Cameras on Cutters
Zünd and MindCUT Studio for digital textile cutting – a perfect match - Zünd Systemtechnik AG (zund.com)
Naturally, there are many other Vision systems on cutters and these examples serve to show that the Vision System and cutting tool are independent.
Stripe and Plaid MatchingThe Vision System plays an important role in the matching of stripes and plaids. First, the nominal repeat is entered into a CAD system and the Vision System makes small adjustments to accommodate small changes if the fabric repeats. Usually, the Vision System is mounted on the cutting head rather than above the machine.
Stripe and Plaid Matching Cutting Machine_Automatic Cutter_CAM Equipment_Products_TIANJIN RICHPEACE AI CO., LIMITED
Quality Control of Leather There is an ongoing demand for leather goods whether you are in fashion, furniture, or automotive. The Vision System again plays an important role in making certain that the ‘grade’ of leathers joined together are comparable. A good example of the solution can be found with Lectra’s Versalis:
Automated leather cutting digital machine for furniture production | Lectra
SummaryThe camera on the cutter is a significant part of the solution, especially as the industry moves deeper and deeper into the customization and personalization of its products. While we refer to it as a Vision System, the camera is at the core to first give the digital output that then can be incorporated into the Vision System. The early attempts at automation beamed the marker onto the fabric and an operator moved the part to a match point. Today, however, the solution requires full automation to have meaningful applications. To my knowledge, grading of leather products requires a skilled “grader’ to input leather qualities but the cutter takes over the remainder of the process. With the significant movement into “vegan” leather by the industry based on mycelium we anxiously await how it will be put onto the roll.