Nov 30

Ryson High Capacity Spiral Conveyors have the ability to induct and divert out at intermediate elevations.Ryson High Capacity Spiral Conveyors have the ability to induct and divert out at intermediate elevations. This is especially useful in multi-tier pick modules and warehousing. It allows a single space saving spiral to service multiple levels. The cost and space savings is exponential.

The video below shows some recent applications where Ryson Spirals are used to induct or divert out at intermediate points. There are 2 main operating modes for the induction operation. The first is where controls are applied to find a gap in the product flow to induct the loads, the other is a “batch” induction where “slugs” are introduced to the spiral at the same time.

The special induction and divert conveyors have individually adjustable conveying surfaces to match the spiral pitch, assuring a smooth and reliable operation.

If you would like more information on the Ryson Spirals with intermediate level induction or divert out, visit www.ryson.com, download our brochure, or read more application stories on our weekly blog.

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Sep 19

Recently, our controls and service groups were assisting our Integrator Partner, Conveyor & Drives, Inc. with a project. The end-user, a distribution center for computer peripheral equipment, was replacing a competitor’s spiral conveyors, due to reliability issues they were having with them.

Stacked Ryson Spirals at a Distribution CenterThe reconfigured system consists of two of our model 1700-600’s, double stacked. One spiral inclines from level one to level two, the other declines totes down to level three. Our AutoCad 3D drawings helped Conveyor & Drives confirm the space necessary to install our spiral extended leg support structure, supporting the upper spiral.

We were asked to replace the existing spirals over a short down-time window by our Integration Partner. They also asked us to include a pre-wired full controls option, which included chain tension monitoring system and a motor over torque shutdown, because the previous spirals did not have them.

Read more information on Ryson Spirals at distribution centers and our multi-tier conveying solutions on www.ryson.com.

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Jul 28

Ryson Multiple Infeed SpiralsThe Ryson Multiple Infeed Spirals allow loads to enter at several intermediate elevations, which saves floorspace. It is an ideal solution for a multi-tiered order picking operation.

Such a spiral was recently installed and integrated by our Integrator partner BoxLogix Automation. The Distribution Center relies on this spiral to take sealed cases picked from all three levels of the pick module out to a sorter and to the dock for shipment.

This HC1700-600 model, is 24 feet tall and runs at 120 FPM. Our proprietary  induction conveyors have adjustable belt segments that conform to the incline angle of the adjacent slats, offering a dependable transition of cases into the spiral.

The 3,600 lbs. capacity of the spiral allows the facility to easily handle cases that weigh up to 50 lbs. with throughputs exceeding 25 cases per minute. Read more stories about the Ryson Multiple Infeed Spirals.

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Jul 24

flatbed 1800-650 Spiral Loading for Fast-Track OrderThis week we are starting to ship a fast-track order of 24 1800-650 model spirals to high-profile distribution centers in Illinois and Texas.

The 1800-650 model spirals are one of our widest models and usually require some disassembly to fit in a truck. However, with a tight installation deadline, the customer asked if there was any possibility of shipping them fully assembled in order to reduce installation time on-site. Our solution was to ship them on open step-bed trucks. This is not our common practice, but reflects our ability to come up with solutions for our customers.

We have also in the past done this for deliveries to locations that have no loading dock. Below you can watch how spirals are loaded on a open step-deck truck. For more information about Ryson loading and installation procedures, please visit www.ryson.com.

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Jul 10

Ryson Dual Track Spiral with Different Infeed ElevationsThis week, we travelled to a Beer Distribution center in Knoxville Tennessee. Our Integrator partner, ITW Warehouse Automation has installed a Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor and their new automated order picking system is up and running great.

The spiral has infeeds at two different infeed elevations, the inside lane is fed from the first level of the pick module, and the outside lane enters from the second level. They both discharge onto the 3rd level to a sortation system.

