Feb 16

Ryson solid lube bearings

Ryson introduces new proprietary solid lube bearings for wash-down applications.

Ryson’s new stainless steel wash-down bearings features an advanced proprietary solid lubricant, which is impervious to detergents, mild acids and bases. These bearings have no seals, can run completely immersed in liquids at any temperature and provide lubrication for the life of the bearings.

Standard stainless steel bearings have limitations. Strong detergents, foaming cleaners, detergent based transfer agents and high pressure or high temperature cleaning liquids will over time migrate past the bearing seals and eventuality dissolve the grease in standard bearings, resulting in reduced bearing life.

Standard stainless steel bearings are only suitable for for wet environments where the conveying surface can be cleaned with a mild cleaner and be rinsed with low temperature and low pressure water. We recommend the spiral run dry after cleaning.

This is another example of Ryson’s commitment to provide products with a low total cost of ownership. For more information on the many benefits of the Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, or download our brochure. You can also read more stories about wash-down spiral conveyors in our weekly blog.

 

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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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Apr 07

Today is the last day of Modex in Atlanta. The show was well attended. The new Ryson booth, and our machines were a hit.

imageWe showcased our high capacity spiral with the intermediate induction and divert out loop… Which is an ideal machine for multi-level pick modules and warehousing operations. The loop is ideal as it illustrates how our space savings can be applied to multi-tiered operations.

RYSON stainless narrow trakWe also showcased our brand new, 1200-230 Narrow Track Spiral Conveyor with 9″ wide nesting slats. This version is stainless steel and is suitable for a wash-down environment. It is Ideal for small packages – either in mass, or in singe file, and can convey products in excess of 200 fpm.

It was nice to show off our machines to integrators and potential customers alike. If you would like more information on the Ryson Vertical Conveying product line, please visit www.ryson.com.

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Mar 30

This week we are returning a reconfigured and reconditioned 15 year old Ryson Spiral Conveyor back to a bakery in the Midwest.

Ryson Stainless ReconfigureThis 14′-6″ tall counter-clockwise stainless steel spiral with 4 1/4  turns, handling trays and has been in operation for over 15 years. The spiral was reconfigured in our Yorktown production plant from an up spiral to a down spiral (lowerator).Upon reinstallation, the spiral will be used in a new packaging line.

This is an example of our claim of our products having a long life and how we can reduce our customer’s total cost of ownership. The Ryson modular design makes it easy to field modify our spirals  in case of unplanned installation changes or to reconfigure and repurpose the spirals at a later date.

If you would like more information about our spiral conveyors please visit www.ryson.com. You can also read more about or repurposing projects in these blog posts.

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Jan 29

Narrow Trak SpiralIn a few weeks we will be shipping this tall Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor to a snack packager that will be lowering empty composite cans from a mezzanine to the floor level.

The spiral will be installed during a short shutdown period and will involve one of our service technicians who will supervise the rigging and help with the re-assembly and fit-up of the side transfer conveyor at both the infeed and outfield. The composite cans, which will eventually get filled with nuts, travel down from 18’-2” at 175 cans per minute.

This Model 1100-150 Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor is manufactured in our hybrid stainless steel finish, suitable for wet conditions. It is built to ship in two sections, due to egress issues in the installation area.

The Narrow Trak’s 6” wide nesting slats allow this spiral to be used for end transfer or side transfer, making it perfect for cartons, bottles, jars and pouches. It is an alternative to side gripper elevators and has a larger elevation change capability than any other compact spiral on the market. For more information on the Ryson Narrow Trak Spiral Conveyor, visit www.ryson.com.

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Nov 20

Most people think that the primary advantage of using spirals is to save space and increase throughput, but often overlooked is the advantage of the Ryson Spirals are their low cost of ownership.

Ryson low cost of ownership Old Ryson Spiral ConveyorThis week we were contacted by an integrator working on a Kansas Bakery site where some existing Ryson Spirals were installed. One of them was built and shipped back in 1999.

