Join Us for Live Demos at PACK EXPO Connects, Nov. 9-13

PACK EXPO Connects virtual event is almost here! From November 9-13, we’ll be hosting live demos so manufacturers across industries can see their products running on our equipment. Here’s our live demonstration schedule: Accumulation Solutions Demos: Monday, November 9th, 10:15 am CT Tuesday, November 10th, 1:15pm CT Wednesday, November 11th, 10:15am CT Thursday, November 12th, 1:45pm […]

Unplanned Downtime: Why It Happens and How To Prevent It

Unplanned downtime is the worst. Literally. Here are stats and estimates from around the internet: Factories lose at least 5% and up to 20% of productivity due to downtime (widely cited estimate). A single hour of downtime costs most organizations $100,000 to $300,000 (source). 72% of organizations say that zero unplanned downtime is one of […]

4 Ways Automating Your Production Line Reduces Costs

You already know that automation is a way to reduce your production costs. In fact, cost reduction is the main argument in favor of most automation projects. But, do you know how much money automation can really save you? Probably not. The reason is that automation can reduce costs in unexpected ways — for example, […]

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How a Garvey Accumulation System Helped Good Foods Boost Efficiency By 30%

Good Foods is a leader in the fresh ready-to-eat (RTE) product market. An early adopter of high pressure processing (HPP), Good Foods has developed an extensive line of clean label offerings, including guacamole, dairy dips, protein salads, cold pressed juices, plant-based dips, and plant-based dressings. HPP has been revolutionary for advancing food safety and quality. […]

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How To Decrease Your Manufacturing Throughput Time

We’ve written a lot on this blog about what throughput is and the steps you can take to maximize it (download the guide). In this article, we’ll look at the issue through a different lens: manufacturing throughput time. What is manufacturing throughput time? Manufacturing throughput time, aka cycle time, is how long it takes to […]

Meeting Consumer Demand Now and Preparing for the Future “New Normal”

COVID-19 has had a massive impact on consumer behavior. People have gone from spending a significant portion of their food budget at restaurants to eating primarily at home. Shopping for everything has moved almost entirely online. And there’s no telling when hand sanitizer might again be easy to acquire. These fast and dramatic changes to […]

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3 Key Features of Garvey Accumulation Systems

Accumulation systems all serve the same general purpose: keeping the line running without interruption. Accumulation ensures your machines always have a steady supply of product to process by providing buffers so that even if one machine goes down, e.g., a labeler runs out of paper, the rest of the line keeps working. (Accumulation may also […]

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What Is Augmented Reality and How Does It Benefit Manufacturers?

In case you missed our recent announcement, we now offer virtual installations and service calls using augmented reality (check the coverage we received from Canadian Manufacturing, the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance, and Food Industry Executive). Augmented reality isn’t a new technology — in fact, it’s been around since the early ‘90s. But its application […]

What’s Your Weakest Link? Types of Constraints

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (and we hope you are!), then you’ll know that our business is built around helping manufacturers maximize the throughput of their production lines by reducing the impact of slow or inefficient equipment. We’ve recently compiled our thinking on this topic into an eBook that walks you through […]