Highly efficient cutting software with Automatic Scanning and Visual Recognition
Vision CUT is a solution developed for the automatic roll-feed or sheet-feed cutting processing, when this involves cutting a shape from distorted media such as printed fabrics. Import, scale, imposition and cut high-quality printable pieces. Works with any compatible conveyor cutter.
Sportswear and printed textiles
Custom made sportsware is a booming business, with volumes growing every year. Despite the large volume, production is actually made-to-measure and atomized into small lots. The optimal production method in terms of cost and productivity is to custom-print the roll fabric and to cut the parts using Vision CUT after printing. Vision CUT will perfectly compensate the distortion of the elastic fabrics used for this type of products.
Repetitive motifs for garments
Fabrics with floral or other repetitive motifs are now handled perfectly by the optical recognition algorithm of Vision CUT, making possible to create a fully automated cutting system with high output volume and perfect matching. Even the smallest repetitive details like a small logo faded on the background will be identified.
Advertising and packaging
Cutting a large feather flag on contour has never been easier. Using the total surface scan, Vision CUT will extract the contour of shapes and generate a cut file on-the-fly, without need a pre-existing vector file. For precision cutting of small items, Vision CUT can use matching points in a similar way to a classical head-mounted camera, but without any limitation in increasing number of points that would slow-down the cutting process when using the old technology.
Stripes and plaids for furniture and garments
There are at least two significant advantages when cutting stripes and plaids with VisionCUT: speed of process and capability to compensate bow & skew distortion by reshaping the cut parts to match perfectly the lines on the fabric. This is particularly useful when cutting large parts, for furniture or automotive upholstery or classical man suits.
Automotive upholstery cutting
Get the most out of your rolls of fabric. Vision CUT system makes it as easy to cut patterned fabric as it is to cut plain fabric, and can help you optimize processes that save you time, money and materials.
While the material is fed on the conveyor, the scanner acquires the surface image and transmits it to the processing software. The software identifies the shapes’ actual position and distortion on the material, by matching the markers on the surface with the predefined markers-as-dots from the CAD file.
The software then compensates for the shifting in position and distortions by altering the original CUT file so that it perfectly match the new contour. This alteration is made under the specific rules and restrictions defined by the user when he chooses the compensation mode.
The altered CUT file is sent to the cutter in real time, and the result is a perfect match between the cut line and the actual shape from the material.
All key system components such as scanning, element identification, displacement and deformation rules and restrictions, contour extruding and interpolation, nesting algorithms, cutting optimization, are developed.
Vision CUT scans the entire surface of the material, thanks to which it is possible to identify the entire geometry and deformation of the printed elements. Also is extended with new possibilities such as contour recognition “on the fly” or distortion compensation such as tilting and bending.
Better and faster results using processors with multicore platforms. Vision CUT uses a parallel-algorithm technology for nesting and detection.
Vision CUT has been designed with compatibility in mind. The system contains both hardware and software components that were made totally machine independent, ready to be installed on any single-ply conveyor cutter with minimal requirements and effort.