Dec 15

The Ryson modular design allows many custom spiral configurations that can be tailor fit to optimize the efficiency of an application.

Custom Spiral Configurations

This week, we shipped a spiral, model 1500-400 to a Dairy Products Manufacturer for our Integrator partner ScottTech Integrated Solutions. The spiral is used to feed empty cases from an automated case erector to a packing station on a second floor mezzanine platform.

Our design allowed the integrator to extend the spiral’s infeed 6 feet out to the case erector discharge. This saved an additional conveyor drive section (along with controls, integration, installation, etc.) and also saves energy, as the extension is driven by the spiral conveyor motor (2HP).

Lowering the total cost of ownership is an advantage Ryson strives to maximize. The modular design of our spirals allows many custom configuration options that can optimize efficiency and minimize maintenance and integration issues.

Read more stories about how Ryson can help reduce your total cost of ownership, or find out more about Ryson Spiral Conveyors.

 

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Nov 18

Ryson Spiral Benefits = Extended Infeed SpiralThis week Ryson is shipping a vertical conveyor that highlights some of the spiral benefits of our brand.
This Unit Load Spiral will be installed into a production line of a leading yogurt manufacturing company.  To save valuable aisle space on either side of the spiral’s diameter, the integrator specified the spiral constructed with a curved extended infeed which allows their production lines to be compacted, while providing the necessary aisle space between the lines for everyday operations.

To minimize implementation time once delivered, we also pre-wired the spiral with a motor disconnect (mounted at the base) and wired the two proximity switches (slack chain and motor overtorque safeties – standard on every Ryson Spiral) to a terminal box mounted on the center column.

This spiral is our 1600-500 model with a 20″ wide slat surface. It was specified in our Hybrid washdown finish, running at a speed of 120 feet per minute. Because it will be installed in an area with sloping floors it is also outfitted with swivel-style stainless steel legs.

Our Integrator partner for this project is Kaufman Engineered Systems. For more information on Ryson’s Spiral Conveyors, Visit www.ryson.com.

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Jun 03

On a typical Factory Acceptance Test, Ryson prepares a thorough demonstration of its’ Spirals to customers. Attention to details about proper installation, integration and maintenance topics ensures the Spiral will live a long life and that the customer is satisfied.

Ryson Factory Acceptance Test

Ryson Staff talk a customer through key installation and maintenance points while conducting a Factory Acceptance Test

This week we conducted a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with the project engineer for a food manufacturer. The two 1500-400 spirals feature extended infeeds and are hybrid wash down. The spirals will be handing assorted sizes of cases of cheese.

The FAT included running all the different sized cases on the spirals to ensure all of the requirements were met and that the product conveyed smoothly and without issues.

If you would like to set up a factory tour, product test or FAT, we would gladly accommodate you. We also can send video tests if an in-person visit is not feasible. Please contact our sales department, or fill out the form on our homepage if you would like to set up a test.

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Apr 11

 

Ryson Spirals can easily be configured to replace existing or antiquated units. This week we are shipping a pre-wired unit load spiral that will replace an outdated belt curve spiral in a parts storage area.

Ryson pre-wired spirals

Ryson Spirals can be delivered with pre-wired controls to minimize installation time or replace existing conveyors without additional electrical work.

 

We were approached by our Integrator Partner, RH Brown Company, to find a solution for their end-user: a large US manufacturer of commercial airliners. They wanted to replace their old high-maintenance belt spiral with a modern slat-type spiral with a small footprint and lower maintenance.

In addition, there was a requirement to minimize the scope of the electrical work required to implement the new spiral’s controls. So Ryson manufactured a pre-wired decline spiral, ready to install, with a local control system tied back to the main controls cabinet and an extended outfeed to eliminate the need for an additional powered conveyor. This ready-to-install spiral conveyor will minimize the disruption of the warehouse operation when it is delivered and result in a clean & fast start-up of the new machine.

For more information on the installation process of Ryson Spirals, please refer to the installation section of www.ryson,com.

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Feb 06

Custom Engineering: One of the many benefits of the Ryson proprietary modular design is that we can extend the spirals lower section (the infeed in the case of an up spiral, or at the out feed of a down spiral). This comes in handy when placing the spiral into an existing layout, where our integrator needs to fill in the gap between existing line conveyors and machinery. This is common when we’re replacing vertical case elevators and it allows us to swap that less-reliable, less flexible, lower throughput technology with our less complex, high throughput conveyor over a weekend.

Ryson Custom Engineering

Ryson spiral conveyors can be custom built with an extended infeed/outfeed to better fit into existing layouts.

