Sep 19

Ryson Bucket ElevatorsRyson Bucket Elevators used to streamline a high-volume corn seed processing facility in Mexico.

Productora Agrícola Cuachiqueh SPR de RL de CV — AKA ‘Novasem’ — is a leading producer of seed corn in Mexico and has chosen the Ryson Bucket Elevators as the solution for their new processing facility outside of Guadalajara Mexico.
They have purchased 12  model Z-200 bucket elevators with a combined capacity of over 200,500 lb/hr. The bucket elevators range in heights from 10 ft to almost 70 ft, each one fabricated with specific inlet and out lengths designed for each part of the overall process. The first units are shipping this week with 2 more leaving the Ryson facility each week until complete. The new facility plans to be fully operational before the end of the year.

The bucket elevators utilize the FDA approved pivoting buckets moving through a fully-enclosed structure of powder-coated steel. The Ryson Bucket Elevators combine vertical and horizontal transportation of bulk material in one integral unit and they can have multiple inlets and outlets. Their modular design and rugged construction make them suitable for a wide variety of applications. For more information on the Ryson Bucket Elevator, visit www.ryson.com or watch the video below.

 

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Sep 12

Ryson played a key role at American Eagle Outfitter’s new distribution center in Hazelton, PA. 

Ryson Tall High Capacity Spiral Conveyors

Ryson 33′ Tall High Capacity Spiral Conveyors equipped with 4 induction and divert-out conveyors

Our integrator partner, Vargo Material Handling Solutions, designed our spiral conveyors into their Direct-to-Consumer picking system, where operators pick into totes from one of four levels of the pick modules.  Totes are then transported to our multi-infeed spiral conveyors where they are inducted into the spiral and out to the sorter. Vargo’s traffic control system monitors the locations of the totes inside the spiral to allow metering of the totes coming from different levels.

On the other end of the pick modules, empty totes are fed to each pick level via our new divert-out conveyors. These are down spirals with swing arm diverts at each level, which, along with our powered  discharge spurs, divert the totes out of the spiral to feed each level, on-demand.

The high capacity spirals shipped pre-assembled and pre-tested, saving on installation time.

Our High Capacity Spiral Conveyors with multi-level induction and divert out capabilities allow our integrators to provide innovative and reliable space-saving solutions to their customers.

For more information on Ryson’s High Capacity Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, or download the product specification sheet.

 

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Sep 05

This week we shipped five inclining spirals going to a pet care manufacturer’s distribution center.

Ryson Vertical ConveyorsOur Integrator partner, Kuecker Logistics Group, designed the spirals into their system to transport full cases between levels in soon-to-be-installed pick modules. These are Ryson 1700-600 models with 24″ wide slats. The Ryson C-EX versions feature an extended curved infeed to align the infeed and discharge conveyors directly over top of one another. This feature saves KLG a separate driven conveyor section at the floor level feeding the spirals. We powder coated the spirals to match the new storage system’s orange beam color.

These vertical conveyors save a lot of space compared to conventional incline belt conveyors. They have a lower cost of implementation and lower cost of ownership, in part because the spirals have only one drive motor, compared to the four motors that would be required for inclines and curves to get the same elevation change.

For more information on Ryson Spiral Conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com

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Aug 27

Ryson Mass Flow Spiral ConveyorRecently we hosted a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on a Ryson High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor. The Spiral ships to a major food manufacturer in the Mid-West. Ryson welcomes FAT’s because it allows our customers to familiarize themselves with our equipment prior to installation, with the added benefit of expert training from our factory technicians.

This unit will handle various sizes of full mayonnaise jars at a rate of 350 jars per minute. This spiral will provide an elevation change of 11′ – 0″ with 7 1/2 clockwise turns.The conveying surface is 16″ wide and can handle all their product sizes without making any adjustments and eliminates the need for any change parts.

For more information on the Ryson Mass Flow Spirals, visit www.ryson.com.

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Aug 22

The Ryson Service Team is proud to announce 4 more of our manufacturing service technicians have become PMMI Certified Trainers.

4 new certified Ryson PMMI Trainers

 

Please join us as we congratulate Jason Conley, Jaun Monzon, Curtis Gibson and Tim Gibson. They all took and passed the PMMI Certified Trainer Program. This course is a designed to ensure the highest standards of quality training are being met and unparalleled value is being given to the customer. This is in line with Ryson’s customer satisfaction ethos. It is a value that we feel is important to pass on to our customers along with a superior product.

