Jul 05
Ryson Factory Acceptance tests

Ryson Customers are welcome to perform a factory acceptance tests at our manufacturing plant in Yorktown, Va.

Last week, we welcomed engineering and plant maintenance people from a prominent personal care products manufacturer to our Yorktown, Virginia manufacturing facility.

They were here to inspect their four 1200-200 spiral conveyors in a Factory Acceptance Tests. A four hour dry run was done while periodically monitoring motor amperage draw and the temperatures of the motors and gearboxes.

Product test runs were performed while verifying the elevations and getting versed on system integration and installation details. Finally, we reviewed spiral preventive maintenance and went over the recommended spare parts and documentation shipping with the machines.

We were glad to have had them in and they were appreciative that we met their very aggressive lead time schedule of 4 weeks for the (4) spirals.

For more information about Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions, check out www.ryson.com. You can also read more stories about past factory acceptance tests we have hosted.

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Sep 09

Ryson is happy to host Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT). Last week our integrator partner, D.I. Engineering Corporation, inspected the spiral conveyor we were preparing to ship to their customer, an overseas beverage packaging facility handling cases of full PET bottles.

ryson-meeting-roomThe inspection began with a review of the approval drawings and specifications and continued with a review of the spiral integration requirements and their system layout and design.

Here our controls engineer is going over the electrical controls system design. We went on to the operational testing of the spiral, including loading the spiral with cases to observe it’s handling characteristics and conducting various operating scenarios. During this time, motor amperage and temperature were monitored during a dry run period.

learn-to-shorten-chainOur Service Manager then reviewed our Preventative Maintenance of the spiral, including the chain shortening procedure. A review of our maintenance manual and recommended spare parts list followed.

Our technicians then demonstrated how the spiral was to be stood up and the proper rigging procedure the installation crew should follow on site once the spiral arrived.

Ryson gladly sets up both product testing and factory acceptance tests as part of our commitment to customer service. For more information, or to contact us with questions or to set up a FAT, product test or tour, please 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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Jul 02

 

Last week we conducted a factory acceptance test (FAT) on 4 spiral conveyors going to a large food manufacturer in Eastern Virginia.

The plant already has 12 Ryson Spirals in operation and the new spirals are part of a current plant expansion. The FAT was also a learning opportunity for the attending maintenance personnel. The bonus was a history lesson and partial tour of the Yorktown Battlefield conducted by our service manager and history buff – Doug Glass. The customer was very appreciative and dropped us this note (reprinted with permission)

Fifes-and-Drums-of-York-Town” Thanks for the tour yesterday, it was great to see the conveyors being put together. … . Thanks also for the historic tour and a great lunch, I may be taking a day trip to Yorktown for the fourth of July now! 

(I’m) Happy to report the first two spirals have been unloaded, and the second two if not already, should be arriving shortly…”

Thanks,

Jake Cohen, Project Delivery Engineer

We are always proud and happy when our customers provide such satisfied feedback. We also thought is was a very nice segue to wishing you a very safe and happy 4th of July from our manufacturing plant near Historic Yorktown.

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May 22

Ryson Spiral used for vertical indexing with totesVertical Indexing: This week Ryson will be shipping this 21 foot tall model 1600-500 spiral conveyor to Texas, where it will be used in a processing operation.

This spiral will be used to stage totes of granular material that will be elevated to a mixing operation on an adjacent mezzanine platform. Products are indexed forward in batches and the spiral produces a dynamic storage capable of holding up to 30 totes at any one time.

The  factory acceptance test (FAT) was conducted by the end user’s representative at Ryson’s manufacturing plant on Tuesday and was punctuated by loading (30) 50 lb. totes into the spiral in an indexing fashion, to simulate their operation at the plant.

Our integrator partner, Lonestar Automated Systems used our spiral conveyor in their layout instead of a vertical case elevator because of our reliability in the dusty environment where it will be installed.

The spiral was ordered with pre-wired controls, including a local jog station, that gives the maintenance staff local control of the spiral during maintenance. The machine was also specified to be reversible, giving the end-user even more flexibility in their operation.

For more information on The Ryson Vertical Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com or download the product spotlight.

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Jan 09

 

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The Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor combines 2 independently driven spirals in one small footprint.

