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Air Control Industries

Air Control Industries (ACI) is an established designer and manufacturer of industrial air movement products, supplying products to a Global audience either directly or through its extensive network of Distributors. We are confident and proud that ACI is one of the best companies worldwide in terms of providing our customers top quality air movement products with superb service and competitive pricing.

Global Air Movement Specialists since 1969
ACI’s business has a proven record in air movement engineering, a history that goes as far back as the 1960′s.  The Company has now grown to be a major force in the field of industrial fans that encompasses forward curved centrifugal, radial bladed and axial fan types.   ACI also designs and supplies further added value products which includes its Air Knife Drying Systems; Bottle and Can Drying Solutions; JetBlack™ Personnel Cleaning Units as well as Personnel Cleaning Booths. A comprehensive catalogue of accessories is available that assists with both new installations and ongoing maintenance requirements.
•    ACI has its headquarters in Axminster, Devon (UK), with an additional subsidiary in Windsor, Maine (USA). Established in 2008, this set-up in order to support our increasing demand in North America
•    ACI products are sold and supported around the World, either directly or via our comprehensive Distributor Network. We currently have 15 Distributors covering 40 countries.
•    All fans are tested and quality marked – even proven designs are also regularly monitored through systematic audit testing and re-assessment to ensure compliance with our registration to ISO 9001 and current industry, national and international standards and legislation.
•    All ACI fans carry the CE Mark and where appropriate can be readily supplied with ATEX certification for use in explosion hazard areas.
•    As well as being a Global supplier of high quality Fans and System Solutions, ACI has many years of experience working with customers to help take the strain out of managing their products. Our ISO 9001 production facility and extensive design and test facilities give customers the opportunity to outsource all or part of their product manufacture and development.
•    Providing the very highest quality product and customer service has always been of prime importance and a key factor maintaining ACI’s position at the forefront of fan technology.

ACI’s Mission Statement:
 
“To be a World Class Manufacturer of Specialty Air Movement Products. This will be achieved by innovative, market driven design and development and a continual improvement in manufacturing processes and customer services.”

 

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News from Air Control Industries

Safety precautions improved with JetBlack cleaning stationsSafety precautions improved with JetBlack cleaning stations

Bridgewood UK utilises a range of vacuum forming, polyurethane reinforcement and composite moulding processes in conjunction with an array of materials to manufacture components and assemblies for a wide range of applications and markets. For example they vacuum form parts for products such as (more...)

ACI launches online industrial fan selector

To assist all online visitors to its website, ACI has developed a new fan selection feature. The selector helps visitors quickly process the selection of the optimum ACI product. Entering the operating parameters using a simple interface, users will be given a clear list of fans that meet the (more...)

ACI’s online industrial fan selector launchedACI’s online industrial fan selector launched

Air Control Industries specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of industrial fans, blowers and accessories. To assist all online visitors of their website, ACI has developed a new ACI Fan Selection feature. Available from www.aircontrolindustries.com the selector helps visitors quickly (more...)

De-ionisation Air Knives reduce costs and minimise rejectsDe-ionisation Air Knives reduce costs and minimise rejects

Dust contamination is a huge problem in many areas of industry - especially where the product needs to be painted, decorated or laminated. Rectifying dust problems can have very large associated costs.With operating cost savings of up to 70% and 50% greater efficiency compared to competitive (more...)

Single/double stage side channel blowers/exhausters now available on-lineSingle/double stage side channel blowers/exhausters now available on-line

Single and double stage side-channel blowers/exhausters added recently to Air Control Industries range of industrial fans and blowers now feature in ACI's new on-line shop.As sole distributors for the Italian manufactured units, from italBLOWERS Srl, ACI can offer both 50 and 60Hz products (more...)

Air movement specialist's new website offers significant advantages for customersAir movement specialist's new website offers significant advantages for customers

Air movement specialist Air Control Industries has launched a new web site. It is faster and easier to navigate whilst also offering more resources to site visitors. It gives a clearer insight into what the company offers - products and services - backed up by an extensive library of application (more...)

ACI appointed sole distributor for italBLOWERS blowers/exhaustersACI appointed sole distributor for italBLOWERS blowers/exhausters

Air Control Industries of Axminster has been appointed the sole distributor for the side channel blowers and exhausters manufactured by italBLOWERS Srl of Italy in the UK, Ireland and North America (USA and Canda). Stocks of the italBLOWERSand exhausters will be held by ACI in the UK and by ACI Inc. (more...)

