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Control Panel Design and Fabrication


When Southern Conveyor Systems and LaFayette Engineering become one team we now have a full UL listed panel shop out of Danville, Ky. LaFayette Engineering is a top control systems integrator, specializing in controls design and implementation of material handling conveyor systems. We have successfully implemented projects for some of the largest and most respected companies. We have extensive experience in implementing conveyor system solutions into both new and existing warehouse/distribution facilities.

The most important aspect of any conveyor system is the controls system. Southern Conveyor Systems combines extensive electrical engineering capabilities with the latest in technology and control devices to improve equipment utilization, increase system efficiency, reduce operational costs, increase productivity, and provide flexibility with your material handling systems.

At Southern Conveyor Systems/LaFayette Engineering we research, design, and build innovative solutions to common material handling problems. Our experienced staff of engineers will take the time to understand your unique process and will work with you to develop a custom solution that is right for your business.

Industrial automation systems provided by Southern Conveyor Systems/LaFayette Engineering are built with performance, accuracy, durability, and reliability in mind. Our material handling solutions are capable of the highest throughput and speeds in the industry. All of our solutions are rigorously tested before being implemented in your facility.

Southern Conveyor Systems/LaFayette Engineering only utilizes open, non-proprietary components and programming architectures in our controls systems. All components (starters, relays, lights, switches, etc.) used by LaFayette Engineering are from recognized industry leaders. Not only does this ensure a quality standard but assures the user that spare parts will be available in their local area and when needed.

At Southern Conveyor Systems/LaFayette Engineering, we can quickly turn around a competitively priced quote for any control application, including retrofits and upgrades to existing systems. From conceptual design to finished product, LaFayette Engineering can handle the smallest to the largest control panel project. With standard solutions for many common applications and custom solutions for more involved projects, we’re here to provide you with the best value for your dollar.

 Our Capabilities

The process followed by Southern Conveyor Systems includes:

  • Assessment of your needs
  • Development of conveyor concepts
  • Production of AutoCAD electrical control drawings that include:
    • Panel layouts with bill of material
    • Motor power wiring
    • Electrical schematics
    • Input and Output schematics
    • Field wiring diagrams
  • Fabrication of control panels
  • PLC Programming, including sortation logic
  • Project management
  • Installation coordination
  • Field installation
  • Punchlist development and tracking
  • Launch assistance – start-up support at the customer’s facility
  • Ongoing service and support

Southern Conveyor Systems/LaFayette Engineering offers in-house control panel design and fabrication, which allows us to have ownership over the quality of every panel required for any given project. Our experienced and professional team of design engineers and technicians manufactures custom panels ranging from small push button enclosures to large motor control panels.

We are a dedicated group of engineers, designers, and technical craftsmen with years of design and fabrication experience in mechanical and electrical engineered systems. We specialize in service to large and small customers in the material handling industry. Our high-quality panels have been utilized in facilities all across North America.

Control panels by Southern Conveyor Systems are produced to either industry or customer specifications and provide customers with safe, robust systems.

Each panel is rigorously tested by our in-house electrical engineering team, prior to shipping, to ensure craftsmanship and operational perfection.

We ensure our products are properly labeled and documented to assist in the understanding of the systems architecture and function.

All panels are professionally handled using forklifts. Panels are wrapped in stretch wrap and banded before shipping.

At Southern Conveyor Systems/LaFayette Engineering we have efficient in-house processes, which allows us to offer clients fast turn-around time on all panel fabrication work.