Controls Workbench software is an integrated, customizable software application that is included with the MKS Automation Platform. The CWB is a central, powerful interface that provides users a simple, complete solution for device configuration along with the ability to view, data log, chart and export process data, perform manual process control, process troubleshooting, and advanced tuning of the MKS controllers (PAC 1000, PAC 100, Communications Module, MultiTherm 2000 and MultiTherm 1000).
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 using Ladder Logic, Structured Text, Function Block Diagrams, Instruction List, or Sequential Function Charts