About Our Company


Advanced Control Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 by President and owner, Steve Nixon. With nearly 30 years of experience in the glass industry, he saw the need for a company that could deliver cost effective solutions for this market. ACSI leveraged the emergence of programmable logic controllers (PLC)/human-machine interface (HMI) solutions for temperature control in place of more costly distributed control systems (DCS) and became one of the first companies to successfully execute control of a glass furnace from a PLC.

ACSI remains a recognized leader in the Glass Industry for our exceptional glass process knowledge.

ACSI's Sylvania, Ohio, office.

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Within the Glass Industry, ACSI has engineered in excess of 800 installations worldwide for Float, Fiberglass and Container manufacturers, including more than 100 Batching projects and over 600 melter applications. Other industries we serve include Food, Mining, Chemical & Refractory with applications including batch control, material handling, vision/inspection, and production tracking. Starting in 2005, ACSI expanded our capabilities to include application of Model-based control. Part of an advanced process control strategy, model-based control is applied at the regulatory level and has been proven to reduce process variability by an astounding 300% on average, resulting in significant returns in terms of productivity and quality.

ACSI services customers in 26 countries from two locations. Our main office in Sylvania, OH is a 11,000 sq ft facility with system check out & staging facilities. ACSI also has an office in Oxford, England (maps to our offices are shown in the Contact Us section.) Our work consists of approximately 70% of our work in the US and 30% internationally.

At ACSI, we believe quality engineering is not a commodity. As an integrator of information and control systems solutions, our engineers in both Europe and the United States are able to provide customers with quality technical engineering & system design, factory acceptance, installation supervision, commissioning services and training.

For more information, please contact Katie Marconi, Marketing Coordinator at katiemarconi@acsitoledo.com or call 419.843.4820.

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