Thomas Schneider found ProLace is a very useful punching system
Schneider, a famous puncher in Europe, graduated from Austrian Textile School
in 1978 and with 28 years professional punching experience in the embroidery
industry. Thomas worked for Casati Carlo AG as a punching/designing trainer
and controller for new punching machine CPS90, furthermore he also worked
for Alobe company, accumulated various experiences from many countries.
Recently, Thomas started his own business at Lustenau, the major embroidery
center in Austria and he acquired ProLace to assist him in the professional
The new business is called Thomas Hubert Schneider offering designing &
punching services, customer training and consultancy. In September of 2001,
while Thomas still working for Alobe, he realized the generation of manual
punching is fading. Therefore, he contact our technician Mr. Andy Medik,
Director of InterServices Medik, Austria to consult his professional advise
about punching system.
After 2 weeks discussion between
Thomas and Andy, Thomas decided to change the traditional manual
punching to ProLace. During the transactional period, Thomas still using
table punching, CPS90 by Casati Carlo and ProLace by AllCAD together.
Thomas has known that spare parts & repair technology like the special
graphic card #9 are not available in the market.
Therefore, Thomas firstly decided to upgrade the CPS90 punching system
from Unix to Linux. Secondly, Thomas also bought 1 system of ProLace and
combining use in his professional punching.
After some time of practice, Thomas found ProLace is a very easy learn
punching system. Thomas comments, "In my point of view, I think I
need 2 weeks time to convert my skill from manual punch to computer punch."
"ProLace is a user-friendly system, it based on window operation,
I just only need to take a little bit time to learn the location of operation
commands, that's all. Other skills are the same as I do it manually."
In March 2002, InterServices Medik provided a routine visit to Thomas
Hubert Schneider and consulted Thomas' professional advises about ProLace.
Patrina Mak, Marketing Manger of The Embroidery Connection also brought
her big greetings from Asia to Europe and visited Thomas's new office.
"I'm using ProLace very smooth & effective, after the system
installation and 5 days system training provided by Andy, I don't have
further questions up to now." said Thomas Schneider.
After the design has been punched, the result can be exported on a floppy
disk in different formats for embroidery machines use. Alternatively,
punched data can be exported on punch card for using in old mechanical
machines. Now Thomas believes that it is a very convenience way to scan
customers' designs and punch the professional designs on ProLace directly.
He also would like provide his punching service to any kind of designs
on embroidery market, because he thought with ProLace, there is no restriction
for hand-made sketch, enlargement or 3D computer ready-made images. He
can also use ProLace as an editor to amend already punched data smoothly.