Optical Laboratory Automation


The manufacture of prescription lenses and other optical products requires a high-level of precision that naturally lends itself to the use of automated material handling and custom automation in production. Simplimatic supplies customers in the ophthalmic industry with material handling systems and custom robotic automation to aid in manufacturing eyeglasses and lenses in optical labs.

Optitrak™ material handling and automation systems safely and reliably convey lens blanks between cutting, coating, curing, polishing, and finishing. Optitrak™ systems can also utilize robotics for final packaging, case packing, and palletizing of lenses for shipment. Simplimatic’s line of conveyors, optical tray handlers, and other equipment make optical lab automation and manufacturing smart and simple.

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Simplimatic’s line of Optitrak™ ophthalmic equipment and other material handling systems are designed to help automate optical tray handling. Simplimatic’s expertise can help companies reduce scrap, lower labor costs, increase throughput, and maximize production speed and efficiency through the automated handling of eyeglass lenses.

  • Optitrak™ Curing Tower

  • Optitrak™ Tray Elevator / Lowerator

  • Optitrak™ Tray Stacker / Destacker

  • Optitrak™ Twin Strand Conveyor

  • Simpli-Flex® 83mm Tabletop Conveyor

  • Simpli-Flex® Alpine Conveyor

  • Simplimatic® Painted Steel Mat Top Conveyor

Simplimatic Automation designs, builds, and integrates custom robotic solutions including ISO class 7 clean room compliant (FED STD 209E 10,000 equivalent) certified robotic automation for ophthalmic manufacturing and fulfillment facilities across the globe. As a member of the FANUC© Robotics America Corporations’ distribution network, Simplimatic has the tools and relationships necessary to automate even the most unique optical conveying, packaging, palletizing or storage needs. Simplimatic specializes in the design, integration, assembly, and software support of robotic cells for both in-line and independent operation. Like Simplimatic’s base of unique customers, each robotic automation solution is custom tailored for a specific application and function.

  • Simplimatic® Automated Mobile Robots (AMR)

  • Simplimatic® Custom Automation Cell

  • Simplimatic® Robotic Assembly Cell

  • Simplimatic® Robotic Lens Handling System

  • Simplimatic® Robotic Palletizer

Simplimatic Automation - Engineering Services

Simplimatic provides ophthalmic conveying and packaging customers with complete access to a team of mechanical, electrical, and system integration engineers. These engineers use their expertise to provide the optimal solution of material handling and automation equipment for optical manufacturing and distribution companies. Each engineering goal is to achieve maximum line efficiency, ensure maximum line up-time, optimize the cost/benefit ratio, and deliver superior long-term service and support.

Simplimatic Automation - Integration Services

Each piece of Simplimatic machinery is offered with optional installation packages for customers around the globe. Simplimatic’s field service engineers travel to facilities to integrate each piece of machinery, while simultaneously giving customers the knowledge and training they need to operate their equipment optimally to maximize throughput and minimize line downtime.

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Simplimatic utilizes a network of direct sales personnel, manufacturers, representatives, and integrators, depending on your industry. Simplimatic’s corporate office is located in Central Virginia and operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST/GMT – 05:00).