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.
Reverse-Lift Double Planetary Mixers Announced By Charles Ross & Son Company
The ROSS Double Planetary Mixer is available in a reverse-lift design which raises the vessel to the mixing position, rather than lowering the agitator assembly. A reverse lift facilitates improved rigidity and more uniform blade-to-vessel clearances without relying on the floor to be completely level.
Mobile Inline Rotor/Stator Homogenizers For Efficient High Shear Mixing
ROSS inline high shear mixers from 1 through 250 HP accelerate mixing, emulsification and homogenization in both recirculation and continuous modes. A mobile skid allows these machines to be used anywhere in a plant, saving time and money by eliminating the need for multiple mixers separately dedicated to each vessel or product
Selection Criteria for Ribbon, Vertical, or Tumble Blenders
Among solid-solid blending systems, the three most common types are the horizontal ribbon blender, the cone screw vertical blender and the tumble blender. Aside from level of shear or ‘gentleness’, other factors help determine which type of blender will work most efficiently in a certain application. Following are some things to consider when choosing your blender.
Sanitary Mixing In Multi-Agitator Systems
Multi-shaft mixers are versatile systems used in the production of food, beverage, pharmaceutical and medical products. This bulletin discusses a few equipment features commonly supplied on multi-shaft mixers intended for sanitary applications.
Mixing And Blender Leader Appoints Ken Langhorn As VP Of Sales
ROSS is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Langhorn to the position of Vice President of Sales.
Recommended Blending Equipment For Pet Food
Pet foods are specifically formulated to provide a particular breed or animal the balanced levels of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals it needs.
Recommended Mixing Equipment For Marinades And Glazes
Mixers capable of high-speed power, emulsification, particle size reduction, and homogenization are recommended equipment for commercially produced marinades, glazes, and sauces.
High Shear Mixer Providing Elite Shear for Manufacturers
The patented ROSS MegaShear is an Ultra High Shear Rotor/Stator ideal for high-throughput emulsification, dispersion and homogenization.
Multi-Shaft Mixers Ideal For Gels And Cream
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.
Mixing And Blending Equipment Manufacturer Announces Major Expansion In China
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.
Discharge Systems Ideal For High Viscosity Applications
ROSS builds advanced Discharge Systems with mechanisms to seamlessly fit almost any high-viscosity application.
Ross Double Planetary Mixer With HV Blade Design Solves Problems In Mixing Ultra High Viscosity Sealants
A major manufacturer of silicone sealants was looking to make a new, highly filled, silicone sealant. The desired product has a viscosity of over 9 million centipoise and is very â€œstickyâ€.
Ross Sanitary Tumble Blenders Ideal For High Value Applications
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.
New Mixer Minimizes Downtime For Manufacturers
The Ross VMC-1000 VersaMix is a 1,000-gallon Triple-Shaft Mixer available on a pivot-design single-post hydraulic lift.