Description: High speed, compact generator
Features: Engineered for processing All-Format lenses, the VFT-orbit produces up to 100 lenses per hour in “cut to polish” mode and generates both conventional and free form surfaces, which is 15 to 25 percent faster than Satisloh’s VFT-ultra. It combines proven voice coil-actuated technology used in Satisloh’s VFT generating line with proprietary Circumvolution Technology—an innovative orbital aligned tool and axis layout. With this new tool arrangement, the VFT-orbit has a compact footprint (same size as the VPro); weighs 30 percent less than Satisloh’s VFT-Ultra. The circular tool arrangement allows for smoother, faster transitions between processing steps, resulting in increased throughput while maintaining error-free surface geometry. The VFT-orbit will be available for delivery this fall.
Manufacturer: Schneider Optical Machines
Description: Blocking station designed with technical, environmental economical considerations in mind.
Features: New blocking material, Connex, replaces conventional alloy. Connex is an environmentally friendly, high-performance plastic that is economical, reusable and guarantees optimal mechanical stability of the blocked lens. CB Fusion uses Connex by fully supporting the lens area. Unwanted vibrations during surfacing are reduced. Benefits include high precision blocking; full-block support for maximal strength; recyclable blocking material for lower costs; no toxic waste, environmentally safe; easy process integration into existing surfacing lines; operator-friendly touch screen; interface to all existing lab server systems.
Manufacturer: Shamir Insight
Description: Shamir’s PolyPlus material combined with Transitions VI
Features: Clear lenses indoors and at night. Quickly darken when you go outdoors. Block 100 percent of harmful UVA and UVB rays. reduce discomforting and disabling glare. Compatible with virtually all frame styles. Shamir PolyPlus is manufactured in Israel at new, state-of-the-art plant using latest energy/ecological saving production technologies and highest quality control. 80mm blanks fit a variety of prescriptions. Lenses received high marks in Bayer test. Lightweight, highest impact resistance. Bifringence-free and “water white” clear. Six times more resolution than standard lenses. Developed with Shamir’s Freeform Optics. Extended base curve selection. Up to 40 percent flatter, thinner than standard-index lenses.
Manufacturer/Distributor: 3M/Signet Armorlite
Description: These edging pads are the newest additions to Signet Armorlite array of 3M optical lab supplies.
Availability: 1,000-pad rolls. Choices include #1707, an 18mm oval shaped half-eye pad (same size/shape as 1696M LEAP III), and #1708, a 24mm round pad (same size/shape as 1695M LEAP III). Complimentary pads included with every pair of Kodak Unique digital lenses ordered with Kodak Clean’N’CleAR AR Coating. Samples available upon request.
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