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2023 Events and Expos

January

International Production and Processing Expo

Atlanta, Georgia
January 24-26
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February

WestPack

Anaheim, California
February 7-9
See our tray sealing equipment at the Reiser booth
WestPack

March

Missouri Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention

Columbia, Missouri
March 3-5
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April

FoodEx

Birmingham, United Kingdom
April 24-26
See our tray sealing equipment at the Reiser booth
FoodEx

May

Petfood Forum

Kansas City, Missouri
May 1-3
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ADM PACKEX

Toronto, Canada
May 9-11
See our tray sealing equipment at the Reiser booth
PackEx Canada

July

American Association of Meat Processors Convention

Charleston, South Carolina
July 13-15
aamp.com

FoodPro

Melbourne, Australia
July 23-26
See our tray sealing equipment at the Reiser booth
https://foodproexh.com/

September

Pack Expo

Las Vegas, Nevada
September 11-13
See our tray sealing equipment at the Reiser booth
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October

Process Expo

Chicago, Illinois
October 23-25
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CASE STUDY: Marelec MATRIX portioning software delivers consistency in the kitchen

When some processors see a sub-primal on the production line they consider the business of sorting, packaging, and shipping their finished products. One Las Vegas meat processor we interviewed sees things differently. They think about an A5 Wagyu steak hitting the pan just a few miles away in a busy restaurant kitchen. They think about the effort it takes to feed hundreds of hungry patrons and repeatedly produce the same high-quality meal. Mostly, they think about the value of consistency.

“It’s controlled chaos in those in those kitchens, “the meat processor’s general manager said. “If you have a three-inch fillet and a two-inch fillet, it can throw everything off. I look at meat cutting, and I just see the cooking times.”

Eight years ago, the processor was hand-cutting all its products. They then began experimenting with a Marel portioning machine. While the Marel allowed them to take on larger customers they realized it wasn’t the best machine on the market. It lacked the accuracy and technology he desired to cut perfect portions.

That led the company to purchase a Marelec Portio 3-300 and a grader system from Ross Industries.

Marelec Matrix
Marelec Matrix software generates production reports by shift or program and tracks changes at the machine level.

The Marelec Portio uses state-of-the-art technology to create high-precision portions from whole primals or fish, with the unique ability to cut portions to both a fixed weight and thickness specification. It combines the latest laser vision and camera technology with a highly intelligent cutting algorithm to calculate the exact location of each cut, ensuring equal, fixed weights and optimal product yield.

In addition to the Portio’s ability to cut steaks to both a weight and thickness specifications, the machine also offers a precise level of remote control through its accompanying MATRIX P production software.

MATRIX allows real-time monitoring and remote control of the Portio through a PC, giving production managers on-demand administration over their operations from virtually anywhere. MATRIX P collects all data gathered by the Portio during cutting (weight of the primal, weight of each cut, thickness of the cut, etc.) and then visually represents it in an interface for the production manager to monitor. In addition, the software uses SQL-based data collection which allows for long-term trending and event logging.

“I have full control of what they’re [the production floor] doing,” the GM said. “I can change the program. I can watch the average weight, and I know they’re cutting eights and sixes; if I feel like they’re cutting too heavy, I can literally go into the program, change the settings or the density, and adjust weights.”

The acquisition of the Portio and grading system has changed how the company operates. They have taken on several new larger customers, increasing their daily production volume by magnitudes. Workers who previously were cutters are now trimmers, guaranteeing them job security.

“I actually hired more people because it takes five or six people just to keep up with that machine if you run it right,” he said.

It all goes back to consistency. Investment in the Portio and grader system with MATRIX allows a processor to exert the most control over their production and will pay them back in better yield and in turn, higher profits. The GM views the supreme consistency found in the Portio as his most significant competitive edge.

“If you can give them [a restaurant kitchen] a protein and a spec and a height where they know that steak is going to go down in that pan and it’s the same size; you’re going to have the same cooking time. It’s going to have the same plate presentation. That’s something that we can give them that nobody else can. And we’re able to do that with the Marelec technology,” he said.

See our meat and poultry processing solutions at IPPE

Ross will showcase its poultry processing and meat processing solutions at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) again this year. The show runs from January 24-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

IPPE is a must-attend event for those in the meat processing, poultry processing, and packaging industry. It is the world’s largest annual display of technology, equipment, supplies, and services used in the production and processing of eggs, meat, and poultry and those involved in feed manufacturing.

