On Fespa and Texprocess Americas Gerber demonstrated its on-demand manufacturing applications which include digital solutions, integrating data from design to finish product leveraging, YuniquePLM which is a product lifecycle management software and AccuMark which is the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software, AccuMark 3D and AccuPlan, digital printing technologies from three industry leaders, Gerber’s Z1 single-ply cutter with ContourVision automated scan-to-cut system and both robotic and lean loop sewing operations.
The Digital Solutions incorporate the tenets of Industry 4.0. Data can be passed to the cut room where smart machines, such as the GERBER spreader, the Gerber Paragon line of multi-ply GERBER cutters and XLs Series can process the order with a simple barcode scan.
Personalization and immediate delivery is expected by the customer in on-demand manufacturing and to remain competitive, brands and manufacturers are being compelled to re-examine their processes and find ways to become more agile and remain relevant in a time of ever-changing consumer trends.
Scott Schinlever, President and COO Automation Solutions at Gerber Technology said, “We have been investing in and developing technology to help our customers transform and connect their workflows to meet the needs of an on-demand world, enabling a seamless digital print and automated cutting workflow to work with leaders in digital textile printing. Recently we showcased Gerber’s textile workflow and automated cutting in a variety of micro factories with Kornit, EFI Reggiani and Mimaki. The strong growth trend in digital textile printing can be accelerated by Gerber’s integrated eco-system of software and automated cutting systems, delivering value through connectivity and achieving Industry 4.0 expectations from concept to finished product.”