Dec 04

Ryson Slat Conveyor

In addition to Spiral Conveyors and Bucket Elevators, we also manufacture slat conveyors, which use the standard chain/slat design of our spirals in a horizontal frame.

The two most popular applications of this style of conveyor are:

  • When space is limited and multiple curves are required to fit the layout.
  • In manufacturing environments where there are abrasives in the air that adversely affect conveyors that have wear strips and involve sliding friction. The abrasive dust causes these conveyors to prematurely wear out.

We shipped these conveyors to a Food Company for our Integrator partner, Integrated Solutions. They are handling 40 lbs. bundles of packaged rice on our 16” wide slat conveyors. The Integrator’s design team remarked that our layout flexibility and the conveyor’s longevity were the two factors they went with Ryson. They were adding to the system as well as replacing some existing mattop chain conveyors that could not hold up.

These conveyors have a load capacity of 75 lbs per foot and are capable of running up to 200 feet per minute. The Ryson slat conveyors are available in 12”, 16”, 20”, 24” and 26″ widths and are capable running up to 100 foot lengths on a single drive. For more information on Ryson Slat Conveyors, or our other vertical conveying solutions, please visit www.ryson.com.

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Apr 02

This week we shipped a product that many don’t associate with Ryson. The High Speed Rotator.

Ryson High Speed RotatorThis 90 degree case rotator system is an in-line way to rotate cases or bundles either 90 degrees or 180 degrees at speeds up to 200 feet per minute. This is an efficient method of reorienting product for downstream palletizing.

The Rotators utilize the Ryson proven chain slat arrangement which allows for twisting in the track to manipulate the load without any special guide rail. The Ryson High Speed Rotator can accommodate a wide range of load sizes without adjustment.

The video below shows the unit being tested at our manufacturing facility prior to being shipped.

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Jul 25

Ryson Slat ConveyorThis week, we’re building a Model 500 S-Curve Slat conveyor for transporting cases in the distribution center of a major cosmetics company. They are using our unit in place of standard powered roller and belt conveyors in a tight area where the cases are being scanned. The orientation of the product passing the scanner is critical at the speed of 150 feet per minute and our overlapping slats provide that.
An additional benefit was lower implementation costs. The alternative to this design was our integration partner W & H systems specifying two v-belt curves and a belt conveyor between them for a total of (3) motors. Our single gearmotor is all that is required, reducing field wiring, installation and ongoing energy costs.

For more information on the Ryson Slat Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com

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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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