This week we conducted a factory acceptance test of this special Ryson Dual Track spiral conveyor. This is our 1300-400/2300-400 model with two independently driven inclining lanes, which are separated by a center guide rail, creating space to handle four production lines in a diameter of 9 feet. The Dual Track Spiral Conveyor is Ryson’s ultimate space saver by simply doing the work of 2 spirals in one compact footprint.

The system, designed by Muller International and integrated by Flexicell, transports plastic trays of pre-baked muffins up to an elevation of 14’-6” to a freezer. For more information on the Ryson Dual Track Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com or download the spec sheet. Read more stories on the Dual Track Vertical Spiral Conveyor.

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Aug 27

Ryson Mass Flow Spiral ConveyorRecently we hosted a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on a Ryson High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor. The Spiral ships to a major food manufacturer in the Mid-West. Ryson welcomes FAT’s because it allows our customers to familiarize themselves with our equipment prior to installation, with the added benefit of expert training from our factory technicians.

This unit will handle various sizes of full mayonnaise jars at a rate of 350 jars per minute. This spiral will provide an elevation change of 11′ – 0″ with 7 1/2 clockwise turns.The conveying surface is 16″ wide and can handle all their product sizes without making any adjustments and eliminates the need for any change parts.

For more information on the Ryson Mass Flow Spirals, visit www.ryson.com.

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Aug 16

We always welcome our Integrators partners and their clients to visit Ryson… And run factory acceptance tests on their new spiral conveyors prior to shipment.

Ryson Factory Acceptance Tests

Ryson Service Manager goes over integration techniques with customers at a factory acceptance test.

It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the unit in operation, review preventive maintenance procedures and key integration details with them. It is also a chance to get their feedback on how our vertical conveyors will be applied at their facility.

We recently had the pleasure of hosting the Process Engineer for a large consumer products manufacturer, along with Wayne Snyder, a Sales Engineer with NCC Automated Systems, our Integrator Partner.

The Engineer wrote back after the visit and commented:  “Thank you for your help on the FAT yesterday, I was really impressed by the manufacturing facility as well as all of the information that you all passed on operation and maintenance of the conveyor, not all of our equipment suppliers are so helpful and I really appreciate it.”

Customer service is a top priority at Ryson… Second only to manufacturing the top of the line spiral conveying systems available. Click here for more information on Spiral installation and integration or download the Integration and Maintenance Guide.

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Aug 02
Ryson Factory Acceptance Tests

Factory Tests are performed, this one measuring motor heat and amperage over a 24 hour period

All Ryson Spirals are shop tested for approximately 8 hours prior to shipment. We also perform factory acceptance tests (FAT) upon request. The FATs varies in scope and length and we can even do a video FAT in case the customer elects not to be present.

In recent customer requested factory acceptance tests, three spirals were tested for safety and run for 24 hours, monitoring amperage, temperature and sound levels. The 2 HP motors measured an average of  1.8 amps, averages 101 degrees F and never exceeded 73 db. This data is indicative of a smooth, low friction machine that will aid in the over-all reduction in ownership costs.

There are several reasons Ryson Spiral Conveyors can reduce your total cost of ownership. The obvious ones are reducing space while increasing throughput. Ryson’s proprietary design also uses rolling friction which reduce wear, chain-pull, power requirements and maintenance. For more information on Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions, visit www.ryson.com

 

 

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Jan 04
Maintenance Tour

The Customer and Systems Integrator get a tour of Ryson and a demonstration of Spiral Preventative Maintenance.

Recently we conducted a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on four Ryson Spiral Conveyors for General Mills. They will be installed in their new frozen pizza packaging line in their Wellston, Ohio plant. The four spirals handle cases of different sizes. They travel at a rate of 40 units per minute and the spiral conveyor receives them at 2′-0″ then inclines them to a discharge height of 10′-0″.

This type of FAT is very beneficial because the customer gets a first-hand look at the spiral conveyor before shipping and allows them to be better prepared for the installation. The customers also took the opportunity to try several “what if” scenarios and were encouraged with the outcome. The additional benefit from an in-person FAT is that Ryson runs though integration and preventative mainenance proceedures with thier PMMI Certified Trainers. Download the Ryson Spiral Preventative Maintenance Guide.

The integrator on this project was Integrated Solutions and Systems of Florence, Kentucky.

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