Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Google gives up on modular design, but GSG is making it work for mattress manufacturers

Exclusive - Google shelves plan for phone with interchangeable parts: sources

"...Modular smartphones have generated great enthusiasm in the tech community for their potential to prolong the lifespan of a device and reduce electronic waste. But the devices are difficult to bring to market because their interchangeable parts make them bulky and costly to produce, said analyst Bob O’Donnell of TECHnalysis Research..."
(Read full story from Reuters: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-google-smartphone-exclusive-idUKKCN118065 )

Modular designs can be a great product for customers, but a great headache for manufacturers. A balance between practical product diversity and affordable costs must be struck in order for such a design to succeed. Equally important, as Google has experienced, the interchangeable components can't be so cumbersome that the user is reluctant to use them.

Porter BMS-1500 Border Modular System

This balance of practical components and affordability is exactly why our modular design has enjoyed great success. The Porter BMS-1500 Border Modular System consists of a single border-sewing machine framework with a variety of optional interchangeable components to produce up to 9 popular mattress border styling elements.

The genius of the BMS-1500 is to keep the interchangeable components consolidated within a few simple modular units. With a minimal parts change-out, mattress producers can produce mattress borders with any of the following features:

decorative ribbons
handles
zippers
joined materials
faux pillowtops
welt cord designs
custom looks


Obviously Google has been dealing with modular designs consisting of an array of different challenges, so we don't dare make direct comparisons with their project. But mattress manufacturers also seek product diversity and a need to extend the usefulness of machines. GSG has embraced those customer needs and delivered a working modular design and continues to develop more as we move forward.

If you need affordable flexibility in your mattress border designs, GSG has the machine for you - along with several modular options!



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