Rexnord Announces Reinforced Cambridge Metal Modular Conveyor Belt for the Food Industry to Support Heavier Loads

Suitable for impact loading and pasteurization processes

Milwaukee, September 1, 2017 – Rexnord has introduced a reinforced version of the Cambridge Metal Modular conveyor belt designed to carry even heavier product weights suitable for impact loading and pasteurization processes. Engineered with stainless steel, its sustainable characteristics increase hygiene and food safety while decreasing time, cost and energy necessary to meet today’s stringent sanitation protocols. 

The modular-style, detectable conveyor belt has a fastener-free, integrated flight design that practically eliminates food contamination issues. The new reinforced model is 2.5x stronger than the original Metal Modular.  Now made with .098 wire gauge and heavier re-bars, Metal Modular can support greater loads while still offering the same customization options during the manufacturing process.

“We’ve had a tremendous response to the initial Metal Modular rollout during the first half of the year and now customers are seeking to use it for broader food industry manufacturing applications,” said Barry Voshell, Director of Product Management for Cambridge, a Rexnord brand.  “As a result, our engineers have developed a reinforced product that expand its use beyond the meat and poultry industry to include use with baking and snacks, beverages, fruits and vegetables and even industrial building products and textiles.”

Customer applications for the belt now include raw and finished products, horizontal and inclined conveying, transfers, cooling, dewatering, washers, dryers, cookers up to 400 degrees, bagging, and pack-outs.

Metal Modular’s variable, patent-pending reinforced edge technology and design allows it to deliver several unique and proprietary benefits currently not available in plastic or metal belts.

During the manufacturing process, spacing can be varied across the belt’s width to make the mesh denser at points of distress and add strength and rigidity where needed. In addition, three connection points reinforce the stainless steel wires, preventing them from falling into product during processing.

Further customization capabilities using exclusive rail match technology allow Metal Modular to be fabricated so it can easily drop into a customer’s existing conveyor support beds and insert integrated flights in exact locations.

The belt is designed to withstand the harshest of environments and sanitation treatments.

Technical Specifications

·       Widths up to 144 inches (3,657.60 mm)

·       Speeds up to 100 fpm (.508 m/s)

·       Temperatures up to 400° F (204° c)

·       Sustainable, recyclable materials: T316SS, T304SS

For more information, visit www.cambridge-es.com.

About Rexnord

Within Rexnord, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components worldwide used within complex systems where our customers’ reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. We keep industry moving with products and services that enhance the reliability of equipment supporting key industries, including food, beverage & liquid, automotive, energy, and mining. Rexnord acquired Cambridge in 2016 and is now the world’s largest manufacturer of metal and plastic conveyor chains and belts. Our new digital productivity platform, DiRXN (pronounced “Direction”), based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with a leading portfolio of tools, products and services, connects our customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of their lifecycles