From dies to full automation: Zünd G3 and D3
Zünd users come in all shapes and sizes – the Swiss-made digital cutting tables are found in the workrooms of a huge variety of manufacturers, designers and organisations across the world – but each user can say their Zünd has made a big difference to their business.
In the packaging and converting sector, the installation of a Zünd could mean making the leap from processes involving hand cutting and dies to fast and accurate semi-automated digital workflows, or upgrading from semi-auto to fully automatic, continuous production.
The key to this is the modular construction of Zünd systems. Each cutting table is manufactured at the family company’s advanced facility in Switzerland to the exact specifications of the customer; the model, size, material handling systems, software and tools can all be selected beforehand. Moreover, modules and tools can also be changed or added at a later date, future-proofing the investment for changes in business such as growth and diversification. Every system is built for heavy-duty work – many run 24 hours a day – so users can be assured that their Zünd will perform excellently both on an everyday basis and for years to come. A worldwide service network provides engineering support and spare parts to ensure minimum downtime.
One of the industry leading machines for packaging applications is the Zünd G3, fitted with high-performance tools to quickly and easily crease and cut all commonly used packaging materials, such as corrugated cardboard and packaging foam. For both short and long runs, each step is completed automatically with no necessity for dies – saving money and increasing quality from day one.
From this standard – yet advanced – digital table, users can select a Zünd G3 with a more generous beam height of 120mm, perfect for thicker packaging foams: you can process materials up to 110mm thick with sharp, accurate tools, whilst still maintaining the ability to cut corrugated board. All G3 tables, regardless of their size, feature an energy-efficient, adjustable vacuum system to hold materials down securely to ensure the most precise cutting for the highest quality and lowest material wastage.
Zünd’s Board Handling System (BHS) is designed to boost productivity on the Zünd G3 table even further. Board loading and unloading is fully automated, maximising workflow efficiency and minimising user operation, enabling 24/7, non-stop operation at the highest quality. Packaging production can simply be ongoing, uninterrupted. Other efficient options compatible with the G3 include tandem material loading, which involves vacuum zoning so material can be loaded or unloaded on one side while cutting continues on the other.
For the ultimate in workflow efficiency, the BHS is also available on the Zünd D3. Launched in 2016, the Zünd D3 features two beams to deliver up to double the productivity. Each beam can each be fitted with up to three different modules, allowing them to perform different tasks on the same job – with intelligent software controlling and scheduling the jobs to optimise productivity. The addition of a BHS makes it even faster. It’s a big machine, but one fitted with such advanced technology and future-proofed design that it offers exceptional return on investment for packaging and converting businesses.
Every tailor-made Zünd system comes fitted with easy-to-use Zünd software, which intelligently manages workflow without user intervention. Zünd Cut Center and Zünd Design Center are used by packaging creators across the world to ensure their products are of the highest quality.
Businesses are invited to experience Zünd’s array of digital cutting combinations at Zünd UK Ltd’s dedicated demonstration suite in St Albans. Bring your own materials to test the Zünd G3 and D3 in near real-world conditions, alongside a wealth of information and advice on choosing the right machine for your needs. To book a visit or for more details, please email salesuk@zünd.com or call 01727 833003.
For more information on Zünd and its market-leading technology, please visit www.zund.com.
Zünd UK Ltd
Spring Valley Business Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1727 833 003
Fax: +44 (0)1727 833 006