Instrumentation & Controls

Controls Systems for Batch, Continuous Process, Discrete Part Production and Building Automation.

ACS has long practiced the art of controls and instrumentation integration. As a vertically integrated supplier of equipment, production systems and fully integrated buildings, it has nurtured an internal systems control group with expertise in every aspect of automation.

From specialized test equipment to food processing, from liquid and gas handling to automotive parts production as well as facility-wide automation systems, ACS designs, builds, programs, installs, and supports custom control and data systems for a broad range of automated applications. Our staff’s application experience ensures your machinery and equipment operate safely, effectively, and efficiently. Whether your process is best suited for a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or a data acquisition software platform, we can develop and deliver an optimized high performance solution.

Instrumentation is a field in which our controls group excels, and ACS’ staff includes members who have sensor design experience as well. We work with process instrumentation systems for speed, pressure flow rate, liquid levels, temperature, and pH measurements. ACS has experience and expertise with all methods of data acquisition and processing including proportional, derivative, Integral, PID, system tuning, and analog and digital systems.

In-House Fabrication

The ACS manufacturing facility in Middleton, WI includes a comprehensive panel shop to handle control system builds for engine, vehicle, and other testing applications and control and data systems for other types of industrial facilities, processes, and equipment. Our flexibility in design, procurement, production, and assembly enables us to adapt seamlessly to the needs of each client and application.

Our engineers, technicians, and CAD designers are experts in the design, development, fabrication, installation, management, and maintenance of equipment used to monitor and control machinery and processes. This includes:

  • Equipment Controls
  • Facility Controls
  • Industrial Process Controls
  • Life Safety Systems
  • HVAC Controls

At the start of every control system project, we make sure we completely understand your unique process requirements and desired results. This includes assessing your production, ergonomic, and health and safety needs, to help ACS deliver the intuitive, flexible and reliable controls and instrumentation system solutions that maximize your investment.

PLC Programming Platforms

ACS has experience/can work with any commercially available PLC platforms including:

  • Allen-Bradley
  • Siemens
  • GE
  • Mitsubishi
  • Schneider Electric
  • WAGO
  • Pilz
  • HydraForce
  • Horner

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The ACS Story

ACS is a unique total source provider of systems & equipment, controls solutions, and facilities. Our experience in each of the fields of technology, custom equipment, systems integration, construction management, and facility design & delivery sets us apart.


ACS Flexible Delivery Model is a client-tested and proven approach that delivers systems and solutions that meet schedule, cost, and functionality requirements. ACS adapts to customer processes and reporting requirements and tailors its approach to suit client purchasing preferences.


ACS understands the core requirements of equipment, systems, and facility integration. From a single piece of equipment to a comprehensive building solution, our experience-based experts will deliver the specified requirements and functionality expected, and more.