Zünd at Fespa 2022

Smart solutions help optimize production

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Zund at Fespa. Photo Zund

The Zünd exhibit at booth C20 in hall 1.2 illustrates how smart production automation offers great savings potential even for smaller graphics manufacturers by eliminating the potential for errors. Attendees will be introduced to PrimeCenter, the control center 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.

An automated, digital print&cut workflow is essential for standardized manufacturing processes and economical production. At Fespa 2022 in Berlin, Zünd exhibits solutions that help effectively automate graphics production.

There are many ways to optimize production and make it more efficient and profitable. Zünd offers automation solutions for many different scenarios. 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 facilitating the removal and logistics of cut parts.

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. Zünd connect uncovers productivity losses and provides key performance indicators that help users further optimize their digital cutting operations. It captures performance and availability KPIs from cutters integrated into the Zünd production workflow and uses this data to calculate Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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