Solutions & Services

As leaders in material flow systems and technology, Alfacon Solutions offers a wide array of services to meet our clients’ needs.

One of our major strengths is our ability to take your project from concept to completion while utilizing internal resources. We feel this is essential to our success and client satisfaction and what distinguishes us from our competition.

Application Engineering & Design Project Management Automation & Controls Manufacturing Installation

Application Engineering & Design

The Alfacon Solutions expert team of engineers and technologists are qualified to design and engineer using up-to-date product databases and versions of Inventor and Autocad software packages. Our automation and controls group use the latest Rockwell Software for the control function of our systems.

With over 30 years of experience in building conveyors and conveyor control systems, our engineers and technologists develop complex solutions using software applications dedicated to each system.

We provide a complete Engineered Material Handling Solution required for the structural, mechanical, electrical and control components necessary for each project.

Alfacon Solutions Application Engineering

Project Management

A project manager is assigned to every project undertaken by Alfacon Solutions. The project manager guides the team through a proven methodology. This process defines specific phases that are completed in sequence to assure successful implementation of your project through:

  • Planning and Consulting
  • Detailed Design
  • Implementation
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Training
  • Service

Within each phase, individual tasks are laid out by standard operating procedures to guarantee consistency and quality in the design of your system. These procedures reduce the risk of cost overruns and highlight possible obstacles early in the process, so that they do not become unmanageable. Internal project meetings are held on a weekly basis to ensure maintenance of schedule and budget for all projects.

Project Management
Our project teams utilize management and accounting software specific to our business. The software maintains a database of all project costs, broken down to labour (by discipline), material, subcontracts and project expenses by user defined equipment modules.
The reports generated by this software allow our Project Managers to control costs and maintain schedules, resulting in consistently successful projects.

Automation and Controls

Development of your control system begins with the creation of a Control Functional Specification (CFS). We work with your staff and to your specifications to develop this document which defines the system operation and devices required for the control of the system. Once approved, this document will become the basis for the design, programming, development and commissioning of your control system.

Your system is designed by our electrical engineering staff, built and tested to current industry standards in our electrical shop and commissioned on site by our trained start up team. 

Automation and controls
Our automation department offers the following services:

  • System Layout and Coordinated Device Allocation
  • Electrical Control and Power Design
  • Wiring Schematics and Drawings
  • Control Panel Construction
  • Site Installation
  • Software & Programming
  • Commissioning
  • Documentation
Electrical controls are the most commonly outsourced item in turn-key conveyor solutions. Alfacon Solutions provides in-house electrical engineering services and also manufacture our own control panels and systems. Every control panel and system we manufacture leaves our shop certified, which saves the end user a considerable amount of time and effort.
At Alfacon Solutions, we welcome any inquiries regarding complete new systems or upgrading of existing equipment.

Manufacturing

Along with integrating standard products that are manufactured by others, we maintain our position as a fully CWB Certified Fabrication Plant. This allows us to complement our standard product line with in-house manufactured items such as custom conveyor applications, pallet conveyors, structural steel, catwalks, mezzanines, chutes, slides and other auxiliary items.

Our engineering group works closely on a daily basis with our production team in order to manage detail and quality from start to finish on all projects.

Manufacturing
Manufacturing

Installation

By maintaining our own team of Site Supervisors and Field Technicians, not only are we able to keep our clients’ costs down, we also maintain accurate and efficient project management from design to installation at each and every job site.
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