Smalley Manufacturing Services

We offer a number of services that allow us to bring added value to our customers.
Custom Design & Fabrication
Nearly 60 years of specialization has given us a unique ability to design and fabricate custom transition sections, to gently transfer fragile products from one component of a conveyor system to another. Our goal is to eliminate spillage and to handle your free-flowing food products safely, gently and effectively.
Chutes, transfers, diverters, hoppers, bins and elevated mezzanines are just some of the structures that we design and build regularly.
Our expertise allows us to work effectively in stainless steel, carbon steel, or aluminum.
Not only do we custom design and fabricate conveying equipment and related components, but we also offer custom design and fabrication outside of the handling industry.

For further information about Smalley’s customized fabrication services, call us today. We will be glad to tell you more about how Smalley can help your custom design and fabrication needs.

Mechanical Engineering
Smalley Manufacturing offers design services to meet any of your needs for custom equipment. Since its very origin, Smalley Manufacturing has been dedicated to providing the best solutions meeting the unique needs for each of our customers’ applications. This approach cannot be achieved with “cookie-cutter” standardized equipment. It can only be achieved as we continuously custom design each piece of equipment to those specific needs. And we are doing this on a daily basis, whether it’s with one of our vibratory or belt conveyors, seasoning tumblers, bucket lifts, storage systems, equipment platforms or other equipment.
This approach to business is in our DNA. It has proven to be very successful as Customers receive excellent equipment that other companies are either unwilling or unable to provide. And Smalley Manufacturing has been continuously stretched to increase capabilities and add value to our collective experience. And so Smalley Manufacturing has developed a unique business culture with the ability to offer various custom designed solutions.
It begins with our dedicated Sales staff who are intent to understand your unique needs and ready to discuss the best options to achieve them. Our Mechanical design & engineering staff brings those concepts to a manufacturable reality with over 100 years combined experience. The skilled trades possessed by Production craftsmen result in manufacturing with unequaled quality within the industry. In-house Electrical engineering and controls staff are able integrate everything together, including your existing or additional ancillary equipment. And our Service team is always ready to support you – from installation support to training to spare parts and to equipment modifications extending the life of your equipment for use in new applications as your production requirements change. That service can be very important for your operation as it’s not unusual for us to receive calls regarding equipment which has been in continuous production for over 20 & 30 years.
Whether your needs are a small stand, one of our “standard” pieces of equipment with unique options and configurations just for you, a full system of integrated equipment or equipment not yet produced in industry and only existing in the imagination, we are willing and able to assist your organization to reach its goals with any equipment you may need.
Electrical Engineering
Smalley Manufacturing’s Electrical Controls Department not only provides turnkey system for Smalley conveyor systems, but the Controls Department provides third-party design assistance and panel construction to other companies too.

Our extensive control system installations are Allen Bradley based, and include PLC-5, SLC-500, MicroLogix, FlexLogix, CompactLogix, and ControlLogix hardware systems. We offer a wide range of operator interfaces including but not limited to discrete operators and Allen-Bradley RSView products (PanelView, RSView, and InView). Smalley is versed in various networks including: DH-485, DH+, DeviceNet, ControlNet, and EtherNet.

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.


  • Conceptual Design
  • Functional
  • Specification
  • Drawing Package
  • Generation
  • Field Commissioning
  • Procurement
  • Software
  • Development
  • UL- and CSA-approved Panels
  • System Testing
  • Field Commissioning
  • Customer Training
  • As-built Documentation
  • Technical Support
  • Remote Access Support

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 development tools. Complete electrical drawing packages are generated using AutoCad LT. Control elements are often “modeled” with AutoDesk Inventor as a part of the system layout. All System documentation is provided to the Customer at the completion of a project.

Project Management
At Smalley Manufacturing, the moment your purchase order is received a Project Manager follows your order from the time it is entered into the system until the time it ships. The Project Manager is your single contact point during this time.
The Project Manager will establish key milestone dates and assure clear objectives are met through the duration of the project.
A line of open communication is maintained throughout the life of the project to keep tasks on track and to resolve any issues as they present themselves, whether it be to the customer or any number of disciplines within the Smalley organization associated with the project.
As with any project things can change through the course of Design, Fabrication, Assembly, and Testing activities. These changes can come in the form of customer requests or project outcomes. The Project Manager will notify the customer of these changes in order to discuss the details of the potential effect on the project scope, cost, and timing. These changes will then be documented in the form of change orders and submitted to the customer for final approval before any change is made.
The Project Manager will arrange and execute any testing with or without product that the customer desires. Smalley strongly encourages customer involvement throughout the course of the project and welcomes participation especially during a VAT.
To summarize, the focus of the project manager is to strive to maintain the progress and a mutual interaction of tasks on behalf of the customer to complete the project on time and deliver equipment and systems that exceed the customers’ expectations.

The vision of Smalley Manufacturing is to be the most respected name in custom designed and manufactured conveyors and conveying systems in North America. We strive to continue our transformation in manufacturing, engineering, sales, service, and management techniques as an ongoing learning process, while striving diligently and conscientiously to build and improve our relationship with our customers, our employees, and our suppliers, by always remembering that in a truly successful company, everybody wins. Smalley Manufacturing Company has represented excellence in sanitary conveying and machine design since 1940. Located in the beautiful East Tennessee region of the Great Smoky Mountains, Smalley Manufacturing is a group of highly skilled people dedicated to serving their customers.

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