Jun 15

We talk a lot about Ryson lower cost of ownership. The following is a real life illustration that our brand outlasts our competitor’s spirals and are far less expensive to maintain over their life.

Ryson lower cost of ownership - a 16 year old spiralA few weeks ago, an old 1600-500 Spiral was shipped back to our manufacturing plant to be repurposed. The spiral came from Kentucky. It was reconfigured in our manufacturing plant and is shipping to a new site in Colorado.

 The spiral was originally built in 2002. All components and wear items were still in good operating condition sixteen years later.

The reconfiguration included changing the spiral from an inclining to a declining conveyor. A new type of transition rollers and adjustable guide rails were added to the infeed and outfeed sections.

This is a testament to the reliability and longevity of our spiral conveyors. It also highlights how an initial investment in a Ryson Spiral can over time reduce your total cost of ownership.

For more information on Ryson Spirals, and how they can help lower your total cost of ownership, visit www.ryson.com, or read relevant stories on our weekly blog.

 

 

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Jan 05

ryson spiral spliceRyson Modularity allows for special spiral splice to ship and install spirals in multiple sections.

This week we finished building (2) model 1500-400 spiral conveyors for our Integrator partner NCC Automated Systems. The spirals were specified to ship in three sections, because the end user’s interior access doorway openings and installation area limited the shipping sizes of the spirals.

One of our technicians will assist their installers in the rigging and re-assembly of the machines at the project site. Once assembled, the spirals will be 24 feet tall and will convey sealed cases.

Ryson’s modular design offers many advantages… Including the option for flanged sections of the center tube making a spiral splice, allowing the spiral to be shipped in sections. The main purpose for this is to assist in installation if the space is too small to stand the spiral up in one piece, or if the spiral is to span between two levels through a floor or mezzanine. The spirals were completely assembled and run in our manufacturing plant before they were  prepared for shipment in three pieces.

Read more stories on ryson multiple piece spirals, or get more information on www.ryson.com.

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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)

Ryson Factory Acceptance Test and a History Lesson” 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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Jan 30

 

2015 is starting out to be a fantastic year for Ryson. Spiral Conveyor and Bucket Elevator orders have been pouring in and our manufacturing plant is in full gear. 

Ryson Manufacturing Plant

So far this year, we have received orders and will be shipping Ryson machines to Mexico, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Columbia and Canada in addition to many in the United States. We are very pleased to see that our Vertical Conveying Solutions are taking hold in Latin America and growing in our sales.

As our integrator and customer relationships continue to grow in Latin American business, we are confident that the Ryson brand and reputation will grow along with it. Ryson will be exhibiting at Expo Pack in Guadalajara, Mexico in February, Expo Pack in Mexico City and FISPAL in Sao Paulo, Brazil both in June and Andina-Pack in Bogotá – Colombia in November.

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Jul 03
Ryson Red Spiral Conveyors

Ryson Spiral Conveyors can be powder coated in any RAL color.

Ryson would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July. We have been busy building spiral conveyors and perfecting new additions to our well established product line. It just so happened these bright red spirals were complete this week on our Virginia production floor, and it made us think of Independence Day. So we would like to take a moment to wish you a Happy 4th. Be safe, and enjoy the upcoming Holiday weekend.

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Jan 31
Ryson Classroom Integrator Training

Ryson hosted Fredy Acosta for Integrator Training which included Classroom and Hands-on learning.

Integrator Training: This week we are providing training for Ropim Intralogistica, one of our integrator partners located in Bogota, Columbia.

Ryson Shop TrainingThe training was a combination of classroom and hands-on training. The classroom training included how to best integrate, install and maintain the Ryson Spiral Conveyors. Then we followed up with practical hands-on training in our manufacturing plant. The training was conducted in Spanish and presented a good opportunity for some of Ryson’s staff to practice their Spanish skills.
Ryson is committed to quality and service and to properly train our integration partners is an important element of that commitment. For more information of installation or service, visit our website at www.ryson.com.

