Ryson is reflecting back over this year and recognize we have been incredibly fortunate.
Our employees take deep pride in our company and the spiral conveyors we manufacture. It is because of you that we are growing, allowing us to fill more niches and provide conveying solutions we hadn’t even anticipated. We are constantly improving our design and working on future product developments.
In addition to counting our blessings for the growth and success of our company, we are thankful to you. Our customers. We would like to wish you a truly happy Thanksgiving. – The Spiral Team
Most people think that the primary advantage of using spirals is to save space and increase throughput, but often overlooked is the advantage of the Ryson Spirals are their low cost of ownership.
This week we were contacted by an integrator working on a Kansas Bakery site where some existing Ryson Spirals were installed. One of them was built and shipped back in 1999.
The photo below shows this all-stainless steel wash down machine, still running strong after 15 years. The 2 HP motor saves energy and is all that is required with our proprietary rolling friction chain-slat belt. Only a handful of wear and tear parts were purchased over the 15 year time span. The still-operational spiral has seen three different ownership changes at the plant.
Our equipment is put into production lines in manufacturing operations that demand 0% down time, and this is a great example of the reliability that we’ve become known for. For more information on Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com.
Ryson is making a good showing at Andina-Pack, held in Bogata, Colubia this week. The show is very busy with visitors from the Andina region and several other South American Countries. It’s focus is to highlight the growth and development of the different sectors that influence changes in the conversion process and packaging technologies.
We see great interest in our spiral on display at the show. Ryson had seen it’s business take off in South America, and it’s the trade shows like this that help us get the most exposure to new integrator partners and customers alike.
Ryson has recently completed a factory floor reconfiguration. This move, allows us to optimize production flow and have more space for assembly and store parts. This process also freed up enough space to have a dedicated product testing area. This allows us to test all sorts of products on a variety of spiral models for prospective customers, without disrupting the functions of day-to-day manufacturing.
Product tests are very useful to our integrators, to assure the product they would like to convey will be handled effectively on our spirals, prior to submitting a proposal. They can send product samples, we video tape it and they can review it with their customers with the confidence that a Ryson Spiral would be perfect for the job.
This is another example of how Ryson is dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. For more information, please visit www.ryson.com.
The modular design of the new NT model allows for end transfer or side transfer of products like bottles, cans, jars, pouches and cartons in single file or mass flow (for round products).
This week we shipped one of our new model 1100-150 Narrow Trak Spirals. This slim spiral with a 6” wide slat surface was a perfect fit for Innovative Conveyor Systems, our integrator partner. They are using this down spiral to handle cartons of herbal teas for their client, a nutraceutical manufacturer.
The Narrow Trak spiral is perfect for applications where side gripper elevators have been commonly used. The NT 1100-150 is designed to reliably operate at speeds in excess of 200 FPM, which will allow this spiral to be used in high speed lines. The spiral can also be reversible and is available in a hybrid stainless steel version for use in wet environments. Our design is modular like our other models, allowing this spiral to be reconfigured in the field when repurposing is required.
Some of the improvements to this model include a more versatile slat width, enhanced nesting slat design to ensure smooth transfer with no pinch points or gaps. This design also completely utilizes the Ryson rolling low friction chain arrangement, which allows it to handle a larger elevation change, or more turns to lower the pitch for less stable products.
We are proud to introduce a new Multiple Entry and Exit Spiral that allow loads to enter or exit the Ryson High Capacity Spirals at intermediate elevations. The video below was filmed at Pack Expo in Las Vegas and will be featured in a new products highlight post show blast from Packaging Strategies Magazine.
A new special induction and divert conveyors design features individually adjustable conveying surfaces to match the spiral pitch, assuring a smooth and reliable operation. They are an ideal space-saver for vertical transportation, especially with multi-tiered pick modules, warehousing and multi-level production operations. For more information, visit www.ryson.com.
This weekend Ryson has it’s annual company picnic. It was a special year in that we celebrated our 20th year in service.
Ryson has grown very much in those 20 years, and worked hard to be the top supplier of Spiral Conveyors in the USA. It is alway a nice opportunity to enjoy the Ryson family, spouses, children and friends.
We would also like to thank all of our partners, and customers for their continued support and we look forward to seeing what the next 20 years bring.
Ryson is dedicated to it’s reputation for customer service. Many times the unsung hero is our parts department.
Scott Christensen and Robin Moore package parts for a customer.
All Ryson products are designed for easy maintenance and long life. But with a rapidly growing number of spirals in the field, we have recently needed to add staff to our parts department, in order to continue providing replacement and service parts in a timely fashion. This week we would like to recognize our service department for their often unsung commitment to service and professionalism. Often times making the extra effort to send emergency parts in time to have them on-site the next day.
Ryson carries a full inventory of spare parts and our professional staff enables us to provide the high level of service our customers have come to expect from Ryson. For more information on Ryson’s Parts and Service department, visit our website.
This is the last day of Pack Expo in Las Vegas. RYSON had a fantastic booth location and was happy with the quality and quantity of visitors to our booth.
Our High Capacity induction and divert-out demo loop generated much interest, along with our new Narrow Trak Spiral Covnveyor. New companies got to see our spirals running at the booth and existing customers stopped by to see our new innovations.
We also had a special moment when members of Packaging World Magazine, Don Neumeister, Vice President, and Joe Angel, president PMMI Media group, presented us with a 20 years of service and innovation award.
This week we’re shipping a spiral that will be used in a 0 degree freezer environment transporting baking pans through a 12 foot elevation change.
Our Integrator Partner, Storcan Conveyors and Automation, is working with their client, a food manufacturer in Ontario, Canada to provide a compact solution for handling cases and pans in both the bakery operation and finished product packaging areas.
The powder coated color was chosen to set them apart in the various installation areas. The blue slats are our proprietary low temperature slats, and our freezer spirals can operate in environments as low as -40º F.
For more information on our vertical conveying solutions, visit www.ryson.com.