GED Showcases Engineering Excellence with New, High Speed and Precision Glass Deletion and Cutting System

CleanCut™ 1700 Series brings power, speed, and precision to IG manufacturing 

Glenwillow, Ohio – December 23, 2020 | GED Integrated Solutions (GED), the leader in IG and Window Systems and Software, is proud to introduce its expertly engineered and effortlessly nimble all-new glass cutting and edge deletion table. The CleanCut 1700 Series combines patented technologies in hardware and software that truly differentiates it from other cutting tables in the industry.

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GED’s new 1700-D glass cutting and deletion system.

GED has been designing, manufacturing, and selling insulating glass equipment in the USA since 1977. Using decades of experience in developing IG equipment, GED delivers unparalleled machine performance and the best glass cutting and edge deletion quality to the industry. The introduction of the 6000 Series cutting system (for processing larger glass sheets) in 1997 and the 1600 Series cutting system (for processing smaller glass sheets) in 1999 gave manufacturers more options for their specific IG fabrication needs. The CleanCut i-3, introduced in 2004, is a familiar name in the glass manufacturing industry and is known for its powerful edge deleting software. The new CleanCut 1700 Series—which includes the 1700 model (for cutting) and the 1700-D model (cutting and deletion)—boasts enhanced speed, updated technical features, and increased throughput while maintaining the options manufacturers want when selecting a glass production system.

Machine Productivity

Processing speed is a key aspect of the new glass cutting system.

“The machine’s rapid processing, from cycle start to finish, with or without the proprietary optional edge deletion head, is one of main advantages the 1700 Series systems offer over its predecessor,” says Bill Briese, R&D / Engineering Manager at GED. “This was made possible due to the integration of many new technologies and the careful machine design considerations made early on in the design phase,” continues Briese. “The improved glass load time(s) and refined motion profiles and cycle events results in a significant throughput gain over the retiring 1600 Series cutting table.”

Programmable Pressure and Energy Conservation

The 1700 Series uses electro-pneumatic actuation to deliver precise amounts of pressure when and where needed for each glass stock in the inventory. This presents a significant glass waste reduction and an improved scoring and deletion quality. New technology enables the redistribution of energy for optimal energy conservation. “The machine is equipped with a state-of-the-art regeneration brake system to feed unused power back to the grid, providing energy savings and resulting in lower total operations cost,” adds Briese.

Software Integration

The all-new 1700 System is another example of seamless machine integration with an existing GED Software family. The machine connects to WinIG® to extract batch and cut file(s) information with no additional software setup. This means less data maintenance over the life of the machine and operations readiness from the time of deployment. Tony DiFiore, GED’s Software R&D Manager, describes the power of GED Software on the new glass cutting system:

With the power and flexibility of WinIG glass optimization, schedules are sent to the 1700 system, eliminating operator data entry errors. This includes our extensive shape library and DXF shape cutting capabilities as well as our integrated glass optimization option—available right at the machine—to integrate remakes and rush orders.

Tony DiFiore

Built-in Safety

As a manufacturer of IG and window fabrication systems, GED regards safety as the number one priority when designing equipment. The 1700 Series is equipped with a built-in enhanced perimeter fencing with automatic lockout features to prevent accidents during machine operation. The HEPA filters vacuum particulates from the air to ensure a safe and comfortable work environment while meeting and exceeding air quality regulations.

More from GED

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About GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
GED Integrated Solutions is a Worldwide Supplier of fully integrated insulating glass (IG), vinyl window and door robotic automation fabrication systems and software. GED leads the industry with quality, capacity and cost-effective solutions as demonstrated by the revolutionary Intercept® Warm Edge spacer frame production systems as well as our innovative vinyl automation systems and value-driven scheduling and analytics software. GED’s commitment to innovation, that addresses our customers’ needs, is proven by the fact that 22 of the top 25 window and door manufacturers utilize GED’s equipment and software. Learn more at