For years, the In-Line workflow has been the standard of the leather cutting room. With all the operations – scanning, automatic or manual nesting and cutting – being performed at once, on the cutter, the only advantage of this process is its simplicity. Although this workflow is still useful for shoes industry manufacturer or workshops with small production, it has severe drawbacks in other situations.
In 2010, Gemini CAD Systems has launched the Off-Line Basic workflow, designed to meet the requirements of furniture and automotive industries. In 2013, after further developments made in close cooperation with our clients, we launched the Off-Line Advanced workflow, specially tailored for the precise needs of leather-upholstered furniture industry.
Additionally, the knowledge gained in this process was used to improve the In-Line workflow managed by Thagora.
Main differences between the possible workflows
|Leather Scanning Machine with Infrared technology|
|Increased nesting efficiency by:|
|Increased efficiency on the entire batch using the hides pre-allocation|
|Quick leather supplier quality control|
|Increased cutting machine productivity|
|Increased system uptime due to independent scanning and cutting processes|
|Simple hides logistic|
|Hide labeling and repositioning not required|
Each of the workflows have advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the correct workflow is highly related to the production characteristics. Below, the relation between industry average characteristics, main advantages impact by industry and our recommendation is illustrated.