Gerber introduces wide version GERBERcutter GTxL
12th October 2012, Tolland, CT
Gerber Technology has announced the launch of a wide model version of its industry-leading GERBERcutter GTxL. The system is designed to cut materials as wide as 2.2 meters (86 inches) and is said to be ideal for manufacturers of knitted fashion fabrics, technical textiles and furniture fabrics where wide materials are often used.
“Over the past few years, the trend has been toward smaller, quick-turn orders. At the same time, manufacturers are using wider materials to maximize material utilization and to cut full-size parts that don’t require sewing,” Ron Ellis, product manager for Gerber Technology’s multi-ply cutting systems said.
“Based on feedback from thousands of GTxL owners over the years, we know the GTxL is the most reliable cutter on the market – ideal for smaller, quick turn orders. With the availability of a GTxL Wide model, Gerber customers can realize even greater cost savings and flexibility in the cutting room.”
The GERBERcutter GTxL Wide is a low-ply conveyorized system capable of cutting up to 2.5 cm. (1 inch) of compressed material. It includes variable vacuum regulation to enable optimal material stability during cutting, resulting in extremely accurately cut parts with less energy consumption.
The cutting head can be fitted with up to two optional drills – each accommodating bits up to 9.5 mm (3/8 in.) in diameter. An optional knife chiller keeps the blade cool during cutting which Gerber says is critical when cutting fusible or heat-sensitive materials. The optional lateral travel kit moves the cutter among multiple spreading tables to optimize cutting throughput and efficiency.
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Author: Billy Hunter