LaunchPad: Systems/Equipment Coburn Intros Spectrum Prismatic Lens Blocker By Andrew Karp Monday, August 19, 2019 12:06 AM Product: Spectrum Prismatic Lens Blocker Top Line: Coburn Technologies will unveil its Spectrum Prismatic Lens Blocker next month at Vision Expo West. Close Up: Designed for compatibility with all common surfacing machines, the Spectrum Prismatic Lens Blocker provides extremely precise alignment of the lens at the correct prism angle, according to Coburn Technologies. “The distinguishing feature of sagging the front curve during the alignment process to ensure a more accurate lens also assures that a proper blank is blocked. The Spectrum Prismatic Lens Blocker operates within a small footprint, is user-friendly and has an autofill function,” said Coburn Technologies president Alex Incera. “It also provides all this functionality at a price point not previously seen in the marketplace.” The Spectrum Blocker measures the front curve of the lens and warns the operator if the blank is incorrect, virtually eliminating blank selection errors. This measurement can also be provided to the LMS for modification of back curve calculations to produce a more accurate lens. Vital Stats: The Spectrum Blocker is available with multiple blocking ring configurations from 50 mm to 63 mm and is also available in a plano (non-prismatic) version. www.coburntechnologies.com; 1-800-COBURN-1.