A most modern digitalized and
automated lens production.
An increasing demand for eyeglass lenses for Szatmár’s target markets in the UK and Eastern Europe led to the decision to take the step towards an automated production line. 27 new Modulo machines with small footprint complement the existing production line to manufacture more than 19,000 lenses per day.
The enhanced Modulo Line self-organising system has increased surfacing capability to 130,000 lenses per week for our Northern European stores.
Production Manager Szatmár Optikai Kft.
was all it took
to add another
lenses per hour.
lenses per day.
+ 180 lenses/h capacity
The fastest ramp up of a Modulo line ever.
+ 220 lenses/h capacity
Installed under running conditions. No downtime.
Doubling the throughput of
generators and polishers
The existing and the new line are set up side-by side offering a direct comparison.
What strikes the eye: Despite the relatively smaller number of generators and polishers in the new setup its throughput is significantly higher.
How is this possible? The increase in throughput can be attributed to two effects. One is the superiority of the new machine generations. Another one is grounded in the Modulo Line’s one-of-a-kind arrangement and production philosophy.
The system intelligently interlinks machines, measurement systems, accessories and conveyors in one single unit with the cognitive machines managing the production flow fully self-sufficiently.
The result: Szatmár’s new Modulo Line achieves twice the throughput of the generators and polishers compared to the existing production line.
Benefiting from industry 4.0
intelligence in opthalmics
Szatmár has been using the SCHNEIDER Modulo Control Center since the start
of production in 2016 to monitor and control the production flow with an
intelligently designed management cockpit. The active use of the Control Center
leads to lower machine downtimes and better utilization of the tools through
various analysis and troubleshooting options.
The result: The Control Center data helped to drastically increase the lifetime of the diamond tools and the error analysis of the cooling fluid contributed to cost reduction within the overall production.
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Q&A with VSP's Don Oakley
VSP Optics - We interviewed early president of VSP Optics, Don Oakley, at the inauguration of the Modulo line installation back in 2014 and 7 years later. Watch the interview to learn about his Modulo experience.