Saturday, May 28, 2011

The fastest wrapper on the planet

ME105 - world's fastest wrapper
Few can claim to be the fastest in the world, but your looking at one of these exceptions. The Merello ME105 displayed by GSG at Interzum can wrap up to 5 units per minute.

I'll say it again - 5 units per minute.

Best of all; you get speed AND Merello's proven quality. This has technology like the ME104 which has proven to be one of the world's best mattress packaging machines. They both create a clean, tight seal for excellent product presentation and they wrap at high speed rates.

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The history behind the Gribetz V16

Gribetz International celebrated 70 years of business in 2010. It has grown from a humble quilting operation in New York to become the mattress industry's premier quilt machine manufacturer. The growth has all been a result of responding to the needs of manufacturers like you.

At Interzum, we've created a section of the V16 experience dedicated to Gribetz history. All of this history advancing the technology of mattress quilting has led to the development of the V16, introduced this week at Interzum.

Thanks for being a crucial part of this.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Interzum - go big!

Needles lead the way to a new direction in quilters.
Here is a peek inside the V16 quilt machine display. These 3 meter high needles welcome visitors into a hall designed to describe key differences between average 3-needle bar quilters and the newest quilting innovation - the V16. This is only a small (well actually they are kind of big) section of the 300 sq. meter V16 Experience.

The "V16" hall has been quite a big buzz throughout the machinery hall, but this new Gribetz quilter is the real show.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

First V16 Sale!

As previously mentioned, I planned to share some new machine photos and here is our favorite!

GSG President, Tony Garrett with V16 customers,
Mr. and Mrs. Galsky.
Our customer from Venezuela, Confort Colchones, bought the first V16 quilter at the Interzum show. Mr. and Mrs. Galsky were one of the first visitors to tour the GSG booth and the unique V16 experience hall (more about that tomorrow).

Thank you Confort Colchones for your trust and confidence in our company and service for you.

I hope to share similar machine photos soon...

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Interzum Report: Day 1

Wow - what a great day in Cologne!

We have finally opened the show. GSG has enjoyed so many fantastic visits with customers all over the world. Many visitors have been impressed with the new Gribetz V16 quilter. The best part is to see the reaction from customers and collegues from all over the globe.

The V16 has been a very important part of the successful first day, but 10 other new machines are also getting a great deal of favorable attention. The first day is always such an adventure it is hard to have time to capture all the events - I'll share some pictures and more details later today.

Welcome to Interzum 2011!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Furniture news flashback: 1972. Furniture news fast-forward: 2011.

Here is an interesting furniture news story from south Florida in 1972...

Click Here to read entire Boca Raton News story online.

Dan Gribetz, circa 1970.
Look for this photo
and many more in
the GSG booth.
It was an exciting place back then, and Dan Gribetz had just relocated his company to the area. Though Mr. Gribetz was a great visionary in mattress quilting, he probably couldn't even have anticipated the growth and changes ahead for the bedding industry. Ironically, his company would be right in the middle of it.

The visionary leadership of Gribetz is making news again. We'll be demonstrating the newest innovation of quilting, the V16, at Interzum. GSG will dedicate a portion of our booth to some historic achievements of Gribetz, but you'll be thrilled to be a part of history when you witness the V16 for the first time.

Be a part of industry history in the GSG booth at Interzum this year!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Sun-powered plane launches... so does new lean quilt machine!

Sun-powered plane takes off euronews, world news

Image from
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Did you hear about this giant innovative solar powered plane flight today?

It's big... it's slow... not exactly what you would consider an advancement in the aviation industry. But you must admire the ambitious courage the inventors have to depart from the ordinary and venture out to explore new horizons.

Did you see that?
You can only see the V at Interzum!

Boldly seeking new horizons...
That's GSG's approach to mattress manufacturing technology. At Interzum, Gribetz is introducing a new quilter unlike any other of it's kind.

Unlike the solar plane in today's news, this quilter, the V16TM, is lean and fast. Very fast. If your looking for new ways of more profitable mattress production, you must see the "V." You can only see it at Interzum, GSG booth Hall 9.1, Stand C-020.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

U.S. Worker Productivity Shows Continued Growth In Q1

U.S. Worker Productivity Shows Continued Growth In Q1

Unit labor costs in manufacturing declined 3.5 percent in the first quarter of 2011, reflecting an increase in efficiency among U.S. manufacturers.- RTT News article
How are your manufacturing labor costs these days? Increasing, decreasing or remaining the same?

GSG will be bringing about 40 machines to Interzum - all are designed to reduce your labor costs. GSG equipment can improve labor productivity by either utilizing more automation or increasing piece rate capabilities.

Galkin EFS-1000 with X-5 flanger
The Galkin EFS-100 semi-automatic flange/serging station combines an automated turning arm, photo-sensors and automated indexing advancer to improve product quality without diminishing the operator's productivity. You're sure to get top quality finished panels with a strong X5 flange head without slowing the operator's pace as he would do to match this quality using manual methods. This automated method may also yield additional productivity gains by reducing inspection rejects and ergonomic benefits may enable operator to maintain pace longer with premium heavier quilt panels.

Click video to see short EFS-100 demo...

This is the first time GSG has brought this Galkin machine to Interzum so be sure to look for it in the GSG booth. It's only one of nearly a dozen mattress machines never shown at Interzum before.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tape edge is so easy - well, we think it could be...

Everyone in mattress manufacturing knows tape edge work may be the toughest - and most critical job in the plant. A bed is just bits and pieces till it gets into the hands of the tape edge operator.

That's why Gateway Systems has created the world's best semi-automatic tape edge machine - the Mattress Master Elite. It is suitable for a full range of mattress sizes, and it has been designed for the most ergonomic tape edge process available. A less fatigued operator can be more productive and maintain a better finished quality for your beds.

This machine has been designed around the operator. The unique radial turning arm and Pfaff sew head pedestal has been arranged to provide a more comfortable seated position while operating the machine.

Stop in GSG booth (Hall 9.1 Stand C-020) and have a seat at the Mattress Master Elite to see the benefits for yourself. While you're there, see all the other sew room equipment and conveyor systems Gateway has for mattress production.

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