The new Zünd press cutting tool – PCT, designed for processing corrugated cardboard – is 'taking cut quality and throughput to the next level'.
According to Zünd, what sets this new cutting tool apart is both performance and cut quality. In contrast to the oscillating tool and the vertical forces exerted on the material, it says the PCT offers much greater stability. This enables both faster processing speeds and clean, precise cut edges.
To make it perform in this manner, the PCT is equipped with a convex glide shoe that compresses the material during the cutting process, which produces a pillowing effect along the cut lines. The company says the resulting edge quality equals that of conventional die-cutting.
A stepless adjustment ring controls the processing depth of the glide shoe and the amount of compression. The tool is suitable for corrugated cardboard up to a max. thickness of 7mm without running the risk of tearing or puncturing the linerboard. The PCT is also capable of cutting very fine detail, including radii as small as 3 mm, with the new Z104 drag knife recommended for this purpose. Applications include any corrugated cardboard product where flawless, pillowed edges are desirable, e.g. high-quality packaging for consumer goods and POP displays.