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. A number of developments in overhead conveyor design and componentry are seeing the systems being used in a widening number of applications. John Murdoch, CEO with Alfacon Solutions share that overhead conveyors, which can be floor or overhead mounted, can offer maximum flexibility and greater efficiency for production.
For applications which require optimum use of space such as car manufacturing plants, overhead conveyors are used in transporting automotive assemblies through ovens and pre-treatment processes. “Overhead systems also work very well in applications where a lot of people are involved in the process and can be a fantastic solution for continuous processes when they are integrated with other materials handling systems,” added Murdoch.
Alfacon Solutions, the leaders in Engineered-to-Order Conveyor solutions, will be exhibiting at MODEX 2016 April 9-14, 2018 at booth #B655.
Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions (www.alfaconsolutions.com) is a leading case and pallet conveyor handling systems company operating from an 80,000 square foot facility in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Based in lean manufacturing principles, including best-practice value stream mapping and continuous improvement, the Alfacon team designs, engineers, manufactures, and installs complete material handling solutions.
Alfacon provides services to its customer base in the courier, retail, manufacturing, and industrial sectors. The company is a proud member of MHI.
The core values of Alfacon Solutions ensure a customer-centric approach to every project and drives the entire team to consistently deliver exceptional results. From experience, passion, and integrity to commitment, innovation, and on-time delivery dependability, Alfacon Solutions anticipates double digit growth year over year for the next decade. Follow on Twitter @AlfaconSolution.
Company Name: Alfacon Solutions
Contact Person: John Murdoch
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