Zund - 3/24/2009
Zünd Cutter Advances Productivity to the Next Level
Zund’s semi-automated production workflow gives customers a way of boosting production. In a standard
handfed production workflow, the time it takes for the operator to react to the machine having finished cutting,
unload cut pieces and waste, and reload the next sheet/board can amount to significant interruptions in the
cutting process. Semi-automated production workflow gives the operator unencumbered access to the loading
area, facilitates removal of cut pieces, increases the window of time available for unloading/reloading, and
consequently makes the machine producing non-stop.
Semi-automated production workflow is based on the conveyorized material-transport system along with a
loading-zone extension and optional extended off-load area. The cutter extensions are available in various
lengths to match common board sizes. Built-in registration guides assure perfect placement of each sheet/
board, no matter whether the material is preprinted or non-printed.
Once the first sheet/board is being processed by the cutter, the operator can add the next one from the stack,
and with the help of the built-in guides, place it in just the right spot for the machine to automatically pick it up.
While one sheet is cutting and the next one is in place, the operator has time to unload and sort cut materials
from the off-load area, reload the next sheet, and possibly even perform other tasks.
This setup not only frees up the operator, it also helps keep the cutter producing continuously. Semi-automated
loading is suitable for most rigid sheeted materials (printed or blank) and can be supplied for all new G3-series
machines. This is yet another way the flexibility of Zund cutters can help customers push productivity to the
next level. For example: G3 and the semi-automated production workflow trippled the productivity at one of
europes largest producers of digitally manufactured corrugated displays!