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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.


  • 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

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.

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

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