Ryson conveyors star in NatGeo's Ultimate Factories series
Spiral conveyors from Ryson Int’l, a manufacturer of vertical conveying systems, were recently featured on the March 17, 2011, episode of Ultimate Factories, a hit series on the National Geographic Channel. The episode 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, systems integrator Sentry Equipment 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 episode are filled at a rate of up to 1,700 cans per 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 four minutes into the segment. The spiral conveyors moving fridge packs are featured in Part 3 at around the two-minute mark.
To view a clip from the March 17 episode featuring a Ryson Spiral Conveyor, click here.