Cnud-Efco and GFT jointly develop new automated system

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Joint collaboration results in a fully automated solution for tin-bath and Lehr

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Cnud-Efco and GFT jointly develop new automated system
Belgium based Cnud-Efco and German GFT have joined forces to introduce a ground-breaking innovation in the glass industry. Cnud-Efco has a long-standing reputation in annealing all types of glass, while GFT is a young and ingenious tin-bath design company.

Their joint expertise has led to a new and cutting-edge technology that’s set to be a game-changer. Industry 4.0 needs no introduction, with times and challenges rapidly evolving. Tools for transparent processing, increased efficiency and better benchmarking are the industry’s holy grail.

That’s why Cnud-Efco and GFT decided to collaborate with Siemens on the development of automation software that stabilizes and optimizes the forming and annealing process. The idea is maturing to become the long-awaited, fully automated solution for tin-bath and Lehr.

Cnud-Efco CEO Géraldine Seynaeve said, “By combining our expertise with the skills of the people at Siemens, we’ve put the right team in place. They’re working hard on the realization of this project. An additional partner is being identified as we speak, to test the automation at a real float-plant without negatively impacting the process.”

Once fully operational, what impact can it have on the industry? “Look at it like an autopilot on an airplane. Over 90 percent of the work is done by automated systems. But for the essential part, human input is indispensable. Our automation does the same. It will support people and notably help to increase efficiency.”

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