This week we are starting to ship a fast-track order of 24 1800-650 model spirals to high-profile distribution centers in Illinois and Texas.
The 1800-650 spirals are one of our widest models and usually require some disassembly to fit in a truck. However, with a tight installation deadline, the customer asked if there was any possibility of shipping them fully assembled in order to reduce installation time on-site. Our solution was to ship them on open step-bed trucks. This is not our common practice, but reflects our ability to come up with solutions for our customers.
Ryson is proud to be a corporate partner with Eggleston Services in Hampton, Virginia – A non-profit organization dedicated to helping persons with disabilities lead fuller, richer lives by finding and creating opportunities for individuals to make the most of their abilities, contribute to society, and enjoy the satisfaction of working and earning their own living.
Ryson provides piece work in the form of inserting chain slats, making carrier assemblies, and building chain sub-assemblies to name a few. This work helps employ 31 associates, teaching them important job skills and an opportunity to earn their own living. Each associate receives training and vocational support, daily, on completing the tasks.
Ryson benefits from their work by being able to outsource jobs that would otherwise require additional labor in our plant. Ryson has maintained a successful partnership with Eggleston since 2010. It is a win-win community outreach that we are proud to be associated with. Click here for more information about Eggleston Services.
This week, we travelled to a Beer Distribution center in Knoxville Tennessee. Our Integrator partner, ITW Warehouse Automation has installed a Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor and their new automated order picking system is up and running great.
The spiral has infeeds at two separate elevations, the inside lane is fed from the first level of the pick module, and the outside lane enters from the second level. They both discharge onto the 3rd level to a sortation system.
Looking at the ITW’s system layout and the room they had to work with, it was the perfect application of this space-saving vertical conveying system. You can read about the same Spiral in a story from our manufacturing plant.
Last week we conducted a factory acceptance test (FAT) on 4 spiral conveyors going to a large food manufacturer in Eastern Virginia.
The plant already has 12 Ryson Spirals in operation and the new spirals are part of a current plant expansion. The FAT was also a learning opportunity for the attending maintenance personnel. The bonus was a history lesson and partial tour of the Yorktown Battlefield conducted by our service manager and history buff – Doug Glass. The customer was very appreciative and dropped us this note (reprinted with permission)
” Thanks for the tour yesterday, it was great to see the conveyors being put together. … . Thanks also for the historic tour and a great lunch, I may be taking a day trip to Yorktown for the fourth of July now!
(I’m) Happy to report the first two spirals have been unloaded, and the second two if not already, should be arriving shortly…”
Jake Cohen, Project Delivery Engineer
We are always proud and happy when our customers provide such satisfied feedback. We also thought is was a very nice segue to wishing you a very safe and happy 4th of July from our manufacturing plant near Historic Yorktown.
This week we shipped a repeat order for 4 large stainless steel Bucket Elevators. The largest units have six inlets at the lower level and two outlets at the top, which can be individually activated. The tallest unit is 36 feet tall.
The Bucket Elevators had to be shipped in sections to accommodate shipping. Each segment was carefully match-marked and documented to assure a fast and easy installation upon reassembly. The proprietary modular design of the bucket elevators allows Ryson to pass the ease of reassembly to the end user.
The Ryson Bucket Elevators are designed to withstand many years of heavy duty operations. Our Bucket Elevators are customizable with multiple inlets and outlets with selective bucket tipping capabilities. The last tipping ramp stays in a fixed position to assure that all buckets are emptied. The bucket elevators combine vertical and horizontal transportation of bulk material in one integral unit. Their modular design and rugged construction make them suitable for a wide variety of applications. Choose from powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel or washdown versions. For more information, visit www.ryson.com.
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.
Ryson 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.
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.
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.
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.