Defect Detection System locates flaws in leather.

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Suited for use with conveyor and static cutting systems as well as manual cutting machines, LeatherPRO™ offers digital defect marking and allows up to 2 operators to simultaneously mark imperfections on hide. System can handle up to 6 defect types and 6 pattern quality zone types. Defects are marked with projected virtual lines using light pen, eliminating chalk and tape residue. Maximum yields are accomplished via digital hide database, sorting algorithms, and ability to nest for long periods.

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LeatherPRO Added to Equipment Line-Up

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA - Eastman Machine Company, manufacturer of cutting machines, automated cutting systems, material handling equipment, and software solutions announces the release of LeatherPRO™, its latest equipment option suitable for use with both the conveyor and static cutting systems, and its line of manual cutting machines. The LeatherPRO system is applicable for customers working with leather, where detection of flaws in the hide is required.

Eastman’s LeatherPRO offers digital defect marking and allows up to two operators to simultaneously mark imperfections on the hide. This innovation allows the marking of defects on an entire hide in approximately 2.5 minutes. The LeatherPRO system was engineered to handle up to 6 different defect types and 6 different pattern quality zone types, so even the most demanding quality standards can be maintained.

Defects are marked with projected virtual lines using a light pen, therefore eliminating messy chalk and tape residue on the material. Increased yields are accomplished through a digital hide database, advanced sorting algorithms and the ability to nest for long periods of time. Nesting may be accomplished offline or at the cutting system.

  • Eastman’s computerized nesting maximizes leather yield and reduces pattern placement errors associated with manual nesting.
  • Marking leather defects is now a quick, clean task due to the use of the system’s virtual marking tools. And since there are no actual marks made on the leather, there will be no need to worry about cleaning chalk or tape residue left by traditional defect marking methods.
  • Marking leather defects electronically is intuitive and easy to learn. Using a simple, battery powered LED pen all defect marking and basic operational functions can be performed quickly and easily without the need to interact with a computer mouse or keyboard.

About Eastman Machine Company
Eastman Machine Company ( manufactures custom engineered solutions and innovative cutting technologies for soft-goods industries. Eastman’s world headquarters are located in Buffalo, New York, U.S.A. with sales offices, agents and distributors around the world. A dedicated staff of engineers, technical service and installation teams are readily available for training and support to guarantee immediate response to customer’s needs. As an added value and support for investment purposes, the company offers complimentary test cut analyses on material and patterns/files, with video footage, to capture the machine’s cut speed, material efficiency and recommended system configurations. The company was established in 1888 and is a fifth-generation, family-owned business with a broad base of elite customers in the wind energy, marine, composites, military, aerospace and industrial fabrics industries.

Elizabeth H. McGruder | Marketing Manager
Eastman Machine Company 779 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203
Tel: +1.716.856.2200, ext. 103 
Fax: +1.716.856.1140

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