Gerber Technology Enhances Operator Experience for Z1 Cutter

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Upgrades Offer Improved Functionality, Precise Job Management

Users now have this holistic, well-rounded experience with a quick and easy learning curve. Tom Gordon, Gerber director of industrial products

Gerber Technology, a world leader in integrated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, introduces upgrades on two software technologies: Axis™ 2.1 controller software for the GERBERcutter® Z1 automated cutting system and the CutWorks® 9 design, nesting and cutting software.

The Z1 cutter is a prime solution for single-ply cutting in a wide range of applications including apparel, furniture, transportation, and other industrial fabrics. It now features Axis 2.1 controller software, allowing users to optimize workflow with an intuitive user interface that provides simple step-by-step guidance throughout the entire cutting process, greatly reducing operator errors and increasing throughput. “The new user interface in the Z1 cutter is much simpler and user-friendly,” said Tom Gordon, Gerber director of industrial products. “Users now have this holistic, well-rounded experience with a quick and easy learning curve.”

The Axis 2.1 software also provides Z1 users the option to take advantage of several powerful new features, including a variety of new reporting capabilities and vacuum regulation. “In addition, the Z1’s intelligent variable vacuum regulator is a game changer for our customers concerned with energy consumption,” said Gordon. “The new system regulates the vacuum according to the task at hand – even minimizing vacuum and power consumption when the cutter is idle.”

In conjunction with the release of Axis 2.1, Gerber’s new CutWorks 9 software is now available. CutWorks 9 features enhanced AccuMark®, Gerber’s pattern design, grading, marker making, and production planning software, integration featuring color coded kit assignments and comes standard with all Gerber single-ply cutters including the Z1, Taurus II, DCS 1500, and DSC 2500.

About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.

Based in Connecticut, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit http://www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.

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