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Installing and ramping up a complete and automated flow solution in an optical lab - within a day

Press Release   •   Aug 26, 2013 10:00 CEST

The handling of the individual production orders (jobs) of eye glasses in optical labs is
traditionally manually. For larger optical labs, the handling of the trays for
the lenses and production orders has been automated for several years and
FlexLink are now taking a further step ahead with newly developed state-of-the-art
solutions for the small up to the larger labs.

- Quality guaranteed as the trays are gently handled with full access to escort memories
for flow control and production sequence

– Integrationand ramp-up is fast and easy due to the standardized design of the tray
handling functions with clear interfaces to machinery and operators

– Increased cleanliness and reduced complexity of installations thanks to electric instead
of pneumatic handling functions and compact, clean layouts

– Fast and accurate delivery of glasses as each production order is handled
individually for the shortest throughput time

– Enhancement and continuous improvements of the lab, thanks to the user friendly and
standardized, software based Youtilize solutions  for condition monitoring, Yield & OEE
metrics and smart routing

“In a recent case, we managed to install and ramp-up the equipment for a whole medium size lab within one day. Besides the obvious issues such as he safe and efficient handling of the trays and the smart routing, it gives a number of indirect benefits enhancing typical Lean issues like 5S, minimization of throughput time and general cleanliness.” concludes Ken Lento, Strategic Business Unit Manager  - Unique Products, FlexLink & Laetus US.

FlexLink is a leading provider of automation solutions for the optical lab industry since more than
10 years and our solutions are integrated in more than 200 labs worldwide.


is a leading provider of automated production flow solutions to assembly and manufacturing industries. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink operates sales units in 24 countries and is represented in more than 60. In 2012, FlexLink had 770 employees and the group turnover was 1,603 million SEK.

FlexLink is part of the Coesia Group consisting of 14 companies specialized in automated
machinery and industrial process solutions. In 2012, the Coesia Group had a turnover of 1,370 M€ (pro-forma) and 5,500 employees.


FlexLink Group

Mattias Perjos                              Klas Ålander
CEO                                             Corporate Communications 

+46 31 3371626                          +46 31 337 2499



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