Duret, the Swiss-based machine manufacturer, supply polishing machines to some of the world's largest and most renowned watchmakers.
When designing this highly advanced equipment, Duret were looking for a 1.5kW drive with 3 phase, 230V supply for the USA and Far East markets and 3 phase 400V supply for Europe.
The Optidrive was able to meet this criteria exactly with the 230V and 400V versions both available in exactly the same casing size and design.
The Duret design also makes use of an Optiport for remote control of the Optidrive, with Optilink used between the port and the drive to eliminate the noise interference often associated with electrical connections.
Swiss watch manufacturer, Patek Philippe, are one of the first companies to benefit from this advanced technology. The last independent watchmaker in Geneva, manufacturing some of the finest timepieces in the world since 1839, Patek Philippe are renowned for their leading position in this market.