MKS introduces Automation Platform |

MKS introduces Automation Platform

MKS introduces Automation Platform

June 24, 2015 - MKS Instruments introduced the Automation Platform, a modular, scalable and configurable solution for comprehensive control that improves operational and productivity efficiencies. It provides a low total cost of ownership and improves utilization of existing tools and assets. The Automation Platform seamlessly integrates with other MKS products, and its library of process routine templates and function blocks facilitates faster implementation.

The platform’s hardware and software are both scalable and flexible due to its modular and open architecture, as well as its support for many fieldbuses and control networks. It consists of two programmable automation control options (MKS PAC 100 & PAC 1000); a variety of IO modules for interfacing to any type of sensor, actuator, valve, etc.; and the MKS Controls Workbench software for configuration, process monitoring, tuning, and data storage. MKS integration services assist in recipe and logic development, integration and training.

The platform leverages MKS Umetrics advanced analytical solutions to drive improved automation via real-time actionable data insights. It is highly suitable in a variety of applications, including open and fully programmable automation control, remote or distributed IO, multi-zone temperature control, and remote process control. Its compact, high density design reduces the number of modules and controllers required, saving cost and tool real estate.