Briot to Release eXpression, an All-in-One Edging System

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CUMMING, Ga.—Briot is launching a new edging system, eXpression, at International Vision Expo West. Billed as an “all-in-one” machine, eXpression includes several upgraded features and technology at an affordable price.

A new stepper motor drive provides improved accuracy. Small, 90mm edging wheels provide a better quality bevel. New lens measurement technology delivers increased precision. An improved clamping unit provides stable clamping pressure.

eXpression also features a newly developed mainboard for a faster, more reliable process. A small, tilted grooving wheel allows precise grooving on regular and curved lenses. Individual chamfering is available in front and rear. A new comprehensive touch screen interface includes four areas: tracing, shape administration, centering and blocking, and edging.

Other upgrades include a faster, improved tracing process, shape modification, including a bottom half and axis comparison screen, parallax-free blocking, and a display of the required lens blank diameter. A smooth manual blocking process, a large variety of options for different bevel/grooving programs, a manual bevel/groove for flexibility and polishing of V- and flat bevels round out the unit’s capabilities. ■

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