CMM 2.0™ added to GED Grid and Muntin Systems product offering
Glenwillow, Ohio – December 23, 2020 | GED Integrated Solutions (GED), the leader in IG and Window Systems and Software, is proud to introduce the new generation of its tried-and-true Colonial Muntin Machine – CMM 2.0™. The reinvented CMM 2.0 adds cutting edge technologies in hardware and software to an already tested muntin processing system that GED had revolutionized the industry with in the mid-90s.
GED released its first Colonial Muntin Machine in 1996—a quick change system with the ability to make 5 punches simultaneously—and in recent years has seen a growing interest in an upgraded grid and muntin fabrication system. With decades of experience in designing, manufacturing, and selling insulating glass equipment in the USA, GED created the new CMM 2.0 to deliver improved muntin production throughput, unmatched operations flexibility, and a lower total operations and maintenance cost.
The upgraded machine includes new safety features and control system. Bill Briese, R&D / Engineering Manager at GED, explains what makes this machine different from other muntin machines in the industry:
We have made several significant improvements and added new features to this new generation of CMM. We have integrated maintenance-friendly, state-of-the-art controls with this system. The new controls permit on-site and off-site machine diagnostics by taking advantage of the modern Ethernet I/O, as well as providing a long machine service life. CMM 2.0 can make five notches simultaneously with the ability to quickly interchange tooling for optimal production flexibility. The machine’s rapid processing time, from cycle start to finish, with or without the optional saw, is one of main advantages CMM 2.0 offers over its predecessor.Bill Briese
The all-new CMM 2.0 system is another example of seamless machine integration with an existing GED Software family. “The machine integrated WinGrid software allows easy download of batch data to the touch-screen HMI, and operators can also choose to run the machine in MDI for efficient stock sizes production,” says Tony DiFiore, Software R&D Manager at GED. “This means less data maintenance over the life of the machine and operations readiness from the time of deployment.”
WinGrid provides operations clarity by allowing the operator to plan-ahead using a displayed sequence of actions which significantly reduces operations delays and improves material flow. “WinGrid also displays on-screen bin sequencing data which measurably reduces operator sorting errors,” adds DiFiore.
At GED, safety is top priority. “The machine has several built-in safety features that reduce operations risk,” says Briese. CMM 2.0 is built standard with presence sensing technology that seamlessly integrates a light curtain into the normal production sequence while at the same time preventing unwanted operator-machine interaction. “The optional saw in equipped with a serial speed detector in addition to an automatic cover-lock that engages when the saw is in motion to prevent accidental injury,” states Briese.
GED is continuing to innovate and will be introducing several new IG and Window Systems in this new year. Until then, and for more information on CMM 2.0, please contact your regional sales manager, visit www.gedusa.com or watch videos on the GED YouTube channel.