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.

These units are fitted with hardwood maple rub rails for operator comfort; they can be made portable on carts or fixed on traditional floor supports. Carts are 100% modular with male/female connectors for quick set up and tear down.

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Alfacon Solutions

Founded in 1983, Alfacon Solutions ( 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.

CEO John Murdoch is proud of the company’s hands-on approach when analyzing clients’ challenges and developing solutions based on experience and innovation.  The combination of standard and custom engineered components enables Alfacon to create unique material handling solutions tailored to each client; this engineered-to-order (ETO) differentiator positions the company as one of the leading material handling manufacturers in North America. 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.

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Company Name: Alfacon Solutions
Contact Person: John Murdoch
Phone: 519-941-4858
Address:595 Riddell Road
City: Orangeville
State: Ontario
Country: Canada