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Hammerer Planen GmbH relies on quality, flexibility and customer proximity

For this reason, we are continually investing in a modern machine park and in the optimzation of the production processes. The customized solution from Zünd for the digital cutting of PVC tarpaulin ideally supports this strategy.

Hammerer Planen GmbH is an Austrian family business with two locations and 18 employees. In the industrial, commercial, leisure and private customer markets, Hammerer supplies numerous customers in the German-speaking countries, and also in England, Norway and even Saudi Arabia. All sorts of vehicle covers, leisure and circus tents, pool covers, crash protection for ski slopes, technical hose covers or also membrane constructions in the architectural area are produced based on customers' orders. 

Quality, flexibility and customer proximity 
Hammerer's strengths lie in the production of premimum customized solutions. Only qualitatively superior materials are used, which are processed in the extensive and modern machine park. The degree of automation was significantly increased for digital cuts and also for individual orders. This was achieved via the procurement of a customized solution, consisting of the automated roll-off unit and the Zünd high-performance cutter.

The Zünd cutter in daily operation
The Zünd cutter and the automated roll-off unit are easy and intuitive to use. With the CAD/CAM user software on the cutter, digital customer data can be easily input and processed directly without adjustments. The integrated software option to digitize any contours via the camera makes the reuse of existing templates child's play.

What previously had to be done by hand in multiple single steps (drawing, make holes, cutting) can today be done quickly and easily in a fully automated work step with the Zünd high-performance cutter. This saves costs, reduces the processing time and enables a reproducible high degree of precision. "This allows us to fare even better in the competitive market of vehicle tarpaulins," explained Herbert Hammerer.

New applications
Since buying the Zünd solution, we can now take membrane construction orders, e.g. for building covers, that previously were outside the range of technical possibilities or could not be produced in a competitve way. Hammerer: "Using only templates, is it inconceivable to carry out such orders, as a lot of freeform surfaces have to be produced. Manual manufacturing without the possibilities of automatic digital cutting far exceeds the time and expense scope."

Why Zünd?
"The technical solution customized for our purposes for rolling-off the materials, the precision of the cutting results, the tried and tested and technically mature cutter as well as geographical proximity to the Zünd supplier (regional added value) have contributed massively to the purchasing decision," Herbert Hammerer summarizes.