Gerber Technology has commercially launched its Taurus X Series leather cutter for high speed cutting of intricate shapes.

Powered by its new Pivex cutting technology, Gerber claims the Taurus can cut more leather, faster, through its ability to change direction at high speed.

The Pivex knife is said to eliminate over cuts and heel cuts on most parts, while the high-speed reciprocating action of the Pivex knife, in conjunction with the high friction table surface, minimises hide movement and ensures precise cutting.

John Hancock, president of Gerber Technology, commented: "We are pleased with the initial response to this product from our customers, especially in the rapidly growing Asian markets."