set of 24 tools. The highfrequency milling spindles enable fast cut out of the rough shape. Afterwards the fine work is done with precision – including front and back safety bevels. For delicate lenses such as super-hydrophobics, the chucking pressure and rotation speed are automatically adjusted to prevent slippage.

Fashion’s best friend

The HSE Modulo is prepared to keep up with the constantly changing requirements of fashion – today and tomorrow. The advanced Shape Editor offers simple programming of virtually any shape in fashion, even the most complex. The elaborate software performs all optimizations fully automated to grant the best results without specific operator expertise. The HSE Modulo is designed to work with existing tracers on the market linked via the VCA/OMA protocol.

Advanced shape editor: The integrated shape editor comes with virtually unlimited options.

Excellent aesthetics

The right bevel positioning is the result of a sophisticated and skilled combination of several – sometimes divergent – factors and conditions. It depends on the lens edge thickness, lens and frame curvature, feature geometry, frame type, etc. The sophisticated set of SCHNEIDER beveling rules and options automatically produce better aesthetics with all common and complex jobs using a new algorithm based auto beveling function. Together with the automated size adjustment, best fit with superb aesthetics is guaranteed.

SCHNEIDER blockless option

The HSE Modulo is able to work with blocked lenses or it can be fitted with the SCHNEIDER blockless option. The fast non-tactile measurement technology determines the right lens position based on measurements or marks and printings. Working blockless, the HSE Modulo reduces costs and eliminates handling errors. No need for time consuming manual blocking. No costs for consumables

Integrated quality control

Optionally, HSE Modulo comes with an integrated optical measurement unit – LMU. For the first time ever, quality can be measured based on the full lens map inside an edger. The result is a fully automated quality control before further manufacturing steps occur. Mismatch is avoided, labor is reduced, and process efficiency gains are unmatched

The Modulo advantage

The HSE Modulo 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-a­-kind 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


Best first-fit rate and highest throughput

Robust machine design

Intuitive, simple to use shape editor

Broad range of finishing options

Premium polished edges

Automated front and backside safety beveling

On-the-block or blockless

Supports the new cognitive Modulo machine philosophy


HSE modulo brochure

Technical Data

lens diameter

up to Ø 85 mm

lens thickness

up to Ø 30 mm

lens material

CR39, Hi-index, Polycarbonate, Trivex®

minimum B-size (depending on the used block piece)

with WECO standard block piece 22 mm

blocking chucks

all common types

blockless option

no blocks needed

power consumption

3.3 kVA avg.

air requirement

6 bar (87 psi)

machine weight

approx. 1650 kg (3638 lb.)

dimensions without control panel (width x depth x height)

approx. 2055 x 1610 x 2110 mm (81 x 63 x 83 inches)

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