Winning the Changeover Game
October 08, 2018
Winning the Changeover Game
To quote Vince Lombardi: “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while—you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit.”
And Nercon is in the habit of doing things right—every time.
Speed, agility and proper form—important in sports AND conveyor systems.
If you’re a football fan you know that speed can get you from one end of the field to the other ahead of the competition, but without agility (being able to think, move and make decisions on the fly) and proper form, you’re not going to finish ahead of the pack when challenges arise.
The same is true when it comes to conveyor systems, especially during changeovers—which can result in costly downtime.
What happens when you have to manually change the rails of your conveyor system to accommodate the assembly and packing of a different-sized product? Your competition is running on ahead. Worse yet, what if you need a separate conveyor system just to handle it? You can bet your competitors are finding ways to do it quicker and winning with speed.
Engineered for Adaptability and Reliability: Introducing Rapid-Rail®
When it comes to creating a solid game plan, Nercon’s team of engineers helps customers stay ahead of the competition by investing heavily in research and development (R&D). We spent years creating and perfecting ProCore®, an alternative to custom conveyor solutions, meaning we also took the time to evaluate and refine an adjustable solution for “one-size-fits-all-packages" conveyor systems.
Our engineers meticulously crafted and designed an adjustable guide rail that allows for single-point changeovers anywhere on the line, so you can always keep products rolling. The patented Rapid-Rail® guide rail adjustment system (built exclusively for Nercon conveyor systems) provides speedy line changeovers with consistent, accurate and repeatable alterations, so changing from one package to the next on your conveyor system is a breeze.
The ProCore® Conveyor System Solutions
Our exclusive ProCore® line features 13 different types of conveyor systems, from Activated Roller Belt™ (ARB™) conveyors to Re-Flow and Rotary Accumulation Tables to Rapid-Rail® and more. Each of these have been manufactured in-house at our facility in Wisconsin for fast delivery and installation onto your floor and tested for increased up-time performance—all at a fraction of the cost of a custom solution. All 13 ProCore® models are built with a standard base of equipment that allows for modifications for customer preferences, making it a hybrid between standard “one-size-fits-all” and a custom solution—truly the best of both worlds.
The Nercon Difference
Since 1976, Nercon has designed and manufactured conveyor systems to keep consumer packaged goods moving in ways that are faster, more reliable and more efficient. We are one of the only companies that performs in-house research and development (R&D). With little dependency on sub-contractors, we can produce conveyor equipment and components faster and better.
Want to see our other ProCore® conveyor solutions? Check them out here, or come see some in action at Booth S-1730 at the upcoming PACK Expo in Chicago on October 14-17, 2018. For a more personalized look at the ProCore® line, schedule a booth visit with Tom Luft before the Expo.