Press Releases

Alfacon Solutions LDS Scissor Lift Tables Customizable for High or Low Dock Heights

The Alfacon Solutions’ Loading Dock (LDS) Scissor Lift Tables have been in service since 1977 and are the best in the industry. The LDS tables can be customized and engineered for high or low dock heights or ground loading and unloading. The LDS can be used for heavy industrial applications.

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Customizable Alfacon Solutions Scissor Lift Table Most Versatile in Industry

Alfacon Solutions’ Scissor Lift (SSL) tables are the most versatile and hardest working models produced. The SSL can be configured in a multitude of ways to handle the smallest jobs to the most demanding lifting and production work.

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John Murdoch Alfacon CEO attends MHI Annual Conference in this Week

John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions, is attending the 2017 MHI Annual Conference October 2-4, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL. The conference will focus on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics and the MHI 2017 Annual Industry Report

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Alfacon Solutions Helps Manufacturers and Warehouses Maximize Conveyor Space by Going Up

With Amazon and other big e-commerce operations gobbling up factories and warehouses space is difficult to come by. Whether a new manufacturing facility or an existing structure, ramping up production without the appropriate planning can lead to workplace congestion as people and machinery fight for space. One way to open up the plant floor is to move conveyor operations up and out of the way; creating layout and construction options that are not easily available with ground-level systems.

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Faster Conveyor Speeds Possible without Compromising Precise Product Placement

Although most conveying systems used for end-of-line packaging operations run at less than 300 feet-per-minute, faster conveyor speeds could sometimes be utilized on straight conveyor sections for high-volume throughput of lightweight, low-profile products. Alfacon Solutions provides specialty conveyor systems for packaging lines, capable of reaching faster speeds while maintaining product stability.

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Alfacon Solutions Video Demonstrates Extendable Conveyor for Shipping Door Operations

Alfacon Solutions released video demonstrating the Alfacon Extendable Conveyor. The extendable conveyor maximizes the efficiency of shipping door operations. Safe, easy to operate, and very compact, it minimizes operator and forklift travel at shipping doors. Adjustable to suit operator preferred heights, the Extendable is an asset to any distribution warehouse, cross-dock operation, courier terminal, or shipping facility. The Alfacon Extendable Gravity Conveyor is a simple and affordable solution designed to increase loading/unloading operations.

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Alfacon Solutions Joins Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association

Alfacon Solutions (www.alfaconsolutions.com) recently joined Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions shared, “MHEDA members represent the best in our industry; material handing companies that take the initiative and make the investments to be great at what they do. We are proud to be a MHEDA member.”

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Alfacon Solutions Truckloader Design Increases Warehouse Loading Efficiency

Alfacon Solutions has recently added a new series of products designed to increase the warehouse loading/unloading efficiency. The Truckloader Series is designed with ergonomics and productivity in mind to save user operation time and money. They are simple and affordable solutions designed to maximize the efficiency of shipping door operations.

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Alfacon Solutions Develops Retail and Order Fulfillment Solutions for Material Handling Industry

Retail Distribution and order fulfillment centers are a core part of Alfacon Solutions business. According to John Murdoch, CEO, “Fast moving inventory, SKU management, and a wide array of products create complex material handling challenges for distribution centers.

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John Murdoch CEO of Alfacon Solutions Sees Increase in Engineered to Order Conveyor Products

John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions recently shared how more and more conveyor products are unique, one-of-a-kind, engineered-to-order (ETO). Unlike most conveyor manufacturers who have pre-fabricated SKU and off-the shelf products, there is a recognition that manufacturers and distribution centers require special solutions.

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Alfacon Solutions ETO Solution Significantly Reduced Rejects for Electroplating Leader

Alfacon Solutions worked with Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (KEI) to modernize its chrome plating lines. John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions, recently explained they reduced overall touch points by 60 percent in a newly published article in Robotics and Automation News.

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Alfacon Solutions CEO John Murdoch Reports on the Essential Role of Engineer to Order Conveyors

CEO John Murdoch is proud of the company’s hands-on approach when analyzing clients’ challenges and developing solutions based on experience and innovation. Murdoch recently explained how conveyors are a core component of all material handling or automation systems in the new issue of Automation and Controls Today magazine.

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In-House Fabrication Saves Manufacturers Money According to Alfacon Solutions

Manufacturers across a wide variety of industry sectors are avoiding outsourcing of fabrication, saving money with solutions designed, manufactured, and managed by Alfacon Solutions. To complement the company’s line of standard material handling products, the Canadian company also manufactures auxiliary items in a full-service fabrication shop. According to John Murdoch, CEO, “In many cases, our clients require support structures and structural steel pieces to suit specific applications.”

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Value Stream Mapping for Material Handling Essential According to CEO of Alfacon Solutions

According to John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions, “Material flow is essentially mapping the journey that materials take from the time the material is received at the manufacturing site to the point when customers actually receive the finished product.

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ALFACON SOLUTIONS OFFERS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SERVICES WITH ETO CUSTOM CONVEYOR SOLUTIONS

Not all “off-the-shelf” conveyor solutions offer engineering and design services. At the leading North American ETO (engineered-to-order) conveyor firm, these services are a requirement.  According to John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions, “Our engineering department supports customers through the design process to ensure efficient solutions are the focus of all conveyor projects. By creating latest and most advanced computer technology for design and engineering, the challenges faced are addressed by industry experts who are prepared and well equipped to see through these projects.”

