In addition to vertical transport with a small footrpint, Ryson Spiral Conveyors are also used to create aisle space without disrupting product flow. As you can see from the photo below, two spirals are used to create an uninhibited thoroughfare for forklifts.
Two Ryson Spirals are utilized to create an uninhibited aisle in a busy distribution center.
Farmacias Guadalajara is a major distributor of not only the pharmaceutical products that are inherent to a Pharmacy, but has become synonymous with providing a large line of daily products throughout their local store network – personal care, food items, snacks, etc – and are often referred to as ‘Mini-Supers’. To handle such a demanding load, FG has established several major distribution centers in key locations throughout Mexico. The distribution facility in Monterrey serves the hundreds of local stores in Northern Mexico on an ‘as-needed’ basis and is serviced by multiple trucks arriving and leaving daily to meet the demand.
A modern distribution layout must maximize its floor space and flow. The RYSON spirals are used to convey products up and down within the rack system, but also have become critical in creating aisle ways to provide essential access to the various products on the racks. These and other RYSON spirals in the facility form a network of interconnecting conveyor systems to provide modern solutions to an ever-demanding world.
PackExpo East will take place in Philadelphia February 27 – March 1 2017. We welcome you to visit our booth 805 to see our new equipment in operation.
This year at Pack Expo we will be unveiling a new version of our Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor. They are great space savers with high throughput. Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors are super compact vertical conveyors designed to handle small loads. Our nesting slats have the capacity to reliably end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles or containers in a single file or in a continuous mass flow. The spiral conveyors are equipped with our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats which provide an efficient flat conveying surface without gaps. These spirals can run at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.
The Narrow Trak spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes. This compact unit is equipped with the Ryson proprietary low friction chain slat belt which assures high capacity, high speed, low energy consumption, low maintenance and long life.This new model is especially beneficial for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care market.
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An important part of the Ryson brand is our service team. A group of talented individuals that are busy every week travelling North and South America performing the following functions:
Working with our Integrators on the installation of our spirals in the locations and time specified. Start-up, training and installation assistance for the end users. Emergency service and quick turnaround for replacement parts through our responsive parts department. Field reconfiguration of spirals, and performing preventive maintenance and preventative maintenance training for our end-users.
All our technicians have a vast amount of experience in building our spirals on the shop floor and are hand-picked to travel for us. An extensive training course is part of the prerequisite for the technicians. One course, offered by PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute) educates them on how to effectively train the maintenance people that they interface with in the field.
We are proud to say our Service Team is very much a value added to the Ryson Brand. If you would like more information on Our Service team, please visit www.ryson.com.
Tuesday afternoon we got an e-mail from the Project manager of a large consumer products company in Canada. They mistakenly specified the wrong spiral configuration. Unfortunately it was slated to start in a production line the following Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Ryson service, engineering and parts departments got together and determined what would be needed to reconfigure the spiral on site and communicated the estimated costs to the Customer. On Thursday we received go- ahead from customer to proceed.
On Saturday our technician arrived on-site to reconfigure the spiral and assist in the installation in the new line. And on Monday, the spiral was ready for the line start-up.
Ryson’s modular design allows us to reconfigure the spiral, often times on-site.
This example highlights two of our unique strengths in the market. One of the main features/benefits of our spirals is the modularity of our design, allowing these kinds of quick modifications in the field. It makes re-purposing an existing spiral to conform to a new line layout a much easier and less expensive proposition. This customer has reconfigured a half dozen of their units in the last 5 years. The other Strength is that we are customer service based, and go to great lengths to assure customer satisfaction, and work with them to get exactly what they need. Read more stories on Ryson Spiral reconfigurations.
This week, we’re assisting our integrator partner G.C. Evans on a tricky installation in Canada. The end user, a canned foods co-packer needed the spiral to pass through a floor penetration and decline full cases from the second floor to the first floor.
Complicating the installation, was a second floor support beam that needed to pass through between the spiral body and it’s vertical chain return box. The Ryson Engineering Team designed and extended the infeed to provide adequate clearance which allowed the spiral to be assembled around the beam.
The Ryson modular design enabled us to ship this spiral in several pieces, allowing us to lower the body of the spiral through the hole penetration from the second floor and subsequently attaching the outfeed frame and return box.
Please visit www.ryson.com for more information on custom vertical conveying solutions.
This spiral was custom designed with an extended infeed to fit around a structural beam.
Next month, Ryson will be exhibiting at Pack Expo East in Philadelphia. Not only are we excited to show off our brand new super compact Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor with 9″ wide nesting slats, but we are also looking forward to talking with existing integrators and customers and meeting new ones.
The following is an example of how the constant product improvement program at Ryson helped one of our customers handle a new product on an existing Spiral Conveyor.
A major soft drink bottler recently introduced new shrink-wrapped bundles of miniature carbonated beverage cans in their Puerto Rico plant. They began experiencing handling issues on our spiral conveyor because the product was smaller than the product the spiral was originally designed for. The small footprint, light weight and slick bottom surface of the product all contributed to challenges with keeping the load from skewing during it’s trip up a 18 foot tall spiral at 200 feet per minute and 70 packs per minute.
In working with them, we developed a new slat design for our 12” and 16” wide slats. Instead of having two friction inserts on the slats, we introduced a design with four friction inserts. This added more gripping strength over a larger area of the load carrying surface, accommodating the smaller packages.
One of our technicians installed the new slats on the spiral, and the customer was pleased with the results. For more information on Ryson Spirals, Visit www.ryson.com.
We have had a successful 2016 and as we take time to pause and reflect, and ring in the new year this weekend, we would like to wish you a happy and successful 2017! We look forward to working with you in the coming year!
Ole Rygh – President and CEO of Ryson International
Seasons Greetings from Ryson International.
As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to convey our greetings and thoughts to our end users, integrator partners and suppliers.
This has been a busy year for Ryson. In addition to very high business volume, we have also seen the introduction of our Narrow Trak Spiral product line. This has greatly expanded our overall product portfolio and has been very well reviewed by our customers.
We have also expanded and reconfigured our manufacturing operation to increase capacity and improve productivity. As a result we have been able to reduce our lead times by approximately 20% and we see this as a very important competitive tool.
We are ready for new opportunities in the coming year and we look forward to working with you soon.
Last Month Ryson unveiled our new Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors with a 6″ and 9″ wide slat at Pack Expo in Chicago. They are super compact vertical conveyors designed to handle small loads and are great space savers with high throughput.
The nesting slats have the capacity to reliably end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles or containers in a single file or in a continuous mass flow. The spiral conveyors are equipped with our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats which provide an efficient flat conveying surface without gaps. These spirals can run at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.
The Narrow Trak spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes. This new model is especially beneficial for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care companies.