SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
AIT to Launch WECO Premium Patternless Edging System at Expo
Product: WECO Edge 680
Top Line: AIT Industries is releasing a new production patternless edger, the WECO Edge 680, next month at International Vision Expo East.
Close Up: The WECO Edge 680 Edging System exclusively offered by AIT offers integrated drilling, lensometry, autoblocking, grooving, safety bevel, wrap edging and a simple to use interface to process Chemistrie magnetic lenses.
“The lens materials and coatings of today and tomorrow require equipment that offers flexibility to minimize scrap. The 680 offers complete controls of motor speeds and lens feed to reduce scrap and deliver quality eyewear. The 680 follows in the rich tradition of WECO engineering” said Matthew Vulich, AIT’s vice president of marketing.
Vital Stats: The Edge 680 also offers a number of enhanced features including a larger, tiltable touch screen, redesigned more intuitive user interface, integrated bar code scanner, and total control over the motor parameters in the edger by material.
www.aitindustries.com; (800) 729-1959
Arch Crown Intros Gem-Where RFID Solutions for Marketing and Inventory Control
Product: Gem-Where is a state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solution for the eyewear and frame industry. Utilizing 900 MHz RFID technology, Gem-Where is ultra-sensitive for dense tag environments around metal objects or in display cases.
Top Line: RFID Smart Tags are made of durable plastic and are reusable. The RG900 USB Reader links the Smart Tag to frames and delinks when the item is sold. The Radiant Wand captures inventory by passing it over the wall and display showcases.
Close Up: Gem-Where can be a ‘stand-alone’ software for basic inventory reporting or for more detailed reports (inventory reconciliation and sales tracking), it can be integrated into your POS software.
Vital Stats: Utilizing 900 MHz RFID technology, Gem-Where is ultra-sensitive for dense tag environments around metal objects or in display cases.
www.ArchCrown.com; (800) 526-8353
PFO Global Launches New Web Site
Product: PFO Global Web Site
Top Line: PFO Global, a supplier of free-form lens technology and global fabrication of finished eyewear through its B2B logistics technology, AGS (Acuity Global System) has launched a new web site.
Close Up: The new site,
www.pfoglobal.com, offers ECP’s new options on high quality, low cost complete eyewear. With a secure user name and password, ECP’s can choose from 60 different frame styles and order finished eyewear with single vision, bifocal or with PFO Global’s brand of free-form progressive lenses, identity, in all materials and add-on options. Ordering through the website ensures each order is submitted efficiently and accurately.
“PFO’s global lab manufacturing systems allow us to offer the best quality in products and services to the ECP at the lowest possible cost point,” said Rudolf Suter, CEO and president.
Vital Stats: PFO’s Acuity Global Systems (AGS) links the optical world with safe, proven data communications. Proprietary cloud technology insures that orders are secure in transmission between provider offices and production labs in the U.S. and other global locations.
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Tech-Optics Offers Focusable Near-Task Vision Loupe
Product: Focusable Near Task-Vision Loupe
Top Line: Tech-Optics International is releasing a focusable loupe for near-task vision.
Close Up: The loupe has a number of useful features:
Vital Stats: The loupe is economically priced. Call Tech-Optics for professional/wholesale pricing.
- Worn like spectacles and easy to adjust
- Focusable working distance between 10 to 17 inches
- Hard coated optics with 2.5X magnification
- Fine focusing on both telescopes
- Adjustable pupillary distance
- Adjustable nose pads for height and comfort
- Widest field of view (three inches)
- Aspheric (distortion free) and Achromatic (color correct)
www.techopticsinternational.com; (800) OPTICS-7
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