Gerber’s Taurus II Cutter Maximizes Throughput with CutWorks 9 Software

Maximum Yield, Precision, Reliability from New System

Thursday, June 25, 2015Categories: Automated Cutting, Software


Gerber Technology’s integrated speed and accuracy of the Taurus™ II leather cutter with the enhanced workflow technology of CutWorks® 9 software can result in an increase of up to 12 percent in hide cutting throughput for manufacturers. “This means an increase of as much as one hide per hour – with a high level of accuracy and expanded yield potential,” said Tom Gordon, director of product management with Gerber Technology.

“Using CutWorks 9 with the Taurus II cutter results in a maximum hide yield,” Gordon said. “The Taurus II produces the maximum throughput with a single image hide capture, further reducing time and increasing accuracy.”

Taurus II’s computerized nesting engine is 250 times more powerful than previous offerings – mapping hides and flaws in seconds. The process is enhanced by CutWorks 9’s flaw detection feature, which maps flaws much more closely for an expanded yield per hide. “In combination with the Taurus II, the CutWorks 9 nesting package allows users to work on both sides of the cutter simultaneously,” Gordon said. “You are able to process and nest on one side while cutting on the other, resulting in significant time savings.”

Taurus II also features improved cut accuracy, particularly in working with complex and delicate leather parts. “Gerber’s 25+ years of leather cutting expertise results in a much more reliable and accurate cutting experience for users. Our cutters handle some of the most delicate, high-grade leathers in the world so users can have confidence in Gerber. This is of the utmost importance to us,” said Gordon.

CutWorks 9 software features enhanced integration with Gerber’s AccuMark® pattern design, grading, marker making and production planning software system for flexible materials. CutWorks 9 is a standard feature on all Gerber single-ply cutters, including the Taurus II, Z1, DCS 1500 and DCS 2500. 

About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.

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