Santinelli International is introducing a revolutionary, new-generation display screen tracer, the LT-1200 Xtreme-D, featuring high curve frame trace capability with fully automatic operation. The unit’s unique mechanical design includes a variable fulcrum stylus which keeps the axis angle perpendicular to the frame at any curve.
The LT-1200’s ability to reproduce optimal digitized frame data, regardless of frame curve, is achieved with highly sophisticated software that calculates algorithmically the effect that the curve imparts on the frame size. Moreover, the potential for distortion is eliminated on even the thinnest, most flexible of frames as the tracer utilizes 50% less stylus pressure.
The stylus approach is 90 degree perpendicular to the frame, as well as horizontally parallel, at any height of the curve. This method disperses stylus pressure over a larger area of the frame than just at the point of contact.
Constructed of durable Tungsten-carbide material, the unit’s newly designed stylus tip prolongs the life of the stylus. Additionally, this new design reduces abrasion and friction, consistently producing a smoother, more accurate digitized trace of any frame. The three-axis assemblies, Horizontal, Vertical and Rotational, which control and guide the stylus operation, are 100% gear-driven. Therefore, the unit’s stylus turret is void of obsolete belts, pulleys or bearings, protecting its functionality from harmful debris.
Also, upon closing, the upper and lower frame sliders interlock in a “tongue-and-groove” design, thereby protecting the mechanical core of the tracer. Additionally, an integrated door is fitted on the unit as secondary protective measure. As a result, the LT-1200’s technology will provide years of trouble-free operation and optimum performance.
The unit’s 10.4” color, LCD touchscreen gives the operator a quick view of traced data confirmation, as well as other pertinent information for lens processing, such as “A”, “B”, “DBL”, “ED”, and “C-Size”. The ergonomically-designed, tiltable touchscreen is highly intuitive for ease-of-operation, featuring an array of functions that include Shape Editing Mode for creating customized rimless and semi-rimless eyewear. On-screen display allows tracing data editing “by quadrant”. Frame angle data entry and/or adjustment (“Z-Tilt” angle) are also possible when necessary, if tracing demo lenses or patterns of high curve frames.
Using proprietary 3-D patented technology, the LT-1200 captures tracing data by digitizing 32,000 reference points per frame side for maximum precision, consistently achieving a 99.9% level of accuracy and greater one-cut edging results. The unit is an easy “plug and play” and is VCA compliant.