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Differences Between Air to Close (ATC) and Air to Open (ATO) Valves

June 20, 2023
What is the Difference Between Air to Close (ATC) and Air to Open (ATO) Valves? The main difference between air to open (ATO) and air to close (ATC) control valves is the way they respond to their control signal. ATO valves, without any air pressure to the actuator, are normally closed, meaning that they require […]
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Great Lakes Process Controls, Inc. acquired by Allied Valve

February 22, 2022
World-Class Process Instrumentation & Service Solutions Great Lakes Process Controls, Inc. Joins Recent Acquisitions by Allied Valve, Inc. to Expand its World-Class Process Instrumentation and Service Solutions Company.   DAVENPORT, IA – FEBRUARY 22, 2022 – Allied Valve has expanded its array of brands you know and service you can trust with its latest acquisition, […]
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Ovation Holdings Announces Passing of Stanley R. Carr

February 3, 2022
Stanley R. Carr, President of Automation Service Passes Ovation Holdings is saddened to announce the passing of Stanley “Stan” Carr, President of Automation Service, a subsidiary of Ovation. Barry Shoulders, CEO of Ovation said, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my friend and colleague Stan Carr. The entire Ovation […]
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Allied Valve acquires Power Specialties, PROMAC, & JMI

January 19, 2022
World-Class Process Instrumentation & Service Solution Allied Valve, Inc. Adds Power Specialties, Inc., PROMAC, Inc., And JMI Instrument Company to Create a World-Class Process Instrumentation and Service Solutions Company. DAVENPORT, IA – JANUARY 18, 2022 – Allied Valve has expanded its array of brands you know and service you can trust with the acquisitions of […]
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Tired of OEM inventory shortages and long lead times?

January 7, 2022
Timely delivery of “most wanted” process controls and valves There is no doubt, supply chain disruption has wreaked havoc on our industry and most experts agree the disruption will last well into 2022. Fortunately, you can count on Automation Service for the timely delivery of your “most wanted” process controls and valves. Automation Service Remanufactured: […]
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Automation Service is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

October 2, 2021
July 2021 was a busy month for Automation Service, with our new pneumatics line rolling out, and ISO 9001:2015 audit too. Automation Service first became ISO Certified in 2004, giving our customers reassurance that we are continually improving our processes. This year’s audit was especially exciting for our team because we successfully expanded our scope […]
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Quadruple Miles for Your Foxboro® 43AP

November 4, 2020
2020 taking a toll? Finally – some good news! We’re offering 4x MILES for your used, scrapped, or surplus Foxboro® 43AP’s. That’s 160 MILES toward food rewards to keep your team fueled up. Contact a reclamation specialist today at (800) 714-2692, or email a reclamation expert at Offer ends December 31, 2020. Earn Miles Recycling These See Rewards
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Automation Service Adds 11GM Transmitters

September 22, 2020
Earlier this month, we announced that we purchased the Foxboro traditional pneumatic and electronic I/P models from Schneider Electric. Today, we’re expanding that line to include 11GM transmitters. In addition to offering remanufactured Foxboro products, we are now the sole manufacturer for the following products: 43AP Pneumatic Controllers 13A Pneumatic Transmitters E69 Current to Pneumatic […]
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Automation Service Purchases Foxboro Pneumatics

September 1, 2020
Earth City, MO —- September 1, 2020 As of September 1, 2020, Automation Service has reached an agreement to purchase the Foxboro traditional pneumatic and electronic I/P models from Schneider Electric. This will ensure companies that depend on these products will continue to have access to the equipment they need to keep their operations running. […]
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Visit Our New Resources Page for How-To Guides and More

July 24, 2020
Do you need help configuring and installing a transmitter? Commissioning a magnetic flowmeter? Setting up a valve controller? You can find how-to guides for these operations and more on our new Resources page. You’ll also find Automation Service line cards and details about our process controls recycling program. We will continue to add to this […]
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30% Off Remanufactured Honeywell Pressure Transmitters

May 22, 2020
Need a new transmitter? Now, for limited time only, we’re offering 30% off remanufactured Honeywell ST3000 Series Smart Pressure Transmitters. The ST3000 Series Smart Pressure Transmitters measure differential, gauge, or absolute pressure and transmit a proportional electrical signal. STD 3000 Transmitter — for differential pressure STG 3000 Transmitter — for gauge pressure STA 3000 Transmitter […]
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A Look Inside the Automation Service Remanufacturing Facility

