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For more information about Nercon conveyor systems, please visit www.nerconconveyors.com or watch the video above.

 

 

Nercon Continues Commitment to Providing Customer Value

The foundation of Nercon's business model is providing our customers with value in the increasingly competitive manufacturing arena. Our vision statement of “Be the leader in customer value, best price for needed function,” is more of a reality than ever before with the recent strides we have taken in our processes- from system concept through customer install. We recognize that our customer’s time and resources are at a premium more than ever before and being able to provide our product and services successfully to meet these growing demands is a must. By streamlining many of our processes and giving our customer choices they are able to look at what they want and what they need and evaluate that against the different cost and lead time associated with each of their choices.

Preferred Equipment Line

Our preferred line is our latest company initiative to provide value and flexibility to our customers. By combing the use of standardized equipment and designs we are able to save customers money and time wherever possible. The preferred line is increasing in variety Mat style LBPchain RGBand offerings, as we are able to build off of customer feedback and look at the trends we see in systems purchased. Currently we offer “Nercon Preferred” in tabletop, mat-style, and belt varieties of conveyor. Current tabletop preferred lines exist in 3.25, 4.5, 7.5, and 12 inch wide chain with open frame design and include a variety of length increments, frame depths, copes, and either an end drive or center drive. The mat-style preferred line is similar in variety but can be found in different chain widths of 6, 12, 18, and 24-inch and is an open top design. Recently, we have also rolled out our preferred belt line that is offered in 4, 8, 12, 18, and 24-inch wide varieties in order to efficiently and effectively provide value to our growing belt conveyor customer base. By capitalizing on proven design and standardized components, using any of the components on our preferred lines will help our customers limit the use of their valuable resources and hit project installs in a timely manner.

Value Proposal

The value proposal is a concept that our sales and applications engineering department have implemented based on leveraging our preferred equipment lines to provide a well-functioning, cost savings solution to the customer whenever possible and acceptable. By evaluating the needs of your application, our sales and applications department will craft a quote that utilizes as many preferred components as possible. We are able to adhere to your product handling and environmental constraints, and offer a price for a solution that we stand behind; one that ensures the shortest delivery time and highest cost savings. In addition to the value quote, the customer will have the visibility and flexibility of customizing their system with certain "non-preferred" components that they must have. Any special customer requests will be line itemed out below the value quote price and the additional cost of these special components, and a total system cost will be shown at the bottom of the proposal. This gives the customer the best of both worlds, in a sense; they are able to decide what components are truly justified and custom craft their quote in a way that meets their functionality demands as well as their budget demands.

 Single Source Manufacturing

None of this would be possible without one of the premier manufacturing facilities in our industry. With a combined manufacturing capacity of over 250,000 square feet we are able to manufacture our systems from fabrication through FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) all under one roof. From the moment a project is released into manufacturing, the CNC equipment is integrated with the assPainting 1 resized 600ociated CAD, eliminating mistakes and creating ideal parts that are easily repeatable. As an Allen Bradley build partner and UL approved panel shop, our customers can leverage our controls capabilities instead of having to contract out to yet another vendor. In addition to creating all components in house, we are able to assemble mechanical components, wire up control panels and debug, and simulate the line in order to eliminate as much field install time as possible. Our detailed engineering is also housed at this facility giving our systems the unique quality of being looked at on a daily basis by eyes from different disciplines within the manufacturing process. The basis of all of these things is that we are consistently listening to our customers and keeping at the front end of manufacturing trends in order to continually improve our product and increase the value we are able to provide to our customer’s production lines. As recently as 2014 we made a significant investment to provide a full service powder coat paint line in house, eliminating the cost and time associated with applications that do not require stainless steel construction.

To learn more about Nercon’s product offerings or if you have an application that needs to be analyzed, please visit our website at www.nerconconveyors.com


Connecting in the Food Industry

There is strength in numbers - no question, and joining an industry association is a great way to tap into the skills and knowledge advantages that larger groups may hold. When you dedicate your time and efforts to an association, it’s good for your industry. When members come together, a stronger voice is created to innovate and bring valuable results. FoodRecently, Nercon's Scott Dehne joined the Southeastern Food Processors Association in an effort to expand Nercon's knowledge in the food industry and bring our customers innovative solutions.

A high degree of knowledge is crucial to the success of new conveyor lines and equipment in a manufacturing environment where food handling and packaging experience is important. When designing a conveyor system for this type of environment, Nercon understands these requirements.

Visit www.nerconconveyors.com to learn more about how Nercon is advancing conveyor solutions in the food industry.


 


When you dedicate your time and efforts to an association, it’s not only good for your business but also good for your industry. When members come together, a stronger voice is created to innovate and bring valuable results. Whether it’s improved businesses or new legislation, positive change from lending your voice will help improve your industry. - See more at: http://farwestcapital.com/blog/5-reasons-to-join-an-association/#sthash.XFIyV71G.dpuf
When you dedicate your time and efforts to an association, it’s not only good for your business but also good for your industry. When members come together, a stronger voice is created to innovate and bring valuable results. Whether it’s improved businesses or new legislation, positive change from lending your voice will help improve your industry. - See more at: http://farwestcapital.com/blog/5-reasons-to-join-an-association/#sthash.XFIyV71G.dpuf

 

Design Enhancements Improve Nercon’s Flex Lift™ Vertical Conveyor

Flex Lift Simplicity has been a key feature in the success of Nercon’s Flex Lift™ Vertical Conveyor for food, beverage, household, and light industrial packaging applications. The simple design of this robust conveyor enables it to easily fit into operations. Open construction allows for easy maintenance through quick and simple access to all components.

Nercon’s Flex Lift Vertical Conveyor is perfect for use in high-speed applications where floor space is limited. Recent design enhancements and modifications have added even more features and benefits.

