Pushing ahead with productivity
Point-of-sale specialist Wilmot-Budgenreports that it has doubled production speeds on two-sheet cutting processes following the installation of a brand new Zünd D3 XL3200 digital cutting table, combined with its existing Zünd Board Handling System.
Launched at Drupalast year, the Zünd D3, which features two beams and specially developed software to multiply productivity, is ideal for use on a wide range of applications, including signage and graphics, composites, textiles and leather.
Wilmot-Budgen became the first business in the UK to install a Board Handling System, combined with a Zünd G3 XL320, earlier this year, and opted to retain the BHS after upgrading to the Zünd D3. As all Zünd systems have a modular design, they enable users to change or upgrade tools, material handling systems or – as Wilmot-Budgen chose to do – the whole cutting table.
Indeed, the Surrey-based company ordered the Zünd G3 for its digital department based on the agreement that it would be replaced by the double-beam Zünd D3 following its unveiling at Drupa.
Peter Burford, Operations Director at Wilmot-Budgen, said:
“We were the first business in the UK to have the Board Handling System and we are really pleased with it. It feeds, cuts and delivers material automatically, thusenabling longer runs to be left unattended.”
Wilmot-Budgen had already seen an increase in turnaround times and productivity after adding the new Zünd G3 table, and has achieved even more improvements since this was swapped for a Zünd D3.
Peter added: “Having taken delivery and installation of the Zünd D3, combined with the Board Handling System, the production speed on two-sheet cutting has doubled as anticipated, but we have seen a further speed increase on single-sheet cutting due to optimisation in the software to take advantage of the dual beam configuration. Unattended operation levels are high and we now have 24-hour production on the system.”
The Zünd cutter complements all forms of flat card point-of-sale and freestanding display units on corrugated and solid board materials used by Wilmot-Budgen.
For further information on Wilmot-Budgen, visit: www.wilmot–budgen.co.uk
For further information on Zund’s cutting systems, or to book a visit to Zünd UK’s demonstration suite in St Albans, Tel: 01727 833003, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.zund.co.uk