The E-Z Slide® Horizontal Motion Conveyor (HMC) prevents damage to friable or delicate products caused by the hopping and tumbling action common to typical conveyors and feeders. Its positive sliding motion carries fragile products down the conveyor safely and smoothly. Food products are shuffled along without breakage, and coated parts are transported without damage to coatings. Drop gates can be provided along the length to carefully drop materials onto other conveyors or cross feeders. The self-cleaning, gentle and low maintenance system is offered in a range of widths and lengths to suit specific product requirements. It can be floor-mounted on pedestals or suspended overhead. The single-drive unit may be located at either end or under the tray to fit any plant installation, even where space is limited.