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Filtertech Expands Advanced Optical Lab Equipment Line

Filtertech announces the release of their latest system, the LGEN-PAL.

This revolutionary system is the sixth addition to their advanced line of clarifying systems for the optical industry. With three models; fully-automatic, semi-automatic, and manual, the LGEN-PAL is designed for all lens generating labs to easily treat spent polish and alloy waste water all in one system.

The LGEN-PAL reclaims clean water from both alloy water and spent polish at the same time. The treatment allows thick, dry waste to be thrown away as a solid waste and clean water to be safely put down the drain. With the possibility of fines being imposed as high as $50,000 for improper disposal, optical labs need to safely treat their alloy and spent polish water. With the creation of this new, easy-to-use system, Filtertech meets the demands of high-efficiency lens generation by safely removing waste.

“With today’s growing concerns of environmental impact, Filtertech is proud of our latest system that will help the optical industry stay green while significantly reducing the high costs of using outside sources for spent polish and alloy water removal,” said Jamal El-Hindi, System Developer.

Filtertech also recently partnered with PSI (Practical Systems, Inc.), an independently owned U.S. manufacturer and distributor of quality optical lab supplies and equipment, to market and sell the LGEN-PAL system. Other filtration equipment that Filtertech manufacturers specifically for the lens generation industry, include: the LGEN-P, a high efficiency coolant filter with single discharge point of heavy and fine solids; the LGEN-BR, a high efficiency swarf briquetter with 20:1 reduction; the LGEN-V, for high efficiency coolant filtration using vacuum; the LGEN-DS1, for pumping dirty coolant to a centralized filter system; and the LGEN-CFS, that automatically mixes water and coolant to any percentage and doses with defoamer to keep the system running effectively and autonomously.

PSI Offers New Cad-Con 1000

Cad-Con 1000, used to treat alloy wastewater for safe disposal, has been reformulated.

New higher-grade, less dense chemicals are now being used, giving Cad-Con a powder-like texture. This new and improved formula mixes with wastewater better, so that it only needs to be thoroughly blended once. The new chemicals aid gravity to completely separate the treated wastewater from the sediment leaving a very clear effluent and a distinct sediment layer in the bottom of the tank or bucket. This sediment layer remains intact when pouring off the effluent for discharge, eliminating the need to absorb residual water in paper or other absorbents before sediment disposal. The sediment that is left is a wet paste that can be scraped out and accumulated in a dedicated “scrap” container for eventual recovery of the metals.

To obtain a notable step toward sustainability in lab operations, accumulate the wet paste and arrange for it to be recovered along with alloy dross and skimmings, allowing for zero discharge of alloy metals. Since the sediment is not waste, but scrap for metals recovery, there is no possibility of generating a regulated waste.

Cad-Con 1000 is an economical way to treat alloy tank wastewater for non-hazardous disposal. It separates lead and cadmium from the wastewater and settles it so the water can be poured down the drain. It encapsulates cadmium and lead particles making them inactive for safe metals recovery. For more information, visit LookToPSI.com.

LABTECH: New Products September/October 2016

Satisloh North American Headquarters Expand — Again

Satisloh North America continues expanding their headquarters, based in Germantown, Wisconsin, with a recently completed 13,000 square foot addition to their warehouse as well as moving their training Academy into space vacated by another tenant. The company has been in Germantown, Wisconsin for 23 years and has expanded their headquarters' footprint six times—or on average every 4.5 years.

"Only two years after moving to this new, bigger space, we continued growing and now occupy the entire building 56,000 square feet," said Pete Lothes, Satisloh president/CEO. "Because of our much larger warehouse space, we now house all products at our headquarters. Previously, we rented space at other locations because we simply did not have enough room for our entire inventory."

The company's training program, Satisloh Academy, now has 12,000 square feet of private training space for attendees that travel to Germantown. The newly expanded Academy space also features a dedicated classroom as well as a private kitchen and entrance. The expanded space includes a tradeshow staging area, as well.

For more information visit www.satisloh.com.


