Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lasting innovation changes how things get done.


If you've visited Google today, you've surely seen this Google Doodle. It's the 131st anniversary of the patent filing for the paper hole punch. Congratulations, Friedrich Soennecken, you've made the world a better place through your innovation.

Thousands of patented innovations have fallen by the wayside long before their 131st anniversary. To succeed, innovation must meet the following criteria:
  • Clearly solve a widespread problem
  • Work efficiently and effectively for an enduring time
Gribetz International introduced a new innovation in 2017 - the Spectrum quilter. It's a unique mattress quilter with 15 individual operating sewing heads. They can automatically turn on and off for different pattern designs without requiring time-demanding needle changes. All of this amazing production is accomplished at a sewing speed of 1400 RPM!

Gribetz Spectrum with programmable needle pattern production

Here's how it meets the previously listed criteria of success:

Problem(s): solved
Today's mattress manufacturers must meet new demands for speed and flexibility in ever-changing production runs. Traditional fixed-needle quilt machines force a manufacturer to either accept costly downtime to change needle settings with some pattern changes, or forfeit production flexibility by only committing to a limited number of pattern design choices. Using a Gribetz Spectrum, production up-time improves with no needle setting changes, and you can make your production schedule more flexible and responsive to change, providing more design choices for more customers.

Enduring effectiveness
It's a Gribetz! That's one of the most trusted names in mattress machinery, and that's because their quilters have been proven to work for generations of business owners. We can't match the enduring legacy of Friedrich Soennecken yet, but we're headed there. Gribetz has been innovating mattress quilting for over 75 years!

Learn more about the new Gribetz Spectrum here today, and look for this mattress production innovation's Google Doodle in about 130 years!