Keep It Moving

You're Invited to PACK EXPO International

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 09:38 AM


You're Invited to PACK EXPO International
November 6-9, 2016 compliments of:


As our VIP, we're offering you complimentary Exhibit Hall registration!

Be sure to visit us at booth N-5336 during the show.

Since 1976, Nercon has manufactured unparalleled conveyor systems and equipment for consumer packaged goods. Our newest product development is our advanced sanitary mat-style and blue belt conveyor improvements. Stop by the Nercon booth, N5336, for a hands-on demonstration. Being noted as an industry leader in sanitary and overall conveyor execution, we design, fabricate and assemble sanitary mat-style and blue belt conveyor, which help the processor meet all food safety requirements and increase cleaning effectiveness and efficiencies. While Nercon is known for its sanitary engineering and manufacturing services, we also offer tabletop conveyors, multiple vertical lift options and accumulation solutions. Our conveyors and equipment can be found in the baking and snacks, meat handling, prepared foods, beverage, paper, and health and beauty industries. To learn more about Nercon, check out our comprehensive website,

You must use the registration link in this email to receive the discount.


*Registration Requirements: Offer valid for online pre-registration only; not valid on-site. Registration for PACK EXPO International also provides access to Pharma EXPO. Expires November 5, 2016. Comp code is intended for use by end-user and retailer registrants. Non-exhibiting suppliers and distributors are required to pay standard attendance fees. A non-exhibiting supplier is defined as a processing or packaging professional who does NOT purchase, specify or use any packaging or processing converting equipment, supplies or services as a normal part of their job. A distributor is defined as a professional who resells processing/packaging/converting equipment/supplies.

One More Way We Keep It Moving

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 03:52 PM

DSC01672.jpgThe drive to eliminate non-value-added processes has obvious benefits. Preventing a defect is more efficient than finding and fixing it. More reliable processes lead to less partially finished goods waiting for completion and reduced space requirements. As wasteful production is eliminated, the time to manufacture a product is reduced. The bottom-line is that customers receive a better product, at lower cost and in less time.

At its root, Lean Manufacturing is about remaining competitive in a rapidly changing market. In order for Nercon to stay on top as a conveyor leader, we must constantly find ways to make our products cost-competitive while maintaining high construction standards, and we are doing just that.

Our Oconto, WI production facility has been and will continue to become a Lean operation. We have rearranged and relocated production stations to better utilize our space and improve workflow. We are continually working to drive all purchased and manufactured parts to assembly carts which has greatly reduced wasted labor time, and we have eliminated wasted time working on stock parts that are not being used on current projects. All this enables us to build jobs without down time.

For Nercon, Lean Manufacturing is a business philosophy, which has proven to be successful. We believe that every Nercon customer is seeing the differences in every conveyor we produce and we know that our customers will benefit from Lean Manufacturing advantages, both in the time and dollars added back to their bottom-line.

To learn more about Nercon, visit our website at

Building for the Future of a Community

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 @ 02:14 PM

Oconto_High_Welding.jpegTogether with Wisconsin-based Oconto High School, Nercon has been working to assure that Oconto students are positioned for success. In addition to offering field trips, donating metal for student projects, and cutting steel coupons for student practice in welding and fabrication, Nercon has also donated parts to Oconto High School to be used for new welding booths and demo stations.

Travis Falkowski, Oconto Unified School District Technology Education Teacher and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, has been working with Nercon. Falkowski said, “Nercon has been great to work with and they have gone out of their way to work with us and help us maximize what we were able to do with the referendum money. We want to show our appreciation to Nercon for being a good business and giving back to the community.”

Most recently, some Technology Education students wanted to get embroidered Oconto Tech Ed coats and beanies. Falkowski pitched the idea to Nercon and, together, they decided that any student willing to invest 6 to 8 hours building two utility trailers would receive money to pay for the coats and beanies from the money raised by the sale of the trailers. Falkowski stated, “I wanted to show those students who could not afford a coat that they could earn one by working for it. At the same time, I did not want those students who had money to be able to go and just buy it. I made them work for it! The problem was, so many students wanted in, that two trailers – with school paying for the steel, axles, lights, lumber, paint and tires – would not buy enough coats. I asked Nercon and, without missing a beat, they stepped up and donated the steel. How nice to have Nercon for neighbors literally right down the street.”

Nercon has also participated in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, placing one student in a welding apprenticeship and another in electro-mechanical apprenticeship. The apprenticeships start shortly after school ends for the summer. Students have to put in 450 hours of field-related work and take a minimum of two program-related college level credits each year. The program is designed to fill the gap between high school and the real world of work.

Nercon: Re-flow accumulation tables

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 11:19 AM

DSC01242.jpgThe unique single filing concept of Nercon’s re-flow accumulation table ensures smooth jam-free combining of product, while the re-circulation design relieves back pressure in the combining area and aids in overall accumulation pressure relief. The re-flow accumulation table utilizes a small footprint, considering the large storage capabilities that it offers. The offset pressure relief designed into the single filing area will allow a single row of products to continue through the discharge. If more than a single row of products is present in the single filing area, they are crowded onto the return flow side of the table and recirculated to be accumulated or single filed for discharge.

