Friday, August 26, 2016

Stellar communication tools from NASA... and Gribetz too!

Hello, STEREO-B! NASA Regains Contact with Long-Lost Sun Probe

  "...NASA has finally re-established contact with a sun-watching probe that was thought to be lost in space after it abruptly went silent in 2014.
A signal from the long-lost spacecraft, called STEREO-B, was detected Sunday evening (Aug. 21) by NASA..."

(Read full story: http://www.space.com/33826-long-lost-nasa-sun-probe-phones-home-stereo-b.html )
Technology can be amazing! Some at NASA had probably given up on the usefulness of this intergalactic research tool, but thanks to some diligent efforts of these scientists, Stereo-B probe may continue to provide extended service.

Has it been a while since you were in touch with our online GSG Parts Website? Like the Stereo-B space probe, we're still here serving customers with great deals and convenient parts ordering.

Login at www.gsgcompanies.com/parts
and see what you've been missing.

Gribetz International has developed another communication tool to reach our Service Department for expedited service call action. You can enter your own Service Call info online to get the help process started sooner.
Click here to enter your own service call online!

Did you know Gribetz also offers new online access to Service & Maintenance features right on your quilting machine? You can even send live video-feed to the Gribetz staff to troubleshoot issues on the spot!
New HMI operator's tablet with video feed
http://bit.ly/2bgERyF-HMI  
More new Maintenance options
http://bit.ly/2bGfsz5-options

Like I said, technology is amazing - and so is the Service staff at GSG. So don't lose contact - keep your equipment operating at peak performance by using these online tools for better responsiveness when you need help.


PS - Don't forget you can always contact GSG here: www.gsgcompanies.com/contact as well!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New TK 381 machine video explains roll-pack process for online mattress companies

Is this guy to blame for the explosion of online mattress sales? Not entirely.... check out this video below and see why this Teknomac TK-381 roll-pack machine from Global Systems Group helps online mattress companies.







Roll pack machine TK-381 for online mattress shipping
Can it roll foams? Yes.
Can it roll springs? Yes.
Can it roll up to 3 per minute? Yes.

Can you click here find out a whole bunch more? 
Yes. Click now!


Friday, August 12, 2016

Isaac Singer: actor, inventor, creative businessman issued sewing machine patent 165 years ago today

Isaac Singer was awarded a patent for his commercial sewing machine 165 years ago today!

"...He was working in a machine-shop in Boston in 1851 when he was given a sewing machine to repair. Eleven days later he had constructed a better sewing machine, which he patented. He then set up I.M. Singer & Company with two backers named Zieber and Phelps to manufacture the machine. He took it on barnstorming tours, demonstrating it at fairs and in hired halls while giving heart-rending recitations of Thomas Hood’s ‘Song of the Shirt’..."
- See more at: http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/singer-sewing-machine-patented#sthash.dsePgeTX.dpuf



As you can see, he recognized a need for an improved process, worked on it, and developed a revolution for needle and thread. I must tip my hat to him for being a rather creative marketer as well!

This is the same spirit of innovation that drives Global Systems Group to continue developing even more patented sewing technologies today. We recognize your needs for better mattress manufacturing and we get to work on it for you.

Click here to see some of our latest innovative technologies to aide your sewing room tasks and every other process in your mattress factory too.

Thanks, Mr. Singer. You've been an inspiration to us all!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tesla: Free of Factory Hell

Musk Declares Tesla Free of Factory Hell With Targets Intact

  • CEO says he’s ‘no longer losing sleep’ over production issues
"...The chief executive officer said on Wednesday that Tesla “just managed to climb out of hell” in June and that now the “production line is humming.” That’s a big change for Musk, who said just three months ago that he was sleeping by the assembly line to fix factory problems..."(excerpt from Bloomberg.com, read full story here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-04/musk-declares-tesla-free-from-factory-hell-with-targets-intact )

That's how Tesla CEO and manufacturing poster-child, Elon Musk described his factory situation.

How would you describe your own factory? Skeptics may view these comments from Musk as investor-friendly patter, but some mattress manufacturers may find themselves in similar conditions. Musk described his factory issues as they relate to production concerns for 2017 and 2018 targets, but you may have more urgent production problems.

Fortunately, you have a single source that can assist in every area of a mattress factory: Global Systems Group. Whether you need a single machine upgrade or full factory development, GSG has the resources to make your mattress factory production more devine!

Whether you need a flanger fix, or...

... full production automation, GSG can help.


