Essilor Unveils New Eye Protect System

To address the growing need for protection against increasing exposure to blue light and UV, Essilor is introducing Eye Protect System, a lens innovation making eye protection more accessible to everyone. This includes the launch of Smart Blue Filter, which provides embedded protection against harmful blue-violet light while allowing the beneficial blue-violet light to pass through on an aesthetically clear lens. This product innovation signifies a major advancement because most blue light and UV protection products available are a coating applied to the lens surface that has an obvious color. Eye Protect System will provide protection against the harmful blue-violet and UV light. For protection against the more intense amounts of blue and UV light encountered outdoors, Transitions lenses or sunwear lenses should be worn - such as Xperio UV polarized sun lenses manufactured by Essilor. For more information visit

“Gem Cut” Complements Line of Natural and “JPP Gold” Turning Tools

Jeanie Premium Products is offering the new “Gem Cut” Turning Tool to complement their large family of high-quality diamond tools. The Gem Cut provides precise cuts, extended tool life and the same benefits as a natural diamond but with more consistency in the quality and number of cuts for the end user. This item along with their natural diamond and JP Gold Diamond cover all the individual lab preferences. In continuing their high-quality cost-effective diamond tooling options, the Gem Cut has been a great transitional tool for those using natural diamonds—it’s clear, precise and offers the needed rake and angle requirements needed for the end users. The Jeanie Gem Cut is a stocked item and available for immediate shipping. Relapping services are also available. For more information visit

LABTECH: New Products May/June 2016

New Santinelli Edger

Santinelli International introduced the all-new LE-1200 Lens Edger at Vision Expo East. The model features a newly designed multi-frame tracer, software that offers a shorter cycle time for higher productivity and a special tailored min-bevel function. As the company is commemorating their 25th anniversary with NIDEK Co., Ltd. this year, part of their new booth included an autograph wall for clients to sign. For more information:

Satisloh’s VFT-orbit 2 Raises the Bar

A few years ago, Satisloh introduced their high-volume VFT-orbit. The company is raising the bar that their high-volume flagship generator set with the introduction of the new VFT-orbit 2. The fully-automated VFT-orbit 2 is even faster, easier to service, and the most robust generator in its class. 

“Several innovations make the VFT-orbit 2 incredibly fast. A high performance milling spindle for cribbing and rough surfacing improves speed and throughput up to 20 percent,” said Ian Gregg, VP, sales operations, “Also the proprietary milling tool interface for the 14-tooth cutter enables 60 percent higher revolution speed and guarantees unsurpassed accuracy and stiffness, reduced run-out and extended tool life.”

The new design not only differs visually from the old one, but also makes service and maintenance easier. It has a round, LED-illuminated working chamber so operators can easily clean and maintain the machine as well as see process steps clearly. A new machine base design offers installation options, with the choice of either left or right drainage, as well as ergonomically better access to utility connections.

Another design feature making the VFT-orbit 2 even better than its predecessor is Satisloh’s new proprietary tool holder with an optional integrated cooling system. This allows processing all materials with highest accuracy and lowers tool costs. Improving its robustness is a new V10 B-axis with an electrical plug-in system that makes maintenance easy. A power-save mode automatically turns off air bearings when the machine is idle, resulting in up to 20 percent overall energy savings. Satisloh’s innovative engineering once again raises the bar for digital generating. For more information, visit




March/April LabTalk 2016