Gerber Technology has launched a new spreader designed for a variety of manufacturing applications.

The GerberSpreader XLs125 can spread material rolls weighing up to 125 kg (160 lb), and can be used with woven or knit materials in roll or flat form.

Gerber also says its accurate spread length and alignment of fabric edges means parts to be nested closer to the beginning, end and edges of the spread.

Gerber customer Lisama Sociedade de Confecções Lda, a leading manufacturer of jeans and casual wear in Portugal, tested the XLs125 and commented: "With the XLs125 we are able to enter the length and number of plies and walk away."