Jun 19

Ryson at ExpoPack Mexico City

Expo Pack Mexico opened this week with a traditional Mariachi band fanfare. It is the largest packaging show in Latin America.
   Ryson showcased our red signature Unit Load Spiral Conveyor and it attracted much attention. It is quite evident the Ryson Brand has become well known in this part of the world and is being recognized for high quality products and excellent service.
   This week Ryson met face to face with many of our existing integrator partners and end users. We are also very pleased with the high number meetings with new potential customers. We are seeing much interest in our new Multiple Entry and Exit High Capacity Spirals and our new Narrow Track Spirals which is quite encouraging.
We look forward to Exhibiting at the International Pack Expo Show in Las Vegas in September.

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Jun 10

Ryson Vertical ConveyingRyson Spirals need less floor space than conventional conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift. Ryson makes a full line of spiral conveyors that can satisfy most vertical conveying needs across many industries. 

Unit Load Spirals convey cases, totes and packaged goods smoothly on our slat style belts and come in 8 standard slat widths ranging from 6” to 26”.  Available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, washdown and freezer versions.

Mass Flow Spirals handle full and empty bottles, cans and jars in mass up to 2000 units per minute.  Available in 4 different slat widths ranging from 6” to 20”.

Narrow Trak Spirals are super compact and designed to handle your smaller loads.  A new 6” wide nesting slat can end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass in excess of 200 FPM.

High Capacity Spirals are in response to our customers need to go higher and handle more weight.  They can handle double the weight capacity of our regular spirals at speeds up to 200 FPM.

Multiple Entry and Exit Spirals allow loads to enter or exit the High Capacity Spirals at intermediate elevations. New special induction and divert conveyors have individually adjustable conveying surfaces to match the spiral pitch, assuring a smooth and reliable operation.

Quality and service come first at Ryson.  We are the number one spiral manufacturer in the USA.  For application assistance or more information, give us a call or visit www.ryson.com.

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Jun 05

Ryson at ExpoPack Mexico

In a few weeks Ryson will exhibit their second trade show in Mexico this year. ExpoPack in Mexico City is by far the biggest packaging machinery show in Latin America and attracts businesses from all over South and Central America.

Ryson has been marketing their vertical Conveying Solutions in Latin America for many years and we are very pleased to see the interest growing and the partnerships forming at an ever expanding pace.

If you plan on attending the show, please stop by the Ryson Booth 1508 or contact us if you would like more information. If you would like more information on the show, you can visit the ExpoPack website, or to view our information in Spanish. Hope to see you there.  The following week, Ryson will exhibit at FISPAL in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

 

 

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May 29

2-piece-spiral

This week we shipped the last of ten spiral conveyors to be installed in an existing distribution center in Ontario, Canada. Our Integrator partner, Dematic Corp., is upgrading an existing picking system and replacing old, out-dated belt curve spirals with our Model 1700-600–EX spiral conveyors.

These last two spirals were manufactured to ship in two sections because they needed to be transported down a narrow aisle in the floor level of a pick module.

The spirals will be installed at the end of the row against a wall with restricted width and height availability. We designed  them in two sections and built special shipping frames to allow them to pushed by hand to where they will be rigged up through the second floor deck opening and spliced together.

A Ryson Service Tech will be on site to assist Dematic’s installation team in the rigging and re-assembly of the spirals.

Our modular spiral conveyor design allows our spirals to be shipped in multiple pieces; normally because of limited facility passageway space or when the spirals are used in floor-to-floor applications. For more information on Ryson’s Modular Spiral Conveyor Design, visit www.ryson.com.

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May 22

big blue spria with totesThis 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.

For more information on The Ryson Vertical Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com or download the product spotlight.

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May 15
Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral ConveyorThe 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.

Narrow Trak Slat Detail

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.

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May 08

Ryson Tall Mass FlowNext 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.

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May 01

Ryson dual track spiralRyson 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.

ryson dual track spiralsThis 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.

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Apr 24

This week Ryson conducted a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) on eight hybrid spirals going to a large personal care product company.

Ryson Hybrid Spirals

These are part of a large order of stainless steel hybrid spirals conveyors going to a plant where cleanliness is critical.

These are the first 8 units of a fourteen spiral order. They will handle small packages at high speeds… up to 200 fpm. This project has strict requirements for cleanliness and reliability.

The customer FAT took place during the course of a day and included recording motor and gearbox temperatures at one-hour intervals and amperage readings throughout the day.

The Ryson Hybrid Spiral is a cost effective solution, where the side guards and structure is made of stainless steel, but the center tube is powder coated extruded aluminum.

If you would like more information on the Ryson Spirals and material options, please visit Ryson Vertical Conveyors for more information.

 

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Apr 16

PackWorldImageRecently 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.

 

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