Experience matters in frozen food handling conveyor lines. A high degree of cold room engineering knowledge is important to the success of new and existing conveyor lines and equipment because of the special criteria required for 32° F to -40° F manufacturing environment conditions.
In our frozen food handling brochure, read about bulk food handling systems, container handling conveyors and case and pallet handling systems expertise in cold room applications.
Nercon’s systems designed for this harsh environment are engineered for reduced maintenance, increased production line throughput as well as for equipment sanitation compliance.
Visit our web page for videos and white papers on our Frozen Food Industry experience. Find our brochure on “Frozen Food Handling with Cold Room Applications” below.
Want to find out about what other industries Nercon is familiar with? Visit our Industries webpage
for more videos and conveyor information.
The Pressureless Combiner uses multiple belts and carefully calculated chain speeds in order to single file products or containers. There is no back-pressure using this combining method which prevents scratching, denting, and breakage of the label and the container.
Another advantage of pressureless combining is that very little rail adjustment is needed with product changeover. In fact, the Pressureless Combiner can be used to handle a variety of products ranging from plastic industrial containers, as well as non-round or hard-to-handle containers. Guide rail systems are designed to customer specifications and conveying product requirements.
Nercon's conveyor specialists can utilize a full range of table-top and high performance plastic mat-style carrying chains best suited for the application.
Watch and learn more on our Pressurless Combiner webpage.
The Gripper Elevator has the advantage of securely elevating or lowering product using very little floor space (2'- 4" x 9' is required.)
Side grippers firmly but gently grasp the products traveling in line with continuous transport through the elevation change and a seamless discharge onto the take-away conveyor.
The products transported on Nercon's Gripper Elevator have ranged from:
- plastic containers
- bundles of tissue
"C" Gripper Reorients Products
"S" Gripper Elavates Products Using Minimum Floor Space.
Standard speeds of up to 150 feet per minute can be expected on Nercon's Gripper Elevators, with faster speeds available using optional turn discs.
The Gripper Elevator adjusts from 0" - 8" with the turn of a single hand wheel. Optional widths are also available.
An environment that does not have significant product or manufacturing related effects during production is considered a general application environment. In these applications, Nercon offers standard chain choices that provide cost effective purchases. In other applications, the chain selection may be much more involved depending on the product(s). Belting material and construction will define the performance advantages that are offered. The following are chain material types commonly used in packaging handling conveyors and what their properties are.
- Polypropylene: A standard, relatively strong chain material for general applications. It is chemically resistant to many acids, bases, salts and alcohols. It may become somewhat brittle when used in cold temperatures.
- Polyethylene: Offers high impact strength and flexibility with resistance to fatigue. It is also chemically resistant to many acids, bases and hydrocarbons.
- Acetal: Is stronger than polypropylene and polyethylene with a good balance of mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. Acetal thermoplastics also have a low coefficient of friction.
- Nylon: Can be used in place of standard Acetal for impact intensive applications. Nylon, however, does absorb water and is more susceptible to damage than Acetal.
Check out our download “Key Principles in Evaluating Chains for Packaging Applications
,” if you would like to learn more about how to evaluate packaging types of conveyor chain.
Nercon has designed and engineered conveyor systems for food and consumer goods manufacturers in temperatures ranging from 210 degrees to 40 below zero F. In this blog post, here are some examples of high temperature product handling conveyors:
Steam Shrink Tunnel Conveyors: Nercon supplies the linear vacuum chain conveyor that utilizes feed screws to space apart containers for steam shrink tunnels, manufactured by PDC. PDC is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that makes shrink labeling equipment. The conveyors utilize special wear strip construction and wear strip mounting to allow for thermal expansion in the 210 degree steam tunnels.
Hot Sauce Filling Conveyors: Nercon has also engineered heat tunnel conveyors for hot sauce filling lines. In the video, the tunnels each had independent thermal controls varying from 120 degrees to 160 degrees F, and were used to pre-heat the glass before filling the jars with 200 degree F sauce. This equipment and heating process reduced breakage and waste typically caused from thermal shock. In the tunnels, conveyors were supplied with stainless steel chain and brass wear strips to withstand the hot temperatures.
Oven Infeed Conveyors: Nercon has also engineered oven infeed conveyors and baking pan handling lines, including the 12 ft. wide wire mesh conveyor shown in the video. A row of eight pans are fed into the 450 degree F oven utilizing an automatic sweep.
Visit our industries web page, to discover Nercon’s expertise in various industries from baking, to frozen food, to light industrial:
Nercon Eng. and Mfg., Inc can be found on different venues other than our main website www.nercon.com. Whether you want to view our videos, engage with us via social media, or connect with us professionally, you can do so with our YouTube channel, Twitter, and LinkedIn account.
