KitGuide System

KitGuide indicating which ply is next

KitGuide eliminates the requirement of operators to sort from labels

KitGuide speeds up sorting and unloading of complicated cutter nests. KitGuide minimizes sorting errors by indicating which ply to pick up next.

Originally introduced in 1995, KitGuide indicates the sequence for unloading a cutter by projecting a line of laser light showing the location of each ply in a logical sequence for a kit. The system reads any native nesting data and eliminates the inefficient requirement for cutter operators to read ply maps or sort from labels.

The new Multitasking KitGuide projects kitting sequences for up to three parts simultaneously, thus increasing the unloading rate. Multitasking KitGuide also enables a single kit to be unloaded from both sides of the table simultaneously, eliminating the need to reach across the table. Each operator also has the option to wear a wireless printer that generates a detailed label to be placed on each ply as it is unloaded from the table.


  • Data Compatibility:
  • Any nesting software
  • Remotes Supported:
  • 4
  • Printers Supported:
  • 4
  • Computer
  • Stand-alone system, separate application on the cutter computer, or fully integrated with cutter software
  • Hardware Required:
  • LASERGUIDE, 6 Targets
  • Available:


  • Saves time dramatically for nest-sorting
  • Works with any nesting software
  • Minimizes human errors in sorting and kitting
  • Optional: wireless printer to simultaneously label the plies
  • Optional: KitGuide to verify that the ply being picked-up is the correct ply
  • Triples unloading rate
  • Splits table for unloading, eliminating the need to reach across