The PPCA pressure controller provides pressure measurement and control for critical process applications such as backside wafer pressure control, transport chamber pressure control and process gas panel pressure balancing. The device may be configured for either upstream (inlet) or downstream (outlet) pressure control. This is accomplished in a compact package that saves critical space when compared to the previous multi-component systems necessary to accomplish the task.
The PPCA utilizes leading Baratron® capacitance manometer technology for pressure measurement from MKS Instruments. It is integrated along with a proportioning control valve and the latest in control electronics providing fast and accurate pressure control with critical flow monitoring as a system diagnostic. The PPCA can be configured for 10 to 1000 Torr Full Scale pressure with a control range from 5 to 100% of Full Scale. This configurability makes the device suitable for transport chamber pressure control, critical backside wafer pressure control as well as run-vent pressure control applications. The control valve can be configured for Full Scale flow rates from 5 to 5000 sccm Full Scale depending on process conditions.
The PPCA is available with either digital (DeviceNet™ or EtherCAT®) I/O allowing for straightforward integration into new or retrofit applications. In-situ tuning and component diagnostics are enhanced through the device’s micro USB user interface accessible via virtually any PC with a web browser.
The following options are available for PPCA Pressure Controllers
Ordering Code Example: PPCAA51TR8ADV1020
|Configuration Option||Option Code|
PPCA Pressure Controller
Pressure Range Full Scale & Units
|Swagelok 4 VCR||R|
|A (50 sccm)||A|
|#1 (200 sccm)||1|
|#2 (1000 sccm)||2|
|#3 (5000 sccm)||3|
|#4 (10000 sccm)||4|
|#5 (20000 sccm)||5|
|#6 (30000 sccm)||6|
|#7 (50000 sccm)||7|