The photo shows one of our Hybrid stainless steel washdown spirals that was designed to fit into an existing line layout. The extended infeed also saved our Integrator partner, Kaufman Engineered Systems, an additional section of driven conveyor, saving on additional implementation cost and higher on-going energy costs. This spiral was also outfitted with a pre-wired motor disconnect switch, another way we save our integrators on field wiring expenses.

This is one way that Ryson equipment can lower your over-all cost of ownership. To find out more, please visit www.ryson.com.

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May 09

Stainless extended infeed

Ryson’s proprietary chain-slat arrangement allows their spiral conveyor to extend the infeed and/or outfeet, which can save floorspace and reduce ancillary conveyors.

 

On a recent project, our integrator – Advanced Equipment Company of Charlotte, NC – used that flexibile feature to fill in between the existing conveyor and the spiral. This curved extended infeed saved them an extra drive section, which saved the client – a large food processing firm -both implementation and on-going energy costs. This extended infeed is driven by the spiral conveyor’s only motor and didn’t add required horsepower, due to the Ryson rolling friction design. This spiral was built in stainless steel operating in a wash-down environment, and is an option on all our spiral conveyor models.

The proprietary design of our spiral conveyor and it’s overlapping slat-style chain allows the slats to flex in either direction, so infeed extensions can curve in any direction as far as 30 feet.

spiral top view

You can download the Ryson Spiral configurations chart here, or for more information about spiral conveyors, visit www.ryson.com.

 

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May 03

 Divided Lane Spiral: This week Ryson shipped a series of 8” slat spiral conveyors to vertically move small cartons through the packaging process at a food and beverage plant. The company needed a way to incline small cartons from two separate packaging lines up 9 feet to a mezzanine level. The space was tight and the lines required high speeds of up to 220 cartons per minute.

Ryson spiral with a divided lane

Ryson Spiral with Extended infeedRyson’s solution was the 1600-200 model Spiral Conveyor with an added a center lane divider. This would create two lanes on it’s 8” wide slat surface, accommodating both production lines in a 6 ft. footprint. The integrator was also able to save an extra conveyor drive section and associated energy costs by extending the spiral’s infeed section in a 90 curve shape, facilitating the line layout.

The systems integrator on the project was Shuttleworth for an end user that is a Fortune 500 Food and Beverage products manufacturer. Most people don’t think of us for small carton handling, but these units are becoming a more common part of our day-to-day business. And more models are on the way. Stay tuned as we’re rolling out a new model this summer!

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 09
Mass Flow With Lane Divider

High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor With Lane Divider to Run Two Production Lines at the Same Time

This week we shipped one of our new high capacity mass flow spiral conveyors with 20″ wide slats to Lindy’s Italian Ice’s production facility in North Carolina. The spiral will convey cups of Italian Ice from a spiral freezer down to the floor level. 

This application is interesting in that the cups come out of the freezer with two different flavors at the same time, which need to be conveyed in separate lanes. The two lanes are fed on to the spirals’s extended infeed which is equipped with a center lane divider ensuring separation of the two flavors in the spiral decline. The products are then discharged from  both sides of the spiral’s extended outfeed and conveyed to separate cartoners.

This spiral freezer and associated mass flow vertical conveyor enabled the customer to increase the production rate drastically. By using 2 lanes within one Ryson Spiral they also significantly reduced the cost of equipment.

Because of the size of the 2300-500 model high capacity spiral a stepped-deck flatbed trailer was used to ship the spiral. One of our Yorktown-based technicians met the trailer at it’s destination to supervise the unloading and set-up of the spiral, which took a day and a half.

The 20″ wide  slat mass flow model can handle capacities up to 2,000 bottle cans or jars per minute are also available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel and washdown versions. For more information on Ryson’s High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor, please visit www.ryson.com. Our integration partner on this project was Garvey Corporation.

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Aug 12

Vertical Spiral Conveyor for Sale“Big Red” Ryson’s trade show vertical spiral conveyor is for sale. This model has only been used at trade shows and will be sold at a deep discount.

The Ryson Model 1600-500-EX1 is equipped with 20” overlapping slats to facilitate an elevation change of 13’-6” in 4.5 clockwise turns. The minimum infeed elevation is 1’-2” and the outfeed is at 14’-8”. The spiral is powder coated red and is reversible. The inclination angle is 9.99 degrees, runs up to 90 FPM. The prox switches require 110 VAC and the unit runs on 230/460V 3Pb 60Hz. The gearmotor is a SEW Eurodrive.

The spiral can be modified to some degree and the final price depends on the modifications needed. We will sell the unit as is at a 50% discount and includes a 1-year warranty.

Download the spiral conveyor spec sheet here, and call (757) 898-1530 for more information.

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