Manufacturer: Landon Lens
Description: Value-priced short-channel polycarbonate PAL
Features: Tested by COLTS Laboratories for speed in turning dark, speed returning to clear and longevity; meets or exceed INO 89 and ISO 8980-3 international standards for photochromic lenses. Exceptionally clear indoors.
Availability: Gray and brown
Manufacturer/Distributor: MEI System
Description: Industrial edger designed for labs with high production requirements
Features/Functions: The Bisphera-XDD (also known as the Double R-XDD) shares the same features as MEI’s MonoSpheraRX-DD, while adding the capability of processing two lenses per cycle. The unit can produce a straight or inclined bevel, straight or inclined rimless with polishing and holes or notch, straight or inclined groove, step edge and special shapes for prescription sunglasses. The machine uses an automatic loader; a stack-loader is also available. Like the previous version of edger, Bisphera-XDD can work any kind of plastic material lens (base from 1 to 16) and can be interfaced with the most popular lab management software in OMA language.
Description: Ultra high-index, anti-reflective lens
Features/Functions: Finished front side aspheric design. Lenses are 45 percent thinner and 35 percent lighter than standard-index plastic lenses. Recommended for all frame styles. Super hydrophobic coating allows lenses to be cleaned easily and kept free of smudges.
Availability: Extensive range of -1.00 to -10.00D to a -3.00 cyl, -10.50
to -12.00 in half diopters to -2.00 cyl, and -12.50 to -15.00D sph in half diopters.
Manufacturer/Distributor: Salem Vision Group
Description: High-performance edging wheels
Features/Functions: Series consists of GTX-R roughing, GTX finishing and GTX polishing wheels. The wheels incorporate the latest diamond bonding technologies to produce a dramatic increase in the overall performance and cost-efficiency of plastic lens edging, from roughing to finishing to the final polish, regardless of the lens material, according to Salem.
The GTX-R roughing wheel features a brazed single-layer diamond bond. This configuration optimizes diamond exposure and concentration to produce faster, cooler, cleaner, cuts and to virtually eliminate wheel loading even with polycarbonate and Trivex lens materials. The GTX-R roughing wheel also features a surface coating that reduces torque during edging to maintain accurate axis alignment.
The GTX finishing and polishing wheels feature specifically formulated metal bonds. Each bond formulation is blended throughout with precisely graded diamond particles to optimize its specific application: finishing or polishing. The GTX finishing and polishing wheels contain the perfect combination of diamond size, concentration and bond hardness to produce fast, smooth, chip-free edges job after job.
GTX edging wheels can be used on all plastic lens materials including polycarbonate and Trivex and are available for all major brands of edgers.
(800) 234-1982, ext 232
Manufacturer/Distributor: Schneider Optical Machines
Description: Small size, small investment digital generator. Together with Schneider Swift Polisher, the HSC Sprint creates a low cost line that allows labs to process almost any free-form lens design, with no sacrifice in quality.
Features/Functions: Small footprint machine with all the same process capabilities of the larger HSC generators, including high speed milling. HSC Sprint uses same milling and fine turning technology as larger units. (Previously, the only smaller or lower cost digital generators were lathe turning only.) Combination of cutting technologies enables processing of all materials over a full range of curves without special handling.
The Sprint, along with Schneider’s Swift polisher, can process any lens type, from standard torics to complex, free-form surfaces. Produces around 40 lenses per hour each.
Other features include power safety system that automatically accounts for any severe power interruption without damage. Feed control system automatically detects the lens edge, optimizing process speeds and eliminating deblocking issues.
Size: 52-inches wide by 37-inches deep.