Our booth will feature nearly a dozen machines for processing poultry and meat slicing and portioning, tenderizing, derinding, pressing, and more. Meet with our sales team to see our equipment and learn how we engineer our machines for long-term durability, functionality, and premier product quality.

This year we will feature a live demonstration of the Marelec Portio 3-300 intelligent portioner and grading system that works together to portion products to a fixed thickness, fixed weight, or both and then quickly sorts the portions by weight or batch weight.

We will also showcase the following equipment:

See our line of meat processing and poultry processing solutions at our booth (11227) in C Hall, right next to the Reiser booth. View a live demo of our packaging solutions at the Reiser booth.

Register today at ippexpo.org.

Ross Industries attending California and Missouri Associations of Meat Processors Annual Conventions

Ross Industries will attend annual meetings at the California Association of Meat Processors and the Missouri Association of Meat Processors. These events bring together experts in the meat processing industry to share their knowledge and experience.

California Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention

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February 24-25
San Luis Obispo, California
https://calmeat.com/events-1

Missouri Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention

MAMP Logo

March 3-6
Columbia, Missouri
mamp.co

 
 
Ross will showcase the latest meat processing technology and equipment during the exhibitor showcase at the annual meeting. The booth will feature an interactive display of Ross’ processing and packaging solutions. Representatives will be available to answer questions and discuss the various products and solutions available.

In addition to showcasing its equipment, both meetings will feature seminars and workshops. These sessions will provide valuable information on the latest industry trends and best practices in meat processing. If you’re in the meat processing industry, stop by Ross Industries’ booth at the California Association of Meat Processors or the Missouri Association of Meat Processors’ Annual Meetings.

Ross to attend the 2023 Petfood Forum

Ross Industries Inc, a leading processing equipment provider for the pet food industry, is gearing up to attend the Petfood Forum, one of the industry’s most significant annual events. Ross will showcase their innovative products and services to industry professionals throughout the event.

Magurit Starcutter 318
The Magurit Starcutter processes up to 8 tons per hour at product temperatures as low as -22 F.

Ross has been providing pet food processing equipment for over 60 years. With a focus on innovation and quality, Ross has become a trusted partner for many pet food manufacturers. They specialize in high-volume product reduction machines that can quickly process deep-frozen drums, blocks, or other product formats into a variety of product shapes, such as slices, chips, cubes, strips, or ground products for further processing. Their products and services help manufacturers achieve their production goals while maintaining high food safety and quality standards.

At this year’s Petfood Forum, Ross will feature the Magurit Starcutter. The Starcutter is designed for continuous high-volume reduction of frozen products at very low temperatures (-22 F) while maintaining a high-quality cut. The Starcutter achieves its premier cutting process through its unique blade design, integrated block hold-down device, and cutting drum geometry. The C-CUT blades flake the product while simultaneously making transverse cuts, resulting in much smaller pieces in a single pass through the machine. This unique cutting style preserves the cell structure of the meat and maintains product temperature, resulting in better binding results. The resulting product is especially suitable for further processing in mixers for wet pet products for formed products for freeze-dried pet snacks.

The Petfood Forum runs May 1-3 at the Kansas City, Mo. Convention Center. Pet food industry professionals should visit booth 2832 to learn more about Ross’ latest products and services. Register for the Petfood Forum at: https://wattglobalmedia.swoogo.com/PFF23

Ryan Young named Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Ryan Young

We are excited to welcome Ryan Young to Ross Industries Inc. as our new Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast region. Joining us from the manufacturing industry, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role. He has a proven track record of developing successful sales strategies and building strong relationships with clients. Before joining Ross Industries, Ryan served as a packaging specialist at 3M and a sales representative with J.J Taylor Companies.

Ryan’s new role at Ross Industries Inc. will see him responsible for managing sales activities across multiple states in the Northeast region, including New England, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania. His will focus on growing the company’s customer base, working with key clients, and increasing revenue in that region.

Ryan resides in central Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

Ross Industries Showcasing Cutting-Edge Meat Processing Equipment at AAMP Annual Convention

Ross Industries will attend the highly anticipated American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) Annual Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. As a leading provider of innovative solutions for the meat processing industry, Ross Industries is thrilled to showcase some of our finest equipment at this prestigious event.

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One of the highlights of our exhibit will be the AMS 533 Skinner, a state-of-the-art machine designed to streamline the skinning process. The roller depth is not operator adjustable ensuring more consistent membrane removal and higher yields over time

We will showcase several slicers including the Ross 950, Ross SC 300, Magurit Galan, and Ebaki Mini. The Magurit Galan slicer, is one of the most versatile slicers on the market. It can cut fresh, tumbled, crust-frozen, and cooked products into slices, strips, and dices without deforming the product— a perfect solution for meat, poultry, or fish.

