We offer a number of services that allow us to bring added value to our customers. Our services include, but are not limited to custom design and fabrication, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and project management.
Our Products Include:
High Quality & Sanitary Conveyor Systems
Cleanability and reliability are the key objectives in the design of Smalley Manufacturing Company’s equipment. With over 50 separate equipment models accepted by the USDA Meat and Poultry, Smalley is recognized throughout the food industry for its high quality, sanitary designs. in addition, some models are certified for USDA DAIRY applications. Whatever your requirements, Smalley has the conveyor for you.
At Smalley manufacturing we have a long standing commitment to engineering excellence. That has been true ever since our company began as a single invention back in 1932. Alfred Smalley Sr.’s creation of a nut shelling machine launched a company that would specialize in sanitary food handling systems throughout a long productive history. Today Smalley is an engineering driven company, whose solutions are behind some of the biggest names in the food industry. These companies count on Smalley for a diverse range of efficient and productive sanitary conveying and storage systems. Smalley excels because we work hard to understand our customers’ production processes as well as other key considerations that go into producing packaging and marketing a product. This desire to work closely with every customers’ organization produces numerous benefits for those we serve.
At Smalley we engineer success. We know every aspect of the manufacturing process has to be addressed. We work with customers in many industries, and the combination of proven solutions with an ability to customize each solution to each customers need gives us the ability to meet and exceed customers’ requirements and expectations.
With our headquarters located in Knoxville, TN, one days’ drive of more than 50% of the nation’s population gives our sales and service team easy access to customers. We are available before, during, and after every sale, which enables us to ensure performance at every level.
Smalley’s focus is on the customers of tomorrow. We aim to help our customer create superior products for their own customers, which is part of our aim to engineer success at every level.
Let us help engineer your next success today by browsing through our products and services here, or if you would like to speak with someone give us a call and we would be glad to help you right away!
The Smalley Storveyor is the answer to uniform flow of product to packaging. The Storveyor can provide surge protection for packaging by providing in-line storage of product between processing and packaging. Storveyor systems will also provide off-line storage of product when the packaging machine is down, or when production exceeds the limits of packaging or when there is a time frame difference between processing and packaging.
Smalley offers a wide range of options to meet most operating requirements. Last-in-first-out (LIFO) systems offer a very economical method of packaging surge protection and temporary storage of product during short packaging stoppages. Storveyor optional intake units offer First-in-first-out (FIFO) capability when storage time is a factor. FIFO systems feature storage loading units of several designs which have been developed for gentle handling of most food products. Storveyor designs are selected to meet the exact requirements of each application, no matter how small or how complex the system requirements, Smalley Storveyor is the answer to in process product storage.
USDA accepted models available.
AutoGlide® Horizontal Differential Motion Conveyor
Smalley’s AutoGlide® Horizontal Differential Motion Conveyor is the answer for products which benefit from a sliding action, rather than the conventional lift and pitch action of vibrating conveyors. Your fragile products will be conveyed without fear of breakage. Your powder-coated product will arrive with coating intact.
The AutoGlide® is offered with a wide range of options. Conveyor lengths and widths are available to suit application requirements. All pans are sanitary stainless steel, however, various screens, coatings and surface finishes are offered. Conveyor may be floor-mounted or hung from the ceiling. Sanitary frame designs are available in satin finished stainless steel or white food grade urethane, enamel-coated carbon steel. Single or multiple gates may be used for bottom discharge. Drop height of the product transfer is minimal to prevent product damage. The drive unit may be located in several positions as application requires. Conveying speed may be adjusted at the turn of a knob if variable speed is required.
We also offer a Mid-Drive AutoGlide® Horizontal Differential Motion Conveyor
Mid-Drive AutoGlide® Advantages
Smalley Manufacturing Company is the leader in vibrating conveyor technology and design. We offer 80+ years of expertise bringing world class technology, reliability and versatility to the next generation of Vibrating Conveyors.
We offer two different styles of vibratory conveyors:
Mechanical Drive and Electromagnetic Drive
Electromagnetic Vibratory Conveyor:
The Smalley EMC2+ represents the cutting edge in vibrating conveyor technology and design. The EMC2+ uses electromagnetic drives providing unmatched response and control of product conveyance. Below are some of the key features that are part of the EMC2+ conveyor.
