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By AICC Staff

January 24, 2022


In part because of the supply-chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, the need for efficient, reliable automation in packaging production is greater than ever. To meet these demands, Zünd has accelerated development on digital workflow solutions that make integrating and monitoring digital cutting in a comprehensive digital production workflow easier than ever. With Zünd Connect, a web-based monitoring tool for example, the system compiles production data from integrated Zünd cutting systems into meaningful key performance indicators, creating transparency and identifying areas for potential workflow optimization. Among other things, Zünd Connect provides a visual representation of unused machine capacity and shows how frequently different materials, tools, and processing methods are used while identifying possible sources of errors and avoidable interruptions.


Zünd’s fully automated Board Handling System BHS150 continues to be a great success with digital packaging producers implementing Zünd’s innovative and reliable automation technology all over the world. Capable of processing 1.5m stacks, materials up to 4 thick, and maximum processing speeds of 2.8m/9.2ft per sec., the system delivers unprecedented non-stop productivity and throughput, especially when paired with the Zünd dual-beam D3 cutter. Customers are reporting significant reductions in production time and cost, along with the ability to attract more business with larger and more economical short runs. The D3 system can accommodate 3 different tools (e.g., cutting, creasing, perforating) on each beam, and automatic file retrieval via QR code further enables efficient, non-stop cutting even if the stack of uncut materials consists of different jobs of varying lengths.



Engaged for more than three decades in the development, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of modular, multifunctional digital cutting/finishing equipment, Zünd offers several lines of digital cutters for graphics, packaging, and other demanding industrial applications. The G3/S3 and dual-beam D3 are highly adaptable finishing solutions for custom & prototyping to high-volume digital production environments. For packaging manufacturers, Zünd’s state-of-the-art cutting systems can accommodate a complete palette of specialized tools for processing all commonly used packaging materials, including protective foams up to 2 and 4 thick (depending on beam height) and 10′ wide. Zünd Cut Center, Zünd’s end-to-end digital workflow suite, ensures simple, efficient operation and reliable, non-stop productivity that can be monitored on-site or remotely. With features such as the fully automated, stack-to-stack Board Handling System, robotic pick & place, tandem operation, intelligent or even one-shot register-mark capture and touch-free file retrieval, Zünd can provide customers with the most efficient digital workflow solutions tailored to their specific requirements. Every component of Zünd’s modular systems is geared to maximizing productivity and adapting to ever-changing digital cutting/finishing needs.