Ross serves the requirements of the Food Industry, in virtually every industrialized country around the world. We have the experience and production capacity that no other manufacturer of specialty mixing and blending equipment can match. In the USA alone, we operate five plants, an analytical laboratory and a vigorous R&D program. Overseas, Ross equipment is being built in our own factories in China and India, and manufactured under license in other counties. Typical applications include mixing, blending, particle size reduction, emulsification, homogenization, powder induction, vacuum processing and more.
Specifications that define a mixer built for a food industry application reflect a combination of industry standards, and the mixing functions needed for that particular application. A sub-micron emulsion, for example, requires high-shear agitation, vacuum and usually a heat-transfer system. The size of the mixer is determined by the throughput required. To guard against batch-to-batch contamination, CIP and SIP capabilities are available, along with such devices as air-purged seals and custom designed discharge valves. To ensure a high degree of repeatability, and to document the production of every batch, we often add a control system with data-logging capability.
The close connection between specific performance requirements and equipment features is the logical starting point for equipment design. But today, the challenge of specifying and designing a high-performance mixer is more than a two-dimensional process. We regularly address performance needs that are much broader than one particular mixing application. In fact, we often custom design equipment to meet production needs that have not yet been imagined.
Charles Ross and Son Company
710 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Contact: Chris Ross
ROSS VersaMix Multi-Shaft Mixers incorporate a proprietary powder induction feature for efficient charging of thickeners to produce high-quality gels, creams and pastes. The VersaMix includes a three-winged anchor and a high speed disperser blade which provide a robust combination of shear and bulk flow at various stages of the mixing cycle.
ROSS is pleased to announce the completion of a major expansion of its facility in Nantong, China. After more than 20 years of a successful joint venture, Nantong Ross Mixing Equipment Co. Ltd. has pushed ROSS to become the world's largest supplier of ribbon blenders in China.
ROSS builds advanced Discharge Systems with mechanisms to seamlessly fit almost any high-viscosity application.
The ROSS VCB-0.25 Tumble Blender is uniquely suited for specialty blends with extremely minor active components and additives. Ideal for processing high value and delicate applications, the Tumble Blender is often provided in a sanitary all-stainless steel construction and imparts gentle agitation.
The Ross VMC-1000 VersaMix is a 1,000-gallon Triple-Shaft Mixer available on a pivot-design single-post hydraulic lift.
Answering the need for high shear in formulations too viscous for conventional dual-shaft mixers, the ROSS PowerMix is a hybrid planetary mixer equipped with the patented High Viscosity “HV” Stirrer Blade providing axial product movement and radial exposure to a High Speed Disperse Blade, which in turn breaks down agglomerates and promotes rapid solids wet-out. Both the stirrer blade and saw-tooth disperser revolve around the batch while rotating on individual axes at independent speeds.
ROSS, a manufacturer of specialty mixing equipment, introduces a more versatile mixer/reactor especially suited for temperature-critical formulations of medium to high viscosity under stringent vacuum/pressure constraints.
ROSS introduces a special Triple-Shaft design specifically suited for hot melts and viscous dispersions. The latest ROSS Model CDA-800 has a mixing capacity of 500 – 800 gallons and is designed for full vacuum operation (29.5” Hg).
ROSS has unveiled improvements to the dual-post hydraulic lift and seal design of its 1,500-gallon Multi-Shaft Mixer (Model PVM-1500). The new lifting design is a double-acting, fully hydraulic cylinder operating at a much higher pressure, allowing for a smaller cylinder and significantly less oil for operation.
Gregg Drames is the newest ROSS Regional Sales Manager covering the Mid-Atlantic Region (DE, MD, Washington DC, Southern NJ and parts of PA). With degrees in Environmental Chemistry and Business Management from Philadelphia University, Gregg brings 9 years of experience in technical sales and business development.
ROSS Systems and Controls (SysCon) offers new specialized control panels for use with high horsepower equipment in hazardous locations. A NEMA 12 main power panel, housing high voltage Variable Frequency Drives and motor protection fusing, is installed in a non-classified area and wired to a NEMA 7/9 operator station.
This white paper presents some ideas for selecting the right inline high shear mixer for your process based on a company’s collective experience as a mixing equipment provider to process industries.
ROSS advances high-viscosity process equipment well beyond traditional Double Planetary Mixers.
Dry blending is an indispensable operation in the manufacture of multivitamins, sports supplements, herbal extracts, meal-replacements, green food powders and other nutraceutical products.