Distribution

distribution conveyor

Retail Distribution and Order Fulfillment Centers are a core part of Alfacon Solutions’ business focus. Fast moving inventory, SKU management, and a wide array of products create complex material handling challenges for distribution centers.

Alfacon Solutions prides itself on developing DC solutions from the ground up based on our years of experience in solving problems like these. Our history of turn-key solution design for distribution centers allows us to combine the latest technologies and design innovation and apply them to our customers’ requirements.

Higher accuracy, faster order fulfillment processing, and SKU proliferation are all integral parts of the engineered systems we provide for distribution markets. Alfacon is known for delivering solutions for the following areas:

  • Apparel, Jewelry, and Shoes
  • Food and beverage
  • Books and media
  • Tires
  • Automotive
  • Grocery
  • Electronics
  • General Consumer Goods

Carton Sortation

In distribution environments, sortation systems are designed to meet the growing demand for smaller order sizes and shipping accuracy while improving efficiency in distribution centers.

Sortation is an ideal solution for separating products from upstream conveyor systems into shipping lanes or other packaging areas. Several sortation devices are available to suit both low and high-speed requirements, for an extensive variety of product types.

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Pushers

A 90° sort method for mixed carton sizes, rates as high as 40 cartons per minute, sorts weights up to 75 lbs.
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Diverter Arms

A 45° sort method for mixed carton sizes, rates as high as 60 cartons per minute, sorts weights up to 75 lbs, can be controlled electronically or used manually.
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Motorized Drive Roller Sorters (MDR)

A low voltage (24VDC) option sorter that pops up and diverts cartons at 30° or 90°. Low impact sortation, ideal for a broad range of carton sizes and weights up to 75 lbs, rates up to 100 cartons per minute off of conventional live roller MDR Conveyor.
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4

Multi Belt Sorter

Ideal sort solution for shipping and receiving operations with higher volume requirements. Rates of 100 cartons per minute at speeds of up to 400 FPM. Versatile designs allow for both 30°, and 90° divert layouts.
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5

Sliding Shoe Sorter

High-speed carton sortation is typical to shipping operations for mixed cartons. Sort rates 200 + cartons per minute, at speeds of up to 600 FPM. Both Pneumatic and Magnetic divert switch options are available.
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