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Zünd at Interzum 2017

The focus of the Zünd exhibit at Interzum 2017 (Hall 10.1, Booth G48/H55) in Cologne, Germany, is on modular cutting systems and the application versatility they provide. With a wide range of automation solutions, Zünd cutters can be tailored to meet the many and varied needs of today's furniture industry.

At Interzum 2017 Zünd presents digital cutting solutions geared specifically to flexible, efficient leather and textile cutting. Because of their modular design, Zünd cutters can be adapted anytime to changes in cutting or workflow requirements. New tools, modules, or automated material-handling systems for loading & unloading materials are easy to integrate. The same applies to the new cradle feeder Zünd is introducing at Interzum. This type of feeder permits tension-free unwinding/rewinding of flexible, stretchy material. Integrated edge control ensures the material is fed reliably and precisely onto the cutting surface. With this technology, even less than perfectly wound rolls can be processed without any problems. Zünd has always put a great deal of emphasis on software solutions that provide maximum efficiency. Zünd's user interface and workflow suite, Zünd Cut Center ZCC, is compatible with all commonly used RIPs. To make the cutting process as simple and efficient as possible, a camera-based registration system, in combination with ZCC, takes care of matching cut to print. Ensuring accurate registration even with highly stretchy materials, the system can be made to capture parts of the print instead of the traditional marks commonly used in this process.

Top performance in leather cutting with Zünd D3
Greatest possible leather yield, maximum productivity, and perfect cut quality are prerequisites to successful, industrial leather processing. To achieve these, all components of the production workflow − start to finish − must be in perfect sync with each other. That, and the perfect results they achieve, is precisely what you get with Zünd integrated cutting solutions. The key component of Zünd's turnkey system is the Zünd D3 cutter with modular projection system and MindCut Studio. The latter is an intelligent CAD/CAM software from software developer and application specialist Mind. The Zünd D3 is capable of nearly doubling the throughput. This remarkable productivity increase is largely due to they system's dual-beam technology: two beams, each carrying up to three different modules/tools, cut and punch leather simultaneously and independently. MindCut Studio automatically optimizes the files for cutting. Cut paths are adjusted for the material and type of tool in use, which results in high-quality leather parts that are cut cleaner, faster, and with unprecedented efficiency. The powerful nesting function helps create efficient, material-saving layouts even with the most complex shapes. This significantly reduces setup and processing times, maximizes hide usage, and minimizes waste.

Caption: At Interzum 2017 Zünd shows how cutting systems can integrate seamlessly in digital production workflows.