PVA History

The History of PVA

PVA was founded in 1992 by president Anthony Hynes, when he began selling dispensing valvesimage for automated and manual dispensing applications out of his home. Later that year, PVA moved to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's (RPI) Incubator Center where they began building XYZ robots to automate their growing valve technology. On October 26, 1992, PVA sold their first automated dispensing system.

PVA's dispensing valve product line grew rapidly to include superior technology for accurately applying conformal coating materials. In 1994, PVA debuted a selective conformal coating system that would later become the PVA2000 which improved on existing XYZ plotting systems by introducing a closed-loop servo controlled process that proved extremely accurate and rugged. In October of 1994, Invotronics in Canada became PVA's first selective coating system customer. Local, national and industry accolades soon followed as PVA began to establish themselves as a serious contender in the fluid dispensing market.

From modest beginnings in Upstate New York, to a 105,000 square foot facility in Cohoes, NY, with regional sites stationed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, PVA has a long history of providing innovation and expertise in dispensing, coating and custom automation.image


1991 – The first FC100 Dispense Valve built
1992 – Introduction of automation
1998 – Relocated to a new facility in Halfmoon, NY
2000 – The introduction of meter-mix systems
2001 – Manual dispense systems & OEM marketplace
2002 – Introduced SMT dispensing machines
2010 – Acquired Machining / Sheet Metal Capabilities
2010 – Relocated to 105,000 ft2 facility in Cohoes, NY