Mechanical Vibratory Conveyor:
Smalley offers two types of Mechanical Vibratory Conveyors:
1. The RBC (Reactive Base Conveyor)
2. The EDC (Eccentric Drive Conveyor)
Either type is available in stainless or carbon steel construction. Both conveyors are excellent for performing scalping, screening, or dewatering functions. The RBC is a twin mass, indirect vibration conveyor, while the ED is a brute force model. Both conveyors utilize motor driven eccentric weight drive assemblies for operation.
RBC (Reactive Base Conveyor
ED (Eccentric Drive Conveyor)
Smalley Belt Conveyors are designed to meet the needs of an application where off-the-shelf. mass-produced conveyors will not do the job. Smalley designs are able to incorporate a wide variety of special added functions, such as the metal detecting and continuous weighing of conveyed products.
Formed sheet metal frames, tubular frames, slider bed, and troughed bed designs are a few of the standard options available for the Smalley Belt Conveyor. Smalley offers a wide range of options to meet most operating requirements. Conveyor widths and lengths are available to suit any application requirements with unlimited configurations.
Sanitary frame designs are available in stainless steel to offer the best in corrosion resistance for washdown applications. When washdown designs are not required, we offer custom painted carbon steel or aluminum frame designs for reduced costs. With our established relationships with the worlds leading belt manufacturers, we can offer belt conveyors using all of the application specific belting requirements.
*We have new positive drive belt conveyor designs that feature easy to remove guards, transitions, and belts for easy cleaning in an effort to reduce sanitation downtime. *
All Smalley Conveyors are designed for optimum Durability, Reliability and Easy Cleaning.
Unique Design Features
Smalley Manufacturing offers a tote fill unit – “GSLS” – specifically designed to fill totes efficiently while lowering the product gently into the bin. The system incorporates a steel holding bin mounted on a sturdy tubular construction platform. The product is then gently and precisely conveyed from the bin via an electromagnetic feeder on to the constant velocity spiral.
The spiral is specifically designed to maintain a constant conveying speed that will reduce degradation to the product. Once the tote is in position and presented for filling by the roller feed system, the spiral will lower to within a foot of the bottom of the tote, then slowly raise as the product fills the tote, leaving a minimum amount of product free-fall that will in turn reduce the degradation.
The product and tote weight is constantly monitored by load cells sitting directly below the tote. A leveling shaker is also included to condense the volume of the product into the tote. Once the tote reaches the desired weight, the spiral will fully retract and the now filled tote will be conveyed into a staging area while a new tote enters the system.
The control system is state of the art using Allen Bradley components with a fully integrated tough screen for easy operation. Our controls shop is UL listed and strictly complies the latest codes; we will also engineer our controls using components of your preference.
Dependent upon the sanitation requirements, the unit can be manufactured from all stainless steel for complete wash-down, or more economical carbon steel with stainless contact parts.
Smalley Manufacturing specializes in designing and manufacturing custom conveyors and conveyor systems for the food handling industry. We do not limit our offerings to only what has been built before. Every new project is an opportunity to develop the best system for the application without limits.
As one of the oldest companies in the country that devotes its efforts exclusively to food-conveying systems, it makes sense that Smalley remains on the cutting edge of technology, quality, and service.
This means that the equipment manufactured by Smalley is custom designed for each application which ensures that every last detail has been considered, ensuring proper application and quality operation of every component for the customer.
Smalley manufactures many different styles of Feeder Hoppers to complement your material handling needs. Capacities range from a simple 3 cubic-foot transition chute with electromagnetic feeder to smooth out product surge, to hoppers of all shapes and sizes serving as a holding device providing controlled metered product flow, such as not to overflow downstream equipment.
Feeder Hoppers constructed of stainless steel are available in a variety of sanitary finishes to suit your application including; dimpled stainless for not-so-free flowing products, a variety of stainless finishes, and coatings such as a nitrile baked on coating for fragile products. Conveying capacities range from a trickle feed up to 1500 cubic feet per hour. The feeder hoppers come complete with support stands, generally carbon or stainless steel construction, and on the smaller units mobile hopper feeders are available using adjustable locking casters.
Dependent upon the process requirements, once the product leaves the hopper screening feeders are also available for oversize product and fines removal.
