GED Introduces TruWeld™ Servo Speed Welder
Glenwillow, Ohio – January 4, 2021 | In 2004, GED Integrated Solutions (GED) became the only totally integrated equipment supplier to the residential window market by acquiring Sampson Automation. Coupled with the strong legacy of IGU equipment and software, Sampson provided the vinyl automation equipment our customer demanded – saws, welders, and cleaners. Since 2004, GED has expanded on the legacy of Sampson and in 2021 GED is introducing the next generation welder – TruWeld™.
TruWeld builds on the strength of GED’s current welder family by adding several features that makes it the fastest, most precise and the most flexible welder on the market. Some of these features include:
- Servo-driven setting and heating plates: Programed to optimize welds and provide speed and accuracy, the servo-driven setting and heating plates leads to quicker cycle times, which translates to higher levels of production.
- Robust base, rigid beams, and weld heads: The robust base and rigid beams, along with the servo driven ball screw actuated weld heads, provide quick, smooth and precision positioning.
- Configurability: Configured by itself or as part of the RoboFlow™ PT system, use of 1 to 4 levels, right / left configuration and continue use of existing fixtures provides users with a high degree of flexibility.
These features, and more, ensure higher levels of production while providing a consistent and high-quality product.
“With the development of RoboFlow PT, which is an inline robotic weld / clean system, we were finding the welder required a higher level of throughput,” states Dave Lewis, Engineering Manager / Window Fabrication R&D. “Our current welder technology, though good, could not keep up with the robotic cleaners. We needed to develop a faster solution. In doing so, we also realized other features could be enhanced such as the more robust base and beams.”
There are several other features that make the TruWeld unique and an industry leading product. Additional features include: thermally isolated heater plates to ensure precision temperature stability, which provides a high-quality and consistent weld; enhanced maintenance features like identification of heater cartridges for quick and easy replacement or the remote I/O which reduces wiring and provides ease of maintenance; independent variable frequency drives to ensure product is offloaded consistently; large 21.5” touchscreen HMI making it easier for operators to quickly identify information; and, more.
“TruWeld was developed due to our customers demanding higher levels of production,” states Joe Shaheen, VP-Sales. “We have always strived to provide the industry with products that provide high-levels of productivity, high quality and the lowest total cost, TruWeld helps provide this commitment,” continues Shaheen.
TruWeld is available in both frame and sash versions, and with or without RoboFlow PT integration. For more information, please contact GED at 330-963-5401 or www.gedusa.com.