From modest beginnings in Upstate New York, to a state of the art facility in Halfmoon, 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.
PVA was founded in 1992 by president Anthony Hynes, when he began selling dispensing valves 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.
1992 – Precision Valve & Automation, Inc. established
– Moves to RPI Incubator
1994 – First selective coating system order
1996 – Moves to 7,900 sqft facility in Latham, NY
1997 – Patent filed for 4th axis technology. Patent awarded in 2000
1998 – Relocates to a new facility in Halfmoon, NY
2000 – Introduction of meter mix systems
2003 – Awarded US patent on FCS300-ES atomized spray valve
2003 – Introduction of PVA650
2005 – PVA Asia opens & is headquartered in Singapore
2006 – Opens China Service & Applications lab in Shenzhen
2010 – Moves to 135,000 sqft facility in Cohoes, NY
2012 – Opens second China Service & Applications lab in Suzhou
2014 – Redesign of Delta 6 & Delta 8 robotic platforms
– Opens EU Service & Applications lab in Helmond, Netherlands
2016 – Awarded Best Places to Work by the Albany Business Review
2019 – Awarded patent for atmospheric optical bonding system and method
– MR2 wins Circuit’s Assembly NPI Award
2021 – PVA opens their current state of the art global headquarters in Halfmoon, NY