New Filtration Leaves From Cambridge Engineered Solutions Reduce Costs and Downtime for Brewers, Vintners and Beverage Makers

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Worn and torn leaves replaced with new products matched to original OEM specifications

Filtration leaf being rescreened in precision-fit frame at Cambridge Engineered Solutions plant in Cambridge, Maryland

'If you send us the original leaf, we're able to quickly rescreen or manufacture a new product with quality filter cloth that is properly tensioned and precision-fit in frames or plates.' -- Lee Newcomb, Cambridge Engineered Solutions filtration engineer

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has launched a new manufacturing initiative to fabricate stainless steel filtration leaves for portable pressure filters commonly used by craft breweries, wineries and artisan juice and vinegar makers to separate mash and sediment.

A global leader in filtration screen products, Cambridge is capable of providing new and rescreened leaves to match original OEM products for beverage production, including those used in Italian-made Velo, Spadoni and Della Toffola pressure filters.

“We’ve made large industrial filter screens for more than 75 years, but recently, we’ve seen a rise in special order requests for smaller leaves, mostly coming from the beer and wine industry,” said Eva Winther, filtration market specialist for Cambridge Engineered Solutions. “As craft breweries and wineries grow and increase production, their processes are slowed when filtration leaves wear and tear. Previously, they’ve turned to the overseas OEMs for costly solutions and orders that take months to fulfill.”

The number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 15 percent last year to 4,269, according to a March report from the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade group dedicated to small and independent American brewers (99 percent of all U.S. breweries).

American craft brewers produced 24.5 million barrels in 2015, a 13 percent increase in volume, according to the association.

California -- which produces 90 percent of U.S. wine -- now has 4,400 bonded wineries, a 93 percent increase since 2005, according to The Wine Institute. Overall wine sales volume in California has increased 21 percent during the same period.

The boom in beer and wine production has spurred Cambridge to dedicate a manufacturing team that focuses on new or replacement filtration products.

“If you send us the original leaf, we’re able to quickly rescreen or manufacture a new product with quality filter cloth that is properly tensioned and precision fit in frames or plates,” said Lee Newcomb, filtration engineer for Cambridge Engineered Solutions. “We can even match nozzles and other coupling components.”

Cambridge filtration leaves are fabricated with either T304 or T316 stainless. All mesh ranges and cross section bottom plate designs are available.

For more information on Cambridge filtration product capabilities, visit

About Cambridge Engineered Solutions
A division of Cambridge International, 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

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