Gerber Coburn Offers Alloy AcuBlock&#153 Eclipse Surface Blocker&#153 To its Surfacing Product Line
Company Extends Lucrative Trade-In Allowance
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. Gerber Coburn announces the addition of an alloy AcuBlock version to its Eclipse Surface Blocker comprehensive line of digital lens layout and blocking systems.

This new model was developed as a result of the markets interest in alloy blocking and the successful response to the Eclipse Surface Blockers user-friendly features and performance, indicated Randy Baldwin, group product manager, Gerber Coburn.

Due to the recent growth of A/R coated lenses over the past couple of years, there has been a resurgence in alloy blocking. Gerber Coburns AcuBlock blocking system is an alternative to pin-style lens surfacing blocks. The AcuBlock blocks design conforms to the labs existing generator, finer, polisher, or robotic loading system, noted Baldwin.

Baldwin went on to say, When you combine the new features of the Eclipse Surface Blocker, such as an automatic material refill indicator, a turbo chilling chamber, and an automatic block and lens detection system, with alloy and AcuBlock blocking, the end result is a niche product targeted to a highly automated optical lab that prefers to work with alloy. Were pleased to be able to offer this all new version that meets the current needs.

Because our Eclipse Surface Blocker models represent the latest, state-of-the-art layout and blocking technology, we are offering to take back our customers older Step OneTM blockers and provide a trade-in allowance towards the purchase of a new Eclipse Surface Blocker. The offer is available two ways $4,000 allowance for single trade-ins and $3,500 each for multiple trade-ins and the offer is available until the end of the year, Baldwin stated.