Monday, April 29, 2013

100 years of zippers - thanks to Gideon Sundback

Today is the day! The 100th anniversary of the invention of the modern zipper - or the "Hookless Fastener" as it was called back in 1913.

"...'Hookless Fastener' doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it stuck for a while and the name “zipper” wasn’t coined until a decade after Sundback’s patent was issued. The B.F. Goodrich Company adopted the Hookless Fastener for a line of galoshes in 1923, and an employee trying them out apparently said something along the lines of “Zip ‘er up!” when he heard the distinctive sound of the sliding fastener..."

Read full article here:

Zippers have come a long way since those early days of popularity on galoshes and so has zipper use in the bedding industry.Global Systems Group has been developing machines to add zippers to mattress units, just as fervently as Gideon Sunback had worked to improve his original design.

At Interzum we'll display the following zipper machines in Hall 9, Stand C-020:
Naehtec NC2009
Naehtec NC1200
Porter BMS-1500
Porter PZM 2500

... and a few other important related machines that can help round out your entire zipper bed cover work cell.

See all of the GSG zipper equipment at our website.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mars settlers wanted...

Mars settlers wanted. Send audition tape. No, seriously.
... Previous training in space travel is not required, nor is a science degree of any sort, but applicants do need to be at least 18 years of age and willing to leave Earth forever.

As of now, a flight back to Earth is not part of the Mars One business model... 

-- excerpt from 16-04-2013 LA Times story  ( Yes - a real story about real space travel. Click on this link if you're interested in auditioning...,0,2661649.story )

Hopefully you don't have to go to outer space to expand your market - there are still opportunities here on planet Earth. The point is, though, technology is taking us new directions. You can choose to survive for as long as possible with old business models or choose to pioneer new markets with rapidly changing technology.

Global Systems Group is the bedding industry pioneer, with an expanding universe of manufacturing technology for you. GSG will be demonstrating over a dozen new systems we've never shown at Interzum. Visit our booth in Hall 9 C-020, and see new equipment that can transport your mattress business to a new place.

GSG is always developing new systems for new markets and this Galkin FR Sock Line system is one of the newest. Foam beds with zipper construction is one of the fastest growing bedding niches you can be in. The GMS-1050 Sock Stuffer and GBC-1000C Sock Closer have unique features that can give you a very competitive edge with efficient conveyor movements, compression seals and excellent synchronized sewing movements. 

It will be at Interzum, will you?

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What is Modular Manufacturing?

Technology is transforming today's manufacturing systems and mattress manufacturing is no exception. You have the potential to gain greater profitability and have better cost control than former manufacturing methods could ever dream of. Global Systems Group has incorporated many of these successful concepts into new equipment we'll be sharing at Interzum 2013.

Click on the presentation below for a simple introduction to the flexible and responsive methods of Modular Manufacturing...

(Click here if you can't view the embedded Prezi demo above.)

Here are the keys factors of Modular Manufacturing:

See many more examples of GSG mattress machines that can help your mattress production at Interzum, May 13-16, 2013.

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