Our YouTube channel plays host to 129 videos that showcase a multitude of our equipment and conveyors, as well as displays how Nercon has become a successful business with the use of our Core Value videos. Our Core Values are our business's behaviors and skills that we value in fellow employees and that we practice while conducting business. With the use of our YouTube channel, we can directly show you what our products do, how they work, and what they look like. Our videos also show the employee side of operations with the use of our:
Our second most successful social media tool is our LinkedIn page. Our LinkedIn page allows us to post our newest blogs in real time, as well as show case some of our products and equipment. Our LinkedIn page is also a great place to read articles pertaining to our company and connect with us professionally. Find out more on our page.
Nercon also makes use of Twitter by posting blogs via this channel in real time as well. Twitter is great for quick updates and powerful interactions. Follow us on Twitter for our blogs to come right to you! www.twitter.com/nerconconveyor.
Our followers and readers are important to us and we like to keep them updated with the newest technologies, innovations, and news stories. The use of social media allows us to quickly share information, videos, and pictures regarding our products and employees!
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Nercon took home a 2nd straight win in the Industry Division at this year’s Dragonboat Race and Festival on Saturday September 21, 2013. This was Nercon’s second year participating in the event, and the team name, “No Wake, No Glory” lived up to its title, placing them 1st out of six industry teams, and 7th out of 40 community teams! The team consisted of 21 Nercon employees and their family, and the team captain this year was Mark Baumhardt.
The Dragonboat festival is a yearly event that is hosted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the YMCA of Oshkosh, and takes place at the Leach Amphitheater along the Fox River. This yearly event takes place to benefit the community and create awareness for the appreciation of our local waterways! Each team consists of at least 16 paddlers and one drummer who paddle and ride on a 40-foot long canoe-style boat and race 250 meters down a stretch of the Fox River.
The festival is an all-day event that is hosted on the Leach Amphitheater grounds in Oshkosh, WI. The races are hosted along with live entertainment, concession stands, and activities for all ages. Despite the usual cold weather that accompanies the races, everyone comes together for a day of fun and camaraderie.
Great job to everyone who participated and cheered on Nercon’s dragonboat! It was another successful year!
For more information about employee events or our products, please visit our website!
On Saturday September 14, 2013, Nercon Eng. and Mfg., Inc. hosted its 2nd annual golf outing which resulted in 22 employees and spouses participating in the scramble event. The golf outing is a new annual event that employees look forward to in order to enjoy some friendly competition and time away from the office.
The teams competed for the best drive and the winners, Brian Henshaw, Kevin Brunmeier, and Jason Gazzana, were determined by sudden death “putt-off” and crowned as the 2013 champions!
Team work is a skill that Nercon employees engage in on and off the job, and the golf outing is a great place to do that. As you may know, golf is usually a very individualized sport, but when playing a scramble it involves relying on other team members to get your team ahead. Nercon uses these same team principles at work to maximize productivity on a daily basis.
Teamwork is just one of the six strong core values that Nercon holds true to in order to maintain and progress through an expanding business. To learn more about Nercon’s Core Values, click below:
Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc will make its 9th appearance at the Pack Expo, located in Las Vegas this year. The event will take place September 23-25, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, from 9:00a.m – 4:00p.m daily. Visit Nercon at booth number C3100.
Being the world’s largest packaging and processing event, we are there to showcase our conveyor handling solutions for you. With the capabilities to design production lines to fit your product, maximize line efficiencies, and manufacture your system faster than the competition, Nercon has what it takes to get your product from production to store shelves in the most direct and efficient way possible.
The booth will display full sized, completely functioning, conveyor systems that will allow you to see the different types of products and containers our systems can handle. Nercon associates will be on-site to answer your conveyor and package handling questions.
Systems that will be on display include:
- Accumulation Conveyors
- Changeover Efficiency
- Sanitary Conveyors
- Live Drum Spiral Conveyors
- Merging Conveyors
- Energy Efficiency
For more information about Pack Expo and this year's show, please visit their website: http://www.packexpo.com/
This past August, Steve Zehner, Regional Sales manager for Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, received the “Sales Person of the Year” award. We recognized Steve with this award for his sales volume achievements for the 2013 fiscal year. In addition to this award, he was also recognized for reaching his sales goal and new customer growth goal. This is Steve’s third time receiving this award.
Steve has been with the Nercon team since 2004 and continues to serve our customer’s needs.
Nercon would also like to recognize Jason Bathke, Jason Gazzana and Rex Vaughn for reaching their target goals. Jason Bathke serves customers in AR, AZ, CO, LA, NM, OK, TX, and UT, Jason Gazzana oversees customers in NY, PA, MD, DE, NJ, CT, and the New England States, and Rex Vaughn serves our customers in MI, OH, PA, NY, and Canada.
Way to go gentlemen!
To find the Regional Sales Manager for your region, visit our Sales Offices page.