UltraBloc Precision Blocking Station

  • Overview

    UltraBloc Overview

    UltraBloc is an ergonomic tabletop blocking station for achieving fast setup times when precision blocking is necessary for optics manufacturing. Typical grinding and sub-aperture polishing of precision optics require the work piece to be held with vacuum or an adhesive onto a metal or plastic blocking body. The adhesive may be a wax, pitch, epoxy, or UV cement. UltraBloc allows you to efficiently and precisely align your optic and blocking body when using an adhesive.

    Features and benefits of the UltraBloc include:

    • 0 to 300 rpm motorized precision bearing spindle, which can be activated via a foot switch or with a manual switch for continuous rotation
    • Blocking bodies held with a precision hydraulic expansion chuck (with optional collets) or a v-block assembly to accommodate various diameter sizes
    • Operator has the option of vacuum assist through the center of the spindle, which is extremely helpful for small diameter optics
    • Horizontally mounted calipers and/or dial indicators assist in precise and repeatable alignment of lenses
    • Electronics and spindle assembly are totally enclosed
    • Actively air-cooled to dissipate heat from pitch or wax blocking more efficiently – using a torch or heat gun will not damage this robust unit
    • Easy to clean
    • Can also be utilized as a manual beveling station using diamond pads

    Achieve faster job setups and increased throughput by implementing the UltraBloc into your optical manufacturing lab.

  • Specs

    UltraBloc Technical Specifications

    Optical Blocking Specifications* UltraBloc
    Table Specifications
    Installed Size (W x D x H) 77 x 28 x 45 in.
    Installed Weight 370 lbs. (approximately)
    Process Limitations
    Work Spindle Speed 0-360 RPM
    Work Spindle Power 1/4hp
    Voltage 1Φ, 120V +/-10%
    Frequency 60Hz
    Full Load Amps 3A
    Supply Pressure 100 PSI
    Air Consumption 1 cfm