ACI's personnel de-duster is more powerful yet more compactACI's personnel de-duster is more powerful yet more compact

'JetBlack', the blower powered personnel de-dusting unit from ACI, has been re- modelled, and upgraded. The new unit is more compact yet has a greater air output without any increase in energy consumption.The new JetBlack is the product of a re-configuration of the previous model's (more...)

Vacuum blowers hold veneers flatVacuum blowers hold veneers flat

Aryma is a company that specialises in designing and creating the finest marquetry for interiors and furniture and has an established international customer base. To help achieve its aesthetically satisfying finished designs the company uses vacuum blowers from Air Control Industries (ACI) to hold (more...)

Airknives reduce energy costs on steel strip production lineAirknives reduce energy costs on steel strip production line

During the manufacturing process of steel strip, scale has to be removed from the strip's surface before it passes through the rolling mill. To achieve this de-scaling, the strip passes through an acid 'pickling' bath. The acid is then neutralised by passing through a 'washing' (more...)

Bottle drying system enables increased cider productionBottle drying system enables increased cider production

ACI has supplied a blower-powered bottle drying system at the Woodchuck Cidery's state of the art cider production facility in Proctorsville, Vermont. The drying system was based on ACI's JetPlate system, and was installed to help keep up with growing demand and to satisfy today's (more...)

New centrifugal fan range offers simple design and superior performanceNew centrifugal fan range offers simple design and superior performance

A new range of forward curved centrifugal fans is designed to simplify specification across multiple projects and promote prompt order fulfillment has been introduced by Air Control Industries (ACI), specialist in industrial air movement products. Based upon a common configuration for all unit (more...)

Enhanced efficiency for can dryer systemEnhanced efficiency for can dryer system

"We needed a better drying system because one of the most important elements during the labelling process is the dryness of the can. With the ACI drying system we forgot about this problem," said Daniel Mitrofan of Scandia Food about the successful installation of Air Control (more...)

Fans give controlled and silent performance for classical festivalFans give controlled and silent performance for classical festival

Effective pressure control combined with silent operation were the essential demands from Cameron Balloons for the blowers employed for the inflatable dome over the performance area at the 2012 St Prex classical arts festival near Geneva. These criteria were fulfilled by a pair of (more...)

Dana uses ACI reciprocating nozzle dryer for improved drive shaft painting preparation Dana uses ACI reciprocating nozzle dryer for improved drive shaft painting preparation

A recently installed versatile blower-powered drying system installed at the Dana driveshaft assembly facility in Wellingborough has enhanced the plant's pre-painting drying process. The result ensures effective paint coverage of drive shafts and related components. The system's superior performance (more...)

Effective and adaptable can and bottle drying for HeinekenEffective and adaptable can and bottle drying for Heineken

The canning and bottling lines at the Heineken plant in Valencia, Spain, now operate more efficiently thanks to the drying systems that they have recently installed. This increased efficiency can be seen in line changes which are faster, simpler and safer for adapting to different products, more (more...)

Airknives reduce clean-down timesAirknives reduce clean-down times

TasteTech, specialist manufacturer of 'controlled release' flavourings and ingredients for applications in bakery, confectionery and chewing gum products has recently increased production and cut machine clean-down times by employing airknives in a novel way. The airknives are employed in a (more...)

Fans breathe life into Channel 4 logoFans breathe life into Channel 4 logo

The 'breath of life' for the inflatable Channel 4 logo outside the company's Horseferry headquarters is provided by nine blowers supplied by Air Control Industries, Axminster.The artistic structure, called 'Time to breathe' by Hannah Gourlay, was fabricated by Architen of Chepstow as part of Channel (more...)

Custom engineered blowers help achieve efficient crop plantingCustom engineered blowers help achieve efficient crop planting

The 'Versadrill' range of agricultural machines from SUMO UK offer farmers and contractors the ability to cope with most ground conditions to achieve fast and efficient seed drilling. They permit direct drilling into land with stubble, or that is ploughed or pressed, in just one pass with diverse (more...)

New drying system gives Britvic a productivity boostNew drying system gives Britvic a productivity boost

On a poster in Britvic's premises in Leeds it says: "Our vision in production is to become the world leader in soft drink manufacture by 2012". It will involve Britvic evaluating every stage of the production process if this goal is to be achieved. One step in attaining this goal is the (more...)

ACI expands its fan rangeACI expands its fan range

Air Control Industries (ACI) of Chard has significantly expanded their range of air movement products by introducing a new range of medium to high pressure fans.Designated the 'EV' Range, the new fan units offer flow rates of up to 51,000 M_/Hr (30,000CFM), and pressures up to 300Mbar (120 In.SWG), (more...)

