Santinelli to Debut Five-Axis ‘Milling’ Industrial Edging Platform

By Andrew Karp: Group Editor, Lenses + Technology

HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y.—Santinelli International will debut its dry cut lens edging technology with the all-new Xtrimer SE-1 Industrial Edger at Vision Expo West. The debut will provide show attendees with a preview of the unit’s proprietary five-axis milling technology.

The Xtrimer SE-1 was designed in Japan by Nidek lens edger engineers with the goal of providing the latest and most advanced dry edging technology and cutting edge software in a user-friendly, reliable and space-saving design. The edger’s robust construction and compact size are well suited to both high volume retail labs and industrial wholesale labs, Santinelli said.

The unit is also optimized for processing durable lens materials such as polycarbonate and Trivex. Its new platform will feature the company’s signature quality high curve beveling, grooving, drilling, polishing, safety beveling, customized shelf beveling, inclined beveling and partial step beveling.

The Xtrimer SE-1 will be available as a stand-alone edger and is also designed to operate in a large volume capacity in conjunction with the RHU-2200 Robotic Handing System. It will be in final production design in early 2013, according to Santinelli.