Mar 22

Ryson is growing their Latin American customer base with increased awareness of our vertical conveying solutions.  This week we are shipping 6 spirals to a Brazilian bakery.

Latin American Customer Base - Big order of NT'sPanco is a family bakery that is 100% Brazilian owned. Founded in 1952 they focus on specialty breads, snack cakes and cookies.   They needed to convey small loaves of bread from 5 packaging lines up to the case packer located on a mezzanine level and then bring full cases down to the palletizer located on the shipping level.

The challenge was to accomplish all this within a very limited space.

Working in conjunction with their integrator — Grupo Tecnor in Sao Paulo Brazil — they have found the perfect solution. The obvious answer was to utilize a combination of the Ryson 1100-150 Narrow Track (NT) spirals going up and the 1800-400 spiral going down.  

Using the Narrow Trak Spiral which has only a 4’-2” diameter, they are able to elevate the loaves of bread approximately 10 ft. at 50 loaves per minute.  The larger diameter 1800-400 case spiral will then convey the full cases at 25 per minute down approximately 20 ft. to the palletizer.

The smooth surface and nesting slats of the Narrow Track with the tight transfer transition will gently and carefully convey the loaves smoothly and rapidly to meet their target production rates.  The flexibility and adjustability of speeds will accommodate increases in future production.

The tried and true design of the 400mm overlapping slats on the case spiral has proven itself to be a mainstay in all applications and will provide years of solid and reliable service with minimal maintenance and long life.

The Ryson compact Narrow Trak Spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes. The Narrow Trak Spirals are especially beneficial for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care market and food product companies.

Latin American Customer Base is a quickly growing sector for Ryson. We have dedicated staff that work primarily south of the border. Latin American orders are build in our manufacturing plant in Yorktown, Virginia and typically shipped via container to the end user.

For more information on the Narrow Trak Spiral models, visit, download our product information or read more Narrow Trak application stories on our weekly blog.

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Mar 30

This week we are returning a reconfigured and reconditioned 15 year old Spiral Conveyor back to a bakery in the Midwest.

15 Year Old Spiral Still Going Strong - low cost of ownershipThis 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.

If you would like more information about our spiral conveyors please visit You can also read more about or repurposing projects in these blog posts.

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Apr 17

This week we are shipping a tall stainless steel wash down hybrid spiral to a bakery in Minnesota. The spiral will handle frozen baked goods like baguettes and ciabatta breads.

Ryson Stainless Steel hybrid SpiralThe frozen products exit a spiral freezer at an 16′ – 0″ elevation. A new Ryson Spiral Conveyor transports the products down to a floor level packing line where they are bagged, checked and conveyed to a cartoning operation.

The spiral  has 7 1/4 counter-clockwise turns with a declination angle of less than 5 degrees which assures the products will not slide while declining. A special stainless steel slider plate facilitates smooth product transfer at the spiral’s in and out feeds. The stainless steel hybrid spiral models are made with a powder coated aluminum center tube. All Bearings are made of stainless steel suitable for wash down applications.

The integrator on this project is Skarnes, Inc. Ryson spirals minimize the footprint for vertical conveying and have many additional advantages over conventional methods.  For more information on the kinds of applications Ryson Spiral Conveyors are ideal for, visit

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