Air Control Industries expands Slimline fans rangeAir Control Industries expands Slimline fans range

Air Control Industries has added new models to its 'Slimline' range, which is intended for enclosure/cabinet cooling and fume extraction. The new fans have been introduced to extend the performance capabilities of the range to expand potential applications into areas involving higher air volumes and (more...)

Fans for higher volume and pressure tasksFans for higher volume and pressure tasks

Three new fans have been added to the Air Control Industries' 'Slimline' range, which is intended for enclosure/cabinet cooling and fume extraction. The new fans have been introduced to extend the performance capabilities of the range to expand potential applications into areas involving higher air (more...)

Classic rail passengers enjoy experience in maximum comfortClassic rail passengers enjoy experience in maximum comfort

Custom-engineered heaters from ACI help ensure the passengers on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express' 'Northern Belle' enjoy their classic 1930s rail travel experience in maximum comfort.A luxurious, romantic travel experience is the promise offered by the Venice Simplon-Orient Express for its (more...)

Blower gives graphics a new perspectiveBlower gives graphics a new perspective

Projected graphics for such different events and locations as concerts, museum exhibitions, conferences and TV studios took on a different perspective - quite literally - in 2005 when Pufferfish introduced its spherical displays, pictured right (picture copyright www.pufferfishdisplays.com)Flat (more...)

Fan selection: knowing which way the wind blows

If you want to achieve specific air movement patterns, and have certain control requirements, then it is vital to understand the different fan types and control options that are available. In the May 2009 issue of Industrial Technology, we asked the experts at Air Control Industries for advice.Why (more...)

ACI Blower heads enhance reliability for mobile 'vacuum' evactuatorACI Blower heads enhance reliability for mobile 'vacuum' evactuator

Vac-Ex of Doncaster designs and builds mobile vacuum excavators that provide fast, efficient excavation without the risk of damaging buried utility services, such as pipes and cables. Employing a high pressure air and a powerful vacuum system, operators of Vac-Ex's MOD-EX 5000C lorry mounted (more...)

Blower-powered airknife drying system achieves rapid payback for CorusBlower-powered airknife drying system achieves rapid payback for Corus

With ever increasing competition from around the world, manufacturing companies are reviewing their processes constantly to see if there are ways of reducing costs. If the new systems introduced also make a contribution to enhancing the production process then that is a valuable bonus. On this (more...)

Blowing the 'lights' out helps ensure cost-effective scrap sortingBlowing the 'lights' out helps ensure cost-effective scrap sorting

A novel way of employing blowers for extracting 'lights' from skip loads of waste for more effective - and more financially rewarding - recycling has been incorporated in recycling plants at Southampton and North London by materials handling system designer and builder, McCloskey (more...)

Electronically controlled fans ideal for controlled environmentsElectronically controlled fans ideal for controlled environments

A new range of Slimline fans, QB EC Series, employing intelligent-motor driven impellers that permit units to be optimised for specific applications with regard to efficiency, speed, acoustic performance and cost has been introduced by Air Control Industries of Chard.The intelligent motors harness (more...)

Impressive payback for insulated cable and wire drying systemImpressive payback for insulated cable and wire drying system

A new energy-efficient drying unit for water-cooled, insulated cable and wire has been introduced by air movement specialist, Air Control Industries (ACI) of Chard, Somerset. Called the 'DRI-Line Powerpack', ACI's innovative system achieves vastly superior drying efficiencies to both compressed air (more...)

Safer, quieter and more efficient personnel de-dustingSafer, quieter and more efficient personnel de-dusting

"Safety, noise reduction and reduced costs are all factors that led to the company installing the blower powered 'JetBlack' personnel de-dusting units from Air Control Industries", said Mick Wragg, Health & Safety Officer for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions of Rotherham.At its Rotherham (more...)

Size is not an issueSize is not an issue

Air Control Industries (ACI) can offer bottle and can drying systems to suit all sizes of filling operations and to meet specific requirements. That includes specially engineered solutions for large international companies down to low-cost ones appropriate for the purpose and budget of (more...)

Ideal fan where space is at a premiumIdeal fan where space is at a premium

A new speed controllable fan, designed for applications where space is at a premium, has been added to the ‘SlimLine’ range of fans from Air Control Industries. The new VBL9/9 fan produces a maximum flow rate of 560 cfm and a static pressure of 3.1 In SWG. It is available in 230V and 115V (more...)
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