Gerber Technology and Virtek Launch New Laser Projector

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On-Site Replacement of Laser Module Gives Users 99.9 Percent System Uptime

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“This patented technology is an exciting advancement for our customers,” said Ed Bianchin, senior product manager for laser templating

Virtek Vision International, a business unit of Gerber Technology, announces the launch of the Virtek® LPS-7H laser projector, used to guide assembly layup operations. It is designed so users can replace spent laser modules in as little as five minutes. This maximizes system uptime and eliminates the need to dismantle and ship the projector off-site for laser replacement. As a result, the Virtek LPS-7H substantially lowers the cost of ownership and boasts 99.9 percent uptime.

“This patented technology is an exciting advancement for our customers,” said Ed Bianchin, senior product manager for laser templating, “because it means they no longer have to bear the expense and disruption to the business that the replacement of laser components used to cause. Replacing the laser module now takes fewer than five minutes and, because of the unique access door, is completely safe. Following laser replacement, the system automatically recalibrates in seconds and is fully operational.”

The new Virtek LPS-7H contains sophisticated technology that can project up to two times faster than previous models. Advanced laser and optical components offer high quality projection patterns and a higher laser refresh rate that minimizes laser flickering. A centralized cooling channel provides unsurpassed thermal stability enabling the projector to operate in the most challenging environments. The LPS-7H is available for short- or long-range use with a manual or autofocus option.

Virtek’s highly-skilled and experienced service technicians install and calibrate each LPS-7H projector and train users on site. Customer support centers around the world ensure users achieve maximum uptime and productivity from their laser projection system.

Gerber Technology is a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB).

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology ( 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 in 129 countries serving nearly 23,000 customers. 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 one of three business units of $458 million Gerber Scientific, Inc. ( of Tolland, Connecticut. Gerber Scientific is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.

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