Vertical Conveying Solutions

Ideal Plant Layout Options With Our Custom Infeed Angles

Ryson CE-X configuration for ideal plant layout design

Ryson Spirals can be configured with custom infeed and outfeed tangents to facilitate an ideal plant layout. This is particularly vital in order picking and warehousing operations.

This week we are shipping one of our 1800-650 model Spiral Conveyors to a sporting goods distributor in the Midwest through our integrator partner Siggins. What is special about this application is that it is a C-EX configuration. This configuration is a popular design for pick modules, because both levels conveyors are aligned on top of each other. This allows the infeed conveyor and outfeed conveyor to utilize the same footprint, saving floorspace.

ideal plant layout design options
CE-X Configuration makes for an ideal plant layout.


The spiral is a good alternative to a lift or curve solution, especially when the topics of real estate, speed and throughput are in part of the decision-making process. These units can run at speeds up to 200 fpm and can handle weights up to 75 lbs. per foot. The spiral can also start and stop fully loaded. 

This spiral will be conveying products that are 30″x24″x30″ and has an elevation change of 10’ feet. 

This spiral will be shipped partially disassembled to fit on a truck, because of its size and configuration. The onsite reassembly is minimal and can be done same day as the spiral arrives on site. The Ryson Modular design allows our spirals to be quickly installed and integrated while maintaining the superior design and high efficiency.

Picking operations for the e-commerce industry is experiencing exponential growth, and so is our C-EX model. It is clear to see how this configuration makes for an ideal plant layout.

For more information about our line of Spiral Conveyors and their configuration options, visit our Spiral Conveyors page. You can also read more application stories on our weekly news blog, and our YouTube Channel.


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