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    Gerber Coburn Introduces New Surface Blocker

    [bc]Gerber Coburn has it Covered Again with
    Eclipse – An All New Surface Blocker [/bc]
    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. – Gerber Coburn Optical Inc. adds Eclipse Surface Blocker&#153, a state-of-the art surface blocking system, to its broad line of lens processing products.

    Based on the highly popular Step One&#153, Eclipse offers standard features and higher throughput, plus several new features, indicated Randy Baldwin, group product manager, Gerber Coburn.

    “Eclipse has new features such as an automatic material fill with overfill sensors, a turbo chilling chamber, and an automatic block and lens detection system. Customers can choose between a unit that dispenses wax or alloy and one that employs Gerber Coburn’s standard pin blocks or AcuBlock™ blocks,” he stated. Baldwin went on to say “Eclipse is our 21st century version of the Step One Blocking System, which revolutionized the preparation of ophthalmic lenses for surface generating nearly a decade ago. We’re pleased to be able to offer this all new version that meets the current needs of all size laboratories.”

    According to Baldwin, “We believe that innovation is based on listening – then applying original thinking and current technology to what you’ve learned. And with Eclipse we’ve done just that.”
    Eclipse offers a long list of new user-friendly features/benefits, including:
    • External 10” View Screen displays downloaded job information and frame data
    • Block Adaption System allows labs to use their current inventory of blocks
    • Automatic Block and Lens Detection alerts users if a lens or block is not detected
    • Small Diameter Blocking Fixture allows small diameter lenses to be blocked
    • Interactive Material Filler uses a pre-melter to drip melted wax into the reservoir
    • Automatic Material Sensor displays a warning signal when the reservoir is low
    • Automatic Material Fill with Overflow Sensors fills the blocking chamber with blocking material
    • Turbo Chilling Chamber reduces the time to block lenses by 50%
    # # #
    Gerber Coburn is the world’s leading provider of computer integrated optical lens processing systems. The company designs, produces, markets and supports equipment, software and supplies used in surfacing prescriptions in lens blanks, coating lenses, and machining lenses to fit patient frames. Based in South Windsor, Conn., Gerber Coburn operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Gerber Scientific Inc.

    Gerber Scientific is the world’s leading supplier of high technology systems and solutions that enable mass customization in diverse markets – sign making and specialty graphics, apparel and flexible materials, and optical lens processing. Gerber Scientific serves these industries through four wholly owned subsidiaries: Gerber Scientific Products, South Windsor, Conn.; Spandex PLC, Bristol, England; Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn.; and Gerber Coburn Optical Inc., South Windsor, Conn. In addition, the company is building a presence in the global packaging and commercial printing industries through its Gerber Innovations group, Manchester, Conn. Gerber Scientific Inc. is an NYSE-listed company (symbol GRB) with approximately $503 million in annual revenue, and employs about 2,300 globally. It also is headquartered in South Windsor.
    Step One and AcuBlock are trademarks of Gerber Coburn Optical Inc.
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