Jun 27

stainless Ryson NT SpiralThis week we are preparing two new NT (Narrow Trak) spirals for a customer factory acceptance test (FAT). The spirals will be transporting plastic tubs of personal care products for a major consumer products manufacturer.  To prevent marking of the product at the line speed of 200 feet per minute, we are providing the spiral with stainless steel side guards on the inside and outside. This also gives the machines a sanitary appearance and matches well with the stainless steel table top conveyor adjoining the down spirals in the line.

This combination of stainless steel and powder coated finishes has become so popular in this model that we have adapted it as a standard option.  This model is also available in a hybrid stainless steel version. The NT is ideal for small loads with it’s 5″ wide nesting slat design and saves considerable floor space with it’s 3’9″ outside diameter. For more information on the Ryson Narrow Trak (NT) Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com, or you can download the NT spec sheet.

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Jun 20

Ryson Slat ConveyorThis week Ryson is shipping a slat conveyor to a major pet care manufacturer.  For those that aren’t familiar with the Ryson Slat Conveyor, it’s basically the proprietary chain-slat arrangement used in our spiral conveyor design running horizontally.

This conveyor will transport plastic containers of kitty litter between processes and makes a small elevation change.The customer uses our conveyor because the dust in their plant is very abrasive, so any type of conveyors that rely on “dragging friction” wear out very quickly. Because our chain slat design is only rolling friction, there is no rapid wear on any of our components, resulting in long life and a lower cost of ownership for the end user.

Only one drive is required for each 250 feet of conveyor, which minimizes the number of transition points required. This also significantly reduces the cost of controls and system integration. The Ryson slat conveyors are available in widths of 8”, 12”, 16”, 20” and 24”. For more information, visit www.ryson.com. Our integrator partner on this project is Midwest Industrial Concepts.

Ryson Chain Slat Arrangement

Cross Section of Ryson’s Proprietary Rolling Friction Chain-Slat Arrangement

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Jun 13

Social Media IconsThe Ryson Spiral Conveyor concept is not only a viable solution to vertical conveying, but is growing to be the standard for vertical conveying. We find it important to keep our existing customers and integrators up to date with our latest technology and innovative applications in addition to presenting our solutions to new prospects.

If you would like information about Ryson products and solutions, please visit www.ryson.com and fill out the form on the left side of our screen. You can also sign up to be on our mailing list and receive our newsletter and product announcements.

This week we would like to remind you that in addition to our weekly blog and www.ryson.com, you can find our latest news and information on these following sites.

Ryson YouTube Channel Ryson has a YouTube channel featuring videos that include product information on our vertical conveying soutions, and some of the latest applications from the field. Check us out at www.youtube.com/user/RysonSpirals and feel free to subscribe to our channel.
Ryson LinkedIn LinkedIn is a professional networking tool that allows you to view information about Ryson and some of it’s employees. Reach out to www.linkedin.com/company/ryson-international-inc. and get the latest news and connect with us.
Ryson FaceBook Page FaceBook is a social media site that allows Ryson to post news blurbs and product announcements. If you use FaceBook, like our page and get our latest news in your feeds. Also, if your company has  FaceBook Page, we’d be happy to connect to you. Visit www.facebook.com/SpiralConveyors and like out page to stay in the loop.
Ryson Twitter Stay up to date with the Ryson Twitter feed. News and links to stories and blog article will show up in your feed if you follow us. Visit www.twitter.com/Spiral_Conveyor to find us.

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Jun 06

Ryson Spiral Conveyors normally ship in one piece – pre-assembled and pre-tested, drastically reducing the time and expense of installation.

Tall Ryson SpiralThis becomes more challenging with export shipments. Particularly for our larger units, because the ocean shipping containers are not as wide as a domestic truck. Thanks to the modular design and a specially designed shipping frame, we are able to to load a shipping container with minimum disassembly. This is very beneficial on the receiving end where re-assemnly is minimized and the shipping frames facilitate easy unloading and handling.

This spiral is shipping to Brazil next week. You can see how it was partially disassembled to reduce it’s width. The Integrator on this project is SEE Sistemas one of our international integrator partners.

For more information on the ease of shipping and installation of the Ryson Spirals, visit Ryson.com.

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May 29

Ryson Expo Pack 2014Ryson will be exhibiting at ExpoPack in Mexico City again this year. The Latin American customer base is continuing to expand for Ryson and this show is a great asset for us.

EXPO PACK México offers direct access to the packaging and processing industries in Latin America attracting buyers from throughout the region and 29,000 customers/buyers from over 30 countries will attend

Ryson will showcase our Vertical Conveying Solutions with our broad line of Spiral Conveyors and Bucket Elevators, and will have two Spiral Conveyors running at the booth.

