Atlanta, GA. — GED Integrated Solutions, Inc. (GED) today announced that it is the recent recipient of ABB Robotics’ “Most Innovative Solution” Award. The prestigious award was announced at ABB Robotics’ recently concluded 2016 Americas Value Provider Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia June 8 and 9.
USA Robotics General Manager, ABB, Inc., Gustavo Sepulveda, presented the award to GED President and CEO Bill Weaver at the Conference. Designed for the window and door manufacturing industry, GED’s newest Robotic Twin-Head Vinyl Corner Cleaning System, ROBOCLEAN (RC-2000), garnered GED the honor. Since its first introduction to the U.S. window and door manufacturing industry in the fall of 2014, the RC-2000 is lauded as the first major change in the ideology of cleaning vinyl windows and doors in over 20 years.
“We at ABB Robotics applaud GED Integrated Solutions for their innovative use of industrial robotics and are pleased to recognize their accomplishments with our 2016 Most Innovative Solution Award,” said Sepulveda. “With the introduction of the RC-2000, GED became the first company to use robots for cleaning as a part of the window manufacturing process. They have been able to apply some innovative approaches to automate a process that had previously been considered unsuitable for automation.”
ABB Robotics Value Provider Conference historically provides unique opportunities for its invitees to network with ABB executives, top-level technical experts and product managers from around the world.
The event is targeted to benefit both those considering an initial foray into robotic automation, as well as those looking to upgrade or expand their existing robotic lines. It is solely designed to bring together key players in business to share knowledge, experience and insights regarding current and emerging technologies, best practices and industry trends across a wide range of robotic applications.
Additionally, at this year’s event, over 16 live robotic demonstrations covering a wide range of applications, and nearly 20 technical seminars were held. Attendees also witnessed a ground-breaking demo of an entire production line, featuring a portfolio of YuMi®, SCARA, IRB 1200 and IRB 120 robots collaborating with a human to deliver the ultimate in precision, reliability and quality.
For more information visit www.gedusa.com. Click here to view the ROBOCLEAN (RC-2000) video.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of Companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people.
About ABB Robotics
ABB Robotics (www.agg.com/robotics) is a leading supplier of industrial robotics – also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrications, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.
About GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
GED Integrated Solutions is a worldwide supplier of fully integrated insulating glass and vinyl window and door fabrication systems, including robotic solutions, and the pioneer of the revolutionary Intercept i-3 Warm Edge spacer frame production system. The company’s i-3 platform works with its LeanNet® communications software to integrate every facet of a plant’s operation, increasing IG quality and production volumes and profits while decreasing operating costs and material wastage. GED’s commitment to innovation that addresses its customers’ needs is evidenced by the fact that 18 of the top 20 North American window and door manufacturers utilize GED’s equipment and software solutions.