ASCO Introduces Engineered Solutions Program

​Lead Times Reduced by 50% for Customized Analytical and Medical Valves and Assemblies

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. (August 2, 2016) - ASCO has introduced its Engineered Solutions Program, which cuts the lead times for customized valve and manifold assemblies by up to 50% for the analytical and medical instrument markets. The new program leverages the expertise and resources of the company’s Analytical and Medical Technology groups in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

“Our research indicates that most original equipment manufacturer (OEM) engineers at life science instrument companies are dissatisfied with the present lengthy lead times for customized valves and manifold assemblies,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO. “The Engineered Solutions Program harnesses our team’s extensive expertise in miniature valve customization to achieve dramatically faster product development and lead times.”

Engineered Solutions from ASCO are focused solely on miniature valve products that fulfill the needs of the analytical and medical instrument markets. They are backed by the Advanced and Medical Technology groups’ prototype labs, ASCO valves and assemblies designed for quick and efficient manufacturing, and local technical support provided by product specialists trained in analytical and medical applications.

Capabilities from ASCO include:

  • Complete solution provider for value-added miniature valve assemblies and modules
  • Technical expertise for co-developing solutions with OEMs
  • Rapid turnaround times from design to 3D modeling and prototyping
  • Global manufacturing, sales, and technical support
  • Class 8 clean room manufacturing to minimize contamination
  • Long lifecycle products tested to over 100 million cycles
  • Very low internal valve volumes to minimize cross-contamination and improve flushability
  • Optional power saving functions for improved energy efficiency

The Engineered Solutions Program is ideal for OEMs designing clinical diagnostic, bioinstrumentation, chromatography, hospital and dental equipment, industrial analyzers, patient monitoring, and surgical and oxygen therapy applications.

For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at, or visit

About ASCO

ASCO, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive solutions of fluid automation products for a broad range of process and manufacturing industry applications. The company’s global scale increases speed to market, its deep expertise across applications transforms ideas into measurable outcomes, and its people create solutions that maximize efficiencies and optimize customer applications. ASCO’s fluid control and pneumatic product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators, lubricators and a complete range of accessories. For more information, visit

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit

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