The history of PVA

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.

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.

Introduction to Automation with the PVA1000

1992

Patent filed for 4th axis technology. Patent awarded in 2000

1997

Relocated to a new facility in Halfmoon, NY

1998

Patent filed for FCS300-ES technology. Patent awarded in 2001

1999

PVA shop floor at the Halfmoon Facility

2002

Introduction of the PVA650

2003

Acquired Machining and Sheet Metal Capabilities

2010

Relocated to a 135,000 square foot facility in Cohoes, NY

2010

Awarded Best Places to Work by the Albany Business Review

2016

About PVA

World Class Dispensing, Coating and Custom Automation

When precision matters, manufacturers around the globe rely on PVA's conformal coating systems, fluid dispensing solutions and custom automation products. For 20 years, PVA has been making manufacturing easier with customer driven solutions used in industries ranging from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics. From benchtop equipment, to inline conveyer systems, we evaluate each opportunity independently, and without limitation, to ensure you make the most reliable product possible.

Headquartered in Upstate New York, with regional sites stationed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, all PVA Systems are backed by a 24-hour global service network, including regionally trained technicians for fast response times.

Fast Break Fund

Each year, PVA contributes monies and resources to developing educational programs that provide children with the resources necessary to succeed academically and athletically through the Fast Break Fund. The Fast Break Fund, founded by Tony and Larry Hynes, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides underprivileged and children with special needs, scholarship assistance for sports camps, leagues, and fundamental skill instruction.

Halfmoon Works

Halfmoon Works evolved from its PVA founder’s nonprofit organization, the Fast Break Fund. Fast Break provides sports summer camp scholarships to children from families with low incomes and sports clinics to children with developmental disabilities.

Many of the Fast Break children have grown up and are young adults facing the challenges of our complex world. Taking personal development beyond sports, Halfmoon Works provides a fully equipped 3,000 square foot facility and woodworking workshops to these and other young adults with special needs. These talented people are creating and selling quality wood products, which anyone would be proud to own and show off in their home, office and garden.

With the sale of these beautifully crafted products, we aim to teach and employ the developmentally disabled and make Halfmoon Works a self-sustaining manufacturing business.