Mar 22

Ryson is growing their Latin American customer base with increased awareness of our vertical conveying solutions.  This week we are shipping 6 spirals to a Brazilian bakery.

Latin American Customer Base - Big order of NT'sPanco is a family bakery that is 100% Brazilian owned. Founded in 1952 they focus on specialty breads, snack cakes and cookies.   They needed to convey small loaves of bread from 5 packaging lines up to the case packer located on a mezzanine level and then bring full cases down to the palletizer located on the shipping level.

The challenge was to accomplish all this within a very limited space.

Working in conjunction with their integrator — Grupo Tecnor in Sao Paulo Brazil — they have found the perfect solution. The obvious answer was to utilize a combination of the Ryson 1100-150 Narrow Track (NT) spirals going up and the 1800-400 spiral going down.  

Using the Narrow Trak Spiral which has only a 4’-2” diameter, they are able to elevate the loaves of bread approximately 10 ft. at 50 loaves per minute.  The larger diameter 1800-400 case spiral will then convey the full cases at 25 per minute down approximately 20 ft. to the palletizer.

The smooth surface and nesting slats of the Narrow Track with the tight transfer transition will gently and carefully convey the loaves smoothly and rapidly to meet their target production rates.  The flexibility and adjustability of speeds will accommodate increases in future production.

The tried and true design of the 400mm overlapping slats on the case spiral has proven itself to be a mainstay in all applications and will provide years of solid and reliable service with minimal maintenance and long life.

The Ryson compact Narrow Trak Spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes. The Narrow Trak Spirals are especially beneficial for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care market and food product companies.

Latin American Customer Base is a quickly growing sector for Ryson. We have dedicated staff that work primarily south of the border. Latin American orders are build in our manufacturing plant in Yorktown, Virginia and typically shipped via container to the end user.

For more information on the Narrow Trak Spiral models, visit www.ryson.com, download our product information or read more Narrow Trak application stories on our weekly blog.

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Jan 18

The Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral is ideal for a high speed inline bottling operation. Due to it’s modular design, it can be configured to the most challenging layouts. We also have the flexibility to build a spiral in sections to address tight egress installation challenges.

Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral aids in Tight Egress InstallationThis week we shipped a spiral that is a perfect example example of tight egress installation . Due to plant and line access issues, the spiral has to travel down an aisle-way only 42” wide. This required us to design the spiral such that it could ship in (4) sections (note the flanges in the center tube). This Narrow Trak Model 1100-150 spiral is for our Integrator Partner, Sentry Equipment, to be installed at a west coast bottler, running sports drinks in PET bottles at 525 per minute.

The spiral has an elevation change from 15’-4” down to 6’-6” and will side transfer and decline the bottles at a speed of 180 FPM (this spiral has a top rated speed of 220 FPM). The spiral will be run in and tested with product at our manufacturing plant in Yorktown, Virginia, before it is dis-assembled and shipped to the west coast. Then one of our service technicians will assist the Sentry millwrights in the assembly and start-up.

The spiral is also pre-wired with NEMA 4x controls and is built as our new Hybrid stainless steel wash down construction. This option allows the end-user to perform a daily cleaning of the spiral. The nesting slats have the capacity to reliably end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles or containers in a single file or in a continuous mass flow.  The spiral conveyors are equipped with our new 6” or 9” wide nesting slats which provide an efficient flat conveying surface without gaps.

For more information on our Narrow Trak Spirals, visit www.ryson.com, download the NT brochure or read more application stories on our weekly blog.

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Apr 27

Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors used for Curing Time: This week we finished a pair of Narrow Trak Spirals that will be used for a not-so-common application.

Two Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors used for Curing Time

The products being handled need curing time to solidify in their containers.  This is done in a temperature controlled, chill room.

By using two 1100-150 Narrow Trak Spirals this was accomplished in a very small footprint.

Each spiral has 8 turns, providing extra travel distance and keeping the incline angle low, which is important while waiting for the product to solidify. Depending on the products being handled, they may spend up to 4 minutes traveling through the spirals before exiting the room.

The two spirals are joined together at the top by our new micro-pitch conveyor.  This special conveyor is attached to, and mechanically driven by one of the spirals facilitating the smooth transfer of smaller products.

The design of the narrow trak slats allow the spirals to handle a variety of products without requiring any changes between products. The integrator on this project is Pendergraph Machines.

The Ryson Narrow Trak Spirals are great space savers with high throughput that can run at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.  These spiral conveyors are equipped with our 6” or 9” wide nesting slats which provide an efficient flat conveying surface without gaps.

For more information on the Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, download product information, or read more application stores on our weekly blog.

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Jan 19

The micro-pitch conveyor is our newest accessory to the Narrow Trak family of spiral conveyors.

micro pitch conveyor

This micro-pitch transfer conveyor is slave-driven off the drive or idle-end shafts and is geared to match the speed of the spiral- perfectly –  even at high speeds.

This transfer unit minimizes the unpowered gap between the spiral and adjoining conveyors, allowing smaller and lighter products to be end transferred into and out of the spiral. When end transferring the slats can be equipped with friction inserts to provide more friction. This allows steeper incline/decline angles which yields greater elevation changes with the same number of turns.

