Gerber Technology has announced major updates to its software offerings that will empower companies optimise costs and their manufacturing process. The optimisation will be driven by providing better transparency and more traceability through these new releases.
The updates are said to combat continuously shooting material and product prices in the industrial markets. Citing a data, Gerber reported that raw materials are expected to increase 2.9 per cent through 2021, which means manufacturers cannot afford costly mistakes in cutting or un-optimised nesting.
Further, the new releases will help the manufacturers reduce errors, improve sustainability, increase material utilisations via a unique nesting algorithm and reduce costs.
Gerber has heavily invested in its AccuMark® Product Family and CutWorks® software over the years to ensure fashion, furniture, transportation, composites and technical textile manufacturers have the technology that’s needed to improve margins, optimise production and reduce expenses and the same has been endorsed by Ron Ellis of Gerber Technology.
“Manufacturers will also be able to achieve additional fabric savings to further reduce costs while improving the quality so they can maintain their current margins without increasing prices for their end customers,” commented Ron.
The investment in CutWorks puts forth a roadmap to offer more enhancements, more frequently – as per Gerber Technology.
The development, piece nesting and tool-path programming software is a modular software designed to be customised based on the business needs. CutWorks accepts pattern data in a variety of formats and turns it into a cut job for a cutter.
The V13 release of the software focuses heavily on improving nesting engines, maximising precision with enhancements to ManualNest and offering more visibility into the supply chain.
Gerber will continue to update and optimise nesting algorithms and make them easily accessible to all customers on contract. Additionally, Gerber is offering enhanced training to ensure all operators are able to get up to speed quickly.
As far as investment in AccuMark Product Family is concerned, which includes AccuMark, AccuPlan™ and AccuNest™, the newest release focuses heavily on adding more integration and automation for a streamlined, CAD to cut room workflow that seamlessly connects with the ERP system and other tools the manufacturers are already using.
With the latest version of the AccuMark Product Family, manufacturers will not only accelerate time to market but also improve quality, reduce errors and provide better control over their final product.
The latest version of Gerber’s cut planning software, AccuPlan, and automated nesting software, AccuNest, boost productivity by as much as 80 per cent and offer an average fabric saving cost of 1.50 per cent.