August 23, 2012, Dayton, OH – Prime Controls, a manufacturer of double metal sheet sensors and controls for the can making, automotive, appliance and other metal forming industries celebrates its twentieth year in business this September, a testament to all small businesses everywhere. 

Since its founding on September 9, 1992, Prime Controls has evolved into what it is today by simply listening to the customer. The company is deeply rooted in the field of Double Metal Sheet Detection, with a history which began long before the company’s inception.  It originated as a spin off of Hyde Park Electronics, which is now part of Schneider Electric. Equipped with many years of experience in the field, a small team of three set out on a mission.  With their combined history and depth of understanding in Double Metal Sheet Detection, as well as their irreplicable commitment to their customers, they began to grow.   

The Prime Controls of yesterday is far from what it is today.  Originally, Prime Controls focused on improving Hyde Park’s Double Sheet Detection product line using the latest technology.  Within five years, the company had successfully accomplished that goal by replacing or improving all previous generation Double Sheet Detectors with features such as: pushbutton calibration, automatic frequency adjustment, international ready power supply and more. 

Over the years, the product line has evolved to meet the needs of the customers.  Totally new Double Sheet Detectors were designed to provide automatic calibration, thin foil detection, and the detection of difficult metals, such as copper and stainless steel.  

Today, Prime Controls is a Leader in Double Metal Sheet Detection, providing products and services to the can making, automotive, appliance and other metal forming sectors.  It is the world’s supplier of Double End & Missing Tab Detectors for high-speed, easy-open end manufacturing lines for food and beverage cans.  The company is committed to developing and manufacturing high quality metal sensors and controls with the best materials and the most advanced technology.  

“Key to our company’s success, is our commitment to solving our customer's needs.  About 99% of our products originated as an idea from one of our customers.  And for that, we are grateful. And also, ready to celebrate,” says Larry Tucker, President of Prime Controls.  


Prime Controls, Inc., located in Dayton, Ohio USA was founded in 1992 and today, is the world’s foremost Double Metal Sheet Detector supplier, providing products and services to the can making, automotive, appliance and other automated sheet metal industries. A Prime Controls detector has inspected virtually every food and beverage can in the world, with a pull-tab end. Prime Controls is committed to the development of new products with the most advanced technology available. We value each and every one of our customers and strive to provide solutions that meet their needs.  

For more information, please contact:
Prime Controls, Inc.
4528 Gateway Circle
Dayton Ohio, 45440 USA
Phone: 1-937-435-8659
Fax: 1-937-435-6375