To prolong the life of the Flex Lift, Nercon has made these enhancements:

            • Improved design that allows deck to move, creating
               less stress on deck

            • Redesigned spindle bearing for a stronger unit

            • Newly redesigned carry chain pulley for longer life

 

To increase the versatility of the Flex Lift, Nercon has made the following modifications:

            • Enhanced modular design that enables changes to unit in the event of new line configurations

            • Added adjustable supports for field elevation changes

To improve operational and maintenance issues, Nercon has made these improvements:

            • Added a shaft mount motor and reducer for less maintenance to drive system

            • Integrated overload sensors into drive system for less maintenance

            • Installed take-up sensors for maintenance alert

 

Nercon is constantly re-evaluating designs and making modifications to conveying systems in order to improve. For more information on their Flex Lift or any other systems, please visit www.nerconconveyors.com/Flex-Lift

Nercon Supports the Future of Manufacturing

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Nercon recently visited Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, Wisconsin to give a donation of equipment, Conveyor Changeover Efficiency Loop, for the college’s Manufacturing Technology Center for Electro-Mechanical student training.

Nercon, a leader in conveyor systems and component equipment manufacturer, is providing the Changeover Efficiency Loop with state of the art adjustable guide rail assemblies, from manual to fully automated control solutions. The quick changeover conveyor loop will help students learn about multiple stock-keeping unit strategies for increasing production efficiencies. This partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will provide students with hands-on exposure and learning opportunities in both electronic and mechanical fields.

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The Neenah, Wis.-based company, having surpassed the 35-year benchmark, is well-known for engineering and manufacturing conveyor systems. Serving food and consumer goods manufacturing industries, Nercon’s expertise is in solving manufacturing business objectives from maximizing production capacity to reducing production line down time.

Visit www.nerconconveyors.com to learn even more about how Nercon is advancing the future of manufacturing.

Outstanding Manufacturing Employee Award

The NEW Manufacturing Alliance is a group of manufacturers working together with educational institutions, workforce boards, chambers and state organizations to promote manufacturing throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Each year members of NEWMA nominate outstanding manufacturing employees who strengthen their company's workforce for a prestigious All Star Award.

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CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Lambrecht, the Shop Order/Inventory Coordinator for Nercon and a 2015 All Star Award Recipient.

Click here to watch a video and learn more about Megan and her impact on Nercon.

 

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Cutting-Edge Conveyor Changeover Component

Nercon’s new patent-pending Rapid-Rail™ will be introduced at the Pack Expo Show in November – Booth #N5345. Engineered to simplify changeovers on the packaging line, Rapid-Rail offers:

  • Single point hand adjustment to guide rails
  • Ease-of-use
  • Accomodates multipe package sizes
  • Time saving on long distance conveyor lines

Now several points along the conveyor, over a long distance, can be controlled from one location on the line.

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The value to packaging customers is multi-fold. Time savings with Nercon’s Rapid-Rail is HUGE! On a long carton conveyor line with numerous guard rail brackets, it could take several hours for rail adjustments to changeover to different size cartons. With Rapid-Rail, all adjustments are made from only a few locations and affect all points along the line. Change from 32 oz. bottles to 16 oz. bottles in a minute with Rapid-Rail. The equipment works equally well with any type of grocery packaged product.


Nercon employs a simplified, more economical design on Rapid-Rail that limits the number of moving parts. With a repeatable system, it’s easy to fine-tune the path as products go through the turn. The new design also enables operators to add a motor and control any adjustments right from a conventional control system.


Video: NEW Nercon Company Profile


 

 

Introducing Nercon's newest company profile video. Watch and listen to how Nercon came to be, who we serve and how we help our customers. Watch video footage of our state-of-the-art fabrication and manufacturing facilities, as well as listen to what our management team has to say about Nercon!

For more information about Nercon, please visit our website. Also, please download our guide on "7 Ways to Keep your Conveyor Running Properly".

8 Conveyor Systems That Help your Personal Care Conveying Needs

Conveyors are the last thing you want to worry about on your production line. All you care about is keeping your product damage free. Our conveyor systems are specifically designed and manufactured to help improve operations equipment efficiencies in the health, beauty and personal care industries.

Nercon has engineered multiple types of conveying equipment to handle your health and beauty packaging needs. The most popular systems include:

  • Pressure-less combiners
  • Re-flow and bi-flow accumulation tables
  • Vertical and serpentine accumulators
  • Alpine conveyor systems
  • Gripper elevators
  • Product reorientation
  • Packing stations
  • Merging and diverting systems

Nercon Personal Care Conveyors

Learn more about how Nercon can help you with your health, beauty and personal care product conveying needs by visiting our personal care website. 

For more information, please visit our website.

 

The Must-See Ultimate Guide to Conveyor Knowledge


There are guides for every kind of conveyor industry out there. But, can you get all of that information in one place? At Nercon, we want to make it easy for you to find what you need--a place where you can obtain the information you need quickly.

With the use of Slidecasts, we have conveniently arranged conveyor industry information by different topics and discussions. Whether your focus is on the Baking Industry, running a sustainable manufacturing system or you just want more information regarding which chain is best, you can find it here.

With 21 different slidecasts to choose from, finding what you need is easy. Let us help you with these short presentations on information regarding:

  • Sustainability Practices
  • Changeover Tips
  • Sanitation
  • Chain Applications
  • Increasing Line Efficiencies
  • Combining Methods
  • More!

The featured slidecast above describes 7 conveyor and equipment trends!

Please find all of our 21 slidecasts for Nercon here:

Ultimate Guide Site:View Slidecasts

The slidecast link is also featured in our Nercon Media Center, under "webinars", so you can return at any time!

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