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Optimize Material Yield With Gerber Technology’s Integrated Cutting Solutions, Featured at IFAI Expo

By PRN NewsWire   

TOLLAND, Conn., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, is showcasing its integrated industrial fabrics cutting solutions for optimizing material yields and workflows in the Gerber booth (#558) at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo in Anaheim, Calif., through Oct. 9.

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A long time provider of integrated automation systems, software and support across all aspects of the industrial fabrics value chain, Gerber solutions have been applied in a broad range of industrial applications and a variety of industrial textiles and advanced materials to significantly improve customers’ productivity, quality and profitability. Visitors to the Gerber booth at IFAI will learn how to apply the latest innovations, from software design to automated spreading and cutting, to their operations.

“The technical textile industry is as broad and diverse as the products it generates, with new and innovative applications being developed on a daily basis,” said Mike Elia, CEO of Gerber Technology. “The technical textile industry is a growing segment within the textile industry. Gerber continues to commit development resources and create innovative solutions to support the design and fabrication of products using these textiles.”

Of particular significance, Gerber will be displaying its recently launched Paragon(R) HX, an addition to its successful Paragon LX low-ply cutting platform. The Paragon HX features several advanced tooling and data integration capabilities with CutWorks(R), a modular design, nesting and cutting software, and Cut-Ticketing workflow, which connects data from the AccuMark(R) CAD system through the spreader and to the cutter. The result is a complete end-to-end technical textile cutting system for faster throughput, fewer errors and higher material yields.

“Since installing our Paragon LX, it has become an integral part of our operation. For years we had been manually cutting a wide range of material including Kevlar, polyethylene, Honeywell Spectra(TM) fiber, nylon and foams,” said Ryan Reed, chief operating officer of Hesco Armor. “With Paragon, we’ve seen a 400 percent increase in efficiency, and achieved a 4 month payback as a result of labor and material savings. It’s our first Gerber cutter, and it has been easy to use, low maintenance and overall had a high business impact. We anticipate it will be the first of many.”

Visit the Gerber booth at IFAI and members of Gerber’s knowledgeable and experienced solutions team to see the latest innovations for designing and fabricating a variety of products, ranging from protective apparel to non-woven disposable and durable goods, and from products made from specialty and industrial fabrics to products made from medical textiles.

About Gerber Technology: Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves 17,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, fashion, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.

Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit for more information.

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