The compact Ross SC 300 strip cutter delivers uniform strips/slices of beef, pork, and poultry at high volumes with no smear or kerf loss. Designed for versatility, the SC 300 processes whole muscle cuts making it the ideal machine for top-round steaks, chicken strips, fajitas, carne asada, jerky, and more.

The Ross 950 is one of our most popular compact slicers due to its reliability, high production output, and versatility. Its high output, of up to 100 slicers per chute per minute, makes it a smart choice for the busy processor who wants a high-volume no-fuss slicer that turns out consistently portioned products.

The Ebaki Mini horizontal slicer effortlessly cuts boneless beef, chicken, pork, and turkey into equal-thickness sliced fillets. With multiple cutting head options and compatibility with up to 10 blades, the Ebaki mini offers processors numerous cutting options aimed at meeting their unique product specifications. With an output of 1100 lbs/hr. its small size is ideal for small processors of butcher shops.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore the future of meat processing technology. Join us in booth 319 at the AAMP Annual Convention in Charleston, SC from July 13-15 and discover how Ross Industries Inc. is revolutionizing the industry one slice at a time. Show registration and hotel information is available at the AAMP website.  See you there!

 

Rob Anderson joins Ross in Northwest Sales

We are thrilled to announce that Rob Anderson has joined our team as the Regional Sales Manager covering Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and

Rob Anderson
Rob Anderson

Northern California. With an extensive background in sales and a proven track record of driving revenue growth, Rob is the perfect fit for this role. We warmly welcome him aboard and look forward to the positive impact he will bring to our organization.

Rob’s passion for sales and leadership is evident in his career journey. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the food industry to Ross, having previously worked in various sales roles at Baader and Trident Seafood. His dedication to understanding customer needs and tailoring solutions to meet them sets him apart in the industry.

With his collaborative spirit and commitment to excellence, we feel confident Rob will help drive our continued success. Please join us in welcoming him to our organization and stay tuned for the great accomplishments we will achieve together!

ROSS TO UNVEIL AUTOLOADER AND INTELLIGENT TRIMMING LINE AT 2O23 PROCESS EXPO

Ross Industries, a leader in innovative food processing solutions, is gearing up to showcase its latest advancements at the highly anticipated 2023 Process Expo, held at  McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s expo promises to be a prime platform for industry leaders, experts, and innovators to converge and explore the future of food processing.

Visitors can expect Ross to unveil two groundbreaking products that promise to redefine processing efficiency and product quality:

Ross Autoloader

ross autoloader

The Ross Autoloader represents a paradigm shift in automated processing. Designed to streamline operations and enhance productivity, this state-of-the-art system combines Ross’ unparalleled slicing technology with next-generation automation to virtually eliminate the need for human intervention. This dual-chute slicing system is automatically fed by two robotic lifting and loading arms that virtually eliminate manual labor while ensuring a consistent production rate, ultimately maximizing output and minimizing downtime. 

Marelec Trimline

drawing of workers at a trimming line cutting beef

The Marelec Trimline exemplifies precision and accuracy in trimming and portioning solutions. The new intelligent trimline supercharges the traditional trim table system by adding automatic weighing and tracking to monitor yield, capacity, and trim quality per operator. This provides the processor with real-time performance monitoring of each operator to improve overall production; this means that capacity, yield, and quality is maintained at the level needed to remain competitive. It also allows each table to more efficiently manage and divide the incoming raw material between the available operators, guaranteeing continuous product flow.

Ross Industries Inc.’s commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction is reflected in each of its products, and the Ross Autoloader and Marelec Trimline are no exception. These two groundbreaking additions to the company’s product lineup are poised to make a substantial impact on the food processing industry, setting new benchmarks for efficiency and quality.

“Ross Industries is thrilled to showcase our latest advancements at the 2023 Processing Expo,” said Brian Nicholas, marketing specialist for Ross Industries. “The Ross Autoloader and Marelec Trimline represent our continued dedication to pushing the boundaries of food processing technology. We look forward to demonstrating the transformative potential of these cutting-edge solutions.”