The Narrow Trak spirals are available in a 6” and 9” wide nesting slat design. The proprietary slat design have the capacity to reliably end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in a continuous mass flow. The Ryson Narrow Trak Spirals are great space savers with high throughput that can run at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.

The transfer unit is available in either a powder coated or stainless steel versions. For more information on the Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, or download the NT product brochure.

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Oct 06

This week, we’re shipping two Ryson Narrow Trak Spirals (an incline and a decline) for transporting empty plastic bottles up from a bulk depalletizing station to be conveyed overhead and then back down to the filler and labeler.

Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor

Ryson Narrow Trak Spirals will be used to convey empty plastic bottles.

Our 6” wide slat Narrow Trak was specified, but needed to utilize the larger-diameter model (1700-150NT) to facilitate the tall bottle’s clearance through the spiral. The spiral was painted one of Ryson’s 200 standard RAL colors and has an elevation change of 8 feet at a speed of 60 feet per minute.

The NT Spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes.

For more information about the Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com or download the product spec sheet.

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Jun 23

At the core of the Ryson line of spiral conveyors are the Case Spirals. Our expanded line of vertical conveyors enables us to provide solutions for a wide range of products, including many niche applications.

Ryson Vertical Conveyors big and small

Wide range of vertical conveyors: Ryson WT with 30″ wide slats next to the Ryson NT with 6″ slats .

The Ryson Unit Load line ranges from very small with 6″ wide slats for our compact Narrow Trak Spirals, to as big as our brand new Wide Trak spirals, boasting a high-capacity 30″ wide slat. With these additions we are able to offer vertical conveying of units for everything from small pharmaceutical packages to large heavy totes and cartons.

For more information on the Family of Spiral Conveyors that Ryson Has to offer, visit www.ryson.com.

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Aug 26

This year at Pack Expo Ryson will be unveiling two new Narrow Trak Models to their Family of Spiral Conveyors. They are great space savers with high throughput.

new Narrow Trak Models from RysonThe Narrow Trak Spirals are super compact vertical conveyors designed to handle small loads. Our nesting slats have the capacity to reliably end-transfer small cartons and packages or side-transfer small bottles or containers in a single file or in a continuous mass flow.  The spiral conveyors are equipped with our new 6” and 9” wide nesting slats which provide an efficient flat conveying surface without gaps. These spirals can run at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.

The Narrow Trak spirals offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also a good alternative to side gripper conveyors because they can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes. This compact unit is equipped with the Ryson proprietary low friction chain slat arrangement which assures high capacity, high speed, low energy consumption, low maintenance and long life.This new model is especially beneficial for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care companies.

 

ryson at pack expoPack Expo will be held in Chicago, November 6-9. Visit the Ryson booth N-5528. Please click here for more information.

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Sep 03

 Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral ConveyorRyson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors are a super compact vertical conveyor for handling small loads.

 

The Narrow Trak Spirals have a centerline diameter of only 3’- 7”. they are a great space saver that offers high throughput.

They offer a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. A new 6” wide nesting slat has the capability to end-transfer small cartons and packages, or side-transfer small bottles and containers in a single file or in mass at speeds in excess of 200 fpm.

This is a good alternative to side gripper elevators, because the spirals can run at high speeds and do not need to be adjusted for varying product sizes.

Our modular design concept makes it easy to custom configure the spirals and meet the customers’ specific requirements. This compact unit is equipped with the Ryson proprietary low friction slat style belt which assures high capacity, high speed, low energy consumption, low maintenance and long life. This new model is especially beneficial for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, personal care,  food and beverage product companies.

For more information on the Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors, please visit the Ryson website, or Download the spec sheet.

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May 15
Super Compact Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral ConveyorThe Ryson new super compact Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors are getting great reviews. These Spirals are designed to handle small loads and have a centerline diameter of only 3′ 7″.

Ryson has increased the slat width from 5″ to 6″ to accommodate a greater variety of product sizes. The new nesting slats provide a smooth conveying surface and have no gaps or pinch points. They can end transfer small cartons and packages, or side transfer small bottles and containers in single file or in mass.

Narrow Trak Slat Detail

The Spirals are designed to reliably operate at speeds in excess of 200 fpm and run remarkably quiet at high speeds. This makes them a preferred alternative to side gripper elevators.

The Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor offers a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace. They are also equipped with the proven Ryson proprietary rolling low friction chain slat arrangement facilitating high speeds, low maintenance and long life. For more information on the Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com.

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Jun 27

Stainless Steel Options for the Ryson Narrow Trak Spirals This week we are preparing two new NT (Narrow Trak) spirals with stainless steel options for a customer factory acceptance test (FAT). The spirals will be transporting plastic tubs of personal care products for a major consumer products manufacturer.  To prevent marking of the product at the line speed of 200 feet per minute, we are providing the spiral with stainless steel side guards on the inside and outside. This also gives the machines a sanitary appearance and matches well with the stainless steel table top conveyor adjoining the down spirals in the line.

This combination of stainless steel and powder coated finishes has become so popular in this model that we have adapted it as a standard option.  This model is also available in a hybrid stainless steel version. The NT is ideal for small loads with it’s 5″ wide nesting slat design and saves considerable floor space with it’s 3’9″ outside diameter. For more information on the Ryson Narrow Trak (NT) Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com, or you can download the NT spec sheet.

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