The Benefits of Using Custom Solutions for Your Production Line

Feb 6, 2023 | Equipment

Would your line benefit from a custom accumulation solution? The short answer is probably, but does your line need it? 


Our equipment, including our Infinity™ and Bi-Flo™ accumulation systems, are designed with best practices in mind to meet the universal needs of our manufacturing customers. From pressureless loop technology to our patented design that eliminates dead plates, our accumulation systems are loaded with standard features to help our customers maximize their throughput. 


We’ve worked with various industries over the years and learned what works and what doesn’t. That’s why our standard Garvey equipment includes only the most important features, to provide you with the best value for your money. Custom projects can be more expensive, after all.


But sometimes, a customer will come to us with a specialized request that requires customization. We will discuss why custom Garvey equipment may be necessary and how we approach custom projects.


Why is customization sometimes necessary? 


Our custom accumulation solutions are built to your exact specifications. Whether you have a specific vision in mind or just need help finding the right solution, our team of engineers is here to bring your ideas to life.


It all starts with a conversation during a line analysis. Our team will take the time to learn about your line and specific requirements to determine if accumulation could benefit your operations. While our standard models and features are a great starting point, sometimes a custom solution is necessary to address specific needs and challenges.


We’ve been in the business for a long time and have created many industry-specific custom solutions for our customers. In fact, some of these custom solutions have been so successful that we’ve added them to our standard line of equipment


  • Our Infinity Rx allows pharmaceutical companies to process tiny vials on the line at speeds unmatched in the industry.
  • We have created various custom features for food manufacturers, like custom dust covers and anti-static belts, to minimize sanitation issues and ensure industry compliance. 
  • Our 3D Infinity accumulator was developed for food processors based on conversations with our customers about troubles they had orienting food products at high speeds. 
  • Our G-Series Infinities ensure winemakers can run their line machines at a higher rate while handling even the most unstable tapered wine bottles. 


In addition to industry needs, other common reasons why customers require custom solutions include size requirements, laning, array building, distribution systems (transferring products from a mass flow to parallel stations), and product type. 


What benefits can our customers experience from customization?


  • Efficiency as there is less downtime on the line, which allows products to keep moving
  • Cost-Savings in the long run because you have the right system for your line that maximizes your throughput
  • Worker Safety and automation to best allocate your workforce
  • Compliance with FSMA and other federal, state, local, and industry regulations and standards
  • Ongoing Support when you sign up for our GAMA preventative maintenance program


How do I get started with a custom solution from Garvey?


If you want to know more about our custom accumulation solutions, we encourage you to schedule a line analysis. This is the best way for our Sales Engineers to assess your line, current throughput, and constraint. Once we learn more about your line and your individual needs, we can recommend a solution that best fits your needs—standard or custom. 


We can also test your products in our state-of-the-art testing center and review your schematics to assist us in our recommendation. Although customization isn’t always necessary, when it is, Garvey engineers can handle it. Contact us today to learn more about our custom accumulation solutions.