2020 trends in packaging equipment

Top Packaging Equipment Trends for 2020

It’s trends time! That fun part of the year where we all look into our crystal balls and try to predict what the coming year might bring.  We’ve been scouring the major packaging publications to see what the experts think. Some of our favorite predictions so far include an emphasis on sustainability, the rise of […]

When It Comes to Your Cold Chain, Are You Part of the 44.6%?

Every year, sales of temperature-controlled drugs, like vaccines, make up a larger part of overall pharma industry growth. In 2016, cold-chain drugs and biologics accounted for about one-quarter of global biopharma sales. In 2022, they’re expected to increase to one-third. According to Nick Basta, editor of Pharmaceutical Commerce, “The rule of thumb for many years […]

With Throughputs Increasing, Processors Focus on Efficiency

Earlier this year, we examined the results of Food Engineering’s State of Food Manufacturing Survey from 2014 to 2018. It will probably come as no surprise that automation was the top trend in each of the five years. Facing the need to expand production while dealing with a dwindling workforce, processors have been scrambling to […]

When to Use an Infinity Vs a Bi-Flo Accumulation System

If you’re considering adding accumulation to your production lines, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward maximizing your throughput. Now, the big question is…”What type of accumulation?” At Garvey, we offer two main lines of accumulation systems, our InfinityTM accumulation tables and our Bi-FloTM accumulation tables. Both of these lines will increase your productivity by […]

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You’re Not Supposed to Walk on It, But…

In our several decades of visiting manufacturing plants, one thing we’ve learned is that the way equipment is used in the real world can be much different from what we expect when we’re designing it. Call it “off-label use.” For example, has an operator or maintenance worker in your plant ever walked on one of […]

Workplace Stress in Manufacturing: What’s Accumulation Got To Do With It?

On this blog, and in our interactions with prospects and customers, we typically focus on how our equipment helps manufacturers increase their throughput. This shouldn’t come as a surprise — as makers of accumulation tables, throughput is our bread and butter. But, recently, we learned that lower-than-desired throughput isn’t the only challenge our accumulation systems […]

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Garvey Bi-Flo Accumulation Tables Keep Production Lines Running with No Jamming, No Dead Plate, and Easy Changeover

Nearly four decades after inventing the Bi-Flo, Garvey continues to reduce manufacturing downtime with industry-leading accumulation equipment BLUE ANCHOR, N.J. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 Faced with growing margin pressure, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage manufacturers are all striving toward a common goal: keeping their lines running. Consultants estimate that factories lose between 5% and 20% […]

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7 Downtime Statistics That You Should Find Terrifying

In manufacturing, downtime is a four-letter word, while unplanned downtime is an unforgivable curse. You know it’s bad, but do you know how bad? These 7 statistics illustrate just how much of an impact downtime can have on your business: In 2016, the average cost of downtime across all businesses was $260,000 per hour. That […]

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Is Waiting Killing Your Throughput…and Your Bottom Line?

When you think about your production lines, do you have a vague sense that you could be producing more / better / faster, but aren’t sure exactly what’s standing in your way? This is common. We talk to many plant managers who know they should be getting more out of their lines, but aren’t sure […]

Transferring Products Across a Gap? Why the Simplest Solution Is the Best

You’ve heard this story before: During the space race of the 1960s, NASA realized that regular pens, which rely on gravity, don’t work in space. So, the agency spent millions of dollars to develop a pressurized pen that astronauts could use in low-gravity environments. The Russians used a pencil. It isn’t true — NASA astronauts […]