The new ZCC Zünd Cut Center is the answer to a growing need for flexibility, scalability, and user-friendliness. ZCC V.4 supports operators with countless smart, intuitive digital cutting functions throughout the production workflow. This makes Zünd Cut Center ideal for novices as a fast and easy introduction to digital cutting, while also offering experienced users significant upgrades in file-preparation and production automation.
As such, ZCC ensures top-quality cutting results in every situation, regardless of the experience level of the operator or the degree of automation in prepress.
With its client-server architecture, Zünd Cut Center is easily scalable. The software’s modular design enables configurations tailored to specific production requirements.
The user purchases only the software components they need – no more, no less. And more options can be added anytime.
Zünd offers ZCC in two different editions.
ZCC Zünd Cut Center Basic
ZCC Zünd Cut Center Basic is ideal for users in production environments that don’t require functions such as automatic data import, job queues, or data exchange with other systems.
With ZCC Zünd Cut Center Basic, the operator can manually convert source files into .zcc files using Cut Editor and open them as production files in Cut Center.
ZCC Zünd Cut Center Advanced
ZCC Zünd Cut Center Advanced is suitable for all users with high order volumes and a desire to increase their productivity through workflow automation. They may have multiple Zünd Cutters in operation at the same time and need to be able to exchange data with other systems integrated in their production workflow.
In the Advanced edition, users have access to functions such as the job queue, information on the estimated production time, import via hot folders, and email notifications.
For both editions, options such as the Camera Option, Pick & Place Option, Visualizing Option, and Routing Option can be purchased individually.
Cut Editor is the central software component of every ZCC software suite. Cut Editor is used to import source files and prepare them for subsequent cutting.
Cut Editor can be run directly from the workstation at the cutter. It can also be installed at other workstations in prepress and used for file preparation.
If needed, the capabilities of the Cut Editor can be expanded with the Nesting Option.
Cut Server povides automated data import via hot folders, data exchange with other systems such as the ERP and RIP, and an estimated production-time calculator.
Zünd Cut Server also handles the communication between Cut Editor and Cut Center. Other systems can connect to the Cut Server using the .zcc file format. This makes it possible to query the system for information such as materials, methods, or estimated production times. Numerous software manufacturers already offer standard integration with ZCC. This enables transferring prepared files in .zcc format.
ZCC is open to almost any import format. This exceptional connectivity offers users unparalleled flexibility and interoperability—a key advantage in view of the many different file formats users may receive from customers on a daily basis.