Zünd has revamped the ZCC Zünd Cut Center software and user interface from the ground up. In Version 4, the ZCC Zünd Cut Center software suite offers even more capabilities for flexible, automated file preparation and efficient digital cutting. Controlling the cutter via touchscreen makes for an extremely intuitive and simple operation.
ZCC Zünd Cut Center is the command center for production and controls the material-handling systems used in loading and unloading. The software automates production workflow, from data import and optimization to cutter control and production monitoring.
The use of a touchscreen makes the new ZCC easy to operate. The settings follow a logical progression through the setup process. Various tabs guide the operator step by step through production preparation and control of the cutter. Ease of use minimizes the time required for preparing jobs and significantly shortens the training time for new operators.
The restructured ZCC is more modular than ever. Users can purchase only the software components they need for their production workflow. They can add more options anytime or switch editions from Basic to Advanced. ZCC grows as production needs grow.
The software components can be flexibly distributed. Depending on the preferred workflow, Cut Server and Cut Editor can run on different computers other than Cut Center, which makes it possible to separate the tasks in job preparation from those in production. Thus, Cut Server always remains available for performing tasks, independent of the computer running the machine.
Stored material parameters and predefined settings for the import of vector data ensure a high degree of standardization in the cutting process. Standardized production processes lead to significantly higher quality in the production of repeat jobs. At the same time, fast and easy cut-file preparation reduces manual labor in prepress to a minimum. The user benefits from economies of scale in terms of cost and productivity.
ZCC autonomously and intelligently sorts jobs according to criteria such as material, processing method, and delivery date. Jobs involving printed materials are retrieved automatically via printed QR codes. If there are none, as is the case with unprinted materials, the sequence in which the jobs are to be processed can be easily defined using the batch-processing function. It optimizes the cut sequence, reduces the amount of tool travel, and shortens the production time. The use of hot folders minimizes manual entries and accelerates job preparation.