The Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC) helps companies pursue a policy of understanding and appropriately applying control technologies.
The ACTC has been self-financing since 1993 and has grown to become truly international. It now provides control technology support to 35 ‘world-class’ companies operating in industries as diverse as Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Chemical & Petrochemical, Energy, Marine, Metal Processing, Food and Drink manufacturing.
The success in meeting the expectations and needs of its member companies can be attributed to the Consortium’s flexibility and responsiveness in sharing an understanding of industrially relevant technology. A Steering Committee, made up of representatives from member companies, ensures that the ACTC serves the needs of its members.
Our Activities The ACTC provides its members with access to a very wide range of control technologies. This is accomplished through the various services which are provided free of charge to ACTC members.
The links established by the ACTC with renowned researchers and in particular with the Industrial Control Centre at Strathclyde University, ensures that the ACTC is constantly informed of and utilises the most recent expertise and techniques.
- Regular technical meetings, workshop and awareness days on basic and advanced subjects. Typically 5 per annum.
- Regular one/two day basic training courses or advanced control introductions. Bi-monthly.
- Two day training courses at member's premises. Can cover virtually any topic, tailored to meet member needs.
- Case Studies proposed by members are undertaken to investigate the usefulness of new technologies. Typically 5-6 case studies per annum.
- Visits to company premises to provide consultancy and problem solving.
- Fast access to consultants is available over the telephone, fax or email.
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs) that focus on particular sectors of industry. Typically 1-2 meetings per annum.
- Deliverables, including Educational Notes and Technical Reports.
- The ACTC's own range of software toolboxes designed to make advanced control more accessible.
- Access to commercial control design packages and hardware rapid prototyping systems.
- Regular mailings, newsletters and conference reports from most of the major events.
- Reference library and Internet site.
- Industrial forum, useful for networking and promoting services/products.