ACS Industries, Inc. is a global OEM/Tier 1 supplier of exhaust and airbag inflator components to the automotive & commercial vehicle markets. ACS production locations are in Monterrey Mexico and Shanghai China and are TS16949 certified. The company was established in 1939 and its’ headquarters are in Lincoln, Rhode Island- USA. The main products are filters and diffusers for airbag inflators and gaskets and knitted wire mesh components for engine exhaust systems.
Raw Material Surcharge Policy
The worldwide metals markets have seen dramatic price increases over the last few years. These raw material prices continue to be volatile and unpredictable. Fuel costs have also increased the cost of production and transport of raw materials. Given these market changes, ACS Industries, Inc. has implemented a comprehensive raw materials surcharge policy for all aluminum, copper, carbon and stainless steel products effective July 1, 2006.
Typical Exhaust Products
Mesh Rings & Support- Knitted wire mesh rings are used for erosion protection and catalyst and DPF mounting support. They are used in gasoline and diesel after treatment systems for on road, off road and marine applications. Various mesh ring sizes are available to fit standard cordierite and silicon carbide substrates.
Catalyst Substrates, Filters & Mixers- Wire mesh substrates offer turbulent flow for improved mass transfer and gas mixing. When used before an SCR catalyst, the wire mesh can improve urea conversion to ammonia while helping to mitigate solids resulting in higher SCR catalyst efficiency. The parts can be made in almost any geometry allowing optimal packaging and performance. Filters for gas or liquids can be optimized for most any application as well.
Gasket & Seals- ACS supplies Tier 1 and OEM customers around the world with seals for exhaust applications. The seals are available for use with many types of clamped or bolted systems to provide low leak joints for gasoline and diesel exhaust systems.
NVH Applications- Knitted wire mesh is widely used to improve durability and NVH of heat shields, bellows and piping systems within the engine compartment.
Development & Testing- ACS can offer high volume valued added manufacturing where applicable as well as R&D support and testing for development projects.