Local Manufacturer Increases In-House Capabilities With GERBERcutter Z7

Salem, Va. — August 8, 2011 — Integrated Textile Solutions (ITS) has recently purchased a new
industrial cutting machine, the GERBERcutter Z7.

“This new machine will allow us to serve our current clients more efficiently and provide
more options to win new clients,” says David Thornhill, President & COO of ITS. “We’re really
excited about the possibilities this addition presents.”

The new machine is capable of precisely cutting complex designs in almost any type and
thickness of material including foams, technical textiles, Kevlar, vinyl, woven and non-woven
materials. In addition, complex software formulas control the knife movement, preventing
deflection. This creates accurate cuts on each layer of material, top to bottom, and generates
exact, defined circles, holes, and notches.

Stability of material is also essential for quality cutting. The GERBERcutter Z7 combines
advanced software with digitally controlled variable vacuum regulation and other features that
create maximum material stability during the entire cutting process.


GERBERcutter Z7

In addition to quality, the new equipment purchase will increase productivity for both ITS
and their clients. Cut Works Cut Path Optimizer is part of the new system and allows the machine to
lay out a pattern that minimizes waste by getting the most use out of each piece of material. The
automatic knife-sharpening and cleaning features increases cut quality and lowers
preventative-maintenance down-time. The knife cooler/cleaner increases the blade operating life and
the Quick Change Drill allows operators to change bits quickly (and without tools).

All of this along with many other aspects of the GERBERcutter Z7 will allow ITS to provide a
superior final product on a quick turnaround with the greatest efficiency, productivity, and value

Posted on August 8, 2011

Source: Integrated Textile Solutions (ITS)