MKS Automation Platform, a modular, scalable and configurable control solution
MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, introduced the MKS Automation Platform, a modular, scalable and configurable solution for comprehensive control that improves operational and productivity efficiencies.
The platform provides a low total cost of ownership and improves utilization of existing tools and assets. It 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.