Nov 02

Ryson Booth at Pack Expo

Pack Expo was held this week in Chicago and Ryson had a great show. The quality of the leads and caliber of the visitors is among the best of any trade show we’ve attended.

The large stage allowed Ryson to show off it’s new High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor and the High Capacity Spiral with the enhanced slat design. We also displayed our new induction conveyors that allow our spiral entry on multiple levels. All machines attracted much attention and we were happy to show them off.

Many of our systems integrators visited our booth, some of them bringing their customers. It’s a very rewarding feeling knowing they are so comfortable with Ryson that they bring their customers to our booth to show off our spirals.

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Jul 20
Ryson Manufacturing Plant

The assembly hall is nearly full this summer at Ryson’s Yorktown, Virginia plant.

As the mercury rises to record levels outside, Ryson’s production levels are near record capacity. July and August are extremely busy months for Ryson this year. Several of our valued systems integrators will have multiple spiral orders fulfilled and first time customers will receive their inaugural spiral conveyors.

Our unit load spiral conveyors are being used in an ever growing array of specialized applications and our mass flow spiral conveyor is gaining momentum in the bottling industry. The Latin American market has also opened up for us, resulting in even more orders and relationships with new integrators with unique applications.

Thank you to our loyal customers and integrators. They are the reason we can keep our heads down and keep churning out spiral conveyors. If you have any questions or a possible application for vertical conveying, fill out our request for information form online, or download it here.

 

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Mar 08

Tall Stainless Steel Mass Flow Spiral ConveyorWe recently conducted a comprehensive factory acceptance test (FAT) on two tall stainless steel mass flow spiral conveyors for a major food manufacturer. These two spirals will handle full jars of various sizes at a rate of up to 750 jars per minute. The spirals will decline from 21′ –  5″ to the floor level. The spirals feature 16″ wide slats and have 11 1/2 turns declining at an angle of 4.2 degrees.

The customer had developed a comprehensive test protocol to verify that the spirals were manufactured to meet their design and performance specifications. This included an 8 hour dry run during which time critical operating characteristics were measured.

The integrator on this project is the Dennis Group of Springfield MA. The order also included two 16 foot tall case spirals with 16″ wide slats. To view video footage of the Ryson Mass Flow Spiral conveyor, visit Ryson’s YouTube Channel.

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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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May 19

This year, PackEx the largest packaging show in Canada and ExpoPack, catering to Latin America will be running concurrently. Ryson will be attending BOTH.

ExpoPack 2011 MexicoEXPO PACK México offers direct access to the packaging and processing industries in Latin America attracting buyers from throughout the region. Ryson will be exhibiting a stainless steel mass flow spiral conveyor – Ryson will be in the PMMI section of the show. C&A, one of our integrators will also be running a Ryson Vertical Spiral Conveyor in their booth, 2914. This spiral is used as a case elevator.
June 21 – 24, 2011 – Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico.

Come visit Ryson at Booth 2117

 

PackEX 2011 Toronto — a World-Class Educational and Networking Forum for the Packaging Industry. Ryson will be exhibiting a case spiral conveyor with a very small footprint at this show, in booth 1047. Contact us for a personal presentation.
June 21 – 23, 2011 – Toronto Congress Centre.

Come visit Ryson at Booth 1047

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 31
Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor at Pack Expo

Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor on Day 1 at Pack Expo 2010

Generally speaking, the first day of a trade show is the slowest. Well, we couln’t tell. The traffic our booth generated was a great rush and there was much interest in the high capacity mass flow spiral conveyor Ryson is exhibiting at the show.

The Ryson Mass Flow Spirals are designed to handle full and empty bottles, cans, jars and similar containers. Products are conveyed up or down in a continuous mass flow.

The Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyors are based on the already proven and reliable Ryson Vertical Spiral technology. Only one drive motor is needed, equating to substantial savings in controls and systems integration. All Ryson Spirals are designed for low maintenance and long life. Many spirals operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ryson Spirals have a small footprint and provide considerable space savings compared to conventional methods.

Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor

Read more about the Mass Flow Spiral Conveyors at www.ryson.com, download the brochure,  and check out footage of the mass flow spiral conveyor on Ryson’s own YouTube Channel.

We welcome you to stop by booth 4634 for a personal demonstration.

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Oct 06

Ryson encourages product tests at our modern manufacturing facility in Yorktown, Virginia.

Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor Product Tests

Customers are welcome to test their product on our spiral conveyors.

Ryson welcomes customers to conduct product tests on our spirals conveyors to evaluate conveyability and if special considerations are necessary. This process helps ease engineering concerns and may proactively address product handling challenges. The goal is to find the best possible solution for our customer’s needs.  It is another example of the comittment we have to customer service.

In the photo, engineers from J.M. Smucker Company studies how their glass jar products behave when conveyed on our High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor. Questions about side transfer, spiral volume and angle of incline were all answered satisfactorily.

If you would like to set up a product test or have any application questions, please visit www.ryson.com or give us a call at 757.898.1530.

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Sep 23

Ryson International is an active member of PMMI. Our President and CEO Ole Rygh attended the PMMI Annual Meeting which was held in Greenville, South Carolina last week. PMMI’s Chairman reported that the organization is growing and is in good health. There were many useful presentations and activities including the following:

At the PMMI Annual Meeting, there was a pertinent presentation on the National Export Initiative with sustainability issues and programs available for small and mid-sized manufacturers. Panel discussions included consumer packaged goods companies automation needs and the role equipment suppliers play in early packaging design stages. A panel of brand managers discussed the factors that impact their choices of packaging materials and how those choices affect the machinery they use. Other discussions included economic outlooks and how to win orders without negatively impacting the bottom line.

The highlight of the event was the plant tour of Hartness International, Inc., a world-class facility. Visitors learned about cross-functional teams and how to seek out and eliminate waste in any process. The meeting ended with a passionate presentation on how to elevate success for the best return on our PACK EXPO investment.

PMMI Annual Meeting and Pack Expo Ryson will be attending PACK EXPO next month in Chicago. It will be a large show for Ryson as we are bringing a High Capacity / Multiple In-feed Vertical Spiral Conveyor, a Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor, and a Unit Load Case Spiral Conveyor. We will be in Booth 4634 and hope to see you there.

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Mar 04
Knouse Foods Mass Flow Spiral Elevator from Ryson

Mass Flow Spiral Lowerator with full jars of applesauce at Knouse Foods

Knouse Foods in Gardners Pennsylvania recently put a Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor into operation. The Spiral Elevator moves jars of applesauce in mass from the filling operation on a mezzanine level down to a packaging line on the ground floor.
The supplied spiral is a stainless steel wash-down unit and is equipped with 12 inch wide slats. This solution allows Knouse to smoothly decline their product at the rate of 350 jars per minute – Within a very small footprint, saving valuable floor space.
The System Integrator was Arrow Conveyor Equipment, Inc.

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