GlueLess® Assembler PatentsThe following patents protect the GlueLess® Innerspring Assembler and technology: United States Patents US Patent 10376983 August 13th, 2019 US Patent 9821403 November 21st, 2017 US Patent 9427093 August 30th, 2016 US Patent 9427092 August 30th, 2016 US Patent 9321625 April 26th, 2016 US Patent 9221671 December 29th, 2015 US Patent 9221670 December 29th, 2015 US Patent 9126822 September 8th, 2015 US Patent 9126821 September 8th, 2015 European Patent EP 2916690 B1 March 15th, 2017 Chinese Patent CN 105007780 B November 30th, 2018
GlueLess® Assembler Patents
Advantages of the GlueLess® Unit
The GlueLess® Innerspring Assembler is the first of its kind to produce an innerspring without the use of glue. The innerspring that is produced was initially independently tested and shown to have superior stability and longevity when compared to glued products.
Not only has the technology demonstrated excellent reliability with virtually no downtime, but the cost savings are significant—up to $10/innerspring by eliminating glue, reduced labor costs through automation, and lower shipping costs by reducing the weight by 5 pounds/innerspring. Modular engineering provides timely interchange of parts, and eliminating glue renders the innerspring totally recyclable. This whole process produces 25 Queen Size units an hour.
The welded bond is pliable and does not compromise the feel of the innerspring.
Changing the length of the weld can change the feel of the unit.
Temperature does not affect welded bond. (Units loaded in semi-trailer can reach temperatures that exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit which can adversely affect hot melt glue). Temperatures below freezing make glue brittle, which can cause the units to break apart.
The welded bond will reduce the unit weight.
The thermally welded bond is more permanent than a glue bond.
The welded bond makes a more environmentally friendly unit.
Field-tested and proven both in the U.S. and Europe to produce a superior finished innerspring
Onsite visits and education are welcome to ensure maximum operating efficiency
Produced in Texas using the latest in state-of-the-art motion, heat, and safety technology
The footprint is adjustable to suit a variety of layouts
Modular engineering provides an efficient interchange for component replacement
Unlike standard glue systems, it can operate in the harshest environments
The uniform bond produces a more stable innerspring with even surfaces
Produces a standard-size Queen unit in three minutes
Monitors every sealing probe individually to maintain the highest quality bond
Has an adjustable range from 6-inch high units to 9-inch high units (150mm – 230mm)
Coil diameter range from 2” to 3-1/8” (50mm – 80mm)
Patented Manufacturing Process
How do we make a superior pocket spring? Our patented system eliminates the need to turn the coil in its pocket, reducing stress on the non-woven fabric casing. It also creates a unique closing seam that eliminates the lean and false loft found in conventionally manufactured coils. The result: an exceptionally comfortable, durable pocket spring.
Custom Solutions For Your Supply Chain
At TPS, we go beyond manufacturing our exceptional pocket spring. We work closely with our valued customers to provide custom, pre-assembled mattress and furniture inner-springs that are bundled and shipped directly to the manufacturer on a just-in-time basis.
Our primary focus is to provide our valued customers with a quality product. Currently, we open and inspect fully 10% of the Pocket Springs that come off our line. Our Quality Control officer has the authority to stop the production at any point and make any adjustment necessary to insure the quality of our products.
TPS is committed to safety in both our work environment and our customers'. Through innovative packing and shipping techniques, our product is easy to handle without the need for tools, resulting in a smoother, safer manufacturing process.
Reducing the additional manual labor, glue, returns, shipping costs and increased efficiency returns a reduced cost for our partners and the customer.
The QuadCoil® is unique in that it can be compressed-and-rolled without compromising the integrity of the system's performance or life. This allows us to improve delivery speeds and save money!
We are able to create any number of coil systems with varying heights, coil gauges, zoning, and more! With this increased flexibility, we can customize your coil system quickly & reliably.
By reducing the glue, compressing the systems, and creating coil systems that last, we are able to produce some of the Earth's most eco-friendly mattress spring systems available.