The photo below shows this all-stainless steel wash down machine, still running strong after 15 years. The 2 HP motor saves energy and is all that is required with our proprietary rolling friction chain-slat belt. Only a handful of wear and tear parts were purchased over the 15 year time span. The still-operational spiral has seen three different ownership changes at the plant.
Our equipment is put into production lines in manufacturing operations that demand 0% down time, and this is a great example of the reliability that we’ve become known for. For more information on Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com.

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May 08

Tall Ryson Mass Flow SpiralRyson Mass Flow Spiral new 10” wide slat model with its small footprint is the perfect solution for moderate to low filler rates.

Next week we’ll be shipping one of our model 1900-260 Mass Flow Spiral Conveyors to a Canadian manufacturer of organic fruit spreads. The Spiral will take full glass jars from the discharge of the cooler and elevate them to their second floor for labeling, case packing and palletizing, at a volume up to 250 per minute.

Our expertise and market experience in being able to handle the weights and an elevation change of over 14 feet sets Ryson apart in the mass flow spiral world. Our new 10” wide model with its small footprint is the perfect solution for moderate to low filler rates.

The jars side transfer in to and out of this 9 1/2 turn spiral, which has stainless steel legs and feet, due to it’s proximity to the cooler. Our Integrator partner, Arrowhead Conveyor worked with the end-user on an expansion project and they chose Ryson for the vertical conveying requirements. For more information on the Ryson Mass Flow Vertical Conveyors, Please visit www.ryson.com, or read more stories about mass flow installations on our blog.

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Apr 24

This week Ryson conducted a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) on eight hybrid spirals going to the clean room of a large personal care product company.

Ryson Hybrid Spirals to be used in a clean room

These are part of a large order of stainless steel hybrid spirals conveyors going to a plant where cleanliness is critical.

These are the first 8 units of a fourteen spiral order. They will handle small packages at high speeds… up to 200 fpm. This project has strict requirements for cleanliness and reliability.

The customer FAT took place during the course of a day and included recording motor and gearbox temperatures at one-hour intervals and amperage readings throughout the day.

The Ryson Hybrid Spiral is a cost effective solution, where the side guards and structure is made of stainless steel, but the center tube is powder coated extruded aluminum.

If you would like more information on the Ryson Spirals and material options, please visit Ryson Vertical Conveyors for more information.

 

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Feb 27

This week Ryson hosted four engineers and technicians from Unilever and Sergeva – a systems integrator partner in Ecuador. They were invited to our manufacturing plant for a factory acceptance test and received technical and maintenance training.

Factory Acceptance TestThe delivery includes two Ryson Spirals for an ice cream plant in Guayaquil.  Both spirals are stainless steel washdown for conveying trays, sealed cartons, and individual containers of ice cream.   Both spirals have unique discharge angles to accommodate the customer’s specific system layout.

FATs and factory training are always welcome at Ryson. We firmly believe that trained customers will not only have a smooth project start-up, but also it assures a long and reliable equipment life. Training is part of our commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

Ryson International is growing in South America and these will be the first of many spirals into Ecuador. If you would like more information on Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Machinery, please visit www.ryson.com.

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Oct 17

Samoa MapThe Ryson High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral Conveyors are making a big difference in bottling and canning operations around the world. They  offer a high throughput capacity with space-saving benefits.

This week we completed a Mass Flow spiral that will be shipped to American Samoa. It will be used for inclining assorted size cans of tuna from the filling operation to the packaging area. This hybrid stainless steel wash down spiral will run at capacities up to 400 cans per minute and will streamline their process.

This is Ryson’s first spiral to American Samoa, it will be shipped via sea-going container and a Ryson Service Tech will fly to assist in installation and training when it arrives. Tuna is American Samoa’s primary Industry. Our integration partner on this project is Arrowhead Conveyor Corp..

Stainless Steel Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyo

Stainless Steel Ryson Mass Flow Spiral Conveyor to be installed in American Samoa

For more information on Ryson’s Mass Flow vertical spiral conveyors, please visit www.ryson.com or download the product brochure.

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