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, […]

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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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Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Achieve Run Rates of Up to 900 Vials Per Minute with Garvey’s Accumulation Systems

Patented pressureless loop technology and slowdown lanes facilitate the highest line speeds in the pharmaceutical industry. BLUE ANCHOR, N.J. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 Vials are the most common method of packaging many medicines, particularly injectable vaccines. This is because vials are small, easy to sterilize, and easy to transport. However, vials’ small size and light weight […]

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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 […]