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Zünd at Viscom Düsseldorf 2015

Zünd Systemtechnik is pleased to present the latest high-performance, ultra-versatile digital cutting solutions for commercial printers and other print service providers at Viscom 2015 in Düsseldorf (Booth K21, Hall 8b, November 4 - 6). In conjunction with its modular flatbed cutters, Zünd offers automation and productivity features for every application and production environment.

At the booth in Düsseldorf, Zünd is demonstrating ways for print service providers to increase productivity while reducing labor costs. With these latest automation solutions, the Swiss manufacturer has further perfected its range of modular, adaptable material-handling options available for both material loading and off-loading. One of the highlights is the new collaborative robot being shown as part of an S3 M-800 fully automated cutting configuration. The integrated robotic off-load system automatically picks up cut parts from the machine and stacks them at predefined locations. The robot is designed to operate autonomously in production environments in which the human operator and robotic device are working together to accomplish a task. This fully automated production workflow also involves automatic job retrieval via QR-code. The integrated camera system captures the QR-code printed with each job, which enables Zünd Cut Center ZCC to automatically retrieve the matching cut file. In addition the ZCC system automatically determines the exact location and orientation of the graphics. In case of distortions in material or print, it automatically makes adjustments to the cut path for a perfect match between cut and print.

The S3 M-800 is being displayed with two different material-handling systems: For applications involving rolled materials, the machine is equipped with the Universal Roll-Off System; the Sheet Feeder, on the other hand, is the perfect solution for efficient, reliable loading of sheeted materials, including printed vinyl, cardstock, carton, or foamcore.

New: ARC automates bit changes

With the new Automatic Router Bit Changer - ARC, Zünd is introducing yet another automation solution. The ARC system comes with a magazine that holds up to 8 router bits and during processing automatically selects the correct bit for the material and task at hand. This automation feature reduces setup times to a minimum and significantly enhances process reliability. The ARC is ideal for efficiently routing, polishing, and engraving applications involving aluminum, wood, plastics, and composite materials.

High-performance tools for a multitude of applications

With the Electric Oscillating Tool - EOT-250, Zünd offers a high-performance cutting tool for thick cardboard/honeycomb materials. At Viscom, Zünd is highlighting the tool's outstanding performance characteristics for processing honeycomb materials. The tool is air cooled, oscillates at very high frequencies, and has an extended, 2.5 mm stroke. This is the only tool available in the marketplace that is capable of processing 2.5 mm honeycomb display board at speeds of up to 1,000 mm / 40 in per second. The concept behind all Zünd tooling is unique in its focus on modularity; Zünd tooling can be expanded or upgraded quickly and easily at any time to meet changing demands.

Caption: The new collaborative robot does not require a safety cage and relieves the user of repetitive, mindless tasks.