In addition to the Autoloader and Trimline, Ross will showcase eleven other cutting-edge processing solutions, including machinery for portioning, skinning/derinding, tenderization, pressing and forming, cubing, and frozen product reduction

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Ross Industries in booth 4468 at the 2023 Processing Expo. The expo will run from October 23th to October 125th, 2023, at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Attendees can preregister or register on site. 

Ross Industries announces 24,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Virginia headquarters

ross building Ross Industries Inc., a manufacturer of food processing machinery, announced a 7.5 million dollar expansion of its Virginia production facility. The new 24,000-square-foot building will increase Ross’ product assembly capacity for its line of packaging, slicing, chilling/freezing, and tenderizing machinery. The new building will add 24 electrical and mechanical assembly jobs to the company’s payroll.

Ross will build the new assembly hall adjacent to its existing building which will increase the company’s footprint to over 100,000 square feet of operations, engineering, and manufacturing space. It will also allow for more room for inventory management and warehousing of spare parts.

In addition, the company recently made significant capital investments in next-generation fabrication and manufacturing technologies, including a waterjet cutting facility, laser press brakes, a robotic welding station, and a fully automated line for tenderizer blade manufacturing.

“This state-of-the-art facility represents a significant leap forward for Ross and a testament to our commitment to innovation in quality food manufacturing equipment. With the addition of this facility, we are proud to create 24 new job opportunities for skilled professionals, contributing to the economic prosperity of the region,” said Jamie Usrey, president of Ross Industries.”

Ross Industries was established in 1968 as a manufacturer of the 501 tenderizer, the first commercially available bone-in mechanical tenderizer. Today, Ross designs world-class machinery to help processors streamline their food manufacturing and packaging functions to improve quality, productivity, and food safety while minimizing waste.

Ross Industries gears up for the 2024 International Production and Processing Expo

Ross Industries will attend the 2024 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) taking place from January 30 to February 1 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. This year’s event promises to be a groundbreaking experience, featuring the unveiling of Pujolas’ Lapeg 900 whole muscle stuffing machine, along with live demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies like the Marelec Intelligent Trimline System and the Ross Autoloader.

Pujolas’ Lapeg 900: A game-changer in whole muscle stuffing technology:

Ross Industries will unveil a revolutionary product at IPPE 2024 – Pujolas’ Lapeg 900 whole muscle stuffing machine. This cutting-edge technology automates the stuffing, tensing, and clipping process into a single platform without the need for hand loading. The servo-driven system quickly and efficiently stuffs any product which does not require positioning before the stuffing process. 

Live demonstration of Marelec Intelligent Trimline System:

Ross Industries will showcase the Marelec Intelligent Trimline System. This state-of-the-art system supercharges the traditional trim table by adding automatic weighing and tracking to monitor yield, capacity, and trim quality per operator. Attendees at IPPE 2024 will have the opportunity to witness firsthand how Marelec’s cutting-edge technology can streamline production and enhance overall quality. 

Ross Autoloader: Elevating automation in pork loin processing:

Automation is a key driver of efficiency in the modern processing industry, and Ross Industries is at the forefront with its Ross Autoloader. This sophisticated automation solution automates the cumbersome processing of whole pork loins. The Autoloader’s dual-chute robotic loading system virtually eliminates the need for human intervention. When combined with Ross’ trusted slicing technology, the Autoloader ensures a continuous and consistent production rate that maximizes profitability.  

A host of cutting-edge processing solutions

Ross aims to be full- line provider of reliable, efficient processing equipment. Its food processing equipment is designed for long-term reliability, maximum throughput, and the repeatable results that you, and especially your customers, demand. The majority of Ross and our partner brands’ equipment can be integrated into production lines with other equipment. In addition, Ross will feature solutions aimed at improving overall product yield and quality. 

Ross Industries invites attendees to visit booth C32179 at the Georgia World Congress Center to interact with their team, explore the showcased products, and gain valuable insights into the future of processing technology. Register for the show at https://registration.experientevent.com/Showusp241

Ross Industries returns to the Petfood Forum

Petfood Forum LogoRoss Industries is gearing up for an electrifying showcase at the Petfood Forum. Scheduled from April 29th to May 1st, this premier event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Ross specializes in portioning case-ready refrigerated pet food, slicing and dicing for canned wet food, as well as frozen block reduction for dehydrated pet treats. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions, Ross Industries promises to captivate attendees with its impressive lineup of equipment.

Here’s a sneak peek at what it will showcase:

Ross 950

Ross 950 series slicers utilize vertical chutes to position formed products for precision slicing of nearly any type of protein. With a rate of up to 100 slices per chute per minute, the 950 offers a solution for processors who require efficient, high-volume slicing.

