Pack Expo 2014 – November 2-5, 2014

Smalley Manufacturing will be at Pack Expo in Chicago, IL at the McCormick Place November 2nd through the 5th. We are getting geared up for a great show, so make plans to stop by our booth, number N-5004.

Whether you already know Smalley or you are interested in learning more, we look forward to seeing you at the show!

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4 Points to Consider When Designing a Conveyor System

One of the first steps that should be taken when designing a conveyor system is to define the product and all of its characteristics. Size, rate, density, and fragility of product are usually some of the first characteristics to be defined, but other attributes such as corrosiveness, tackiness, product temperature, and angle of repose are other key factors that need to be considered in order to design a successful conveying system.

Determine the environmental conditions

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Smalley Manufacturing’s Commitment To Manufacturing Excellence

Smalley Manufacturing is committed to becoming the most respected name in custom designed and manufactured conveying systems in North America. Part of this commitment includes continually evolving our equipment’s design standards in order to meet the requirements and expectations set by our customers.

Every piece of equipment that we manufacture is designed and engineered to specifically suit its individual application.

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How Do You Know That Your AutoGlide Conveyor™ is Running Well

All machines should be examined on a regular basis to make sure they are running at the peak of their efficiency. AutoGlide™ horizontal motion conveyors made by Smalley Manufacturing Company are no exception. When I watch an AutoGlide™ in operation, I look at a few simple items to make sure it’s alright.

Of course, the first thing you should do is to observe conveyor and product motion and ask yourself several questions:

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Custom Designed Control Systems

For this blog post, we would like to highlight Smalley’s control system engineering capabilities. We have been a UL registered panel shop since 1980, and with a highly skilled staff of technicians and degreed engineers we are able to offer custom control solutions from conception to completion and everything in between.

Whether you need simple operator stations or complete control systems to support equipment for plant installations, Smalley Manufacturing would like the opportunity to assist you with your control needs.

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Advice for Going Digital

As Smalley wraps up the first quarter, we take note of how much we rely on the internet to maintain personal and professional communications. We are making minimal phone calls and reading fewer newspapers, instead opting to shoot an email or scroll through the business section of a dot com. Change is happening quickly, and names like “Facebook” and “Twitter” are now part of our everyday vocabulary. The saying “Keep up, or get left behind” definitely applies in our industry, and if there is no marketing or advertising plan in place, our company, and perhaps even yours, won’t thrive.

The following points will assist in maximizing your visibility and creating more advertising opportunities in the coming year:

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