To learn more visit our website.


Tags: Accumulation Solution

FREE GUIDE: Details to Consider When Purchasing a Conveyor

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

Purchasing a conveyor system is a well-thought out process. At Nercon, we want to give you the information that will allow you the make the best decision possible. This free guide brings to mind four details that should be considered before a final decision is made.

 The four details that will be discussed are: 

  • Operating/Manufacturing Environment
  • Product Variety
  • Sanitation Requirements
  • Production Line Layout Configuration

Each of the four topics asks pertinent questions that will reflect the outcome of the system. Your answers will allow you to choose the best conveyor parts and materials for your product handling needs.

Free Guide: Click to Download Now

Nercon Changing Motors on Conveyor Systems

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 10:39 AM

In an effort to continue our high standard for quality, Nercon is making a change with the motors and reducers used on our conveyor systems. Both the Marathon MicroMax™ motor and GR Series - IRONMAN Reducer are designed with industry leading premium features as standard, keeping with Nercon’s commitment to maximum value without compromising quality.
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Marathon MicroMax™ IRONMAN Reducer


To learn more about these 2 new additions to the standard equipment on Nercon's conveyor systems, please download the new product announcement and contact one of our sales team members to hear further how this change positively impacts the quality of Nercon's conveyors.


Tags: Conveyor, Nercon, New Product, Motors

Nercon Participates at Engineering Open House

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Mon, Feb 29, 2016 @ 08:35 AM

NerEngineeringOpenHouse.jpgcon participated in an Engineering Open House at NWTC, Green Bay, WI, on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The focus of this event was engaging students, middle through high school, and individuals looking for a second career, in the industry of engineering.

Nercon, a leader in conveyor systems and component equipment manufacturer, showcased a Changeover Efficiency Loop with state of the art adjustable guide rail assemblies, from manual to fully automated control solutions. The quick changeover conveyor loop gave attendees a look at both the electrical and mechanical engineering applications designed at Nercon.

One of Nercon’s team members, Sondra LaCoy, was on-hand to talk about all of the great engineering career opportunities within Nercon. Our engineers are well versed in taking ideas and requirements and turning them into well designed complete conveyor systems. To learn even more visit our website, and go to the careers page.

Nercon Transport Delivers Safely & Efficiently

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 09:58 AM

Nercon is a manufacturer of conveyor systems for the food, beverage, health & beauty industries. In addition to tabletop conveyors, belt conveyors, mat-style conveyors and conveyor systems, Nercon also offers logistical control of delivery through Nercon Transport, Inc. (NTI). By partnering with a local premiumNercon Transportation trucking company, Nercon can safely and efficiently transport conveyor systems and components directly to facilities without the risk sometimes involved with third-party freight companies.

Using only air-ride equipped trucks, NTI minimizes any potential for in-transit damage to conveyor systems or components. All truckload shipments are delivered from Nercon directly to customers with no transfers or third-party involvement. This minimizes lost shipments. Delivering what you want, when you want it and then tracking direct shipments is as simple as a phone call to Nercon. Freight costs are quoted up-front, providing no surprises. In addition, freight can be invoiced under the same P.O. used for the Nercon conveyor purchase, reducing administrative work.

To learn more about Nercon transportation and our product offerings, please visit our website at

What are the differences in conveyor frame designs?

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 11:30 AM


The standard for an open top design on tabletop style conveyors feature inverted “ L “ side frames that provide chain and guide rail bracket support, shown on the left photo. Open-top frames are used in most product handling environments.

The closed top cross section shown in the center is intended for use in cleaning where the raised wear-strip blocks spilled product from becoming trapped inside the frame. A quick hose flush will normally remove spilled product. The closed top frame is utilized in most construction levels EXCEPT for the highest sanitary levels that utilize open concept frame like the tubular frame in the upper right.

The tubular frame design is used in the extreme sanitary conveyor construction levels. Formed tube frames are found in process rooms for handling raw food. This is the most costly option because there is extensive labor involved with welding, grinding and polishing.

For more information, visit our archived webinar “Leveraging Sanitary Conveyor Construction Levels.”

Sanitary Webinar

Tags: Sanitary, sanitary conveyor, conveyor systems

Comparing Belt Conveyors

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Nercon has designed continuous belt conveyor systems for a wide range of applications, from light duty contact lens containers to heavy-duty industrial bulk handling. Belt conveyors can also be designed to meet clean room, FDA and USDA requirements.

Available in mild or stainless steel construction, belt conveyors can utilize many types of belting including smooth, rough or cleated. Highlighted in the video, are several design styles that are selected depending on the application:

  • Belt on Roller Design
  • Cleated Belt Conveyor
  • Scoop Incline Belt Conveyor
  • Roller Trough Conveyor Design
  • Retractable Noser
  • M – Trough Design
  • 90 Degree Transfer Belt
  • V – Guide Belt System

Applications for belt conveyors include transporting, inspecting, elevating, lowering, cooling, rinsing, freezing, accumulating, sorting, diverting, assembling, sealing and inverting.

Visit for more videos and information on all types of conveyor systems!


Tags: sanitary conveyor, conveyor systems, Belt Conveyor

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