ACS Valves designs, engineers, and manufactures rotary valves for metering, feeding, and airlock in bulk material processing and pneumatic conveying applications. ACS Valves products are sold through a global network of sales engineers and supported by a corporate staff of applications engineers and customer services technicians.
ACS Valves rotary valve products enable engineering, processing, production, maintenance, and management personnel to improve total process operating efficiency and ensure optimal material throughput. Customers whose rotary valve applications require improvement in overall equipment effectiveness, reduction of energy and consumables costs, and minimal maintenance specify ACS Valves products. ACS Valves are contributing to production operations across a broad range of industries, such as: food processing, petfood processing, pharmaceutical processing, chemical processing, plastics, grain handling, aggregates and minerals handling.
The product innovations and applications expertise that make ACS Valves rotary valves vital components of today’s processing and production operations find their origin in the many contributions of Tom Thompson, founder of ACS Valves. Mr. Thompson, current president and CEO of ACS Valves, has over 45 years of experience in designing and manufacturing bulk material handling systems and pneumatic conveying systems. From that beginning, the full line of ACS Valves products now includes 21 rotary valve designs and over 82 valve configurations; with more in research and development. On-going product design and application innovation is made possible by the second generation of leadership at ACS Valves. Megan and Greg Thompson who, together, have more than 35 years of industry experience lead this leadership team. Megan and Greg, each officers of the company, lead the sales and administration operations, and engineering and manufacturing operations, respectively.
The ACS Valves Test Center is just one tangible example of the ACS Valves commitment to product innovation and development. The ACS Valves Test Center enables complete, application-specific re-creation of in-use, and design-stage process configurations to aid in evaluating and specifying the optimal ACS rotary valves and feeders for any application and material. The ACS Valves Test Center provides the support of engineering staff with special expertise in gravity applications, pressure- or vacuum-powered dilute phase conveying applications, and matters relating to improving overall equipment effectiveness, energy efficiency, maintenance costs, and labor allocation. The ACS Valves Test Center is fitted to enable testing of micro-batch process metering for sanitary applications to high-volume, feeding of aggregates.