We’ve been manufacturing this industry favorite since 1984. Its flawless performance, proprietary design and construction have made it the most popular glass bead frame warmer on planet earth. The injection molded housing allows for a small footprint on your counter but a large bath inside. Glass beads sold separately (#2550).
Hot Box Frame Warmer features:
HOT: Maximum temperature 350°F
BIG: Inner pan dimensions 9" W x 2-3/4" H x 5" D
CLEAN: Recessed pan is sealed in place so that glass beads will not spill onto countertop
LONG LIFE: Electrical components are shielded from glass bead spills
PLUS: Adjustable temperature control, indicator light, 4’ grounded power cord and rubber feet
Dimensions: 10-5/8" W x 4-1/4" H x 6-1/2” D
#2500 – 115 Volt $199.95
#2500Export – 220 Volt $220.00
Helpful usage tip: Plug The Hot Box into a wall timer and set it to come on an hour before you plan on seeing patients. This will give the unit enough time to get up to temperature. On first set up turn the On/Off switch to the midway point and control the temperature for each frame by raising (cooler) or lowering (hotter) the glass beads. Adjust the On/Off switch until you find the heat level you are comfortable with. The temperature adjustment is not like a quickly responding toaster as the heat is very gradual.
CAUTION: The temperature knob will be HOT to the touch. Do not use it to raise and lower the temperature of the medium bath on a per job basis.
There are many reasons to check for stress in mounted lenses. Too much stress on a lens may not manifest itself until the day your patient exits a warm office building into sub-freezing temperatures and the lens implodes. Aside from viewing stress patterns you can determine axis in polarized lenses. This is a compact bench top model that you can hold in your hand. Operates using two AA batteries (included). 2-3/4" W x 2-3/4" H x 4" D.
A handy way to mate the curve of the eyewire to the curve of the lens bevel.
The “ECP” spans the eyewire to press the base curve into the top and bottom of the eyewire simultaneously. Place the eyewire between the matching 6 or 9 base curved blocks and screw snug. The “ECP” can also be used to narrow the bridge for a better fit and to reduce the frame DBL. 3" W x 7.5" H x 3.25" D.
"Trade shows present the opportunity to introduce new tools as well as exhibiting old standards. The plier for changing the eyewire’s base curve is one of those standards. Often when selling this plier the client would comment about what is really needed is a plier that is going to bend the eyewire in the same area on both the top and the bottom. Well, any plier I designed to bridge the distance and be strong enough to withstand the pressure on the cantilevered parallel action jaws was impractically large. Instead, I developed a table top model. I would suggest mounting the “ECP” to your counter top for stability, gently heating your eyewire and holding it in position between the two matching base curved blocks as it cools."