Network-based motion, machine control system for semiconductor tools

Richmond, Calif.— Berkeley Process Control Inc. has introduced the BXi controller reported to be the industry's first integrated motion and machine control system designed specifically for automated semiconductor process tools. It features eight internally powered servo axes, an expandable 100 Mbit Ethernet I/O system and an object-based development environment.

09/01/1999


Richmond, Calif.— Berkeley Process Control Inc. has introduced the BX i controller reported to be the industry's first integrated motion and machine control system designed specifically for automated semiconductor process tools. It features eight internally powered servo axes, an expandable 100 Mbit Ethernet I/O system and an object-based development environment. Its RISC-based processor core drives the system, which enables BX i to control virtually all servo motor driven wafer handling equipment. The company was able to eliminate a large amount of complex wiring and needless user integration effort by combining internally powered servo motion and logic in a small package and adding an Ethernet connection. The controller measures approximately 10 x 3 x 8 in. with no point-to-point wiring required, no control panel to build, and no low-level software to write. Berkeley Process Control Inc.





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
Robot advances in connectivity, collaboration, and programming; Advanced process control; Industrial wireless developments; Multiplatform system integration
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me