Asco Numatics has launched the 1/4in and 1/2in Asco Actuator Control System (ACS), a range of standard, explosion-proof systems for the control of actuators on process valves. The range comprises solenoid valves, spool valves, manual reset valves and filter regulators and may also feature redundant components to prevent unplanned shutdowns. The ACS uses Asco Numatics technologies and is manufactured in 316L stainless steel to resist aggressive environments. Tested up to 150bar, the system features an optimised flow path and is lighter, stronger and more compact than conventional panel mounting assemblies. The components are connected by means of a versatile, leak-tight coupling system and mounted on a vibration-resistant and shock-proof stainless steel base plate. The ACS range has applications in the process industry and addresses the demand for manifold systems, especially in applications where corrosive atmospheres are present.