Magurit Starcutter

 The Starcutter’s rotating cutting drum reduces standard U.S. and Euro-frozen blocks with ease and efficiency. It’s an excellent pre breaker for preparing products for grinding. Or the Starcutter’s patented C-Cut blades create the ideal shape for dried pet jerky. 

Magurit Glan

The Galan is an all-in-one solution for fresh and cooked products as it can slice, dice, and shred. Ideally suited for refrigerated pet foods, the Galan’s gentle cutting action accurately portions without product deformation. Plus, its patented spring-loaded counter plate delivers up to 2%(+) higher yields over other dicers.

Register to attend and be sure to swing by booth 904 to revolutionize your pet food production processes – see you at the Petfood Forum! 

Ross Industries Unveils the Ross RVS 120 Vertical Chute Slicer

RVS 120 vertical chute slicerRoss Industries Inc., a leading name in innovative food processing equipment, proudly introduces the Ross RVS 120 Vertical Chute Slicer, setting a new standard in efficiency and adaptability for the industry.

Designed to meet the dynamic needs of modern food processors, the RVS 120 boasts unparalleled versatility. The RVS 120 vertical chute slicer is a contract processor’s dream machine capable of slicing bone-in and boneless pork, boneless beef, sausage patties, or products destined for battering or breading lines to a controlled thickness.

Its simple modular design allows for rapid reconfiguration to meet shifting production needs. Simply loosen a few thumb screws to switch slicing chutes and the RVS 120 becomes a completely different slicer. And with up to 120 slices per chute, per minute the RVS 120 can meet the demands of a busy production line with ease.

The RVS 120 can host up to multiple chute configurations and one or two outfeed conveyors allowing processors to slice different products of the same thickness simultaneously. Slicing speed and thickness are fully adjustable while the machine operates allowing for on-demand fine-tuning.

“Our aim at Ross has always been to provide solutions that elevate our customers’ operations,” says Brian Nicholas, Marketing Manager at ROSS Industries Inc. “TheRaw pork chops RVS 120 exemplifies this commitment by offering unmatched versatility and easy chute changeover, ensuring our customers can meet the challenges of today’s fast-paced food processing environment with ease.”

Equipped with multiple processor-friendly features and precision engineering, the RVS 120 Vertical Chute Slicer is poised to revolutionize the way food processors operate, setting a new benchmark for efficiency, flexibility, and performance.

Ross Industries was established in 1968 as a manufacturer of the 501 tenderizer, the first commercially available bone-in mechanical tenderizer. Today, Ross designs world-class machinery to help processors streamline their food manufacturing and packaging functions to improve quality, productivity, and food safety while minimizing waste.

Alex Clark Joins Ross as Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to our team, Alex Clark, who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Ross. Alex will assume the role of Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager, overseeing our operations and growth in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania.

Alex ClarkAlex joins us with an impressive track record in automation technology, previously serving as an account manager at Honeywell and in beverage manufacturing. Alex also served with honor in the United States Navy.

In addition to his extensive professional experience, Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Xavier University.

His commitment to excellence and ability to build strong relationships make him a perfect fit for our team. We are confident that Alex’s leadership will drive our continued success in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Alex!

Ross Introduces the AMS 400 Membrane Skinner for Craft and Medium Processors

AMS 400Ross Industries, a leading provider of innovative food processing solutions, announced the launch of the AMS 400 membrane skinner. Designed specifically for small-to-medium-sized beef and pork processors, this new skinner offers a lower-cost skinning option that provides the same premium performance as other Ross skinners.

“Every ounce of saleable protein is an ounce of profit. We understand that margins are often razor-thin. This new AMS 400 membrane skinner represents our commitment to delivering high-quality, cost-effective solutions tailored to the needs of smaller processors,” said Brian Nicholas, marketing specialist at Ross Industries.

The AMS 400 is a state-of-the-art addition to Ross Industries’ lineup of powerful, membrane skinners. While compact, the AMS 400 packs in a lot of power. Its .55 kW motor, blade set, and nozzle block compressed air cleaning system work in tandem to deliver optimal product yields for beef, pork, or veal. Combined with its durable design and easy sanitation, the AMS 400 has one of the lowest total costs of ownership in the industry.

Ross Industries has a long-standing reputation for innovation and reliability in the food processing industry, and the AMS 400 membrane skinner is another testament to their commitment to advancing food processing technology. Learn more about AMS 400 by contacting our sales department.