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28.08.2018

Zünd at FachPack: new solutions for industrial finishing

The focus of the Zünd exhibit at FachPack 2018, September 25 - 27 in Nuremberg, Germany, is on modular automation in digital cutting. The leading supplier of digital cutting systems will present, among other things, a new automation solution for fully integrated industrial finishing.

The versatility of Zünd's finishing solutions provides numerous options for sustainable productivity increases with minimal demands in personnel. The product offering for finishing includes an automatic tool changer, collaborative robotic material handling, and production lines with fully automated loading/stacking systems. In Nuremberg (Hall 7A, Booth 628), Zünd introduces a brand-new development in automated material handling designed specifically for industrial applications. With a maximum stack height of 1.5 m (5 ft), the system offers longer continuous production time and helps make high-volume finishing even more efficient and profitable. To illustrate high-throughput processing of corrugated board and foam even without automated material-handling, Zünd has a G3 cutting system on display configured for tandem operation. The tandem setup enables a continuous production workflow in which loading and processing occur at the same time. In addition, the cutter is equipped with an RML high-performance router and automated tool changer ARC. The latter holds up to 8 different bits, which greatly facilitates jobs requiring multiple bit types and sizes. The operator never loses track of the tooling and can reduce the time spent in changeovers to a minimum for optimal use of the cutting system.

Roman Hasler, Segment Manager Packaging, explains: «Packaging providers are forced to produce under permanent time and margin pressures. With our modular cutting and material-handling solutions, we can meet individual needs for automation and assist our customers in making their digital finishing operations even more efficient and profitable». For example, with collaborative robot technology. Zünd demonstrates a possible application with a robotic device from Universal Robots. The robotic arm picks cut pieces off a Zünd S3 cutter and places them in predefined spots.

Intelligent production planning, control, and monitoring are critical for creating productive finishing workflows. The software suite Zünd Cut Center ZCC provides a virtual control center for fully integrated digital finishing. With new features such as high-speed registration methods, even simpler production planning, and a dashboard for easy monitoring of Zünd cutter performance, ZCC Version 3 offers unprecedented flexibility and even more user-friendly operation.