At its recent annual technology conference, Gerber Technology claimed it is revolutionising the flexible materials processing industry with the launch of its end-to-end solution for mass production.
The connected platform features the new Atria digital cutting solution, and the October 2020 release of AccuMark 2D and 3D, AccuNest and AccuPlan.
The Atria digital cutting room leverages Industry 4.0 and IoT to seamlessly integrate with Gerber’s pattern-design, cut-planning and nesting solutions, which connects the entire mass production process from CAD to the cut room.
Gerber’s latest product releases are what the company says manufacturers need to succeed in the post-Covid world, by integrating data management, improving efficiencies, reducing material waste, optimising nesting and cutting production costs.
“We designed the Atria to be the most intelligent, integrated, and high-performance cutter the mass-production market has ever seen,” says Lenny Marano, CCO at Gerber Technology. “The ‘new normal’ Covid era is a challenge for many manufacturers, and requires them to be agile and innovative. The Atria is backed by Gerber’s end-to-end solution that will allow companies to easily adapt and respond to consumer demands and market challenges.”
The Atria digital cutting room builds on the innovative spirit of Joseph Gerber, the company’s founder and the pioneer behind the first automated cutting solution. As one of the industry’s smartest machines to date, the Atria promises to transform mass production, by improving overall throughput by +50%, reducing consumable usage by over -30% and improving material yield by +5%, with zero-buffer cutting in many applications at full speed.
Gerber maintains that this intuitive solution will be a gamechanger for the furniture market, as it utilises powerful algorithms to eliminate errors, reduce costs and ensure data integrity at every point in the process.
The Atria has already received high praise from early adopters, which have been testing and leveraging the advanced cutting room solutions for several months. GDI Grupo Diamante Internacional, manufacturer of professional uniforms, emphasised the Atria’s ability to cut even the toughest materials. The company has been able to cut +30% more material since implementing the Atria into its workflow.
Apparel manufacturer, Lesato, has also seen a major improvement in cut quality. The Atria has allowed it to significantly increase its ply height while cutting faster and with absolute precision.
“Fashion and transportation industries were two of the industry segments most impacted by Covid-19, which meant manufacturers in these industries had to quickly adapt their processes, accelerate ecommerce and look for new ways to connect with customers and maintain a competitive edge,” says Ron Ellis, Gerber’s director of hardware product management.
“The Atria’s state-of-the-art control technology and intelligent sensors enable versatility, and make it the perfect solution for a variety of markets including apparel, transportation and furniture.”