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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.