Leadership and Innovation in Valve Products and Valve Systems
ASCO, in 1888 started out manufacturing elevator, compressor and generator controls. In 1910 ASCO became the first company to develop and manufacture a new electrically operated control device known as the solenoid valve. ASCO continued its development activity in these product areas and today manufactures products that are designed to control the flow of air, gas, water, oil and steam - practically every kind of liquid or gaseous substance.
ASCO's heritage of innovation has resulted in an extensive line of products that range from two position on/off valves to entire flow control solutions designed to provide thousands of customer specific solutions.
In the late 1950's ASCO begins to expand internationally . Now having manufacturing and sales in over 42 countries.
In the mid 1970's additional products were introduced, such as, air-operated valves, manual reset valves and pressure and temperature switches to satisfy the ever increasing demand of new applications.
ASCO buys Angar Scientific in 1983 the manufacturer of micro-miniature solenoid valves, now known as ASCO Scientific.
In 1985 ASCO is acquired by Emerson Electric Co., a Fortune 100 company located in St Louis, Missouri. Emerson ranks among the world's largest and most respected industrial corporations.
Emerson in 1988 buys Joucomatic, Europe's leading name in pneumatic valves, and combines it into the ASCO family, now known in Europe as ASCO Joucomatic.
Some recent additions to the ASCO product line are pneumatic controls, sensors, and position indication technology with network communications capabilities.
ASCO Valve is the world’s leading manufacturer of solenoid valves and is the innovative, creative, & state-of-the-art leader for the control of fluids, combining over 100 years of experience with high technology. ASCO products are designed to control the flow of air, gas, water, oil and steam. The ASCO RedHat brand offers the world’s largest selection of 2-, 3- and 4-way solenoid valves, designed to handle the most demanding fluid control applications.
ASCO Valve’s extensive line of products include RedHat solenoid valves, RedHat Next Generation electronically enhanced solenoid valves, micro-miniature solenoid valves, linear position indicators, process control pilot valves, process automation & bus communication equipment, pneumatic & air preparation equipment, fuel, gas & oil products, ATEX approved pilot valves, sensors & pressure/temperature switches, proportional control valves, navy/marine solenoid & air operated valves, and nuclear products.
In addition, ASCO customers can design a product to fit their specific needs with our product configurators for the Redundant Control System, Condensate Drain Valve, and the 8290 Actuated Globe Valve product lines.
Over 2000 of today’s most popular products qualify for ASCO Today, a guaranteed same day shipping program. Orders in by 3:00 P.M. EST are guaranteed to ship same day or ASCO pays the freight. As part of our continued drive for customer service, the ASCO Today program has expanded with over 50,000 products that can be shipped within five business days.
ASCO provides valve products and valve systems to a number of different industries such as nuclear power, medical and analytical instrumentation, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, automotive, packaging, petroleum and chemical and food and beverage.