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Visit Sterling at Booth #W2642 at NPE2018 May 7 - 11, 2018

Visit Sterling at Booth #W2642 at NPE2018 May 7 - 11, 2018

Sterling will be introducing new products never before exhibited ranging from blending equipment, dryers, conveying controls, to new efficient chilling technologies and beside-the-press granulators.

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Sterling Introduces New Feedrolls for the Thermoforming Industry

NEW BERLIN, WI – Sterling is proud to offer new equipment for the global thermoformed plastics market. Our new Versatile FRV & Edge Trim FRE Series Feedroll system features a wide range of capabilities for thermoforming scrap reclamation.


Application Flexibility


Versatile FRV Series Feedrolls are used in combination with a granulator to process sheet, film, web, and part imbedded sheet. The system is available in two versions, allowing the flexibility to run thin film or large draw parts up to 8” tall.


The Versatile FRV Series Feedroll system features a broad opening (up to 56 inches across) to handle the most challenging scrap associated with large thermoforming applications. This new design helps eliminate jamming or misfeeds when processing bulky scrap during startup.

ACS Group Opens Technology Center in New Berlin, WI


In celebration of new Technology Center in New Berlin, Wisconsin

ACS Group invests in state-of-the-art technology center for the plastics industry at 3015 South 163rd Street, in New Berlin, Wisconsin, located just down the road from our primary manufacturing operations location. Our goal is to provide a customer showcase for our products, a research and development facility for accelerating the release of new products, and a training area for our business to ensure a strong future for talented workers. 


ACS Group Featured in Plastics Technology

View the detailed article from the January 2017 issue here:

Sterling Introduces VacTrac® Plus Series of Conveying Controllers

February 23, 2018 New Berlin, WI – Vacuum conveying has never been as simple or versatile than with Sterling’s VacTrac® Plus Series of Controllers. Sterling has succeeded in creating the most flexible and reliable discrete wired conveying controller on the market. The VacTrac® Plus provides ultra-flexible configurations with a seamless upgrade path. The number of pumps and receiver stations is customizable to fit processors’ changing needs. If a plant expands, adding on more lines or reconfigures their operation, they can use the VacTrac® Plus controller without having to purchase a completely new system.

The VacTrac® Plus controls vacuum receivers, vacuum pumps, remote proportioning valves, purge valves, knife gates, and pump or hopper blowback. It can be used in any plastic conveying application including injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, roto-molding, thermoforming, and blown film operations.

The number of pumps and receiver stations is customizable to fit changing needs. Units can be seamlessly upgraded by adding the required I/O modules and new software. The VacTrac® Plus features an advanced design with a wide range of configurable functions including: Blowback, RPV Valves, Knife Gates, Local Alarms, Purge Valves, and Low Level Alarms.

ACS Group Technology Center Grand Opening Video

ACS Group was featured in a video by Tony Deligio, Senior Editor from Plastics Technology Magazine in the following re-cap of the Grand Opening of our Technology Center.

Sterling Introduces T50 Series Granulators

New Berlin, WI – Exceptional Regrind Quality. Ease of Maintenance & Safety. Application Flexibility.  Together those phrases comprise the backbone of Sterling’s newly released series of central granulators. The T50 Series Granulators offer strong, versatile, and reliable performance. With a full range of size and design options to choose from, the T50 Series Granulator are the best choice for applications ranging from large injection or blow molded scrap, furniture components and appliance parts. The tangential design offers the capacity to process many types of scrap with improved ingestion at a lower power requirement, while the offset design allows for higher throughput of lower density parts. Energy efficiency paired with heavy-duty design and ease-of-maintenance results in a granulation system with a low total cost of ownership. Click here for more information.

Plastics News Magazine Features ACS Group's Technology Center

Plastics News Magaizine features Grand Opening of ACS Group Technology Center.

Written by Don Loepp, view the detailed article from December 2, 2016 here:

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