If you would like more information on ExpoPack, please visit the website. If you plan to attend, please visit us in booth 1520. To set up a personal demonstration, go to www.ryson.com and fill out the “get more information” form on our homepage.

 

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May 23

 

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Steve Dillaman, Vice President Sales,  just returned from the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association’s annual convention, held in Orlando. Ryson recently joined MHEDA which is an industry group of over 600 Companies that exists to provide distributors and manufacturers in our industry resources ranging from professional education to industry news reports to fantastic networking opportunities.

Steve was able to attend numerous workshops, roundtables and presentations relative to managing employees, the state of the economy, industry trends, time management and many other interesting topics. Ryson is dedicated to supporting these kinds of events to stay current and connected with industry trends, and apply it to our commitments to customer service and support.

For more information of MHEDA, visit their website: www.mheda.org

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May 16

Ryson will be at FISPAL in Brazil

Ryson will be part of the PMMI Pavilion at FISPAL in Sao Paulo, Brazil in a few weeks.

Fispal Tecnologia is an International Packaging, Processing and Logistics Trade Show for the Food and Beverage Industries. It’s the biggest and most complete event in that Latin American region. The show brings together more than 60 thousand professionals in search of machines and equipment, packaging, products and services for the industrial sector. Professionals from the areas of purchase, marketing, engineering and supplies from every region of Brazil and more than 38 countries, all brought together in the 4 days of the event.

Ryson is looking forward to the opportunity to represent our company and vertical conveying solutions to this emerging market. We will be in the PMMI Pavillion in booth 235. For more information, visit the FISPAL website.

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May 09

Ryson Spiral Conveyor Custom Built in Three sections

This week we are shipping a 21 foot tall High Capacity Spiral Conveyor with an intermediate induction conveyor to a large automotive parts supplier in Canada.

This type of spiral normally ships in one piece. In this case however, this spiral shipped in three pieces to facilitate installation in a very tight and crowded space. The challenge was to install this spiral as part of a system expansion without disrupting the ongoing operation. The spiral was built and shop tested in one piece and broken down into three pieces prior to shipping, thanks to the unique Ryson modular design.

The new addition will expand the customer’s order picking capacity where orders are picked on the floor and mezzanine level. A Ryson induction conveyor allows for intermediate spiral entry at the 13 ft. mezzanine level. Parts from both picking levels are spiraled up to a takeaway conveyor at the 21 ft. level and merges with the existing system.

The integrator on this project was Conveyor Dugas, Inc. For more information on the Ryson High Capacity Spiral conveyor, please visit www.ryson.com.

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May 02

Vertical conveying has many ideal applications. A Ryson Spiral Conveyor can also be used in part of a dynamic buffer system where floorspace is limited.

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In this example, a Delta pick-n-place robot located in front of the spiral loads products into the empty cartons or feeds the Spiral when needed. The Spiral conveyor provides vertical storage and buffers any imbalances in the flow of products or supply of cartons. The Spiral is reversible and stores products during over supply and purges during times of under supplying, where the Robot will load the cartons directly from the Spiral. This dynamic buffering system compensates for intermittent operating interruptions and significantly improves overall production efficiency.

The spiral is bi-directional and can start and stop 20 times per minute and provides 8 minutes of buffering. The overall spiral footprint is 8 feet in diameter. The integrator on this project was Blueprint Robotics of Longmont, Colorado. Blueprint Robotics was responsible for the overall system design and implementation. The end user is a large US food manufacturer.

To read more, download the Ryson case study, or visit www.ryson.com.

 

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Apr 24

Ryson is a big supporter of the PMMI Certified Trainer Program. Having a properly trained service team enables us to provide the high level of customer service our customers have come to expect from us.

PMMI Certified Training Workshop

Ryson hosts a PMMI Certified Training Workshop at their Yorktown manufacturing facility.

The PMMI certified Trainer program gives companies the strategies and tactics to train well across all employee skill levels including maximizing productivity, enhancing safety, increasing machinery efficiency, lowering operating costs,  reducing waste and help provide clear documentation.

Every time Ryson makes a service or installation visit, our technicians take the time to train our customer’s maintenance and operating personnel on proper installation, integration and maintenance of our vertical spiral conveyors. This helps ensure a long reliable life of the Ryson equipment.

PMMI Certified TrainerMost Ryson Service Technicians are certified PMMI trainers, and we feel this is a strong value-added benefit that Ryson extends to our customers. Read more about the PMMI Certified Trainer Program and visit www.ryson.com for more information on our dedication to service and support.

 

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