April 29, 2020
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a remanufacturing facility looks like? In this new video, we take you on a virtual tour of our plant. You’ll see how our technicians:  Intake, clean, repair, and create parts Assemble instrumentation, transmitters, and valves per applicable specifications Test valves per shutoff classification to published ASME standards […]
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Expediting Fees Waived for 90 Days

March 28, 2020
In response to the impact of COVID-19 on our customers, channel partners, and the country, Automation Service will be waiving all expediting fees effective March 27, 2020, for the next 90 days. Our aim is to help our customers remain operational by providing high-quality, affordable remanufactured process instrumentation and control valves in the fastest way […]
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Automation Service Coronavirus Response

March 17, 2020
At Automation Service, we focus on safety every day: safety for our employees, safety for our customers, safety for our products, and safety for our vendors. We realize COVID-19 will tax all of us, and we will make every effort to keep stressing safety in every aspect of how we deliver service and products to […]
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Ovation Holdings, Inc., Expands Geographical Footprint and Industry Expertise with Acquisition of Oklahoma-based Valve Sales, Inc.

July 20, 2019
Riverdale, IA – Barry Shoulders, President and CEO of Ovation Holdings, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Valve Sales, Inc. (VSI), a leading supplier of valves, actuation, and customized flow control and process control products to petroleum and natural gas producers in the energy-rich states of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Founded in 1975 by […]
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What Our ISO 9001:2015 Certification Means for You

July 12, 2019
We’re thrilled to announce that we recently completed our recertification audit for the ISO 9001:2015 standard for quality management systems. This certification verifies that we operate a quality management system that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. The scope includes repairing and remanufacturing industrial process controls and valves, as well as distribution of accessories. […]
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Visit Automation Service at the 2019 Energy Generation Conference in Bismarck — Booth #221

January 4, 2019
Energy generation industry professionals aren’t going to want to miss this year’s Energy Generation Conference! The event takes place at the Bismarck Events Center from January 29-31, 2019, and you can find Automation Service at Booth #221.  The Energy Generation Conference This year’s Energy Generation Conference focuses on promoting competitive, safe, and efficient energy production. […]
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Automation Service Customers Use Recycling Rewards to Give Back to Their Communities

December 20, 2018
Did you know that you can turn your Reclamation Road Trip recycling rewards into a donation to your favorite charity? This year, several Automation Service customers decided use their miles to give back to their communities. Here are a few highlights: Sentinel Peak Resources in McKittrick, CA, donated to their local CHiPS toy drive. American […]
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New Online Marketplace Offers Savings of Up To 37% on Valves, Transmitters, and Controllers

August 14, 2018
Buy Kunkle valves, remanufactured Fisher® control valves, remanufactured Rosemount® transmitters, replacement valve parts, and more instantly online at Valves Depot Earth City, MO – Procurement specialists in oil and gas, petrochemicals, and other industries now have a fast, easy way to purchase valves and process controls online. Valves Depot, a new online marketplace, offers valves […]
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Allied Valve and Automation Service Team Up to Grow Solutions for Industrial Valve Users

May 18, 2018
Barry Shoulders, President and CEO of Allied Valve, Inc., today announced a merger with St. Louis, MO-based Automation Service, an internationally recognized provider of remanufactured Fisher® control valves and actuators as well as remanufactured Rosemount® and Foxboro® process instrumentation. Effective May 11, when the merger is complete, Shoulders will begin serving as President and CEO […]
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Automation Service Donates $15,000 to Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Behalf of Its Customers & Employees

December 20, 2017
Following Hurricane Harvey, Automation Service committed to donate 2% of all revenue from remanufactured products shipped to Texas & Louisiana between September 1 and the end of 2017 to the Red Cross. In addition to that commitment, Automation Service has decided to forgo their normal holiday cards and gifts to their clients and instead make […]
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One Unique Way Automation Service Ensures High Quality Production

October 26, 2017
Quality and reliability are always top of mind at Automation Service.  Our plant is equipped with a CMM Machine, which ensures superior quality and precision to our remanufacturing process. CMM stands for Coordinate Measuring Machine. The CMM is a precision measuring instrument that uses highly sensitive probes to measure the physical geometrical characteristics of an […]
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October Marks Fourth Anniversary of Manufacturing Marvels Appearance

October 2, 2017
October 2017 marks the fourth anniversary of the selection of Automation Service by Marvel Production Group, LLC to showcase their remanufacturing process on a TV segment called “Manufacturing Marvels®”. The production was filmed on September 26th, 2013 and aired on The Fox Business Network October 14th, 2013.     Automation Service has been remanufacturing high-quality […]
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Automation Service Bolsters Efforts with MCAA Membership

