duraflexCambridge Engineered Solutions(CES), a division of Cambridge International, has begun sales of DURAFLEX® EDGE, the next generation of open metal conveyor belting for dairy, meat, poultry and food manufacturers.

Recently certified by the USDA Dairy Equipment Review as an approved metal conveyor belt by the USDA Dairy Grading Branch, DURAFLEX® EDGE’s revolutionary clinched edge design has proven through rigorous testing to eliminate any potential for product contamination by preventing metal pieces from breaking off the belt’s edge. Applications are pending for testing and certification under the USDA Mechanical Belt Conveyors Used in Meat and Poultry Processing category.

According to head engineer and project designer Skip Messick, “When tested against a competitor’s flex style belt, DURAFLEX® EDGE lasted up to 39 times longer without distortion or breakage, making it perfect for a wide variety of food processing applications.”

DURAFLEX® EDGE is ideal for use in the meat and poultry processing industry, especially for breading and frying stages. The patent-pending ‘EDGE’ technology bends with a true hinge in both directions, eliminating friction and metal fatigue and ensuring proper tracking. DURAFLEX® EDGE is self-cleaning, pushing food product residue out as the belt turns on the conveyor. As a result, production does not stop for product contamination or cleaning of the belt.

“We worked closely with our customers to improve upon the popular DURAFLEX® belt,” said Nicole Evans, Brand Manager, adding “this new technology eliminates production problems by increasing belt life, decreasing downtime and improving manufacturing operations.”

DURAFLEX® EDGE leverages the beneficial characteristics of its predecessor, including an easy 30-second splicing time to reduce maintenance, and increases carrying capacity with tighter transfer capability. It is the most open metal belt available that does not compromise belt strength and handles heavier loads than typical light?duty conveyor belts.

“Cambridge has been a world leader in the metal wire industry for over 100 years because we are constantly working to improve products and processes for our customers,” said Tracy Tyler, CEO.  “DURAFLEX® EDGE demonstrates our team’s commitment to engineering solutions that not only ‘solve problems,’ but help our customers take their operations to the next level.”

For more information on patent?pending DURAFLEX® EDGE metal conveyor belting, call 1-877-649-7492 or visit http://cambridge-es.com/products/belting/duraflex-edge.

About Cambridge Engineered Solutions

 Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES), a division of Cambridge International, is the world’s largest metal conveyor belt manufacturer and a global leader in filtration screens.  CES is built upon the foundation of understanding belts, conveyor systems, and the processes that use them. For more than a century, Cambridge has developed dynamic solutions, revolutionizing industry automation and plant operations. With more than 15 exclusive product lines and over 50 patents, our team of dedicated engineers and experts continually devise new methods to make lines run smoother, faster, and handle more product weight. For more information: www.cambridge-es.com