Alfacon Solutions Partners with Automatic Guided Vehicle Manufacturers for Customized Appliance

Alfacon has partnered with select AGV (automatic guided vehicles) manufacturers to provide custom “appliances” that integrate a material handling layer to the mobile robot unit. This accessary to the mobile robot is engineered to the specifications of the application and designed to integrate with the AGV’s controls. The appliance provides the mobile solution with added functionality to the movement of product. Sample solutions include conveyor (gravity or powered), lifts, turn tables, containment for non-conveyables, pull carts, and any combination thereof.

The use of a well-engineered AGV appliance which includes a section of pallet conveyor integrated to the mobile device. The forklift retrieves the pallet and places it onto a staging conveyor just outside the dock door which is feeding multiple AGV’s. The AGV, with the Alfacon conveyor appliance, docks itself at the staging conveyor and automatically receives the pallet. Once the mobile unit has completed the journey to its destination, it automatically releases the pallet.

Alfacon’s Adaptive Conveying approach to product design to enhance system functionality has become a primary focus. Increasing the functionality of an AGV system provides a greater value and accelerated ROI. Utilizing Alfacon’s AGV Appliances provides system efficiency by eliminating steps in the process which in turn reduces production costs while in many cases improving throughput and capacity.

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Alfacon Solutions

Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions (www.alfaconsolutions.com) 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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