Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Is custom designed equipment more expensive than standard, mass-produced equipment?
  2. If I have a unique application, do I need to supply a design to Lauyans before I receive a quote?
  3. Does custom equipment require more time to complete?
  4. Is Lauyans & Company qualified to engineer custom machines and material handling equipment with unique specifications?
  5. Does Lauyans require the use of their standard drive, bearings, chain, pneumatics, etc. on all custom engineered projects?
  6. If I have Lauyans to design and fabricate a custom piece of equipment, can I take the responsibility to provide the controls?
  7. If I want Lauyans & Company to provide the design and fabrication of a complete custom conveyor system, can I provide the electrical controls, electrical installation and integration?
  8. Will Lauyans take on projects that require full integration of a conveyor system?

1. Is custom designed equipment more expensive than standard, mass-produced equipment?

In most cases, yes. However, custom-designed equipment can be cost effective if the design improves productivity over the standard offering. There have also been projects where Lauyans has been able to reduce overall project costs by value-added engineering. Many times we have provided customers with what they needed, instead of what they wanted or asked for, with less cost and a more satisfied customer.

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2. If I have a unique application, do I need to supply a design to Lauyans before I receive a quote?

Not necessarily. Lauyans has the capability to design the equipment for your project and take full responsibility for the functionality of your unique application. Lauyans will need assistance from you to ensure that we meet all requirements relating to the project.

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3. Does custom equipment require more time to complete?

Yes. This is due to the engineering and approval process to ensure the equipment meets all of the customer’s requirements. It will also take an extended amount of time to fabricate due to building the equipment for the first time.

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4. Is Lauyans & Company qualified to engineer custom machines and material handling equipment with unique specifications?

Lauyans has degreed engineers on staff to ensure that we meet all customer specifications. Lauyans has been designing and fabricating custom machines and equipment for more than 27 years. Our customers will testify to our success.

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5. Does Lauyans require the use of their standard drive, bearings, chain, pneumatics, etc. on all custom engineered projects?

No. Lauyans has standard components that we use that are good quality, reliable and cost effective. These components are used when the customer does not have specific requirements. However, Lauyans can provide pricing that allows for using components from preferred vendors.

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6. If I have Lauyans to design and fabricate a custom piece of equipment, can I take the responsibility to provide the controls?

Yes, but the customer must understand that they will be responsible for the sequence and rates of the equipment. Lauyans responsibility will be for the mechanical equipment. Another point to consider prior to making this choice is whether the equipment needs to be tested prior to shipment. For complex machinery, it may be best for the machinery to be fully wired and controlled for a run-off in Lauyans’ facility.

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7. If I want Lauyans & Company to provide the design and fabrication of a complete custom conveyor system, can I provide the electrical controls, electrical installation and integration?

Yes, but Lauyans would like to provide the mechanical installation and field support during the electrification and integration of the equipment until the project is accepted and approved by the customer.

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8. Will Lauyans take on projects that require full integration of a conveyor system?

Yes. Lauyans will work with the customer to provide whatever level of services required; from component(s) only to turn-key systems. The customer is in charge and Lauyans will always provide good advice to the customer before and during the implementation of the project.

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