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Mar 22

Ryson offers video factory acceptance tests (FAT), or sample product handling videos for our customers and systems integrators. This courtesy is part of our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and application testing. The FAT videos are created at the customer’s request before shipping from our manufacturing facility in Yorktown, Virginia.

In this video, a case of similar size and weight to the customer’s is filmed running on their spiral to ensure it’s being handled properly without change in orientation at the specified speed of 140 FPM. The Spiral here is a High Capacity spiral with 16″ wide slats and will handle cases of varied sizes with weight up to 40 lbs.  The video also features a start/stop test to amplify the orientation trials. The end of the video also highlights areas of interest from a maintenance point of view or any custom features.

The Ryson High Capacity Spiral Conveyor load capacity is 75 lbs. per linear foot of conveyor with speeds up to 200 FPM. The total weight capacity in the spiral at any one time is 3600 lbs and can start and stop fully loaded.

For additional information on our Vertical Spiral Conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com. You can also download the Ryson High Capacity Spiral Conveyor spec sheet PDF.

 

 

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Mar 15

Cans-In-Spiral-ConveyorRyson spiral conveyors are manufactured in all shapes, sizes and colors. Every application is carefully evaluated to ensure the speed, pitch and angles are ideal for the application.

This week we are shipping a vertical conveying spiral to a large paint manufacturer to handle rectangular one-gallon cans at a rate of 40 per minute. The in feed is at 7′ – 7″ and the out feed is at 3′ – 11″. This spiral is equipped with 8″ wide slats and has a declination angle of only 7 degrees to accommodate the can’s relatively high center of gravity. The integrator on this project is MaxLine Inc.

The cans were tested at our manufacturing plant before shipping to the customer for installation. All spirals are fully assembled and test run prior to shipping. All but the widest diameter spirals are shipped in once piece, saving time and resources during installation. Visit www.ryson.com for more information about spiral conveyor installation and integration.

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Nov 08

Ryson International, Inc. was honored with the Stephen T. Capo Employer Of The Year Award this year.

Ryson Receives Hampton Award

Annette Lyons, Ryson’s Supply Chain Manager Accepts the special award – Photography by Henry – Mattie and Henry Stovall

The award honors a local business that has done the most to enhance the employment of people with disabilities within the past year. Ryson  outsources certain assembly work to Eggleston Services, an organization that empowers people with disabilities to work.

Eggleston employees insert rubber friction inserts into the slats used in the Ryson Spiral Conveyors.  Almost all of the Eggleston employees have been trained to prep slats and 14,000 are assembled each week.

This year, Eggleston started the assembly of T-bolts and nut assemblies as well as chain bags which are used with service chain in the field. Eggleson employees have visited Ryson’s manufacturing site, to see how the carriers and slats fit into the incline conveyors.

It is a rewarding win-win opportunity and we look forward to contunuing this meaningful relationship. Visit Eggleston Services for more information on their valuable program. Visit www.ryson.com for more information on how our spirals are made in our manufacturing plant in Yorktown, Virginia.

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May 31

As a convenient service to our customers and systems integrators, Ryson offers video FATs (Factory Acceptance Tests).  This is an effective and efficient way to see and approve the spiral conveyors running prior to shipment from our production facility in Yorktown, Virginia.

In the video above, a customer wanted to see “worst case scenarios” for their product line. Ryson ran damaged packaging and performed start/stop tests to ensure product orientation and stability. The video also highlights components of the spiral’s construction to help orient the customer when the spiral arrives.
Ryson also offers product testing for customers having questions on how their specific product would convey on a Ryson Vertical Conveyor. Simply send samples and we will videotape your product on one of our test spiral conveyors and send you a private and secure link to watch on YouTube. If you have not already done so, you can also visit Ryson’s YouTube Channel to view examples of Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions.

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