Lectra Vector IQLectra claims its new Vector iQ fabric-cutting system can increase productivity by up to 10% and features Eclipse continuous cutting, which provides automatic material advance to cut without interruption. The company says the entry-level Vector models come with its Power Premium service coverage, which includes predictive maintenance designed to reduce machine downtime.

This uses data-driven diagnostics and recommendations on the appropriate course of action. Remote diagnostics enable data collected on customer premises to be analysed in real time and compared against previously defined standards. This enables Lectra’s customer care team to alert customers to potential technical issues before a breakdown even takes place.