Gerber Technology is demonstrating Industry 4.0 with digital supply chains at Texprocess Americas trade show, which is being held from May 22 to 24, 2018. To demonstrate how Gerber is empowering Industry 4.0 tenets, the company is displaying two fully-integrated workflows for apparel. The company delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions.
The mass customisation workflow includes a collaboration with Kornit Digital and Henderson Sewing Machine Company to demonstrate a complete on-demand micro-factory with 3D simulation, vision-aided cutting, direct-to-textile digital printing, and robotics for transportation and sewing. The concept highlights how data management, connected systems, and automation can enable purchase activated production, redefining the concept of just-in-time manufacturing.
The wide variety in the textile, fashion and apparel industries means that different supply chains demand different approaches. Some require mass production with speed and efficiency in high volume, while others demand small batch or short run production to increase speed and optimise inventory. Gerber has been supporting these variants with cloud connected design and cut room technology for more than ten years.
Scott Schinlever, president and chief operating officer, automation solutions at Gerber Technology said, “The simple fact is, no matter what buzzword you use, Gerber has been the first to actively support our customers in their pursuit of Industry 4.0 and the proof is in the actual working micro-factory we are displaying on the show floor with our partners.”
Karsten Newbury, senior vice president, software solutions at Gerber Technology said, “Our customers are leading the way, capitalising on the benefits of our cloud-based digital solutions. With our industry leading AccuMark Platform of 2D and 3D applications, data is passed seamlessly to our smart machine cut room solutions, all supported by GERBERconnect. We are enabling incredible agility in our customers’ processes, which is critical to winning in today’s ‘on-demand’ economy.