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Zünd G3 plays the right tunes for The Keyboard Group

Zünd G3 plays the right tunes for The Keyboard Group

The Keyboard Group reports that its brand-new Zünd G3 3XL3200 digital cutting table will reduce its labour costs across several departments, thanks to the cutter’s speed and versatility.

Based in Swanley, Kent, The Keyboard Group provides both stand manufacturing services to exhibition organisers and design agencies in the experiential marketplace, and display print, providing them with a one-stop shop that does everything in-house.

Following the installation of a 3.2m-wide dye-sublimation printer for banner and textile printing, The Keyboard Group sought out a new cutting system with a bed large enough to accommodate the output. The digital cutter would also, ideally, be able to process wood, metal and other stand materials, plus substrates for other applications.

After looking at the various options, the business found that the Zünd G3 3XL3200 offered a bed size large enough to meet its needs, together with a robust build, innovative software, and myriad tool and module options. It was installed with the Zünd 3.6kw router (RM-L) and Automatic Router Changer (ARC).

Launched in 2017, the RM-L 3.6kW router module offers accurate routing at depths of up of to 50mm on a variety of materials, with surface compensation for precise routing and engraving on different material thicknesses while a pneumatic clamping system keeps cutters secure. Working with the RM-L is the Automatic Router Changer, a fully automated tool changing system that can accommodate eight bits for automated production, even when different bits are required for the same job.

Each Zünd cutting system has a modular configuration, thus enabling users can choose their perfect combination of elements upon installation and, later, to swap and upgrade them as their needs change. Already built as 24-hour workhorses, this added flexibility ensures that Zünd systems are future-proofed investments for users in a vast number of industries.

Grant Mahoney, Managing Director at The Keyboard Group, explained why this modularity is important for his business, saying: “Our team saw the Zünd G3 in the showroom in St Albans with all the different options, and selected them to suit our production needs. We chose a diamond-tipped bit for polishing acrylics, a V-cutting blade for thick cardboard and Re-board, an oscillating tool, the 3.6kw router and the Automatic Router Changer. We’re a full production house, producing everything from a small poster to a run of 100 banners, and the Zünd will be used across all departments.

“It’s just been installed but I expect that it will spend one or more full days routing wood, followed by a day cutting Foamex, followed by another two or three on fabric in any given week. I’m expecting it to halve labour costs; where we had two people working on fabric finishing, now we only need one.”

Visitors to Sign and Digital UK (Birmingham, April 24th-26th 2018) will be able to see a Zünd G3 fitted with the RM-L 3.6 kW router module, one of four Zünd digital cutting systems on display across the show.

To book a meeting on Stand K30 or a visit to the Zünd UK HQ in St Albans, or for further information on Zünd cutting systems, Tel: 01727 833003. e-mail: salesuk@zund.com or visit: www.zund.com

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