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Optimised software from Zünd

Improved user interface is now even more intuitive, enabling deeper integration with management information system data and production workflows.

9th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Altstätten Switzerland


Zünd Systemtechnik has added new features to its Mind software suite that is making digital cutting workflows for leather and textile applications easier, more efficient and more profitable.

This is the most significant and comprehensive software update since Zünd first introduced the Mind workflow suite five years ago, and a host of new features have been added.

First and foremost is the improved user interface (UI), which is now even more intuitive, enables deeper integration with management information system data and production workflows and has additional tools specific to textile processing. It also opens up new possibilities in the exchange of data with third-party suppliers.

With Version 5.3, MindGest supports scan-to-stock and scan-to-order workflows. The latter is an offline process that allows for digitising hides and nesting parts away from the cutter through a capturing system like MindCut.

In the scan-to-stock workflow, hides are digitized and then temporarily “stocked” until production can proceed. These workflows are in contrast to the inline process, in which hides are captured and digitized and parts are nested directly on the Zünd cutting system.

For print and cut textile applications, the system now also supports register marks created in the Zünd Cut Center (ZCC).

MindCut is compatible with PrimeCenter and RIP software from other manufacturers through multi-layer PDFs. Improvements have been made to the way the system controls the Zünd ICC camera used to capture the exact position of printed parts on the cutter, allowing for perfectly matching the cut to print. In Version 5.3, MindCut also fully supports the cradle feeder 100 with integrated cut-off function, Leibinger Jet3, the laser module LM 100W, and the VCT2 V-cut tool.

With adjustments made to the step-by-step guidance through the nesting process, the nesting portion of the UI in MindGest has also been improved. Users have the option to graphically display relevant production data and are able to see anticipated nesting times at a glance. Pattern matching has also been improved with better guidance throughout the process. The system now displays the pattern in a separate window allowing the user to verify the settings before proceeding.

In addition, the labels for marking digitized hides can now be individually designed and the interface for nested jobs has also been optimised, while the model importer has been enhanced with additional functionalities such as the option to automatically create seam allowances.

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