Spiral conveyors from Ryson International, a manufacturer of vertical conveying systems, was recently featured on "Ultimate Factories," a hit series on the National Geographic Channel.
The March 17, 2011 episode of Ultimate Factories highlighted a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Baton Rouge, LA, that has been in operation since 2009. According to the episode guide, Coca-Cola reaches more countries than there are in the United Nations, and the machines in its bottling plant pump out almost 800 bottles per minute.
To help insure maximum efficiency in the plant, Sentry Equipment - a leading systems integration company - selected Ryson's spiral conveyors as the solution to transport cases of Coke bottles and cans from packaging to palletizing. The cans showcased in the Ultimate Factories episode are filled at an astonishing rate of up to 1,700 cans per minute. Spiral conveyors from Ryson, the USA's top manufacturer, are being utilized in the plant because they can convey at high speeds, have low maintenance cost and low production interruption because they are so reliable. Both of these features are critical for a bottling plant capable of producing 800 bottles of the world's leading beverage every minute.
There are eight Ryson spirals installed in the Baton Rouge cola bottling plant. Transporting cases, trays and fridge packs from the packaging floor to the palletizing area. In the episode of Ultimate Factories, the Ryson Case Elevator on the bottling line is featured in Part 2 of the series, roughly 4 minutes into the segment. The spiral conveyors moving fridge packs are featured in part 3 at around the 2 minute mark.
For a clip from the March 17 episode featuring a Ryson Spiral Conveyor around the 1:45 mark, visit the National Geographic Channel website.
Source: Ryson International Inc.