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Packaging Conveyors for Warehouse Operations Requires Engineer to Order Options Reports Alfacon Solutions

Transporting products on production lines involves routing items into boxes or other packaging, directing them to different palletizers or other machines. Whether a short distance or across entire production lines, managing the accumulation and transfer from one line to another and without damaging products often requires custom ETO (engineer-to-order) solutions.

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CEMA Reports Booked Orders for Conveyors Up 160 Percent Year Over Year

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its July 2017 booked orders increased 160.1 percent compared to July 2016 orders. July 2017 booked orders when compared to June 2017 booked orders were up 49.1 percent. July booked orders were up 70.4 percent for unit handling equipment when compared to June. CEMA’s July 2017 billed sales (shipments) increased by 17.8% when compared to July 2016 sales.

Alfacon Solutions is enjoying a very successful 2017 in great measure to the need for ETO (engineered-to-order) conveyors.

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Conveyor Production Logistics Solutions Lowers Total Cost of Ownership Reports Alfacon Solutions

Sophisticated conveyor systems are major elements in production logistics solutions, enhancing the total efficiency in production, testing and packaging lines. The requirements on the equipment are increasing over time, typically on additional processing, flexibility for new products, higher capacity and lower operating costs. Alfacon Solutions takes the performance of conveyors to new and higher levels offering lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), a lower noise levels and an innovative design for the future.

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For High Throughput Movement Conveyor Speed Matters According to Alfacon Solutions

Although most conveying systems used for end-of-line packaging operations run at less than 300 feet-per-minute, faster conveyor speeds could sometimes be utilized on straight conveyor sections for high-volume throughput of lightweight, low-profile products. Alfacon Solutions provides specialty conveyor systems for packaging lines, capable of reaching faster speeds while maintaining product stability. This allows manufacturers added versatility to packaging lines, should they require the added conveyor speed.

John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions shared, “We can now achieve the higher speeds, in part, because of improvements we have made in wear and friction engineering, particularly with its effect on plastics which is a critical component to longevity in conveyor operation.

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Alfacon Solutions Takes Leadership Role in ETO Conveyor Manufacturing

In order to meet the needs and demands of customers, manufacturers provide highly customized products; Alfacon Solutions is the leader in these ETO (engineered-to-order) conveyors.

Automation in every industrial segment has become an integral part of industrial operations.

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ETO Conveyor Leader Alfacon Solutions Exhibits at MODEX

Alfacon Solutions, the leaders in Engineered-to-Order Conveyor solutions, will be exhibiting at MODEX 2016 April 9-14, 2018 at booth #B655. John Murdoch, Alfacon Solutions CEO, noted, “This is an incredibly exciting time for the conveyor and materials handling industry. MODEX provides an opportunity to showcase the technologies that make Alfacon a leading provider in the material handling industry. With the combination of our educational session, and our exhibit, we anticipate a very successful show.”

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Alfacon Solutions Provides Friction Free Zoned Accumulation For MDR Conveyors

Many MDR (Motor Driven Roller) conveyor users in the postal industry often must deal with damage and wear on 24VDC motorized drive rollers. The primary reason for these issues is resistance caused by the drive rollers when manually sorting product off a line. This friction can cause damage and eventual failure to the electrical components.

Alfacon Solutions took this challenge on and designed a unique “friction free” zoned accumulation conveyor for the postal industry. This design still utilizes MDR 24VDC roller technology with leading edge energy efficiency, but not in the carrying rollers. Alfacon Solutions’ unique slip sleeve drive system allows for parcel stalling on the carrying rollers, with no effect on the electrical components.

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ETO Conveyors from Alfacon Solutions Required by Many Manufacturers and Distributors

Alfacon Solutions CEO, John Murdoch recently explained how conveyors are a core component of all material handling or automation systems in the new issue of Automation and Controls Today magazine.

According to Murdock, an engineer-to-order approach allows customers to select conveyors based on products to be conveyed, ease of maintenance, reliability, uptime, price, speed, and design flexibility. Some of the design elements in distribution centers also include conveyor systems selection based on low energy/power consumption, low noise emission, roller technologies, and individually powered zones.

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Alfacon CEO John Murdoch Discusses Essential Role of Engineer to Order Conveyors

Alfacon Solutions CEO, John Murdoch recently explained how conveyors are a core component of all material handling or automation systems in the new issue of Automation and Controls Today magazine.

According to Murdock, an engineer-to-order approach allows customers to select conveyors based on products to be conveyed, ease of maintenance, reliability, uptime, price, speed, and design flexibility. Some of the design elements in distribution centers also include conveyor systems selection based on low energy/power consumption, low noise emission, roller technologies, and individually powered zones.

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Engineer to Order Conveyors by Alfacon Solutions Essential to Meet Material Handling Demands

John Murdoch, CEO of Alfacon Solutions, explained designing the optimal material handling systems requires a deep understanding of the product, process, and challenges in the recent issue in Manufacturing Tomorrow magazine.

According to Murdoch, conveyors are too often thought of as a commodity, a product. In fact, conveyors are a solution to a challenge. ETO, engineer-to-order, manufacturing solutions are not new; off the shelf products may work in some installations, but increasingly there are sectors requiring engineering design to maintain quality design.

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ETO Conveyors from Alfacon Solutions Required by Many Manufacturers and Distributors

Alfacon Solutions CEO, John Murdoch recently explained how conveyors are a core component of all material handling or automation systems in the new issue of Automation and Controls Today magazine.

According to Murdock, an engineer-to-order approach allows customers to select conveyors based on products to be conveyed, ease of maintenance, reliability, uptime, price, speed, and design flexibility. Some of the design elements in distribution centers also include conveyor systems selection based on low energy/power consumption, low noise emission, roller technologies, and individually powered zones.

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