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Success with Sanitary Conveyor

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Tue, Nov 03, 2015 @ 08:28 AM

Sanitary Belt ConveyorA highlight, for Nercon, at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015 was our Sanitary Conveyor. The popular display showcased the stainless steel modular belt conveyor with removable wearstrips and return rollers available in both homogenous blue belt and sideflexing Mat-Style designs for diverse applications including inclines, declines and trough conveyors. Our Sanitary Conveyors are an excellent choice for handling raw food, bulk food, packaged food and pharmaceutical products. Competitively priced and constructed of washdown stainless steel, they feature a sanitary welded design that minimizes flat surfaces and eliminates bacteria-prone tubular components in favor of solid round components. Although modular by design, each conveyor is tailored to fit product handling, cleaning, sanitation and safety requirements.

Nercon offers multiple conveyor finishes to achieve the desired Roughness Average (RA) including No. 4 polish, 2B mill, bead blasting finish or mechanical polishing of direct food contact areas. By selecting the proper materials and finish, sanitation time and cleaning costs are greatly reduced. A new clean-out hole design allows sanitation access to the inside of the conveyor for washdown while still protecting operators.

Due to the modular design of the Sanitary Conveyor, Nercon can offer fast delivery and quick installation. With lower costs, industry-best lead times, reduced installation and start-up requirements, it’s easy to see why our Sanitary Conveyor was a hit at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015.

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

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Nercon Continues Commitment to Providing Customer Value

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

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

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Nercon Supports the Future of Manufacturing

Posted by Debbie Hoff on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

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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.

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Video: NEW Nercon Company Profile

Posted by Steve Anklam on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 12:16 PM



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".

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8 Conveyor Systems That Help your Personal Care Conveying Needs

Posted by Steve Anklam on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

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.


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The Must-See Ultimate Guide to Conveyor Knowledge

Posted by Steve Anklam on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

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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3 Must See Video Guides by Nercon Eng. & Mfg.

Posted by Steve Anklam on Mon, Mar 03, 2014 @ 12:44 PM


Recently, Nercon has published three video guides on our YouTube channel and website to help you along at any stage of purchasing or maintaining a conveyor system.  These three video guides were created to allow for a quicker and more interactive user experience.

The three videos are:

1)      5 Things Nercon Eng. & Mfg. Can Do For You

        This short video explains the five major services that Nercon can provide to you and your company. Nercon takes pride in being the best conveyor manufacturer and even better customer service providers. Whether your project is big or small, we can handle all of your conveying needs.  Download the PDF version here.

2)      7 Helpful Tips to Keeping Your Conveyor System Running Properly

        In this video, we explain 7 simple tips to keeping your existing conveyor running properly. Our tips are meant to help extend the life of your current system and keep it running at top efficiencies. Many of our tips include having extra parts on site in case of an unexpected downtime. Watch the video for brief explanations of each tip, and download the PDF version for a more in-depth look at the guide.  

3)      4 Details to Consider When Purchasing a Conveyor

        This third video was created to bring to mind four considerations that one should make when in the purchasing stage. The video discusses four main areas: Operating/Manufacturing Environment, Product Variety, Sanitation Requirements, and Line Configuration. These four topics will allow you to think about the types of materials that will best suit your product handling needs. Please download the guide for a comprehensive look at all four details.

Please visit our website for more videos and information.

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Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc. Announces New Product: Modular Vertical Lift

Posted by Steve Anklam on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 01:01 PM


Nercon Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. is excited to announce a new product addition to our conveyor and package handling equipment line. We are excited to announce that our vertical lift is now modular in design and can be easily adjusted for multiple product uses and  heights.

The vertical gripper lift/lowerator has modular features in three major areas. First is the ability to change the elevation of the in-feed and/or discharge in 6” increments, second is the choice of “C” or “S” configuration of the system, “C” for reorienting product and “S” for elevating or lowering  product.  The choice of the hand wheel location on either the left or right hand side of the system is our third modular feature, which allows for more placement options.

The modular gripper, also known as a vertical lift, is suitable for many different industries and can elevate or lower: glass bottles, cans, plastic containers, and pouches, bundles of tissue, cartons and small cases. The continuous movement and gentle handling of the product minimizes damage and backups.

The video above demonstrates the ability to grip round and non-round containers.

For more information, please visit nerconconveyors.com.

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Shop Floor Spotlight: Nercon’s Newest Servo Sweep

Posted by Steve Anklam on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

One of our most recent projects was a Servo Sweep system engineered to separate ice cream sandwiches of multiple sizes in order to achieve maximum cooling in the freezer. Servo Sweeps are typically used in conveying cartons, trays and small boxes applications, but can be engineered to sweep any product that can withstand the motion without being damaged. For this system, the sweep was designed to handle the relatively delicate product at a faster rate, yet be smooth and quiet.

As the video abovLocked Cage Gaurde demonstrates, alternate bars are discharged down the line. The challenge was to consistently create the spacing between bars and create the alternate pattern—which was accomplished by creating a stop block. Another challenge was to create a rapid sweeping motion to meet the required product rate of 180 sandwiches per minutes without damaging the bars. The use of the metal flights attached to the timing belt and dual-position product stops and infeed guides allowed for greater product and speed control in order to minimize damage and jams.


Multiple photo eyes were mounted to track the product and keep the timing of the sweep in line with the product. Also, a safety key attached to a movable guard cage was put in place to signal if the cage is in the down position.

Matt Smith, Field Service Supervisor for this project, spoke about the customer’s previous pneumatic systems that didn’t accomplish what they were looking for, “they weren’t happy with the performance of the pneumatics and wanted to go to a servo motor based system, which would be smoother, more consistent and more accurate.”

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With this new system in place, the customer’s product can be properly conveyed with an air gap and frozen.

For more frozen food conveyor solutions, please review our “Frozen Food Handling with Cold Room Applications” brochure.

  Frozen Food  Handling Brochure



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Nercon's Pressureless Combiners: For Your Single-Filing Needs

Posted by Steve Anklam on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

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.

Pressureless Combiner

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