The Smalley Pack-off Conveyor is representative of our ability to build all types and styles of belt conveyors. The Smalley Pack-off, available in a wide range of sizes, will receive bagged product from your form-fill machine and transport to your hand-pack station.
Special length and height available to meet your every need.
Smalley Manufacturing is able to offer stainless steel constant velocity spiral letdown chutes that are specifically designed to maintain constant product velocity and reduce acceleration for letdown applications. These spiral chutes are able to be customized to unique environments where off-the-shelf solutions are not viable. Constant velocity spiral let down chutes have been used successfully with snack foods, cookies, crackers, candy, nuts, pasta, cereals, grains, pet food, and more.
Smalley Manufacturing can provide dry seasoning applicators. Our model “A” seasoner has been specially designed with the input of the snack food industry to provide a smooth-running leak-free design with precise control of seasoning dispensing . The units are easily cleanable and are designed with reliability and operator safety in mind.
Our seasoners are incorporate stainless-steel screw augers and customizable discharge ends providing the ultimate control of seasoning dispensing.
The infeed hopper has a grate for preventing clumping of product. As product is fed out of the hopper, it passes through a paddle assembly for additional declumping before seasoning is conveyed out the discharge tube.
Smalley Manufacturing’s Electrical Controls Department provides comprehensive engineering services from concept through installation including the following: design, documentation, construction, programming, field commissioning, and service. In addition to turnkey control systems for Smalley conveyor systems, the Controls Department provides third-party design assistance and panel construction to other companies.
Our extensive control system installations are Allen Bradley and Siemens-based, and include PLC-5, SLC-500, MicroLogix, FlexLogix, CompactLogix, ControlLogix,
Siemens Logo and Simatic S7 hardware systems. We offer a wide range of operator interfaces including but not limited to discrete operators, Allen-Bradley RSView products (PanelView, RSView, and InView), and Siemens operator interface products based on Simatic WinCC. Smalley is versed in various networks including: DH-485, DH+, DeviceNet, ControlNet, EtherNet, and ProfiBus.
Smalley produces UL-approved and CSA-approved control panels that exhibit the same high quality and attention to detail that customers have come to expect from Smalley’s conveyor products.
Comprehensive In-House Services
All design, engineering, and fabrication tasks required to produce Smalley control systems are performed in-house by our staff of degreed electrical engineers, electrical technicians, and craftsmen. Our conscientious staff enables Smalley to produce the very best control panels in-house.
Software design is accomplished using Rockwell Software and Siemens development tools. Complete electrical drawing packages are generated using AutoCad. Control elements are often “modeled” with AutoDesk Inventor as a part of the system layout. System documentation is provided to the Customer on CD or DVD media.
Having spent many years designing and building product distribution systems Smalley Manufacturing has been called upon by our customer base to implement and manage the test assembly and product trials of completely integrated systems.
This involves receiving ancillary equipment from other vendors, mating the equipment together checking for fit and finish according to the system layout, temporary wiring and controls check out, and complete performance testing with customer personnel at our plant. The system is then dismantled and repackaged, shipped, and followed up with first class onsite service personnel both electrical and mechanical to manage the reassembly of the production line.
From a customer communication stand point, the moment Smalley Manufacturing is contracted for such a system trial, a project manager is assigned that oversees all phases of the contract – maintaining one point of contact, a very vital point when communicating with multiple suppliers.
No matter how complex your system testing needs may be contact us as we have all the right disciplines to manage your project and we can provide many references to back up our history of successful projects.
We offer a wide range of solutions for all food industries. From baked goods to fresh fruit, candy to nuts, check out our industry leading solutions.
Smalley Manufacturing has partnered with many of the top pet food companies to offer a large range of solutions for handling a vast array of different products
Smalley has built numerous systems for the leading pasta manufacturers in North America. Our experience in the handling of various pasta goods spans over 75+ years.
Cereal requires delicate handling and Smalley has the best equipment to insure your product goes from processing to packaging intact . Our line of Horizontal motion equipment offers the industries most gentle product conveyance.
Smalley Manufacturing takes pride in building the most robust and durable systems in the material handling Industry. Our equipment comes in all stainless steel, heavy wash down duty designs that meet the most rigorous application requirements, often found in the poultry and meat industry.