ACS Services

Facility and Process Controls Solutions

Controls for Any Process, Any System

Facility control systems are crucial to monitoring, managing, and controlling various systems to ensure optimal performance, efficiency, and safety. Facility controls are designed to regulate the factors influencing the unit being researched or developed. This incorporates a wide range of considerations, including Building Management Systems (BMS), such as HVAC control, energy management, remote monitoring and control, safety systems, security and access control, data collection, and data analysis. Precision is the name of the game to create a controlled and predictable testing environment, all the way down to specifics such as the flow, pressure, and temperature of different fluids, gases, and other impacts within a facility, its test cells, and its supported spaces. Without this, it’s impossible to ensure the efficient and safe operation of processes intending to impact the testing environment and unit under test.

Tying Control Systems to the Facility as a Whole

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Whether working with end-of-the-line production or R&D testing, our team of engineers, technicians, and integrators at ACS bring extensive experience in designing and integrating facility controls across diverse sectors and their application requirements. Our team is laser focused on core acceptance criteria and overall objectives, ensuring seamless integration into new or existing facility systems in automotive, aerospace, energy, and manufacturing spaces. This means our customers are armed with an essential understanding of what they need, not just in the exact piece of equipment but also in addressing every upstream and downstream stage and system. Our process ensures clients have a comprehensive picture of their facility, their unique needs, and the specific steps necessary to ensure we can effortlessly tie new or updated equipment with all the other equipment in that space.

Risk Assessment

In the context of industrial control systems, a risk assessment involves identifying potential hazards and vulnerabilities in the system. This includes evaluating the potential impact of risks and developing strategies to mitigate them. Assessments may cover cybersecurity, safety, reliability, and compliance with industry standards.

Control Panel Builds

Control panels are essential components that house various electrical and electronic devices, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interface (HMI) devices, and other control components. We tackle the design, construction, and assembly of control panels for our clients’ automation systems, ensuring the quality of control panel builds positively impacts the performance, safety, and reliability of industrial systems. Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Mitsubishi are popular partnerships for our industrial automation solutions. Still, ACS has been able to work with every PLC brought to us to suit the diverse needs of our clients.

ACS is a UL508A-certified shop, guaranteeing the necessary safety and performance requirements in the design and manufacturing of industrial control panels. This certification assures clients that the control panels produced meet specific safety standards and can be shipped as UL-listed, which is a crucial requirement for regulatory compliance and customer trust.

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Allen Bradley, PLC, Building Automation & Management, Panel Build

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Facilities and Equipment Integration, Altitude Chamber Control System, Control Panel Build, Turboshaft Engines Test

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Process Controls System Upgrade, Mitsubishi PLC, Metering and Dispensing System

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Bringing Vision and Performance Together

ACS provides a full range of expertise within each of our primary areas of service. We combine our knowledge of building design and construction with expertise and understanding of equipment, testing, process systems, automation, and controls for clients who require high performance solutions.