Customized Accumulation Tables for Industry-Specific Applications

Accumulation tables serve a variety of purposes on production lines. They unscramble and orient products; single-file, multi-file, or mass flow products into packaging machinery; and, most importantly, provide buffers to keep lines moving even when one machine goes down (e.g., a labeler needs to be refilled). We invented our first accumulation table in 1981. Since […]

Our Top 5 Articles of 2020

It’s finally time to turn the page on 2020. We hope you and your loved ones have stayed safe and healthy and that you’re looking forward to an amazing 2021! In case you missed them, here are the top 5 articles from our blog this year. 1. Introducing Virtual FATs and Service Calls In April, […]

Strategic Partnerships: How We Collaborate With Customers to Optimize Production Lines – Part 1

Every production process is different. In our 50+ years of designing conveying and accumulation systems for various industries, we can definitively say that we’ve never worked on two projects that were identical. That means every system we’ve built has been customized to meet our customers’ unique needs. At the same time, we’ve moved toward standardizing […]

Is Your Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Broken Before It Starts?

As the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, it seems reasonable to say that the operations of vaccine manufacturers has never been so much in the public eye. Our collective ability to get back to what we used to consider a normal life depends on the wide availability of a safe, effective vaccine. That will […]

What’s New in Wine Packaging?

Up until a few years ago, most wine drinkers looked askance at anything other than glass bottles. And then Union Wine Co.’s canned wine Underwood took off. As the Portland Business Journal put it, “It wasn’t the first brand to embrace metal, but Underwood’s growth has turned canned wine into a bona fide new category […]

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, […]