Vertical Conveying Solutions

High Capacity Spiral Conveyors

A Spiral for the Tough Jobs

Ryson High Capacity Spiral Conveyors are in response to our customers need to go higher and handle more weight.

The high capacity spiral can handle double the capacity of our regular spirals. they ship in one piece which drastically reduce the time and cost of installation. They are ideally suited for warehousing and order picking operations, and can optionally be configured to allow loads to enter or exit at intermediate elevations.

The load capacity is 75 lbs. per linear foot of conveyor for speeds up to 200 FPM. The total weight capacity in the spiral at any one time is 3600 lbs. Only one drive motor is required, resulting in substantial savings in energy, controls and system integration.

Ryson Spiral Conveyors need less floor space than conventional conveyors and are faster and more reliable than any elevator or lift.

Ryson Spirals are designed for low maintenance and long life. An innovative modular design allows Ryson to customize with ease and modify in the field to accommodate emerging needs. The High Capacity Spirals are available in powder coated carbon steel, stainless steel, hybrid and freezer versions.  Click to see examples of High Capacity Spiral applications on our weekly news blog.

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Ryson High Capacity Spiral Conveyor

Spiral Conveyor Modular Design

An innovative modular design allows Ryson to customize with ease and modify in the field to accommodate emerging needs. All spirals are made to order and are available in 4 basic configurations ( A, B, C and D), accommodating most requirements relating to the location of the in and out feed tangents. All configurations can operate up or down in a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation.

Custom Configurations

The position and length of the infeed-tangent on up spirals and the outfeed-tangent on down spirals can be customized to meet specific layout requirements. This is possible for all standard configurations. The following depict samples of common customizations:

  • Custom Spiral Conveyor Configurations C-EX configuration matches the centerline of the top and bottom conveyor centerlines. Centerline offsets can also be accommodated.
  • B-MA is an example of modified in or outfeed angle. The modified angle is normally 45 or 30 degrees, but other angles can be provided.
  • A-EX show extended in or outfeed tangents which can be straight or curved and can accommodate centerline off-sets.

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Proprietary Slat Belt Arrangement

This innovative arrangement enables a low friction operation for the spiral conveyor. The slats are supported by precision steel roller bearings which ride on a polyurethane surface. This arrangement effectively takes up the side forces created by a tight radius and at the same time increases the load carrying capacity of the chain up to 75 lbs. per linear foot. This enables the spiral conveyors to start and stop fully loaded and facilitates high speed, low noise and long life.

The slats are made of a fiberglass reinforced nylon composite and are available in widths of 16″, 24″, and the new Wide Trak with 30″ and 36″. The slats can also be furnished with friction inserts when additional grip is required.

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Ryson High Capacity Spiral at a Distribution CenterMany Features and Benefits:

There are many features. benefits and options to the Ryson Spiral Conveyors. Read more about them on our Spiral Conveyor Page, or download our High Capacity Spiral Conveyor Brochure.

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For more details on the Ryson Vertical Conveyor, please visit our Ryson YouTube Channel, or read current news and installation stories on the Ryson Blog.

Controls and Integration:

Most of our Spiral Conveyors are shipped without controls because they normally integrate with an overall conveyor control system. Our spirals always include an inverter duty gear motor and two proximity sensors, one for the automatic chain tensioner and one for the overload protection device. We also offer a number of controls and pre-wiring options.

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is required for proper operation of the spirals. All Ryson Spirals are thoroughly shop tested prior to shipment, but depend on proper integration with the overall conveyor system for optimum performance. Read about our Integration instructions.