GED Introduces RoboFlow™ PT at GlassBuild America Expo

The Leader in Fenestration Robotic Automation Introduces New Product

Glenwillow, Ohio – August 20, 2019 | GED, who first brought robotic automation to the fenestration industry, will be introducing the newest RoboFlow product to the world at the 2019 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window and Door Expo.  This passthrough system rounds out the RoboFlow product family by taking cut vinyl from welding through cleaning with just one operator.

“GED is again setting the standard in vinyl window manufacturing with this passthrough system as we build on our robotic expertise,” said Dave Lewis, Window Fabrication Engineering Manager at GED. “RoboFlow PT utilizes four robotic heads for unparalleled cleaning and fabrication.”

The RoboFlow family of products streamlines the process from welding through cleaning. The first product in the family, RoboFlow QB, utilizes a material handling robot to connect a welder to RoboClean®, a two-station robotic cleaner. The commercial success of this product demonstrated the need for automation between welding and cleaning and provided the opportunity for a reconfigured product that achieved higher throughput.

RoboFlow PT fulfills that opportunity with a redesign of the cleaning process to be a passthrough system with four independent robotic cleaning heads. Now just one operator can produce a welded and cleaned sash every 30 seconds to keep production moving. “Robotically precise, repeatable cleans every 30 seconds—what more could you ask for?” quipped Lewis.

Daniel McLean, Product Manager for GED, sees additional benefits that go beyond the new RoboFlow PT:

“The robotic platform is a superior technology for vinyl cleaning, and with GED behind it our customers can leverage our extensive expertise in window manufacturing, IG systems, and software solutions. As manufacturers seek to standardize systems and processes, GED truly is the best choice.”

GED will have live demonstrations of RoboFlow PT during GlassBuild 2019 in Atlanta, September 17-19. Make sure to stop by booth 1935 to observe the speed and precision of GED’s newest robotic system.

About GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. is the leading worldwide supplier of fully integrated insulating glass (IG) and vinyl window and door fabrication systems, and cutting-edge software process solutions, making it a single source for all your window production needs. With their revolutionary Intercept® warm edge spacer frame production systems, GED provides residential window and door manufacturers with the ability to make high-quality IG at levels unparalleled in the industry. Harnessing technology from robotics, automation and software, GED’s intelligent solutions integrate every facet of a plant’s operation, increasing IG quality and production volumes and profits while decreasing operating costs and material waste. The company’s commitment to innovation addresses its customers’ needs, evidenced by the fact that 22 of the top 25 window and door manufacturers utilize GED’s equipment and software solutions to improve their profits and satisfy their customers. Learn more at Intercept is a registered trademark owned by Vitro.