We offer a number of products and services, ranging from equipment sales to engineering and consulting.


  • Plastic/modular chain and belt conveyors

  • Magnetic conveyors

  • Inspection conveyors

  • Clean room conveyors

  • Case and pallet conveyors

  • Zoned and accumulation conveyors

  • Incline conveyors and elevators/lowerators

  • Accumulation tables and combiners/single-filers

  • Diverters and multi-laners

System Design

  • Manufacturing process design

  • Custom conveyor designs

  • Assembly line layouts

  • Engineering and consulting services

  • Gather detailed field measurements to aid in layout and system design

Special Applications

  • Solutions for difficult product handling

  • Special part manipulation devices (reject, laydown, turnover, rotation, etc.)

  • Turntables and lift mechanisms

  • Safety fencing and hard guarding

  • Part presentation for machine feeds, vision systems, and robots

  • Gantry transport systems

  • Pick and place devices

Electrical Controls

  • Control panel builds (UL panel shop)

  • Operator interfaces

  • PLC and HMI programming

  • Servo motor and VFD setup

  • Controls integration

  • Electronic safety devices (light curtains, sensors, safety scanners, safety circuits, etc.)

  • Electrical drawings and schematics

We can provide full "turn-key" installation services for any equipment that we supply, to ensure the success of the project and make your life easier.  Our installation team consists of highly-experienced mechanical contractors and licensed electricians.


In addition, we offer sheet metal fabrication and machining services. Our manufacturing facility is equipped with a laser cutting system, press brake, end mill, lathe, welders, and paint booth.  This allows us to support our customers with one-of-a-kind metal parts to suit their specific applications.


We serve a variety of industries within the manufacturing and processing sectors.  Examples include:

  • Food and Beverage Processing

  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing

  • Product Packaging

  • Consumer Products

  • Industrial Component Parts

​We have assisted customers with specialized applications in numerous fields, so please don't hesitate to contact us even if you do not see your specific industry listed above.



We serve customers worldwide.

Although the majority of our customers are located in the United States, we have supplied engineering services and equipment to end users throughout the world — including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


We have experience with a variety of international standards and import/export procedures.



Founded by Robert Hay in 1984, Hay Automation has been committed to serving our customers for nearly 40 years.  Our primary service area was originally confined to the Southeastern United States, but over the years we have expanded our reach across the globe.  In 2007, Mr. Hay retired from the company and ownership was passed on to present employees of Hay Automation.


Although much has changed over the past four decades, our core values of customer service, quality workmanship, problem-solving, and honesty have remained the same.  With over 100 years of combined experience in the conveyor and material handling industry, the Hay Automation team has a wealth of accumulated knowledge that can be put to work for you.



Physical Address

2221 Old Wilkesboro Road

Salisbury, NC 28144

Mailing Address

PO Box 2028

Salisbury, NC 28145





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