Mar 29

Ryson Spiral Model Chart Available: Ryson has a big variety of spiral conveyor models available. With over 20 years of experience in the vertical conveying industry, our product line has grown to handle many applications.

Download the Ryson Spiral Model Chart and RFQ FormWe have developed a Ryson Spiral Model Chart that accompanies our RFQ form to help make the model differences a little more user friendly.  This can be used as a guideline and for preliminary dimensions in your layout.

With our experience however, we may find that a specific model may work better for specific applications. So when you fill out our RFQ form as completely as possible, our sales team can calculate all of the variables and respond with the best solution.

Download our Request for Quotation and Spiral Sizing Chart if you have an application you would like to have specked and quoted. Our sales team strives to reply within 24 hours of an inquiry. You can also fill out this form on the Ryson website.

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Mar 23

Last week we shipped four spirals for a unique application involving conveying loose rolls of paper towels.

Unique Application for Ryson Spiral

The cores will be parallel to the surface of the slats, something that is not commonly done on a spiral conveyor, making it a rather unique application. The 100% friction slats create a cleating affect that keeps the rolls centered on the chain as they are conveyed at 40 feet per minute. The spirals (2 up and 2 down) are our model 1200-300 with a 12” wide slat and an upper elevation of 12’.

The video below shows part of the product testing and factory acceptance test (FAT) we sent to the integrator. This is a service we provide for our customers. If someone has questions about how their product will work with a spiral, they can send us some test materials and we will videotape it running on a shop spiral similar to their required specifications. We can also videotape a spiral for a customer prior to shipping, in lieu of a personal visit, for a FAT inspection and highlight specific parts of their spiral.  This is an example of Ryson’s commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

This project was for our Integrator partner ProVantage Automation. For more information on the Ryson Spiral Conveyors, visit www.ryson.com, download the Ryson Vertical Conveying Brochure, or read more stories about Ryson Case Spiral applications on this blog.

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Jan 20

Complex Installation Simplified by the Ryson Modular Design: This week, we’re assisting our integrator partner G.C. Evans on a tricky installation in Canada. The end user, a canned foods co-packer needed the spiral to pass through a floor penetration and decline full cases from the second floor to the first floor.

Spiral InstallationComplicating the installation, was a second floor support beam that needed to pass through between the spiral body and it’s vertical chain return box. The Ryson Engineering Team designed and extended the infeed to provide adequate clearance which allowed the spiral to be assembled around the beam.

The Ryson modular design enabled us to ship this spiral in several pieces, allowing us to lower the body of the spiral through the hole penetration from the second floor and subsequently attaching the outfeed frame and return box.

Please visit www.ryson.com for more information on custom vertical conveying solutions. You can also read more Ryson installation stories on our weekly blog.

Custom Spiral Design

This spiral was custom designed with an extended infeed to fit around a structural beam.

 

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Aug 14

One of the customer service benefits of the Ryson brand is that we offer product pre-testing on our spirals.
Product Pre-Testing on Ryson SpiralsOur Integrator Partners often take us up on this service. Because not everything handles the same on a spiral, it’s important to pre-test some products to make sure that they are stable on the spiral and don’t re-orient on the way up or down. It also allows us to determine the right amount of friction that will be required on the slats when we are asked to build the machine.

Sometimes products are top-heavy (tall with a small footprint) and this testing allows us to assess the right incline angle and spiral diameter so the product doesn’t tumble or slide back. Sometimes, very light products will move to the outside guide rail at high speeds.

Because of the volume of spirals we build every week, it’s easy to find one to test product on. We video tape the test and create a secure YouTube video to send to our integrator partners, so they can share the test results with their customer. Often times it creates peace of mind, and other times the answer is to pursue other options.

For more information on product testing, and engineering solutions, please visit www.ryson.com.

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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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Mar 12

bright ryson spiral

RAL Color Choices: Next week, we’ll be shipping (4) of these bright spirals for our Integrator Partner, Storcan Conveyor Systems & Automation. The spirals will be handling cases of baked goods for a large Institutional Bakery in Ontario.

RAL color choicesThis “Luminous Yellow” color is perhaps the wildest color we’ve ever painted any of our spirals. We offer our customers any of over (200) RAL color choices, at no additional cost.

This allows our integrators to match their adjoining conveyor’s color or go totally crazy with a color like this, which is sure to catch the eye of every visitor that enters the plant. Ryson Spiral Conveyors are also available in stainless steel and washdown versions as well. For more information on our vertical conveying solutions, watch our product video, or visit www.ryson.com.

