This week Ryson finished pre-shipment testing on one of our model 1300-400 spirals for elevating 30 pound cases of distilled spirits to an elevation of 12 feet. The Ryson brand has become a favorite for vertical conveying in the distilled spirits market. Our spiral conveyors are operating in numerous different spirits bottling sites across North America.
The 1300-400 model is ideal for such bottling operations, with it’s compact 5’-11” diameter footprint and 1800 lbs. load capacity. Many distilleries often change packaging format resulting in line layout changes. They Ryson modular design allows us to easily reconfigure the spirals in the field to accommodate such changes. We recently reconfigured (5) different spirals at one prominent Kentucky Distiller.
If you would like further information on Ryson’s Vertical Spiral Conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com, or watch our introduction video below.
Today is the last day of Modex in Atlanta. The show was well attended. The new Ryson booth, and our machines were a hit.
We showcased our high capacity spiral with the intermediate induction and divert out loop… Which is an ideal machine for multi-level pick modules and warehousing operations. The loop is ideal as it illustrates how our space savings can be applied to multi-tiered operations.
We also showcased our brand new, 1200-230 Narrow Track Spiral Conveyor with 9″ wide nesting slats. This version is stainless steel and is suitable for a wash-down environment. It is Ideal for small packages – either in mass, or in singe file, and can convey products in excess of 200 fpm.
It was nice to show off our machines to integrators and potential customers alike. If you would like more information on the Ryson Vertical Conveying product line, please visit www.ryson.com.
This week we are returning a reconfigured and reconditioned Spiral Conveyor back to a bakery in the Midwest.
This 14′-6″ tall counter-clockwise stainless steel spiral with 4 1/4 turns, handling trays and has been in operation for over 15 years. The spiral was reconfigured in our Yorktown production plant from an up spiral to a down spiral (lowerator).Upon reinstallation, the spiral will be used in a new packaging line.
This is an example of our claim of our products having a long life and how we can reduce our customer’s total cost of ownership. The Ryson modular design makes it easy to field modify our spirals in case of unplanned installation changes or to reconfigure and repurpose the spirals at a later date.
We just shipped one of our Mass Flow Spirals to Canada for our Integrator partner Gebo Cermex Canada. The model 1900-400 is being installed at a brewery and will be handling full glass bottles of beer at a rate of 900 bottles per minute. This unit is designed to run around the clock and can handle up to 3,600 lbs. of product.
As you can see from the picture, the spiral was built with a custom infeed/outfeed tangent angle, which was tailored to the Integrator’s layout. The unit was built as our hybrid stainless steel design with wash down capability and had a pre-wired motor disconnect to reduce on-site electrical implementation time.
The Ryson Mass Flow Spiral conveyors are becoming increasingly popular in the beverage bottling industry. If you would like more information about our mass flow spiral conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, or watch the video below.
MODEX will take place in Atlanta, April 4-7. We welcome you to visit us in booth and see our new equipment in operation.
We will be unveiling our new Narrow Track Spiral Conveyor equipped with our new nesting slat that has the ability to end-transfer small cartons and packages, or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.
Also we will be running our High Capacity Spiral Conveyor with Multiple Entry and Exit capabilites allowing 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 safe and reliable product transfer. The loads can enter or exit the spirals in the up or down rotation, and offers great space-savings in multi-tiered order picking systems or multi-level production operations.
Contact us to set up a private demonstration or meeting if you plan on attending.
One of the most appreciated attributes of the Ryson Spiral Conveyor is how easy they are to install. Most spirals ship in one piece – pre-assebled, pre-tested, drastically reducing the time and cost of installation.
We recently delivered spiral conveyors to two large consumer packaging companies having unusual installation requirements. These examples demonstrate Ryson’s ability and willingness to come up with solutions for some pretty interesting installation challenges.
The first example is a 9 1/4 turn spiral 15 foot tall, conveying loads from a mezzanine level to the first floor level. The spiral needed to go through a penetration in the floor and was shipped in two pieces to facilitate the installation in such tight quarters.
The second spiral is also a down spiral 18 feet tall with 6 1/4 turns, conveying cartons from the second floor through a penetration in the floor. The spiral could not be supported from the below floor because there is machinery installed there. So the spiral had to be supported on a cradle hanging from the ceiling.
Theses are examples of Ryson’s customer service and our commitment to find viable solutions for our customers and integrator partners.
For more information about Ryson’s spiral conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com.
Last week we shipped this Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor to a Brewery. It will deliver bottles from a bulk depalletizer and discharge them to the filler at floor level.
This model 2300-500 spiral features a 20” wide slat surface and is our hybrid stainless steel version. The spiral is 22’-0” tall and has a load capacity of 3,600 lbs. It will be used for declining empty 12 ounce glass bottles in mass at 1,380 bottles per minute.
Our in-house controls department pre-wired the spiral with a local control station and motor disconnect switch to reduce the implementation time of installation.
Other special design specifications were added, including optional bearing brand, a missing slat detection system and the customer’s motor/gearbox preference.
This wide-body spiral was designed to ship on a flat-bed step deck trailer to minimize the degree of dis-assembly required for shipping purposes. Our service technician is on site, assisting the riggers and millwrights in installing the spiral.
This week Novasem, a major seed supplier in Mexico celebrated the grand opening of their new modern corn seed processing plant outside Guadalajara. 12 Ryson Bucket Elevators have been installed. The plant is part of their expansion and modernization program. The event hosted food and music and even a Catholic blessing. The plant was recently completed and the ceremony was planned before production starts.
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 or read more bucket elevator stories from our blog.
This week Ryson’s new tradeshow booth was completed. It is modular and can be configured for a large or small booth space.
It will make it’s debut at Modex in Atlanta in April. We are very happy with how the booth was designed, how it looks, and how it exemplifies our message.
We welcome you to check out our brand new booth at Modex in Atlanta, April 4-7 Booth 4847. We will have several of our new spiral conveyors running and we will be showing off some exciting new features. Please contact our sales team if you would like to set up a demonstration.
In today’s material handling market, we see more and more of our integrators creating three dimensional proposal drawings for their customers.
That’s why Ryson offers AutoCad 3D drawings of all of our various models of spiral conveyors. It is another sign that we are committed to customer service and try to assist our integrator partners in their proposal process. We can normally supply cad blocks with our proposal or within a day of your request.
Here’s an illustration of how we supported one of our integrator partners – Intelligrated -in the proposal for a design of a pick module with our 3D AutoCAD blocks.
For more information, visit www.ryson.com or contact our sales department.