Advertorial, by Zund America, Inc.
In part because of the supply-chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, the need for efficient, reliable automation in packaging production is greater than ever. To meet these demands, Zünd has accelerated development on digital workflow solutions that make integrating and monitoring digital cutting in a comprehensive digital production workflow easier than ever.
With Zünd Connect, a web-based monitoring tool, for example, the system compiles production data from integrated Zünd cutting systems into meaningful key performance indicators, creating transparency and identifying areas for potential workflow optimization. Among other things, Zünd Connect provides a visual representation of unused machine capacity and shows how frequently different materials, tools, and processing methods are used while identifying possible sources of errors and avoidable interruptions.
Digital cutting at an industrial level
Zünd’s fully automated Board Handling System BHS150 continues to be a great success with digital packaging producers implementing Zünd’s innovative and reliable automation technology all over the world. Capable of processing 1.5-meter stacks, materials up to four inches thick, and maximum processing speeds of 2.8 meters/9.2 feet per second, the system delivers unprecedented non-stop productivity and throughput, especially when paired with the Zünd dual-beam D3 cutter. Customers are reporting significant reductions in production time and cost, along with the ability to attract more business with larger and more economical short runs. The D3 system can accommodate three different tools—e.g. cutting, creasing, and perforating—on each beam, and automatic file retrieval via quick response code further enables efficient, non-stop cutting even if the stack of uncut materials consists of different jobs of varying lengths.
Engaged for more than three decades in the development, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of modular, multifunctional digital cutting/finishing equipment, Zünd offers several lines of digital cutters for graphics, packaging, and other industrial applications. The G3/S3 and dual-beam D3 are highly adaptable finishing solutions for custom and prototyping to high-volume digital production environments. For packaging manufacturers, Zünd’s state-of-the-art cutting systems can accommodate a complete palette of specialized tools for processing all commonly used packaging materials, including protective foams up to two and and four inches thick—depending on beam height—and ten feet wide. Zünd Cut Center, Zünd’s end-to-end digital workflow suite, ensures simple, efficient operation and reliable, non-stop productivity that can be monitored on-site or remotely. With features such as the fully automated, stack-to-stack Board Handling System, robotic pick and place, tandem operation, intelligent or even one-shot register-mark capture, and touch-free file retrieval, Zünd can provide customers with the most efficient digital workflow solutions tailored to their specific requirements. Every component of Zünd’s modular systems is geared to maximizing productivity and adapting to ever-changing digital cutting/finishing needs.
Nov2021, Industrial Print Magazine