Nov 09

Ryson show spiralThis week, Ryson is exhibiting at Pack Expo in Chicago. We were offering one of our retired demo models “Slim Red” for sale at a reduced price.
While there were a few interested parties, the production manager from the craft brewery Rogue Ales and Spirits was ready to commit on the spot. While a few modifications need to be made, they will soon have the spiral in their plant. Continue reading »

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Nov 01

As you may or may not know, Ryson has its own YouTube Channel. On this site, we post many of our latest videos, both marketing and from the field. As the library grows, it helps illustrate the diversity of industries and applications that we have experience in. It is also a great resource for our integrators to see how our machines have been utilized in other projects, to help solidify their choice in vertical conveying applications.

If you haven’t checked it out, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/RysonSpirals to see some of our videos. Below is our introductory video.

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Oct 28

This week we’re shipping our new Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor to a confectionary manufacturer. The end-user needed a way to incline unwrapped cartons of chewing gum at high speeds while providing a smooth enough ride to prevent the packs from coming out of the cartons during transit to the overwrapper.

Our Integrator Partner, Dillin Engineered Systems, would have typically used their belt-over-belt incline, but the angle of incline afforded by the space they had to elevate almost 9 feet, made it a risky option. They decided to use a Ryson NT Spiral instead, taking up only 50” in total diameter and it will be running at 220 feet per minute.

 
 

This is an ideal application for The Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor. It is specifically designed to handle smaller products that are too small to run on our regular size spirals. For more information on the Ryson Narrow Trak Spirals, please visit www.ryson.com or download the product specs here.

ryson at pack expoPack Expo will be held in Chicago, November 6-9. Visit the Ryson booth N-5528 to see two versions of our NT running. Please click here for more information.

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Oct 21
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New Ryson 1100-150 Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor

This week we are packing up all the equipment we will be shipping to Pack Expo in Chicago. We will have 5 pieces of equipment running in our booth. This includes 2 new versions of our Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors.

These Spirals are super compact vertical conveyors designed to handle small loads. Our nesting slats have the capacity to reliably end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles or containers in a single file or in a continuous mass flow.  The spiral conveyors are equipped with our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats which provide an efficient flat conveying surface without gaps. These spirals can run at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.

The Spiral with the 6″ wide conveying surface will be set up for side transfer to handle bottles and cans in a single file. This model will be a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speed and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes.

The Spiral with the 9″ wide slats is set up for end transfer of products and will run a variety of product sizes.

If you have a product you would like to test on our spirals, Ryson would be happy to test it during the show, or alternately we can test products in our shop and you are free to see it in person, or we can video tape it and send you a convenient link to view it. This is a courtesy we extend to all of our customers and prospects. Download the latest speck sheet for the Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor.

ryson at pack expoPack Expo will be held in Chicago, November 6-9. Visit the Ryson booth N-5528. Please click here for more information.

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Oct 14

Over the weekend, Ryson felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew. We were incredibly lucky to have avoided the main thrust of this distructive storm. We suffered no major damage, but we were without power until Tuesday mid-morning.
Big StormIf you tried to call, we are sorry we were unable to answer, our phone system requires power. But our production floor was busy at work, resorting to traditional hand tools to try our best to keep up with our production schedule. It was a nice to see the Ryson team working around new challenges and still getting the job done.

We would like to send out our thoughts and prayers to those that felt the effects of this storm and didn’t fair as well as we did. Hope the repairs and healing happen as quickly as they can.

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Oct 07
Ole Rygh

Ole Rygh, President and CEO of Ryson International

We are very proud to announce that Ryson’s President and CEO was recently re-elected to serve on the PMMI board of directors for another 4 year term. He was also appointed chairman of the PMMI show committee.

PMMI is a trade association made up of 760 member companies that manufacture packaging and processing equipment in the United States, Canada and Mexico. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for the packaging and processing supply chain with a mission to improve and promote members’ ability to succeed in a global market place.

The PMMI show committee is committed to enhancing the PACK EXPO brand of trade shows and conferences as world-class events for the packaging and processing industry. We welcome you to stop by the Ryson Booth at Pack Expo, Booth N-5528.

