Jun 08

This week Ryson is exhibiting in PMMI’s ExpoPack in Santa Fe, Mexico. We have been present at this show for years, and the Ryson brand is steadily growing in Latin America.

Ryson at PMMI's ExpoPack in Mexico This Week.

Ryson at PMMI’s ExpoPack in Mexico This Week.

This year, Ryson is running two spirals at the booth. The first is a spiral model 1200-300 which is common in high-speed packaging lines. It features a 12″ wide conveying surface.

The second spiral is a model 1100-150 NT. The Narrow Trak is ideal for reliable transport of smaller packages at the same speeds. This model features our 6″ wide interlocking slats that can 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 Narrow Trak Spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace.

The show puts more than 23,000 customers/buyers from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, and others under one roof. Attendees are packaging and processing professionals from a wide range of industries, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and more. PMMI’s EXPOPACK México offers direct access to the packaging and processing industries in Latin America attracting buyers from throughout the region.

For more information on Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit our website at www.ryson.com.

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Mar 23

Last week we shipped four spirals for a unique application involving conveying loose rolls of paper towels.

Unique Application for Ryson Spiral

The cores will be parallel to the surface of the slats, something that is not commonly done on a spiral conveyor, making it a rather unique application. The 100% friction slats create a cleating affect that keeps the rolls centered on the chain as they are conveyed at 40 feet per minute. The spirals (2 up and 2 down) are our model 1200-300 with a 12” wide slat and an upper elevation of 12’.

The video below shows part of the product testing and factory acceptance test (FAT) we sent to the integrator. This is a service we provide for our customers. If someone has questions about how their product will work with a spiral, they can send us some test materials and we will videotape it running on a shop spiral similar to their required specifications. We can also videotape a spiral for a customer prior to shipping, in lieu of a personal visit, for a FAT inspection and highlight specific parts of their spiral.  This is an example of Ryson’s commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

This project was for our Integrator partner ProVantage Automation. For more information on the Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, download the Ryson Vertical Conveying Brochure, or read more stories about Ryson Case Spiral applications on this blog.

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Mar 02

Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor for Two Production LinesThe Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor allows two production lines to be conveyed inside one spiral.

This week we shipped three spiral conveyors to a food manufacturer in the South Atlantic area for our System Integrator, Motion Controls Robotics.

In their system design, they used two of our Model 1200-300 spirals to elevate sealed cases from two separate production lines,  that were then transported to a Robotic Palletizer.

Because of space limitations near the palletizer, they chose our Dual Track Spiral to decline the cases down from a 16’-0” elevation to the floor level. Each lane on the dual is individually driven and controlled, giving them flexibility in the flow of product from each production line.

These spirals were shipped fully-assembled, minimizing implementation time and field installation costs.

For more information on the Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyors, Visit www.ryson.com, or download the Dual Track Spec Sheet. You can also read more blog stories on the Ryson Dual Track Spiral.

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Dec 01

Ryson Spiral with Powered Transition RollersLast week, we shipped a spiral with quite a few pre-wired controls options, including  powered transition rollers.  A powered roller is most often used when the package being conveyed is either short, or lightweight. It helps assure a smooth and reliable transition onto and off of the spiral conveyor.

The integration partner on this project was NCC Automated Systems. They needed to convey sealed cartons that were both light and short. A Ryson 1200-300 case spiral was designed with a motorized transition roller at both the infeed and outfeed.

The end user also requested a stack light fault indicator because their ambient noise levels can prevent them from hearing the alarm enunciator.

Pre-wiring options can greatly reduce the time and cost of installation for our Spiral Conveyors. The stand alone control option is an especially attractive option if a spiral is replacing existing equipment or if an additional line is being installed.

Ryson has published a product spotlight describing the pre-wiring and controls options, and is available for download on ryson.com.

For more information on Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com. You can also read more application stories about pre-wiring options on our blog.

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Nov 17

The Ryson modular design allows a standard option for a reversible Spiral. 

reversible spiralThis week we shipped the first of two reversible spirals  model 1200-300 for our Integrator – Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. – It will be delivered to a major craft brewery in the Pacific North West. The spiral option is often times used to create two way traffic, to and from an elevated mezzanine level.

Our reversible option includes our air tensioning device and an air manifold. The manifold consists of two pressure regulators, one for forward and one for reverse and a four-way spool valve whose solenoid shifts to the higher pressure when in reverse. Our reverse speed limit is 60 FPM. We can also furnish pre-wired control stations to make field implementation a breeze.

dynamic bufferingA Ryson reversible Spiral Conveyor can also be used in conjunction with a robotic pick and place module for dynamic buffering. The spiral conveyor provides vertical accumulation and buffers any imbalances in the flow of products or supply of cartons. The spiral accumulates products during over-supply and purges during times of under-supply, where the robot will load the cartons directly from the spiral. This dynamic buffering system compensates for intermittent operating interruptions and thereby significantly improves overall production efficiency.

Click Here to download an application spotlight (case study) to read about the set-up in detail. You can also read more stories about reversible spirals on our blog.

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May 06

In our continued efforts to expand the Ryson brand throughout the US, Canada, and Latin American Countries,  we will once again be participating in the annual ExpoPack- Mexico as well the Fispal show in Brazil.

To help increase interest and awareness of our product line and the different solutions that they provide, we will have 2 running spirals at the ExpoPack show – the popular 1200-300 as well as the new Narrow Trak spiral which has a chain width of only 150mm.

The Narrow trak line has also been augmented to include a chain width of 230mm as well as a larger diameter of 1700mm to allow for the transportation of tall products at the ideal angle of inclination.

As the Ryson spirals continue to diversify into the Mexican and Latin American markets, we focus on providing solutions in Food/Beverage, Packaging, Personal Care, and Distribution.

Ryson attending Expo-Pack 2016The ExpoPack show in Mexico will be held at the new venue of Expo Bancomer in Santa Fe (Mexico City) at booth # 1320 on 17-20 of May.

Ryson attending FISPAL 2016
The FISPAL show in Sao Paulo will take place the 14-17 of June and will be held at the Expo Center in Anhembi and our booth will be J-171

We invite you visit us at either show. If you wish to set a meeting date or personal demonstration, please contact Jerry Piggott, our Latin American Sales Manager.

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Dec 13

Ryson Slow Speed Spiral with Paper Plates

This slow speed Spiral Conveyor was recently shipped to Nova Scotia, Canada. The integrator needed to increase the length of conveyor between two processes allowing the product to cool down.

The process starts with the press and stacker, which discharges 8” tall stacks of paper plates hot from the press.  To allow for cool down of the plates before entering the wrapper (which wraps the stacks in plastic), the integrator utilized a Ryson slow speed Spiral 1200-300 Decline Conveyor, adding an extra 40 feet of effective conveyor length to the line, while adding only 5’-3” to the system footprint.  Allowing for the necessary cooling time of the plates, the spiral speed is only 10 feet per minute. That makes this among the slowest spirals ryson has ever delivered.

This is a good example of using the many Ryson design parameters to apply to almost any vertical conveying application. Most spiral models can run at any speed up to 200 feet per minute. For more information on Ryson spiral design features, visit the spiral conveyor page on www.ryson.com.

Our integrator partner on this job was BF Consulting Materials Handling of Nova Scotia.

  

 

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