Our History


Magnum Systems. Smoot. Taylor Products. Trusted Names That Keep Your Line Moving.

In 2001, Smoot, a long-established pneumatic conveying systems, parts and components company, and Taylor Products, a well-known custom packaging and container handling equipment company, came together as divisions under Magnum Systems. Up until that time, companies either sold conveying OR packaging systems, which made Magnum the first to be your singular source for a reliable system that moves product from either rail-to-pallet or simply one place to another – efficiently.

Smoot Company’s Roots in Pneumatic Conveying

Smoot Company began as a provider of pneumatic conveying systems in Kansas City, Kansas in 1960. With a long history comes a long list of patented industrial systems, including the Airlift Railcar Discharge Adapter, Rotary Airlock Cavity Purge system, the Slide Diverter Valve and our recent ECO Phase Pneumatic Conveying System, patented in 2013.

Today, Smoot, a brand of Magnum Systems, is a leading provider of pneumatic conveying systems and components. These include dense and dilute phase pneumatic conveying systems and railcar and truck unloading. Smoot’s systems can handle some of the most abrasive materials in the world. Our engineering and service staff have the application knowledge and experience to deliver successful designs and installations around the world.

Taylor Products’ History in Packaging

Founder Murland “Mike” Taylor started Taylor Seed Company in Parsons, Kansas in the 1960s. However, he soon began designing mechanical beam scale baggers. Taylor Products’ extensive line of patented equipment for valve bags, open mouth and bulk bags is his legacy of translating customer thoughts and ideas into practical, economical and durable machine designs.

Although product development started in the agricultural market, industrial markets soon adopted Taylor Products’ equipment designs. Today, Taylor Products brand of Magnum Systems provides standard designs and custom equipment for every sector of the commercial marketplace. Continuing Mike’s legacy, we listen to your ideas and manufacture products that meet your specific needs rather than you changing your line to meet our products.

Two Divisions Indivisible Under Magnum Systems

The Smoot line of pneumatic conveying systems and the Taylor line of dry bulk packaging equipment strengthen the Magnum brand.

With nearly a century of experience in application knowledge, material handling, pneumatic conveying, and packaging, we understand you want a process system with a strong return on investment. Selling you solutions that don’t meet your need for efficiencies won’t cut it. Instead, we customize a solution for all your material handling needs in diverse end markets like food, agriculture, chemical, industrial minerals and plastics, just as we have for more than 10,000 other customers rail-to-pallet.

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