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Sep 30

The Ryson Unit Load Spirals can convey cartons, cases, trays, totes and all sorts of packaged goods in a continuous flow. Central to our design is the Ryson proprietary overlapping slat-style belt that provides a smooth and efficient conveying surface, suitable for all types of conveyable items. This is very useful in production facilities that convey different sized units or configurations, because a single spiral can be used for multiple lines.


This week we finished a spiral that is used to feed various types of pudding packages from the packaging area to a spiral freezer. Our integrator partner, Nercon Engineering and Manufacturing, is feeding the spiral (Model 1700-600) with two production lines running product 2-abreast into our 17”-0” tall spiral. The 24” wide slat surface is separated into two lanes using a center guide rail. As you can see from the video, the spiral can handle many different package sizes.

If you would like more information about the Ryson Unit Load Spiral Conveyor, please visit www.ryson.com, or download the spec sheet here.

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Sep 23

This week we shipped a tall spiral that left our factory floor in five sections. This 35′ tall High Capacity 1700-600 Spiral will be installed in an existing 3 level order picking mezzanine, so it would be impossible to install it in one piece.

Our Integrator Partner, lntelligrated, worked with our engineering and service departments on a method of rigging the five sections by stacking them on top of each other, because the deck penetrations are internal to the structure and each section needs to pass through the clearance between levels, which is why you see the castered base sections in the time lapse video below.

Disassembling a 5-piece

 

This spiral will be running at 180 feet per minute and will see a throughput rate of  30 products per minute. It will be one of seven spirals implemented into the distribution centers layout, including one in a -10 degree F freezer. This spiral also has an induction conveyor on level 2 where sealed cases and totes will be inducted into the spiral.

We will be sending one of our senior technicians to the project site to assist the lntelligrated riggers and millwrights on the installation and re-assembly of the spiral. We also plan a future site visit to oversee start-up and provide operator and maintenance personnel training on the use and care of our spirals.

This project was an example of how Ryson’s modular design and flexibility allowed us to support our integrator partners with a solution to a rather challenging project. It’s not the kind of project we do every day, but it is a testament to our customer support and the flexibility of our products.

 

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Sep 16


Ryson invites you to register for Pack Expo for FREE.

We are happy to announce that we are able to offer you a complementary registration to attend PACK EXPO International 2016 in Chicago, November 6-9.  PACK EXPO International will be the world’s largest processing and packaging show, with over 45,000 attendees from over 40 vertical markets, more than 7,000 international buyers from 130 countries and more than 2,000 exhibiting companies occupying over 1.1 million square feet.

Register FREE at Pack ExpoSimply visit packexpointernational.com and click register. Enter comp code 71D96 during the registration process and the registration fee will be waived prior to checkout.

So if you plan to attend, enjoy the show on us, and we hope to see you there. Ryson’s booth number is N5528. Click here to get more info about the show and our booth.

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Sep 09

Last week we hosted another Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), where our integrator partner, D.I. Engineering Corporation, inspected the spiral conveyor we were preparing to ship to their customer, an overseas beverage packaging facility handling cases of full PET bottles.

ryson-meeting-roomThe inspection began with a review of the approval drawings and specifications and continued with a review of the spiral integration requirements and their system layout and design.

Here our controls engineer is going over the electrical controls system design. We went on to the operational testing of the spiral, including loading the spiral with cases to observe it’s handling characteristics and conducting various operating scenarios. During this time, motor amperage and temperature were monitored during a dry run period.

learn-to-shorten-chainOur Service Manager then reviewed our Preventative Maintenance of the spiral, including the chain shortening procedure. A review of our maintenance manual and recommended spare parts list followed.

Our technicians then demonstrated how the spiral was to be stood up and the proper rigging procedure the installation crew should follow on site once the spiral arrived.

Ryson gladly sets up both product testing and factory acceptance tests as part of our commitment to customer service. For more information, or to contact us with questions or to set up a FAT, product test or tour, please visit www.ryson.com.

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