After processing a job, your molds will normally have some monomer residue and flashing stuck to the surface. All excess debris must be removed before the mold can be used again successfully. Cleaned molds must be stored properly to guarantee mold safety while the mold is not in use. Also, proper mold storage simplifies the picking process when the mold is needed again.
Molds must be cleaned after each use. Molds should be left in the soaking bins for at least 5 minutes before cleaning. Scrub molds thoroughly with the disposable mold scrubber pads. Pay special attention to edges. Rinse molds with running water if it is available. If running water is not available, use a container of tap water. (Remember to change the rinse container water frequently.) Spray rinsed molds immediately with Q-Spray and wipe them dry. Never store a wet mold.
TIP: Thoroughly clean and dry all molds. Anything left on a mold can cause an issue the next time it is used. This includes water spots.
The Q-2100 Lens System comes with several hundred digital free form molds. It is very important that they are stored properly in order to keep them organized. Each space in the mold storage unit is labeled for one specific mold. Make sure the mold you place there is the right one.
Pick a clean and dry mold. Read the mold designation near the edge of the mold and find the proper storage location in the storage unit. Put the mold back into its wrapper and put it into the allotted space. Do not put a mold into a space that is already occupied by another mold. Be careful not to bump molds against anything while storing them.
TIP: Always store molds properly. The protective wrapper prevents scratches and can help identify molds. Return molds to their proper storage locations so you can find them quickly.
Prior to lens production, always make sure the molds are loaded properly, the syringes are positioned correctly and the filters and tips are affixed accurately. Below are images to help walk you through the process.
When returning your nanoCLEAR AR unit for service, always remember to follow the packing instructions correctly to prevent damage and unnecessary repairs.
Located in the back of the nanoCLEAR AR unit:
Remove power cord
Remove network data cable
Remove data cable from wash module
Remove video PC cable
Remove high pressure supply hose
Remove drain hose to wash module
Remove all chemistry inlet tubing and replace with white caps
Remove vacuum inlet
Remove monitor from stand
Remove monitor stand & push monitor plug down the tube that it is housed in
Located in side your nanoCLEAR AR system:
Remove black mold stages
Remove wash bowl ring
Remove chemistry ring
Remove chemistry bowl liner and discard
Remove chemistry bowl and clean all chemistry from bowl
Remove tips and filters and replace with red caps
Lock motion arm into position to prevent movement. If possible, place the motion arm in the chemistry bowl position and lower the arm. When the motion arm reaches the lowest point press STOP COATING BUTTON. Place bubble warp or packing material on either side of motion arm to prevent movement and install the shipping bracket provided.
Placing nanoCLEAR AR system in the special system box:
Place tape or the shrink wrap it came with on the front door panel to prevent door from opening during shipping
Gently place nanoCLEAR AR system into box making sure it rests inside the foam cut out inside of box
Gently place the top foam insert on top of the nanoCLEAR AR system and push into place
Close box and remove any labeling on the outside
Tape box closed and place the appropriate shipping labels on the outside
When your system has been boxed up and/or you have any questions, please call Optical Dynamics Technical Support at 8000-587-2743.
Topic: You are getting ready to process a job or you have tried to process a job and the lenses didn’t cure properly when you notice that a message line has appeared on the upper left side of your Post Cure menu screen that reads SERVICE REQUIRED PRESS HELP.
The Reason Why: Your Post Cure Unit controls all of the functions for the Main Chamber. It runs checks on the lamps, lamp intensity, filament power as well as the temperature of the heating oven from the time the unit it is turned on until you turn the unit off. The System also monitors the current coming into your system and keeps track of the age of your lamps and air filter. If there is something that the system checks that is out of calibration the SERVICE REQUIRED PRESS HELP line will appear in the upper left portion of the main menu screen.
The Fix: When you press the HELP button located next to the main menu screen you will get a screen that looks like this:
01 OK Post Cure Temperature
02 OK Light Intensity
03 OK Lamp Power
04 OK Filament Heat Power
05 OK Lamp On Time
06 OK Post Cure Heaters
07 OK Lamp Temperature
08 OK Line Voltage
09 OK Communications
Any error detected will be highlighted and will have SERVICE in place of OK.
Example: 03 SERVICE Lamp Power
If SERVICE appears, select the item that indicates service required and press the encoder to get specific instructions regarding the error and how to proceed in troubleshooting.
The instructions may guide you as to how to repair this issue or it may guide you to call the Technical Support Team at Optical Dynamics (1800-587-2743 Ext. 276 or 283)