Automated Tray Handling

Lento, Ken
October 2007
LabTalk;Oct2007, Vol. 35 Issue 158, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses how optical laboratories can benefit from using a total or partial automated tray handling system. The implementation of conveyors from lens pick to shipping at Pinnacle Optical has increased the lab output by more than 20 percent and significantly reduced breakage. A speed-controlled first-in, first-out (FIFO) conveyor can also minimize the time from blocking to edging. The factors to consider when justifying a conveyor system are also noted.


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