MKS Automation Platform Programmability
The MKS Automation Platform supports a variety of programming environments, depending on user experience and requirements. The most common programming application for the MKS Automation Platform is the IEC61131-3 programming environment. The IEC61131-3 programming software allows users to create their programs and recipes in a global standard, IEC compliant programming environment. Recipes and projects can be created via a number of different or any combination of programming languages, creating an extremely flexible and capability programming environment. The programming interface supports developing a project in any of the following programming languages:
- Ladder Logic
- Structured Text
- Function Block Diagrams
- Instruction List
- Sequential Function Charts
The MKS PAC 1000 also supports programming with the MKS Software Development Kit (SDK) for users preferring to program their applications in C/C++. Applications developed in Matlab can also be exported and run on the MKS PAC 1000 with the SDK.
Finally, any of the MKS PAC & CM's will interface to a PC running Labview, which is ideal for R&D and University of applications, and a PC running the MKS Controls Workbench Software, for remote manual control of a process.
A list of the MKS PAC & CM modules with programming support is below:
MKS PAC 100
Labview, CWB, IEC61131-3
MKS PAC 1000
Labview, CWB, IEC61131-3, C/C++ (via SDK)
Contact an Applications Specialist by sending an email to MKS Instruments, or call 512-719-8000.