The latest precision spreading system from Gerber Technology addresses the needs of apparel manufacturers cutting heavy fabrics such as denim and corduroy as well as large diameter rolls.

The GerberSpreader 250s accommodates material rolls weighing up to 250 kg (550 lbs) and spreads at speeds up to 100 metres a minute without tension, the company says.

In addition, precision selvage and end alignment technology helps maximise material utilisation. The system also reports the amount of material used from a roll and the amount lost to defects or flaws.

The spreader's cradle feed system is equipped with an electric cradle tilt that enables fast and easy loading/unloading and threading/rewinding of material rolls. An optional loading system lifts heavy fabric rolls from the floor to the spreader cradle and vice versa making it easy and safe to load and unload rolls.