Integrated laser projector/flatbed cutter

At WINDPOWER 2012, Gerber Technology announced that it has integrated its computer-controlled flatbed cutting systems and CAD nesting software with subsidiary Virtek Vision International’s laser projection technology to automate nesting, cutting and layup of wind blade materials.

At WINDPOWER 2012, Gerber Technology (Tolland, Conn.) announced that it has integrated its computer-controlled flatbed cutting systems and CAD nesting software with subsidiary Virtek Vision International’s (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) laser projection technology to automate nesting, cutting and layup of wind blade materials. According to Dean Kirby, director of Virtek sales for the Americas, “Our integrated solutions enable blade manufacturers to nest plies for maximum material utilization, to cut with extreme accuracy every time and to lay up plies faster and more accurately by eliminating conventional templates and projecting laser templates onto molds.”