Briot’s eMOTION finishing lab is an all-in-one, easy-to-use edging system.

Edgers have become more advanced, easier to use, smaller, and more precise. Briot has kept it simple with its eMOTION in-house finishing lab.

Purchasing and installing an in-house lab can be one of the most financially savvy decisions an optical owner can make. In the past, having a finishing lab in-house meant designating a large space for the equipment, training the right individual, and tying up the time to maintain and operate the machinery. These hurdles tended to complicate the equation, and convinced many to keep outsourcing their lab work rather than take the finishing lab plunge. Over time, edgers have become more advanced, easier to use, smaller, and more precise. Taking a moment to reconsider your options, Briot USA has kept it simple, and unveiled its eMOTION finishing lab—an all-in-one, easy-to-use edging system.

The Briot eMOTION edger traces, blocks, edges, and drills lenses, all in one small compact edger requiring only a few square feet of space. Key features include an upgraded multi-axis Briot tracer, a large, simple-to-use LCD screen, and the memory to keep 300 jobs and 200 patterns internally saved.

EARN EXTRA MONEY Purchasing an in-house finishing lab is one sure way to earn some extra profit. On average, you can expect to pay an additional $15 to have each job finished at your local lab. At the rate of five pairs of eyeglasses a day, five days a week, and 52 weeks per year, you can save $19,500 in lab costs per year. Adding in the savings you’ll obtain buying stock lenses directly will grow this figure even more.

The eMOTION can edge all lens types, including plastic, high-index, polycarbonate, Trivex® material, and even glass. Small 90mm diameter edging wheels make quick work out of any lens, and are ideal for proper bevel placement on wrap style frames. Additional features include integrated grooving, front and rear safety beveling, high luster edge polishing, and reduced slippage of super hydrophobic anti-reflective treated lenses.

While some edging units require multiple pieces of equipment to block, the eMOTION contains an integrated prism for parallax free blocker, facilitating what the company claims is fast, error proof blocking. Block insertion is made “mistake-proof” thanks to a single direction slot on the blocking pivot arm and a simple three-step ergonomic blocking process, allowing easy one finger maneuvering and operation.

Making lens shape adjustments is a snap on the eMOTION, thanks to Briot’s Digiform lens shape modification software. Customize the A or B measurements of a tracing or go to the limits of your imagination modifying the shape. Drilling is achieved at an optimum fixed 10° angle. Each lens can be drilled up to 20 times, with any hole or notch diameter combination from 1mm to 6mm.

Inputting data on the eMOTION is a breeze thanks to the high resolution touch screen, and large easy-to-follow icons. Even the novice operator will be able to feel like a pro and acclimate quickly to the ergonomic features. Large icons facilitate super fast entry of job parameters and guide the operator through the proper entry steps. Lens shape is displayed clearly on the color LCD screen at a 1:1 ratio, showing all the lens options set and programmed for the lenses about to be edged.

Considering its versatility, adding an edging system like the Briot eMOTION is a great step towards improving patient satisfaction, advancing your practice technologically, and keeping more money in your pocket every month.

Francis G. Gimbel Jr. is a licensed optician and owner of Gimbel Eye Associates in Wayne, PA.


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