This week Ryson will be shipping this 21 foot tall model 1600-500 spiral conveyor to Texas, where it will be used in a processing operation.
This spiral will be used to stage totes of granular material that will be elevated to a mixing operation on an adjacent mezzanine platform. Products are indexed forward in batches and the spiral produces a dynamic storage capable of holding up to 30 totes at any one time.
The factory acceptance test (FAT) was conducted by the end user’s representative at Ryson’s manufacturing plant on Tuesday and was punctuated by loading (30) 50 lb. totes into the spiral in an indexing fashion, to simulate their operation at the plant.
Our integrator partner, Lonestar Automated Systems used our spiral conveyor in their layout instead of a vertical case elevator because of our reliability in the dusty environment where it will be installed.
The spiral was ordered with pre-wired controls, including a local jog station, that gives the maintenance staff local control of the spiral during maintenance. The machine was also specified to be reversible, giving the end-user even more flexibility in their operation.
The Ryson new super compact Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors are getting great reviews. These Spirals are designed to handle small loads and have a centerline diameter of only 3′ 7″.
Ryson has increased the slat width from 5″ to 6″ to accommodate a greater variety of product sizes. The new nesting slats provide a smooth conveying surface and have no gaps or pinch points. They can end transfer small cartons and packages, or side transfer small bottles and containers in single file or in mass.
The Spirals are designed to reliably operate at speeds in excess of 200 fpm and run remarkably quiet at high speeds. This makes them a preferred alternative to side gripper elevators.
The Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor offers a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also equipped with the proven Ryson proprietary rolling low friction chain slat arrangement facilitating high speeds, low maintenance and long life. For more information on the Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com.
Next week we’ll be shipping one of our model 1900-260 Mass Flow Spiral Conveyors to a Canadian manufacturer of organic fruit spreads. The Spiral will take full glass jars from the discharge of the cooler and elevate them to their second floor for labeling, case packing and palletizing, at a volume up to 250 per minute.
Our expertise and market experience in being able to handle the weights and an elevation change of over 14 feet sets Ryson apart in the mass flow spiral world. Our new 10” wide model with its small footprint is the perfect solution for moderate to low filler rates.
The jars side transfer in to and out of this 9 1/2 turn spiral, which has stainless steel legs and feet, due to it’s proximity to the cooler. Our Integrator partner, Arrowhead Conveyor worked with the end-user on an expansion project and they chose Ryson for the vertical conveying requirements. For more information on the Ryson Mass Flow Vertical Conveyors, Please visit www.ryson.com.
Ryson recently built a Dual Track Spiral consisting of two 16” lanes with different discharge elevations.
Our integrator partner PeakLogix, designed it to handle totes in a multi-level order picking operation at a distributor of hospital supplies in Virginia.. Totes are transported through the first picking level and if the order is complete, it goes to the inside lane and is conveyed directly to a 12′-6″ elevation and is conveyed to the shipping area. If additional picks are required on the second level, the tote goes to the outside lane which exits at 10’-0”.
The advantage of the dual track spiral in this application is the space savings of servicing two elevations within a 9’-0” diameter footprint.
Our technician was dispatched to assist the PeakLogix millwrights in the re-assembly of the spiral, which was installed over a 3-day weekend.
This was the second 1300-400/2300-400 we have shipped this year that had multiple discharge elevations, both in distribution applications. For more information on the Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor, please visit www.ryson.com, or download the Dual Track Product Spotlight.
Recently PACKAGING WORLD Magazine featured an article about a new craft brew installation near Chicago. Read the Story:
Lagunitas recently built a 2nd brewery on the West side of Chicago, and PACK WORLD reported an extensive description of the equipment used to get this 300,00 square foot facility up and running. Ryson worked with Intelligrated to move cases from the production floor to the palletizer. The article provides a great snapshot of how Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions benefit the beverage industry.
Ryson spiral have become a critical part of modern beverage operations. Ryson Spiral Conveyors need less floorspace than conventional incline conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift. Reliability and ease of maintenance are critical factors in the beverage world that often operate 24/7.
High throughput capabilities and the ability to operate within a small footprint are critical efficiency factors. The spiral conveyors can also handle a wide variety of product sizes without equipment adjustments or change parts. For more information on Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions, please visit www.ryson.com.
Demo Loop Illustrates how Multiple Entry and Exit Spirals Work
These versatile and space saving spirals allow loads to enter or exit the spirals at several intermediate elevations. This it particularly beneficial in multi-level order picking systems or multi-floor production facilities.
The new Ryson induction and divert out conveyors are designed specifically to work with the Ryson High Capacity Spirals and support intermediate spiral entry or exit. The conveyor belts and rollers are individually adjustable to match the spiral pitch, assuring smooth and reliable operation. The loads can enter or exit the spirals in the up or down rotation.
The video below shows how loads enter and exit the spiral at intermediate elevations. If you would like more information on Ryson Vertical Conveying applications, please visit www.ryson.com. For more information on the Multiple entry/exit spirals, download the spec sheet.
This week we shipped a product that many don’t associate with Ryson. The High Speed Rotator.
This 90 degree case rotator system is an in-line way to rotate cases or bundles either 90 degrees or 180 degrees at speeds up to 200 feet per minute. This is an efficient method of reorienting product for downstream palletizing.
The Rotators utilize the Ryson proven chain slat arrangement which allows for twisting in the track to manipulate the load without any special guide rail. The Ryson High Speed Rotator can accommodate a wide range of load sizes without adjustment.
The video below shows the unit being tested at our manufacturing facility prior to being shipped.
This week, Ryson has been exhibiting at PROMAT in Chicago. In our booth, we featured 2 new models, with much interest.
The first machine is a high capacity spiral conveyor that utilizes our new induction and divert out conveyors allowing loads to enter or exit the spiral at intermediate levels. The whole system is on a loop which really helps illustrate the spiral’s capabilities.
Material Handling & Logistics Magazine stopped by our booth to interview our Vice President of Sales, Steve Dillaman about the new features Ryson has been developing. Watch the video below.
The other new spiral is our Narrow Trak Spiral, with the new 6″ wide slats. This unit is perfect for smaller loads, and can either be used with an end transfer, or in mass with a side transfer. This can be accomplished with our nesting slats that provide a smooth conveying surface.
Many of our integrator partners were impressed with our new developments and anxious to talk with us about how they could be utilized in their projects. For more information on Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions, please visit www.ryson.com.
12 Ryson Bucket Elevators being installed at a high-volume corn seed processing facility in Mexico.
12 Ryson Bucket Elevators are currently being installed at a new modern corn seed processing plant outside Guadalajara. The plant is being build by Novasem, a major seed supplier in Mexico as part of their expansion and modernization program. The bucket elevators are an integrated part of their corn seed operation. There are several different bucket elevator sizes supporting their process and some of elevators will be handing up to 20,000 lbs. per hour and are more than 60 feet tall.
The bucket elevators utilize the FDA approved pivoting buckets moving through a fully-enclosed powder-coated carbon steel structure. 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.