August 7, 2017
When you need to replace process controls in your facility, you need a partner you can trust. That’s why superior quality, reliability, and customer service are the foundational building blocks of everything we do at Automation Service. To enhance our efforts to deliver world-class products and support, Automation Service recently joined other industry heavy-hitters in […]
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Ahead of the Curve with ISO 9001:2015 Certification

July 27, 2017
Automation Service has recertified to the ISO 9001:2015 management standard. ISO is an independent, non-governmental, international organization with 163 national standard body members. ISO has published more than 21,000 international standards and related documents, covering almost every industry. These standards give specifications for products, services, and systems, ensuring quality, safety and efficiency. The ISO 9001:2015 […]
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Gaining Momentum: Automation Service Adds Drew Dubray as Vice President of Manufacturing

July 24, 2017
Automation Service is expanding its team of manufacturing experts. Drew Dubray recently joined us as Vice President of Manufacturing, replacing Tom Hankins. Tom retired on June 30th, 2017, after six years of service to the company. He was a hands-on leader with a passion for production and he provided superior leadership during critical transition and […]
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Remanufactured Foxboro® Models 83 and 84 Vortex Flowmeters

November 23, 2015
Automation Service, a global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, now offers remanufactured Foxboro models 83 and 84 vortex flowmeters. “We are pleased to announce our latest addition to our vortex flowmeters product line,” said Stan Carr, Executive Vice President of Automation Service, “Customers who purchase new and remanufactured Foxboro products from us, will now be able to enjoy […]
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Automation Service Introduces Remanufactured Micro Motion® RFT9739 Transmitters

October 8, 2015
Automation Service, a global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, now offers Remanufactured Micro Motion®RFT9739 Transmitters. This marks the fifth product release in just two years, since Automation Service was purchased by FTL Capital LLC in 2013. “We are pleased to add Remanufactured Micro Motion to our portfolio,” said Stan Carr, Executive Vice President of Automation Service. […]
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Automation Service Changes Painting Method to Reduce VOC

August 6, 2015
Automation Service, the world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, is excited to announce that we have recently changed our painting method in order to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). We have switched from Acrylic Modified Alkyd Enamel to a direct-to-metal polyurethane. The ALK was between 4.2-5.0 VOC while the AUE-370 is at 2.4-2.9. That’s […]
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Going Green (And Earning Some Too)

July 16, 2015
How Recycling Process Control Equipment Improves The Environment And The Bottom Line Plants have long faced the dilemma of replace versus repair for industrial equipment. However, even after users decide to replace equipment, they face another choice: scrap or recycle. We asked Steve Ploudre, Director of Material Reclamation for Automation Service, a global leader in […]
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Automation Service Adds Remanufactured Rosemount® Vortex Flowmeter to Product Line

July 8, 2014
Automation Service, a global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, will offer the remanufactured Rosemount 8800 Series Vortex Flowmeter beginning July 1. “We’ve heard the voice of our customer, and they are demanding vortex flowmeters,” said Wesley Rarick, CEO of Automation Service. “So we are launching the remanufactured Rosemount 8800 series vortex flowmeter.” The remanufactured Rosemount 8800 Series […]
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Remanufacturing Leader Expands Into OEM Market Through Distribution Partnership

March 31, 2014
Automation Service Announces Partnership with Ametek Automation Service, the world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, announces a distribution partnership with AMETEK- US Gauge and its line of pressure gauges and diaphragm seals. Beginning April 1st, Automation Service will be a distributor of AMETEK- US Gauge products across the United States and regionally in the […]
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Remanufactured Fisher® Regulators a Cost Saving Alternative

January 7, 2014
Automation Service, world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, is excited to announce its launch of 95 and 98 series remanufactured Fisher regulators. “This is just the beginning. In our recent marketplace survey, we found an increase in demand for high-quality remanufactured pressure reducing and pressure relief regulators… so the decision was simple. We listen […]
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Automation Service Featured On Manufacturing Marvels®

October 10, 2013
Automation Service, world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, has been selected by Marvel Production Group, LLC to showcase their remanufacturing process on a TV segment called “Manufacturing Marvels®”. Click here to watch the video. The production was filmed on September 26th and will air on The Fox Business Network at approximately 8:30 p.m. CST […]
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FTL Capital Acquires and Secures Future Growth for Automation Service

September 9, 2013
Process Controls International d.b.a. Automation Service, the global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, announced last week it has been acquired by FTL Capital LLC on August 16, 2013. “We are excited to have a local ownership group that is familiar with our business and eager to take our company to the next level,” said […]
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