High expectations for the cutter
Better utilization of materials, reduction of the production time by half, and physical relief of employees. These were the expectations for the cutter when they bought it – and they are well on their way to being fulfilled. With the savings on manual labor and materials, the cutter will pay itself home in a matter of years, and with a lifespan of 15+ years, the purchase is very profitable for Søren Lund Furniture.
Previously, workers could manually cut up to three couches in one day. This will be significantly increased with the new Zünd cutter.
Using camera technology and MindCUT software from Zünd, the leather hides are photographed and the pre-marked defects are automatically detected. The operator then selects the model to be cut, and in a matter of seconds, MindCUT has calculated how to nest the parts most efficiently on the hide. The operator is also able to nest parts from multiple models on the same leather hide.
This optimizes the utilization of the leather hides by 10-20%. With many hundreds of hides to be cut on an annual basis, the savings become significant.
It has also made a difference in terms of relieving employees from physical overload.
The conveyor function of the extension table pulls the heavy leather hide up on the table, and the employees avoid lifts and stressful working positions.