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Controls Engineering


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. LaFayette Engineering 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.

Product Components

At 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 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.

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 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.


The process followed by LaFayette Engineering 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

Lafayette Engineering can help you experience a new level of productivity. We are fully dedicated to the operational success of your company.