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Improving design and production efficiency

Gerber Technology is introducing its latest AccuPlan’s V11, which can help reduce human intervention and enhance integration from ERP to production floor.

14th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Tolland, CT


Gerber Technology, a leading specialist in software and automation solutions, is introducing its latest AccuPlan’s V11, which can help reduce human intervention and enhance integration from ERP to production floor.

According to the company, the new AccuPlan is a powerful spread and cut planning tool that enhances production efficiencies and performance by up to 85% in automation process time. It is an integrated part of the AccuMark Platform family of products.

The software is part of Gerber Technology’s Digital Solutions offering, which includes a completely integrated suite of software and smart machine production systems with GERBERspreaders and GERBERcutters. The company announced a new AccuMark Platform version 11 earlier last month, supporting a fully integrated design to product workflow.

Efficient workflows and communication

Many industries struggle with finding and retaining skilled labour, as well as keeping up with the speed of the markets they serve without sacrificing quality. “Our customers are continuously looking for more efficient workflows and data communication between design and production to decrease time from concept to finished product,” said Mary McFadden, executive director of CAD for Gerber Technology.

“AccuPlan allows companies to leverage work orders received via their ERP systems and convert them into optimised cut order jobs as they enter the manufacturing floor.”

Cost reductions

AccuPlan imports cut work orders from the ERP system of your choice, streamlining the entire process by calculating marking and spreading solutions. It interfaces with AccuMark and AccuNest, eliminating the need to manually perform tasks, such as marker order entry, nesting and marker plot and cut files generation. In addition, digital cut tickets (including barcodes) are automatically submitted to the cutting room.

Fabric savings of 2% is realised quickly with AccuPlan’s algorithms, and users can increase savings by 7% using different combinations of spreading and marking constraints, the manufacturer reports. When combined with AccuNest, material savings could increase by up to 15%.

AccuPlan is also said to help produce more and better products in less time and empower design teams. Its powerful Comparison Results Report tool provides the means to analyse and choose the best cut plan solution to yield the overall savings not only on fabric utilisation, but also on spreading and cutting labour time.

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