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Nov 01

Ryson Stainless Steel Ryson Vertical Conveying

Ryson values it’s relationship with their integration partners. Many have come to expect a high level of cooperation from engineering to service with our vertical conveying solutions.

This week we are shipping a stainless steel spiral to a Safeway Dairy in California through our integration partner IPM – (Integrated Packaging Machinery) Below is their account of why they chose Ryson Vertical Conveying with our vertical conveying solutions.

Over the past few years IPM  has come to appreciate the benefits of a Ryson spiral lift over belt inclines or vertical lifts.  The Safeway project had very limited floor space to even attempt a belt incline.  The customer wanted a guarantee of uptime efficiency over 98% for each piece of equipment which made it necessary to choose a Ryson spiral for vertical transportation.  The spiral lift met the needs of limited space, throughput rates, multiple case sizes and the hybrid stainless steel feature will help withstand the humid environment of a dairy facility.

If you have application questions about Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions, please visit www.ryson.com. You can read more customer service stories on our weekly blog.

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Sep 13

PackExpo will take place in Las Vegas September 23-25. We welcome you to visit our booth to see our new equipment in operation.

NarrowTrak Spiral Conveyor from RysonThe new Narrow Trak Spiral from Ryson is designed to handle small loads with a new 5” wide slat design. It can end-transfer small cartons, or side-transfer small containers in a single file or in mass. It has an outside diameter of 45” offering space savings and high throughput. This spiral offers a significantly larger elevation change capacity than what is currently available in the small package marketplace today.

 


 

10 Inch Ryson Mass Flow Vertical Spiral Conveyor

A new High Capacity Mass Flow Spiral with 10″ wide slats will be running samples in our booth. This unit is designed to covey bottles, cans or jars in mass or larger cans or jars in a single file at high speeds. This new model is a welcome addition to our High Capacity Mass Flow product line – now available in slat widths of 10″, 16″ and 20″ with a capacity of up to 2,000 units per minute.

 


 

Ryson Bucket ElevatorRyson will also display a new Bucket Elevator that combines vertical and horizontal transportation of bulk materials in one integral unit. The unit is totally enclosed with pivoting buckets and can have multiple in and outlets. The buckets are overlapping at the inlets to prevent spillage and can be individually tipped at the outlets.

You can also check out our vertical conveying capabilities video to find out about the diversity and functionality of our product line.

If you plan on attending, please stop by our booth. You may also contact us to set up a private demonstration or meeting.

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Aug 02
Ryson Factory Acceptance Tests

Factory Tests are performed, this one measuring motor heat and amperage over a 24 hour period

All Ryson Spirals are shop tested for approximately 8 hours prior to shipment. We also perform factory acceptance tests (FAT) upon request. The FATs varies in scope and length and we can even do a video FAT in case the customer elects not to be present.

In recent customer requested factory acceptance tests, three spirals were tested for safety and run for 24 hours, monitoring amperage, temperature and sound levels. The 2 HP motors measured an average of  1.8 amps, averages 101 degrees F and never exceeded 73 db. This data is indicative of a smooth, low friction machine that will aid in the over-all reduction in ownership costs.

There are several reasons Ryson Spiral Conveyors can reduce your total cost of ownership. The obvious ones are reducing space while increasing throughput. Ryson’s proprietary design also uses rolling friction which reduce wear, chain-pull, power requirements and maintenance. For more information on Ryson’s Vertical Conveying Solutions, visit www.ryson.com

 

 

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Dec 13

Ryson Slow Speed Spiral with Paper Plates

This slow speed Spiral Conveyor was recently shipped to Nova Scotia, Canada. The integrator needed to increase the length of conveyor between two processes allowing the product to cool down.

The process starts with the press and stacker, which discharges 8” tall stacks of paper plates hot from the press.  To allow for cool down of the plates before entering the wrapper (which wraps the stacks in plastic), the integrator utilized a Ryson slow speed Spiral 1200-300 Decline Conveyor, adding an extra 40 feet of effective conveyor length to the line, while adding only 5’-3” to the system footprint.  Allowing for the necessary cooling time of the plates, the spiral speed is only 10 feet per minute. That makes this among the slowest spirals ryson has ever delivered.

This is a good example of using the many Ryson design parameters to apply to almost any vertical conveying application. Most spiral models can run at any speed up to 200 feet per minute. For more information on Ryson spiral design features, visit the spiral conveyor page on www.ryson.com.

Our integrator partner on this job was BF Consulting Materials Handling of Nova Scotia.

  

 

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