An automated, digital print & cut workflow is essential for standardised manufacturing processes and economical production, according to cutting systems manufacturer Zünd, which is presenting its latest automation solutions at Fespa 2022 in Berlin. Zünd will highlight a Pick&Place interface option that controls robotic devices and automates the removal of cut parts and their placement at pre-defined locations.
“Zünd offers automation solutions for many different scenarios,” said the Swiss company. “They are designed to automate and standardize the preparation of print and cut files. They support PSPs by providing tools for production monitoring and analysis and for facilitating the removal and logistics of cut parts.
“The Zünd exhibit at Booth C20 in Hall 1.2 illustrates how smart production automation offers great savings potential even for smaller graphics manufacturers, for instance by eliminating the potential for errors.”
FESPA attendees will be introduced to PrimeCenter, the control centre for generating print and cut files. In live demos, Zünd will be showing how the Pick&Place interface option controls robotic devices and fully automates the removal of cut parts and their placement at pre-defined locations.
To create additional efficiencies in parts removal, job tracking, and even logistics, Zünd is also showing the Visualizing Option, another component of the Zünd Cut Center user interface and workflow software. Besides assisting the user during parts removal through projection, this option offers capabilities for labeling cut parts. Printed and affixed QR-Codes help streamline and facilitate logistics.
“For anyone looking to determine what aspects of their production workflow may have potential for optimization, Zünd offers the web-based monitoring and analytics software Zünd Connect,” said a company press release.
“It captures performance and availability KPIs from cutters integrated in the Zünd production workflow and uses this data to calculate Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Zünd Connect uncovers productivity losses and provides key performance indicators that help users further optimize their digital cutting operations.”