Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has announced the recent sale of its 3000 th Vector, fabric cutting solution for fashion, automotive and furniture manufacturers in 10 years.
Manufacturers’ enthusiasm for Vector, in both developed countries and emerging economies, proves it as the undisputed reference for the fabric cutting room, reflected by the 15 per cent rise in sales last year. Vector’s record machine availability, over 98 per cent plus its overall performance minimizes the cost per piece, bringing profitability to operations for Lectra customers. In addition, Vector’s cutting precision and the capacity to produce pieces without spaces equates to significant gains in materials, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for manufacturers.
Vector owes its reliability to the multiple sensors with which it is equipped. Launched with 120 sensors, today Vector has 180 sensors to implement preventive and predictive maintenance. Launched in 2012, two new models joined the Vector family at the end of 2016: Vector iQ, whose cutting device enables a 10 per cent rise in productivity, and VectorAuto iX6, which specializes in synthetic fabric cutting for seats and car interiors.
“A pioneering solution in the Internet of Things, Vector was the first cutting solution on the market connected to the Internet and which used a system of predictive maintenance. The Vector range fully answers Industry 4.0 concepts and its innovative services are a major asset for the cutting room of the future,” underlines Daniel Harari, CEO, Lectra.