Melville, NY – 17 March 2022 — SpencerMetrics, the premier provider of real-time data collection, analysis and reporting automation solutions for Print & Packaging, announced integration and support for Zünd cutting tables. Zünd users can now experience the benefits of SpencerMetrics CONNECT® and LYNK™.
With one of the broadest multi-vendor, multi-technology support capabilities in the Print and Packaging industry, SpencerMetrics offers an enterprise-wide platform to gather and analyze data from vital equipment on the production floor. Intelligent software communication enable CONNECT and LYNK solutions to automatically collect rich data including machine status, jobs information, counts, material usage, etc., eliminating manual data collection. Further, these solutions bridge islands of automation across many varied vendor-specific products. Conventional, legacy equipment is integrated into the platform via AUTOMATER™ edge computing.
Zünd equipment has been at the forefront of providing the latest technology. The Zünd Cut Center software suite facilitates multiple aspects of the production workflow – from file import and production planning, to cut data optimization, cutting system management, and remote production monitoring. The SpencerMetrics integration will enable Zünd users to elevate the performance data from their Zünd devices to an enterprise level management capability.
Lars Bendixen, Segment Manager Graphics at Zünd Systemtechnik AG: “SpencerMetrics is well known in developing intelligent solutions for data collection, monitoring, and analysis of digital production equipment. The successful integration of our digital cutting systems underlines the fact that our production systems are connected, that they can be easily integrated into the production workflow. Zünd Cutters are ready for next level connectivity to support Smart Factory platforms.”
“As our user base expands from commercial and transactional printing into labels and packaging, the platform needs to support equipment in that space. We are pleased to add Zünd to the roster of equipment we support. Integration with Zünd cutting tables allows us to bring added value and to support plant automation and Industry 4.0 initiatives.” said Yutak Kwok, IT Director at SpencerMetrics.
Zünd Systemtechnik AG, a global, family-owned Swiss company, specializes in digital cutting systems. The Zünd name stands for Swiss quality and is synonymous with precision, performance, and reliability. Zünd has been developing, producing, and marketing modular cutting systems since 1984 and is one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The Zünd customer base includes service providers and manufacturers in the graphics, packaging, garment, and leather industries as well as in textile and composites applications. Zünd maintains headquarters in Altstätten, Switzerland, where the company’s R&D, marketing, and production facilities are located. Besides Zünd’s own sales and service organizations in the UK and USA, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, India, Thailand, and China, Zünd relies on a worldwide network of long-standing, independent distribution & service partners.
About SPENCERMETRICS LLC
Dedicated to serving user needs in modern production printing and packaging through innovative software solutions and services, SpencerMetrics provides intelligent solutions to data collection, monitoring, and analysis of both digital and analog printing and finishing equipment. The patented CONNECT, and simplified LYNK system, are multi-vendor platforms that collect accurate machine data, both digital and analog, as well as shop floor information, analyze it in real-time, and present detailed and robust reports which allow users of the products to make data-driven decisions to increase efficiency and optimize their machine use. Our vendor-neutral solutions are designed for ease of use, so that shop managers and owners can better manage their investments in machines, labor, and overhead to maximize their ROI.