Advanced Cyclone Systems, S. A. (ACS)
Advanced Cyclone Systems, S.A. (ACS) is a company exclusively dedicated to the development and commercialization of high efficiency cyclone systems, worldwide. The company works in a very close cooperation with its clients in order to design custom made cyclone systems that really solve their unmet needs. ACS has grown to be a turnkey project provider in any part of the world, whenever cyclones are part of the solution. Regular cyclones and multicyclones, if used as final dedusting system, are frequently not able to comply with current emission limits. Particulate Matter (PM) Emission Control in boilers, furnaces and dryers and general dedusting. We are a company dedicated to the development and fabrication of high efficiency cyclones systems for multiple applications worldwide.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Air Pollution Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- 1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €
Apart from supplying cyclones, ACS has grown to be a turnkey project provider in any part of the world.
- Particulate Matter (PM) Emission Control in boilers, furnaces and dryers and general dedusting;
- Product (powder) Recovery in chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
- Hurricane - Numerically optimized cyclones, considering particle agglomeration;
- ReCyclone MH - Optimized cyclones with mechanical recirculation
- ReCyclone EH Optimized cyclones with electrostatic recirculation *1.
*1 Electrostatic recirculation for fine particle capture was the winner of the Portuguese Environmental Press Award in 2008 and nominee for the European Environmental Press Award 2008.
Vision, Mission and Values
Leading the conception and distribution of cyclone systems on a global level, contributing to a healthier environment and to the growth of client's competitiveness, maintaining high standards of service and quality with qualified and motivated human resources.
Maximizing particle capture with cyclones, freeing the client from the costs and problems of bag filters.
- Ambition and passion to reach high performance unique solutions, breaking with the status quo of the industry, exceeding customer expectations and striving to help ACS being the best cyclone company worldwide
- Openness, Sharing and Trust with all related agents, whether customers or suppliers, to help building strong and lasting value chains, with permanent reciprocal learning.
- Rigor and Organization aiming continuous improvement of organizational development and the level of its quality management system for products and processes that allow aspiring Excellency.
- Initiative and Determination in the systematic innovation of processes and systems as a basis for fast and also sustainable growth of the company.
- Spirit of Leadership and Responsibility of all ACS employees, because the contribution of each is critical to the success of the ACS.
ACS was founded in 2008 by Romualdo Salcedo (CTO) - Professor at Faculdade de Engenharia da Univerdade do Porto (FEUP) and by Pedro Araújo (CEO), Industrial Engineer from FEUP and MBA from the Lisbon MBA, with the financial support of Armilar Venture Partners SCR.
The founders thank the contribution of the CoHitec program, promoted by Cotec – a Portuguese institutional innovation association, for the elaboration of the first business plan, the establishment of the company and capital raise.
Back in 2008, Romualdo’s prototypes had been working for years without any maintenance in the cork and wood industries for particulate emission control in biomass boilers and complying with strict emission limits. These good results, together with many satisfied customers led the founders to establish ACS, aiming to bring cyclones to the whole world.
With an international focus and diverse application fields, ACS is the only company worldwide exclusively dedicated to cyclone systems and uses this technologic platform to solve particle separation problems in several industries.
Presently, ACS has 15 employees in Portugal and 3 in Brazil but presenting a strong network of agents and representatives worldwide. ACS fulfilled over 350 successful installations in 37 countries.
What we do
We design and distribute cyclone globally, contributing to a healthier environment and to the growth of our customers' competitiveness.
What we Aim for
Maximizing particle capture with cyclones, freeing our customers from the costs and drawbacks of bag filters.
How we Work
Through innovative simulation models which incorporate the concept of particle agglomeration and numerical optimization of geometries, we create customized cyclones, giving guarantees of high efficiency and performance.
Where Are We
Distribution is ACS' biggest challenge and its strategy varies according to each market segment.
It is from Porto (Portugal) that ACS exports its technology to the whole of Europe. In projects for other continents, part of the production is transferred to the partner-manufacturer that is closer to the installation premises. ACS celebrates commercial agreements and joint ventures with complementary equipment suppliers, such as boiler and dryer manufacturers, or large engineering companies and contractors.
All the manufacturing stages are closely controlled by ACS. Each material is selected according to each system application, and this follow-up allows not only to optimize the cyclone, but also the construction, assembly and transportation of each unique part, to all around the world.