Zund is set to exhibit state-of-the-art digital cutting systems with comprehensive production workflows that cover everything from pattern matching to projection-supported removal of cut parts at Texprocess in hall 4, booth B40. The leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials will be held from May 14-17, 2019, in Germany.
At Texprocess, Zünd will present efficient, high-performance automated cutting workflows with state-of-the art software tools that illustrate the breadth of its digital know-how. As in so many other industries, digitalisation has long since made inroads into the textile industry. Consumers are demanding individualised offerings and flexible solutions, tailor-made clothing and furnishings to measure – all at ‘off-the-rack’ pricing. Design and configuration options are increasingly diverse as manufacturers become more agile and faster to cope with increasing market pressures and ever-shorter product life cycles. To accomplish this, however, manufacturers need appropriate production processes, Zünd said.
With an advanced optical system, cutting patterned and digitally printed fabrics is just as precise and easy as cutting non-printed or solid-coloured textiles. The software captures the position of the printed image as well as any material defects, reliably detects complex patterns and any material distortions that may have occurred over the entire web. When compensating for distortions, the system perfectly maintains dimensional accuracy of the cut parts and their correct position on patterned fabric. Based on reference points, the software also automatically determines the most efficient parts layout and nesting. Cutting, pattern matching, and nesting occur simultaneously to ensure uninterrupted processing. And in a final step, the removal of cut parts is visually guided with a projection system.