Cambridge, MD, February 1, 2017 -- Cambridge Engineered Solutions, the world’s largest manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, presented its annual POEM award to JBT CAT, a division of JBT Corporation, at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) on January 31 in Atlanta. Recognizing outstanding collaborations in research and development of equipment systems, the POEM award – Partnerships in Original Equipment Manufacturing – was presented to CAT for their role creating CamEDGE MORE, a new edge-driven stainless steel spiral system conveyor belt for poultry industry processors.
Director of Business Crystal Willey presented the award to CAT President Barton Langley and Refrigeration/Freezing Products Manager Darin Chancellor on behalf of Cambridge CEO Tracy Tyler. The presentation was made during an afternoon reception for OEMs in front of a working conveyor outfitted with CamEDGE MORE.
“Under Barton Langley’s leadership, CAT has established a well deserved reputation for innovation and problem solving in the equipment manufacturing industry,” said Tyler. “Since founding the company 20 years ago, he has fostered technological advances in food processing by coupling calculated risks with proven expertise.”
In presenting the award, Willey explained how the two companies worked together to support a large poultry processor seeking enhanced product safety. CamEDGE MORE was developed originally in response to a request by CAT and installed at a poultry processor in Arkansas.
“One of our largest and most valued customers approached us to identify a replacement for their plastic conveyor belts,” said Langley. “Recognizing Cambridge’s expertise with food safety processing solutions, I invited their engineers to work with us and the result was the unique mesh overlay that enhances food safety, quality and throughput.”
Cambridge has since manufactured and installed a mile of the metal conveyor belt – more than 5,000 linear feet – for CAT systems customized for poultry processing plants. The company unveiled CamEDGE MORE to the broad market at IPPE with JBT CAT.
Offering an added dimension to its popular CamEDGE conveyor belt, MORE refers to the interior mesh overlay that accommodates smaller foods and soft poultry and meat parts placed directly on the belt for cooling and freezing processes as they travel through the spiral.
CAT also showcased both CamEDGE and CamEDGE MORE at IPPE on two spiral conveyors. “Being diverse and listening to what our customers want and need has always been our goal at CAT,” Langley added. “We felt it was a good fit for our team and the right time to supply a more efficient spiral freezer to the industry.”
For information on Cambridge’s conveyor belts and capabilities for the poultry market or equipment manufacturers, visit www.Cambridge-ES.com or call 800-638-9560.
About Cambridge Engineered Solutions
Cambridge Engineered Solutions is the world's largest metal conveyor belt manufacturer and a global leader in filtration screens. 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 information visit www.cambridge-es.com
About JBT CAT
Based in Russellville Arkansas, CAT was founded in 1997 to develop chilling systems and auxiliary equipment for the poultry industry, CAT grew to be the world’s leading supplier of chilling systems, injections systems, whole muscle pumps and plant monitoring and weighing systems.