Laser Engraver for Optical Materials

Eye DNA announces release of EyeBeam, a laser engraver for optical materials compatible with Eyedentify eyewear and accessories. This new machine enables the operator to easily create their own branded private label product, via engraving names and logos on plastic and metal eyewear in seconds. EyeBeam features a laser for high-speed marking and engraving with a highly accurate resolution of .01mm, and a 3axis adjustment table.  Eyedentify Ophthalmic is a collection of optical frames and materials that work in conjunction with the EyeBeam laser engraver.  Intended for optical laboratories and retailers interested in private label production. How it works: Branding or personalization such as logos, text, and images are rapidly etched or marked by laser beam using easy-to- use computer software configures graphics and controls operation of the laser. The laser is rated for 100,000 hours of marking before service recommendation and comes with a one year warranty for any manufacturer defects.

For more information please visit http://eyedna.com


New from Coburn Technologies the HPE-8000X Exxpert Edger

"HPE-8000X is the successor to our current model, HPE-8000, and now provides a multitude of new features and advancements to support the continuously changing needs in lens and frame technology," states Wayne Labrecque, vice president of sales for Coburn Technologies.

New key features of the HPE-8000X include:

• Step Bevel Cutting: Newly introduced "step bevel cutting" assures that the lens will fit precisely into high-wrap sunglasses even with special shape cuttings, such as ventilation holes.

• 11 Different Lens Edge Finishes: More options are now available for different jobs.

• Reduce lens slippage: Adaptive swivel chuck is used to clamp the lens more evenly, while eliminating lens slippage.

• Import & Store DCS (OMA) Directly: Directly import DCS job files including frame shape, FPD, finishing style, lens material, drill coordinates and more.

• 6 Different Edging Positions: Various edging position options help provide more choices when matching lens and frame eye wire geometry.

• Retouch Support Back Up: Saves up to the last three retouch jobs allowing user to go back and edit recent jobs
if necessary.

"The step bevel function has been considered a very high end, but expensive, option. Now, with the HPE-8000X, we are changing this preconceived notion by offering this high-end feature at an affordable price point," states Bruno Yun, senior sales application engineer for Coburn Technologies.

The Expert Edger, HPE-8000X, will be showcased at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth LP6075.

For more information visit www.coburntechnologies.com, or call 1-800-COBURN-1 for pricing and additional details.


Lens Design, Coating and Materials from Rodenstock

Impression FreeSign 3
The Rodenstock development team is quite justified in calling Impression FreeSign 3 its best progressive lens of all times. Due to its patented flexible design technology, the lens provides unrestricted vision and can be perfectly matched to the personal lifestyle of the wearer. Thanks to patented Eye Lens Technology, progressive lenses are calculated on the basis of the latest physiological findings. With the combination of Impression FreeSign 3 and the DNEye ordering option, the aberrometric measurement data of the eye is incorporated into the lens optimization. That way the spectacles wearer receives a customized solution matched to his personal lifestyle, which he can exploit 100 percent of his individual vision potential.

For more information visit www.Rodenstock.com.


Solitaire 2
The 20-year success story of the Solitaire technology continues with Solitaire 2. The refined premium finishes were perfected and provide excellent all-round protection for lenses. Thanks to the plasma-assisted high-tech coating technology, which is applied in special high-vacuum systems, the scratch-resistance is twice as high as conventional lenses with an anti-reflection coating. A super anti-reflection coating, dust-, dirt- and water-repelling properties, climate-resistance, antistatic properties as well as an anti-fogging effect with Rodenstock FogFree are among the functions that a Rodenstock customer can expect. Through optimum UV protection against light that is incident from the front as well as the side, strain on the eyes from this harmful light component is also reduced. Rodenstock offers a 3-year guarantee on the high-tech finishes.

For more information visit www.Rodenstock.com.


ColorMatic IQ 2
ColorMatic IQ 2, self-tinting lenses are based on new dyes with a unique molecular structure. Appealing design colors, very true colors as well as even deeper tinting even on hot days and in the shade make these quality lenses into the ideal companion for everyday life. The new photochromic molecules are bigger and react more sensitively to UV light, through which the spectacles wearer experiences perfect tinting in the shade as well. The new molecular structure makes it possible to have deeper tinting than before at high temperatures and provides the perfect balance between the degree of tinting, becoming lighter quickly and clarity indoors.

For more information visit www.Rodenstock.com.

 

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