Essilor Instruments USA Launches All-Inclusive Digital Tracer/Blocker

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 Iness T is a two-in-one device that combines advanced optical shape tracing with accurate digital centering.
GERMANTOWN, Wis.—Iness T, the industry’s first tracer/blocker featuring Essilor Instruments’ proprietary OST system for accurate optical shape tracing, made its North American debut earlier this month at Vision Expo West. A member of Essilor’s Triplets family, Iness T is a unique two-in-one device that combines advanced optical shape tracing with accurate digital centering.

“Iness T features a new level of accuracy for optical shape tracing and eliminates a mechanical tracer purchase. Pairing it with a Jess edger makes it an affordable entry level finishing system with state-of-the-art features,” said Robin Rhodes, director of sales, Essilor Instruments USA.

“Until now, optical tracing wasn’t accurate enough for many of today’s frame styles,” Rhodes noted. “Our engineers designed the special 3D OST software that together with a sophisticated infra-red light system provides extremely accurate traces.”

Iness T creates 3D shapes from any demo lens or pattern, based on 800 points trace and frame curve parameters and uses a two-way optical path, eliminating lens power distortion. The blocker has a parallax-free camera system and 3D compensation, as well as a wide working area for lens marking visualizations even on lenses with dark tints. Iness T can store up to 1,000 jobs and offers a second edger connection to handle more edging capacity. n

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