Elon Musk has a announced a plan to succeed with improved production plans in his factory. Contact GSG and let us help you develop a plan for your mattress factory.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Mattress manufacturing R&D is alive and well at GSG

Top 20 Facts About Manufacturing | NAM
(click on the link above to read the full list)

This list of useful info about US manufacturing (provided by National Association of Manufacturers) has many intriguing points, but skip down to Fact #18 in particular...



Fact #18
Three fourths of private-sector Research & Development (R&D) spending is performed by manufacturers! That kind of innovation is what keeps manufacturers ahead in an ever-increasingly competitive import/export market most manufacturers participate in.

Of course, many companies can't afford much of an R & D budget of their own, but you can always benefit from the extensive R & D work of Global Systems Group at any time. Visit www.gsgcompanies.com/new to see the new developments we've been working on for the mattress industry.

New mattress machinery products web page from Global Systems Group
www.gsgcompanies.com/new


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

How does the Gribetz V16 compare with this new acceleration record-breaking car?

Swiss engineering students from ETH Zurich (ETZ) have developed a car that recently set a new electric car acceleration record, going from 0 to 100kph (62mph) in  - don't blink - 1.513 seconds! Wow.

Land speed record
Photo credit:ETH ZÜRICH / ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA on BBC.com

How can it do this so fast, you ask?
"...ETZ said the four-wheel drive system used by the grimsel was key to its swift acceleration. A powerful motor is mounted on each wheel and the car has a sophisticated traction control system that adjusts the performance of each one to maximise torque..."- excerpt from BBC.com article (read full story at http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36606500)
In other words, they eliminated any waste in the torque-producing power at each wheel.

Hmmm... that reminds of another innovative speed-record machine, the Gribetz® V16 mattress quilter. Gribetz engineers designed a more lean machine unlike any other in the world and it can operate at 1600rpm on Tack & Jump® or continuous patterns. Like the Swiss race car in this story, the V16 runs with optimized torque using direct-drive technology instead of traditional chain-driven indirect power.

See the V16 sewing in comparison to a traditional 900rpm machine in the video below:


Gribetz V16 mattress quilter running at 1600 RPM compared to a 900 RPM quilter.


See the full video of the V16 at the GSG website and learn of the amazing productivity gains you can enjoy quilting at 1600rpm.

Gribetz V16 quilting machine


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CORRECTION: Robots are not threatening manufacturing industries - Chinese subsidies are!

Recent headlines made dramatic claims that the inevitable robot conquest of the world had begun when Foxconn, the enormous Chinese electronics manufacturer, installed 60,000 robots. Followup stories like this one from Bloomberg news ultimately clarified that the robots had not displaced any manufacturing jobs at Foxconn, and the news frenzy only highlighted a bigger problem with Chinese manufacturers. It's a problem all too common with many Chinese manufacturing sectors: government subsidies, designed to grow an industry, frequently spawn poorly made products by fleeting get-rich-quick business owners.

"...Inevitably, that kind of loose money attracts the wrong kinds of people. According to the Economic Observer, an independent newspaper, scams to snag subsidies are proliferating. Many companies with little or no experience in robotics are receiving huge handouts that appear to accomplish little more than pad their bottom lines. One firm in Nanjing said that robot subsidies accounted for 65 percent of its net profit in 2015.

And yet all this isn't doing much to boost China's homegrown robotics industry. Eighty-five percent of the robots sold in China are foreign-made, while those produced domestically are largely reliant on foreign components. China is especially far behind in producing the low-cost robots that would help smaller manufacturers struggling with rising labor costs. As the Economic Observer put it: "Most companies that include 'robot' in their name have virtually no sales at all."..."  excerpt from Bloomberg View news story ( read full story here: http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-09/china-has-a-robot-problem)
The notion that robots may replace manufacturing jobs is not the real problem here. 
The greater concern is that flimsy Chinese robotics companies are popping up to claim a share of the government subsidies without solid knowledge of the technology or industries they serve. Manufacturers like you with legitimate interests in deploying robot-assisted manufacturing beware: the sudden robot bubble in China may burst when subsidies are removed from the equation, leaving you with a poor piece of equipment with no hope for service or future development.

If you have a real interest in utilizing robotics in your mattress manufacturing process, contact GSG first. We have been developing practical robotics solutions for mattress producers for nearly a decade. Take a look at the following video for a few examples:



Here's another GSG product, the MB-45 pick and place robot, designed to load a mattress factory glue line:


Robotics obviously have a firm footing in manufacturing and great prospects for the future. GSG would be glad to consult with you when planning all your advanced manufacturing operations. We already have industry-specific background in factory automation and you know we'll still be around for you long after the Chinese robot bubble bursts.