Looking at the ITW’s system layout and the room they had to work with, it was the perfect application of this space-saving vertical conveying system. You can read about the same Spiral in a story from our manufacturing plant.

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May 29

Model 1700-600 2-piece-spiral

This week we shipped the last of ten spiral conveyors to be installed in an existing distribution center in Ontario, Canada. Our Integrator partner, Dematic Corp., is upgrading an existing picking system and replacing old, out-dated belt curve spirals with our Model 1700-600 –EX spiral conveyors.

These last two spirals were manufactured to ship in two sections because they needed to be transported down a narrow aisle in the floor level of a pick module.

The spirals will be installed at the end of the row against a wall with restricted width and height availability. We designed  them in two sections and built special shipping frames to allow them to pushed by hand to where they will be rigged up through the second floor deck opening and spliced together.

A Ryson Service Tech will be on site to assist Dematic’s installation team in the rigging and re-assembly of the spirals.

Our modular spiral conveyor design allows our spirals to be shipped in multiple pieces; normally because of limited facility passageway space or when the spirals are used in floor-to-floor applications. For more information on Ryson’s Modular Spiral Conveyor Design, visit www.ryson.com.

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Feb 06

Red Ryson quality SpiralRyson Quality: Ryson Spirals are built to last. They are built to be reliable and efficient. This week we would like to share an example of a recent service call. We were called in to service some ten-year-old spirals.

The Maintenance Manager of one of the countries largest Industrial Supply/MRO parts companies’ California Distribution Center quoted “The spirals are doing wonderfully. They have been running smoothly and without a hitch. We are very happy with the work that (Ryson Service Technicians) Jason and Juan did.” His 4 spirals  had been running for 10 years of 24-7 operation.

Our technicians worked 3rd shift on staggered weekends to replace the chain assembly and sprockets on the spirals, as they were starting to see some wear. In normal industrial run time, they are over 20 years old and this was the first “overhaul” required.

We brag on our equipment and it’s low cost of ownership and this is an example of how reliability and long life make Ryson Spirals the smart choice in vertical conveying.

For more information on The Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com.

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Sep 12

Ryson played a key role at American Eagle Outfitter’s new distribution center in Hazelton, PA. 

New Ryson Solutions Highlighted at New Distribution Center

Ryson 33′ Tall High Capacity Spiral Conveyors equipped with 4 induction and divert-out conveyors

Our integrator partner, Vargo Material Handling Solutions, designed our spiral conveyors into their Direct-to-Consumer picking system, where operators pick into totes from one of four levels of the pick modules.  Totes are then transported to our multi-infeed spiral conveyors where they are inducted into the spiral and out to the sorter. Vargo’s traffic control system monitors the locations of the totes inside the spiral to allow metering of the totes coming from different levels.

On the other end of the pick modules, empty totes are fed to each pick level via our new divert-out conveyors. These are down spirals with swing arm diverts at each level, which, along with our powered  discharge spurs, divert the totes out of the spiral to feed each level, on-demand.

The high capacity spirals shipped pre-assembled and pre-tested, saving on installation time.

Our High Capacity Spiral Conveyors with multi-level induction and divert out capabilities allow our integrators to provide innovative and reliable space-saving solutions to their customers.

For more information on Ryson’s High Capacity Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, or download the product specification sheet.

 

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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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Oct 11

Ryson High Capacity SpiralsThis week we are shipping another tall high capacity vertical spiral conveyor. We see an increasing demand for our High Capacity Spirals… Because they can go higher and have double the weight capacity of our standard spiral models.

This unit will operate in a large parts distribution center in Texas. The spiral will convey Totes from the floor level up to the top of a pick module at a 30 ft elevation. Each tote can weigh as much as 125 lbs. Our High Capacity Spiral Conveyor has a total weight capacity of 3600 lbs making it a prime candidate for applications such as this.

The integrator on this project is Streamline-IT. For more information on Ryson’s High Capacity Spirals, visit www.ryson.com or download the spec sheet.

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