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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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Belt Tracking Basics

To keep any belt conveyor running properly, it is important that you are able to correctly track the belt. In this blog post, we will walk you through the basic steps for tracking most belt conveyors. To track a belt you will be using the idlers, pulleys, product location, and belt condition to control the direction of belt travel.
The first step is to make sure that your conveyor is installed squarely and that the belt you are using has been cut and spliced correctly.

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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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Smalley’s 75th Anniversary

015 marks the 75th year that Smalley Manufacturing has been in business. In 1932 Alfred Smalley Sr. invented a nut shelling machine that launched a company that would specialize in sanitary food handling systems. We strive each day to improve the equipment we design and manufacture. We also strive diligently to improve and build upon the relationships we have with our customers, suppliers, and employees.

We would like to thank all of our customers for their loyal business and support for the last 75 years.

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Smalley Manufacturing Company
P.O. Box 22788
Knoxville, TN 37933-0788
Phone: (865) 966-5866

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