Conveyor Considerations

10 Weeks Until MODEX 2018

During MODEX 2018 in Atlanta, April 9 – 12, there are many conveyor manufacturers exhibiting. What is a MODEX attendee, serious about finalizing a conveyor purchase decision, to do at the show?

There are some guidelines to consider, particularly as the role of automation solutions is changing and rapidly impacting material handling challenges. Alfacon Solutions is not merely a conveyor manufacturer, but rather an automation solutions provider, working closely with customers to design and implement solutions that will optimize the efficiency and productivity of an operation.

An experienced sales and engineering team will design a unique solution or work with pre-existing specifications. Solutions are designed to utilize industry-leading technologies and best practices.

While there are less expensive conveyors, some of the criteria for MODEX attendees to consider when selecting a conveyor solutions provider include:

  • extensive industry knowledge
  • innovation and creativity
  • value and integrity
  • customer satisfaction a priority
  • recognition in the industry as top performing solutions provider

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Design and Engineering

Thoroughly understanding customers’ operations are paramount when devising a material handling solution that is a lean manufacturing, best-practice solution. Engineers work closely to gather the necessary information for a comprehensive data analysis and layout development. This information is used to provide custom designed solutions to include equipment, mechanical installation, electrical wiring, controls system design software and hardware, compressed air piping, testing, and training.

Whether your business is manufacturing, distribution, or simply storage, Alfacon Solutions uses decades of experienced professionals as a competitive advantage and value proposition. It is imperative to maximize efficiency.

Performing Conveyor Maintenance

Performing conveyor maintenance is overlooked frequently when making a conveyor purchasing decision; performing regular maintenance on equipment is the most efficient and cost-effective way to minimize costly facility downtime. Preventative maintenance programs must be part of the conversation at MODEX.

Alfacon Solutions ensures that technicians complement in-house maintenance departments, while also offering 24/7 service with an in-depth knowledge and experience in a wide variety of conveyor types. Technicians are well-trained in troubleshooting and as the manufacturer and maintain extensive parts inventory.

Alfacon Solutions ( will be exhibiting at MODEX 2018 April 9-12, 2018 in Atlanta, GA at booth #B637 and presenting an educational seminar called Adaptive Conveying on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM in Theater I. The presentation will provide attendees an overview of a configurable conveying solution and how to integrate conveying solutions into automated vehicles.

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John Murdoch
John Murdoch is CEO of Alfacon Solutions Ltd., based in Canada. Murdoch is a thought-leader in both the manufacturing and materials handling sectors. Leveraging more than a quarter century of experience, Murdoch brings a unique perspective to engineered material handling solutions and the role of automation. Murdoch can be reached at