Alfacon Solutions Adaptive Conveying Drives Faster ROI with Customized AGV Appliances

Alfacon Solutions works with some of the leading AGV companies globally building custom appliances that allow the value proposition of an AGV to capture a much faster ROI. It was difficult to calculate when plant layout and designed forced operators to work around the conveyor system. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement activities have been carefully designed with adaptive conveying in mind; significant inventory is not aligned on the conveyor, because AGVs can handle small loads more frequently, allowing the conveyors power consumption to be used on an as-needed basis.

AGVs allow moving product from point A to point B with a flexibility that can adjust easily to changes and with Alfacon’s adaptive conveying model, routes can be redefined when the need arises without the infrastructure changes formerly required by conveyors. These AGV appliances work in consort with the AGVs offering faster and more intuitive ways of adapting an existing system to new business rules.

The widespread use of extruded aluminum structural profiles has also spurred the use of modular conveyors. They allow engineers to bolt-together components that can be reconfigured in response to changes in product mix or production volume. Alfacon Solutions fully utilizes these best practices by offering modular, reconfigurable conveyors which allow for layout changes.

When making automation decisions, the answer will be both AGVs or conveyors, because manufacturing engineers must carefully consider both cost and flexibility. Alfacon Solutions help to figure out how to reduce materials conveyance in conjunction with AGVs.

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Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions ( is a leading case and pallet conveyor handling systems company operating from a new facility in Milton, 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 Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS), an Industry Group of MHI; Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB); MHI; and MHEDA.

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.

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