Oct 26

The Ryson Wide Trak Spiral can add line compatibility in applications where different sized products are conveyed.The Ryson Wide Trak Spiral can add line compatibility in applications where different sized products are conveyed.

A perfect example is this spiral that was recently installed for a frozen pizza manufacturer. The pizzas are presented to our 30” wide slat surface either single file (for the large pies) or two-abreast (for the smaller ones). A simple diverter at the discharge conveyor directs them to the correct exit route, based on which size they are running at the time.

We specified our new Wide Trak model 2200-760 to accept over-wrapped pizzas from the freezer discharge, down nine feet to the packaging line. We see a great deal of applications where there’s a need to decline from a spiral freezer.

This Wide Trak was built in our hybrid stainless steel version. The spiral runs between 150 and 200 FPM and has an optional inside guide rail.

For more information about our Wide Trak Spirals, visit www.ryson.com, or read more wide trak application stories on our weekly blog.

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May 04

Next week we ship this special Wide Trak Spiral to a food manufacturer in the Midwest. It is designed to operate in a wet environment.

Stainless Steel Wide Trak Spiral to Operate in Wet EnvironmentThis spiral is the stainless steel version of our new Wide Trak model 2200-760. It features a 30” wide slat surface and stainless steel bearings, which allows it to operate in a wet environment.

The spiral is a incline conveyor, elevating frozen wrapped pizzas from a spiral freezer discharge at 3’-0” up to mezzanine packaging operation at a 12′ – 0″. The pizzas run single file or two abreast at rates up to 120 per minute. The Ryson Wide Trak Spiral models feature either a 30” or 36” wide conveying surface. This model spiral is perfect for this kind of freezer application.

 The spiral will be shipped partially disassembled so that the largest sections can fit through passageways and under the newly installed drop ceiling in the installation area. The spiral will be re-assembled on site by one of our experienced service technicians, along with the on-site installers.

For more information on Ryson’s new line of Wide Trak Spirals, visit www.ryson.com, download the spec sheet, or read more application stories on our weekly blog.

 

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Apr 17

This week we are shipping a tall stainless steel wash down hybrid spiral to a bakery in Minnesota. The spiral will handle frozen baked goods like baguettes and ciabatta breads.

Ryson Stainless Steel hybrid SpiralThe frozen products exit a spiral freezer at an 16′ – 0″ elevation. A new Ryson Spiral Conveyor transports the products down to a floor level packing line where they are bagged, checked and conveyed to a cartoning operation.

The spiral  has 7 1/4 counter-clockwise turns with a declination angle of less than 5 degrees which assures the products will not slide while declining. A special stainless steel slider plate facilitates smooth product transfer at the spiral’s in and out feeds. The stainless steel hybrid spiral models are made with a powder coated aluminum center tube. All Bearings are made of stainless steel suitable for wash down applications.

The integrator on this project is Skarnes, Inc. Ryson spirals minimize the footprint for vertical conveying and have many additional advantages over conventional methods.  For more information on the kinds of applications Ryson Spiral Conveyors are ideal for, visit www.ryson.com.

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Mar 28

Ryson Stainless Steel Spiral for Freezer ApplicationFreezer Application: Ryson Spirals are often used to convey frozen product from the top of a spiral freezer to the floor level.

On this project the customer needed to lower frozen single–serve dinners from a freezer out feed elevation of 18 feet down to the packaging level at floor level.

Because of space limitations, the product needed to enter the spiral perpendicular to the freezer out feed conveyor. This was accomplished by extending the in feed at the top and providing special designed stainless steel slides to facilitate transfers on and off the spiral conveyor.

This spiral unit is an all stainless steel/washdown model with 20” wide slats and is installed at a Midwest co-packer. Our Integrator partner, Selectpack was responsible for this project and was able to save the customer valuable floor space and provide them with additional operating flexibility.

Freezer Application utilizing Side Transfer onto a Sprial

Freezer Project utilizing Side Transfer onto a Ryson Spiral Conveyor

For more information about the wide range of applications Ryson Spiral Conveyors can be used for in the food and beverage industry, watch the Ryson Application Video, or visit www.ryson.com.

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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 13

tall ryson Stainless wash-down SpiralA 22 foot tall stainless steel washdown Ryson Spiral Conveyor is in the process of being installed at a major food manufacturer in Michigan. The spiral is 8 1/4 turns and will convey single serve microwavable meals down from a spiral freezer in a single file to a packaging line at floor-level.

This application offers substantial savings compared to conventional spiral freezer methods. Products are conveyed down to floor level on the outside the freezer. This design allows the cost savings of both a smaller freezer and only having to use one up spiral freezer. Traditionally, a larger freezer would be required to house a a pair of the more expensive freezer spirals.

All Ryson Spiral Conveyors are made to order and are manufactured in a wide range of sizes and configurations. All our vertical conveyors can operate up and/or down in a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation. All Ryson Spirals are available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, washdown, stainless hybrid and freezer versions.

The integrator on this project is Selectpack out of Michigan.

 

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