Gerber Technology Adopts Modern-Day Approach to Showcasing New Product Offerings at Texprocess Americas Show
TOLLAND, Conn., USA, March 27, 2012 – For more than four decades, Gerber Technology has helped thousands of customers use automation to overcome their most challenging business hurdles. At next month’s Texprocess Americas show in Atlanta, Georgia, the company will take a modern-day approach to expose attendees to several new products. Applying the concept “Bring us your challenge. We can help.” the company will offer these latest solutions to overcome customers’ challenges.
The challenge: Cutting difficult materials precisely and at high speed.
The solution: The new GERBERcutter® Z1 is the next generation computer-controlled, automated cutting system and the optimal solution for single- and low-ply cutting of a wide range of challenging composite materials, upholstery fabric and technical textiles. The system’s powerful Axis™ software delivers comprehensive reports, simplifies re-cutting of parts and enables users to add multiple productivity enhancements like part identification systems.
The challenge: Eliminating bottlenecks associated with labeling cut parts for accurate downstream identification.
The solution: Gerber’s new ZipJet™ part identification system prints alphanumeric text and bar codes on composite plies and cut parts to enable accurate identification during the kitting or bundling process. ZipJet won’t harm material because it does not come into contact with it. The system eliminates bottlenecks caused by traditional pen-plotted annotation and eliminates errors that can occur when applying pre-printed labels to parts manually.
The challenge: Getting the right product to market, on time and at the right cost.
The solution: Gerber’s award-winning YuniquePLM™ system tracks responsibilities and workflows, provides a comprehensive view of the business and facilitates communication with global partners. Designers love YuniquePLM because it’s easy to use – even on mobile devices. Managers rely on it for clear visibility into the details surrounding a product’s journey to market. IT professionals welcome it because it integrates seamlessly with existing enterprise-wide business systems and scales to fit the needs of any size business.
The challenge: Simplifying the day-to-day tasks associated with pattern design and nesting.
The solution: AccuMark® version 8.5, Gerber Technology’s latest version of its industry-leading pattern design, grading and marker making software offers a fresh, new interface and simplifies the day-to-day tasks of inputting customer orders and planning markers for maximum material utilization. Users can also import fabric prints at actual scale, define repeats and use this information to match pattern pieces visually and enter fabric weight to calculate material costs.
The challenge: Plotting wide markers quickly.
The solution: The GERBERplotter™ XLp plots markers up to 2.2 meters wide at speeds up to 95 square meters per hour.
The challenge: Accelerating manufacturing workflows when working with custom printed textiles.
The solution: The ContourVision™ automated scan-to-cut system enables manufacturers to scan custom printed textiles, automatically generate cut files and cut directly from textile rolls at speeds up to 1.1 meters per second. It is available as an option on the GERBERcutter Z1.
The challenge: Cutting multiple plies of material with precision from the bottom to top ply.
The solution: The GERBERcutter Z7 is designed to cut up to 7.2 cm. (2.8 inches) of compressed material for many applications, including apparel fashion. It is a feature-rich system that cuts intricate shapes, multiple hole sizes and notches precisely without interruption and includes powerful reporting functionality that enables users to take control of their cutting room.
In addition to these new offerings, Gerber Technology offers an extensive and robust suite of automation solutions – from computer-aided pattern design systems and powerful product lifecycle management software to precision spreading and cutting systems. These solutions enable users to maximize productivity and material utilization, minimize labor costs, ensure product quality and accelerate time to market.
Texprocess Americas takes place April 24-26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Stop by to speak with Gerber Technology personnel at booth 3041.
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com) is comprised of four businesses that serve distinct market segments. These include the Composites and Automation Solutions group which serves aerospace, fabrication and construction markets with ply cutting, laser templating and laser metrology solutions; the Global Software Solutions business which offers the world’s leading product lifecycle management (PLM), product data management (PDM) and CAD automation solutions for the retail, footwear and apparel businesses; the Sewn Products Solutions business which provides textile cutting and spreading systems to apparel and flexible materials manufacturers in all regions of the world; and Gerber Innovations, North America’s only full-line manufacturer of automated cutting hardware for the packaging industry. In all markets, Gerber’s solutions significantly improve productivity and reduce costs.
Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors serving nearly 25,000 customers in 130 countries. The company designs and manufactures its products in various locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about Gerber Technology, visit us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is part of Gerber Scientific, Inc. of Tolland, Connecticut.