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Zünd to exhibit digital cutters at Texprocess 2017

Zünd is presenting cutting solutions that allow for seamless integration in digital workflows.

24th March 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Altstätten

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

In clothing and in home textiles, consumer demand for more customisation, and personalisation is growing steadily. This trend is shining a spotlight on the need for efficient, cost-effective short-run or even one-off production. Manufacturers are looking to convert more and more of their production to all-digital processes.

At the upcoming Texprocess 2017, Zünd, a leading Swiss manufacturer of multifunctional digital cutters, will be demonstrating how manufacturers involved in textile processing can integrate a high-performance Zünd digital cutter and create a seamless end-to-end digital production workflow.

At Texprocess, which takes place from 9-12 May in Frankfurt, concurrently with Techtextil, Zünd is presenting cutting solutions that allow for seamless integration in digital workflows. Zünd cutters are said to be extremely flexible and designed to make cutting of textile materials efficient and economical. The company is also introducing a new roll-feed system at the event.

Modular design

Zünd has always put great emphasis on producing cutting and software solutions that are completely modular. Zünd's user interface and workflow suite, Zünd Cut Center ZCC, is compatible with all commonly used RIPs. To make the cutting process as simple and efficient as possible, a camera-based registration system, in combination with ZCC, takes care of matching cut to print. Ensuring accurate registration even with highly stretchy fabrics, the system can be made to capture parts of the print instead of using traditional registration marks, the manufacturer explains.

Zünd digital cutting systems are highly modular. At Texprocess a Zünd S3 system illustrates how this modularity benefits the user. The modular design permits tailoring the cutting system to specific applications and cutting requirements, both in terms of tooling and material handling. This is said to allow the user to adapt the system anytime to the exact requirements dictated by customer demand and the jobs at hand.

Most productive cutting solution

With the D3 cutter, Zünd is also displaying its most productive cutting solution currently. Equipped with dual beams, the system is designed to deliver unsurpassed productivity. Each beam operates independently and simultaneously, carrying up to three different modules/tools. Depending on the specifics of the job and cut file, this dual-beam capability results in up to twice the cutting speed and productivity, the company reports.

The precision of the direct drive in combination with state-of-the-art control software aims to guarantee the system reliably produces with maximum efficiency. This gives the user the competitive edge that is indispensable in a market that demands ultimate performance and flexibility. In keeping with Zünd’s modular design concept, the D3 can always be adapted to meet new or different demands. New tools, modules, or automated systems for material loading & unloading are easy to integrate.

The same principle applies to the new roll-feed system Zünd is introducing at Texprocess. “The cradle feeder is the perfect solution for unwinding/rewinding stretchy fabrics completely without tension. An integrated edge-control system ensures perfectly reliable, precise feeding of the rolled material, even with rolls that have telescoped or are otherwise less than perfectly wound,” the company reports.

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