RYCO    Reliability Worldwide
We Design & Fabricate Industry Leading Fish Processing Equipment  
Happy New Year!
Bob Ryan
I'm excited to begin my 39th year providing labor-saving equipment to the fishing industry.

In the late 1970s, the Alaska Salmon Industry was changing from canning operations to frozen, and there were no machines suitable for cleaning salmon for freezing. In 1981 we patented the #638 Salmon Gutter, a totally new concept machine for frozen salmon operations.

A few years later we developed an automatic Salmon Header, which is the standard of the industry worldwide. Soon after, we patented the #971 Wetpump, the most damage-free pump available. Today we continue to innovate and provide state of the art fish-processing equipment.

We design, manufacture and produce our machines in the Seattle area. We are fortunate to have a work crew that focuses on producing the finest equipment in the industry.

Our designers are comfortable with the latest manufacturing technology. We have a fully computerized fabrication and machine shop, and we produce many parts with our in-house 3D printers.

I'm personally thankful for the continued enthusiasm I've had for this business. I still get up every morning excited to get to the shop and think about how we can make our products better.

We are currently developing a new processing system and hope to soon be ready for demonstrations. We're not ready to tell you what it is ... but stay tuned. We hope to have the first machine ready by end of 2016.

Thank you for your support and friendship over the years. Wishing you all the best in 2016!



#658H Salmon Fillet Machine
Upgraded for 2016 Season
RYCO Salmon #658H Fillet Machine 

The ONLY Salmon Filleter for remote locations.
- Improved Recovery
- Fillet Fish Over 18 Pounds!
- Adjustments Are Intuitive, Easy, Calibrated.
- Easy Operation With Untrained Workers
Largest fish successfully filleted was a 25 pound King Salmon with 85% recovery, collar off to fillets!
(Call for test results)
Maximum belt speed is 90ft/minute, resulting n over 35 fish/minute with 24" long fish.
Tests comparing Ryco to Marel Filleter:
Ryco = 0 miscuts, Marel = about 5% miscuts.
After manually fixing miscuts, Ryco had higher recovery than Marel.  (Call for test results)
The Marel has round pre-cut knives. Users face a choice:
-Adjust the precut blades to have higher recovery on some fish, and miscuts on others.
-Remove the Precut Blades and have lower recovery with few miscuts.
The Ryco is simpler to use, has few miscuts, high recovery, less downtime. Competitive recovery.
More complicated machines do not always result in better results, just ask the guy driving a Jaguar.

2015 In Review
2015 SEASON:  Late start in Alaska, low returns in Canada, no returns in Russia, confused prices. Rising employee costs drive automation interest, but lack of skilled mechanics limit applications.
RUSSIA:  This has been a very profitable RYCO market for 25 years. With the Ruble slide and the political posturing, RYCO 2015 Russian sales were down, offset by increased activity in Central and South America.
NAKNEK:  RYCO provided much of the processing equipment for a large new plant in Naknek. Two large double wetpumps, two Flow Scales, six Header/Gutter lines and two large Weigh/Sort conveyors. With the slow season start, the crews had the machines dialed in, and the machines performed well.
MEXICO:  Sardines and other canning fish have declined, replaced by large stocks of "Crunida" (Thread Herring). RYCO has new machines to remove the large hard scales at the vent and the long "thread" on the back of these fish.
SCALER:  New RYCO scaling machine for salmon, based upon proven concepts, updated for reliability and performance.
TAIL CUTTER:  For mounting on any header infeed, for fast, accurate cuts before filleting.
GRADE/WEIGH:  New system is more accurate and reliable than any Weighbelt currently available, and allows Grade input.  Call for details ... 1-425-744-0444.
CRAB BUTCHER:  New automatic crab butchering machine, proven design, and five machines operated flawlessly in 2014 season in Canada and Norway.

#226 Salmon Header
RYCO Salmon Header

The RYCO #226 Automatic Salmon Header removes
Salmon heads: fresh or frozen.

Based RYCO headers used throughout the world for many years, this new machine is all mechanical, with cam operated blade.

It does not have a gulleter, which is not required with the new RYCO #645 Salmon Gutter.

No air is required, and only a small amount of water to lubricate the blade.

The head cut is the Japanese standard for top grade, H&G product with maximum recovery. Collar is not damaged, pectoral fins are not removed, only a small amount of meat is exposed.

Improved fish control is provided with the top belt close to the collar.

The machine structure is heavy stainless steel, and all the mechanisms are stainless, bronze, and high tensile plastic. There are no aluminum components. 

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