As part of the curriculum, they filmed maintenance procedures for the Ryson Spirals that are now available to our customers. These videos will become a helpful tool to ensure proper installation and maintenance.

So if you have the chance to congratulate one of these gentlemen, we encourage you to do so. Read more about the PMMI Certified Trainer Program.

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Aug 15

Ryson Spiral at Vermont Hard Cider

Ryson Spiral Conveyors are gaining popularity in the bottling industry, especially the craft beer and wine sector. With our introduction of the High Capacity Spiral Conveyor, we are able to handle bottle capacities of up to 2,000 units per minute.

The following story by New England News, reported that Woodchuck Cider opened a new bottling plant with a filler with a output of 10 bottles a second. Although the clip showing the spiral is a short one, it illustrates that the craft brew segment is growing and struggling to keep up with demand. Ryson Spirals are being installed at many such bottling plants and the segment is growing.

The Ryson Spiral Conveyors provide effective vertical conveying solutions for the bottling line, both before and after the filler with our Mass Flow spiral Conveyor and in the packaging line with our Case Spirals. The spirals can handle modern filler throughput and their reliability and durability are a key selling point in round-the-clock high-volume operations like this.

See the full story and video here, or visit www.ryson.com for more information on our Vertical Conveying Solutions.

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Aug 08

One of our Dual Track spirals is being used as a solution to an downstream bottleneck.

Ryson Dual Track Spiral ConveyorOur Integrator partner, Sierra Conveyor, designed the finished case handling system for a confectionery company in California. It features a sortation switch at the infeed of the spiral which balances downstream accumulation of two lines that run through two case labeling stations. The jet printers have throughput limitations and the line balancing is required to absorb the total case rate exiting the case packers.

The Dual Track Spiral was an inventive solution and saved valuable manufacturing space. The spiral shipped assembled, reducing implementation time and costs. For more information on the space-saving Dual Track Spiral Design, visit www.ryson.com, or download the Dual Track Spiral spec sheet.

This blog is dedicated to the memory of Will Nichols, Sierra Conveyor’s project manager on this project. He was killed Saturday in a car accident. Will’s professionalism and attention to detail contributed to the success of this project.

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Aug 01
New Ryson Mass Flow Model

The New Ryson Mass Flow Model 2100-400 can handle taller items in mass.

This week Ryson is shipping two new models of our High Capacity Mass Flow Spirals. A food manufacturer needed the ability to mass flow and single file multiple sizes of non-round PET containers of liquids, up, across the room and back down to the labelers. Due to the height of an F-style gallon container, we modified our existing 1900-260 and 1900-400’s to a wider diameter, allowing the interior height clearance for that jug to pass through the machines.

Our integrator partner, GC Evans, also chose the downstream spiral (2100-400) with the wider 16” slat to create additional buffer space to allow for downstream labeler change-over time. The upstream 2100-260 was also built in our Hybrid washdown construction, as it will be installed in a wet area.

These new larger-diameter spirals will allow us to handle taller glass wine bottles as well. For more information on The Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.comdownload our Mass Flow Spiral brochure, or read past installation stories.

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Jul 25

Ryson Slat ConveyorThis week, we’re building a Model 500 S-Curve Slat conveyor for transporting cases in the distribution center of a major cosmetics company. They are using our unit in place of standard powered roller and belt conveyors in a tight area where the cases are being scanned. The orientation of the product passing the scanner is critical at the speed of 150 feet per minute and our overlapping slats provide that.
An additional benefit was lower implementation costs. The alternative to this design was our integration partner W & H systems specifying two v-belt curves and a belt conveyor between them for a total of (3) motors. Our single gearmotor is all that is required, reducing field wiring, installation and ongoing energy costs.

For more information on the Ryson Slat Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com

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Jul 11

We recently completed a project with our Integrator partner, Foth Production Solutions.

Ryson Mass Flow in Shop
Empty Glass bottles are being fed from a Can Lines Bulk Depalletizer to our 1900-260 mass flow spiral, which declines them down to the filler level. This has become a very popular spiral model, because it saves space, while able to transport the taller 20 & 22 ounce glass bottles commonly used by craft breweries.
This model (with a 10” wide slat surface) is capable of capacities of 800 bottles or cans per minute. It’s big brothers (16” and 20” wide slat surface) are capable of 1,200 and 2,000 bottles per minute respectively.
The Ryson mass flow spirals are a money saver, because the modest decline angle required for a conventional decline conveyor would create the need for much more floor space, along with multiple drives and higher implementation costs. Gripper lowerators do not have the capacity to handle the fill rates of most modern production lines.

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