Schneider’s new surfacing machines offer compact, affordable solutions for your practice.

Surfacing lenses isn’t typically the first thing most ECPs think of as a profit center when starting a retail business, yet Schneider Optical Machines has developed a line of equipment ideal for ECPs willing to take the leap.


Schneider’s new Nano surfacing line is notable for two of its major features: small sizes and low prices. Comprised of the HSC Nano X and HSC Nano XP free-form generators and the CCP Nano polisher, the Nano line’s compact size and affordable price points make them appealing to both small labs and larger retailers. However, although these units are small, Schneider claims that the capabilities of these machines rivals its larger Sprint and Modulo lines in range and lens quality.


The HSC Nano X generator has all the features an ECP would need at an extremely affordable price. Although it’s the size of a moving box, the Nano X offers robust characteristics that are easily accessible through its graphical interface. It is also highly modularized, so you can customize it to meet your initial surfacing needs, then add more to it as you grow, minimizing your up-front investment costs.


ECPs looking for the smallest free-form generator footprint in the business (yet still want the ability to process branded lens products) should check out the HSC Nano XP. Its small size and increased capabilities enable it to produce lenses in any environment and make it an ideal choice for small or first-time labs. The Nano XP is the same size as the Nano X and is also highly modularized. It also has milling, diamond cutting, and advanced laser engraving capabilities.


According to Schneider, the CCP Nano has the smallest footprint of any free-form lens polishing machine in the industry. The CCP Nano also uses a simple graphical touch screen to access its many features, and its steel chamber is ergonomically friendly and easy to clean. The CCP Nano can polish curves up 18.00D, and its “Click-Easy” soft tool polishing pads are disposable.

With Schneider’s compact and affordable Nano line, in-office surfacing is easier than you think.


• Usable on all Rx and free-form lens designs

• Pre-configured bundle of lab management and lens design software

• Highest curve range in the industry, according to Schneider

• On-board laser engraving capability

• Easy automated tool calibration

• Full remote diagnostic capabilities

Mark Johnson is the Director of Optical Services at Virginia Eye Institute in Richmond, VA.

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1 Comment

  1. Elton Cabral on

    Hi, how are you? I’m from Brazil and I’m interested in acquiring a free form for my optical laboratory, but I do not have much knowledge. your machine and the softwere used by your company so would like to know the cost and more technical details about your machine

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