Athletic equipment manufacturer, Eveque, has invested in a Zünd G3 XL-3200. The company started to look at new ways to process the 50mm foam that is used to manufacture their indoor mats. Traditionally, the company used CNC machines, but the process was becoming very slow, and the CNC machines were taking up large areas of valuable floorspace in the factory.
Eveque decided to visit St Albans to see if digital cutting would help them process foam quicker. Reflecting on a successful demonstration, Tom Bunner, Managing Director at Eveque, said, ‘We looked at Zünd and two other brands, but the Zünd was the only solution that was incredibly versatile and met our needs.’
‘The product demonstrator put on a very impressive demonstration and seemed to be the most knowledgeable out of all the people we had spoken to. He showed us that, not only could we process foam, but thanks to the interchangeable tools on the Zünd, we could also process the PVC material used to make the indoor mats and the textile material used to make carpet mats. This was ideal for us because the Zünd cutter could make a lot of the other machinery in our factory redundant and save us much needed floor space. Following on from the demonstration, we decided to purchase the G3 XL-3200 to replace our CNC machine. We felt that the Zünd was by far the best machine on the market and the sales process was excellent.’
Reflecting on his purchase, Bunner said, ‘We are really pleased with our new Zünd Cutter. The standout features for us are the Pneumatic Oscillating Tool for cutting carpet, the Driven Rotary Tool for cutting printed PVC, the nesting software which has enabled us to cut back waste and the space saving offered by the small footprint. Our productivity has increased by 300–500% depending on the product. We have also invested in a roll material carrousel which stores up to 28 different type of roll materials and colours. This saves us time in moving and loading roll materials for different jobs.’