MKS introduces ECM2 control platform

MKS Instruments has introduced the ECM2, a stand-alone, real-time control platform that offers full programmability and flexibility, and allows for dense and mixed I/O in one unit for total system cost reduction and energy efficiency.

MKS introduces ECM2 control platform

Next generation control platform offers programmability, flexibility, energy efficiency, and cost reduction

Andover, MA, September 21, 2011 - MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has introduced the ECM2, a stand -alone, real -time control platform. The next generation, fully functional process control platform provides a robust and centralized platform that offers full programmability and flexibility, and allows for dense and mixed I/O in one unit for total system cost reduction and energy efficiency.

The ECM2 offers a real -time OS, an interlock board for safety I/O, and on -board, easily accessible analytics, from standard SPC to advanced model -based control algorithms. Mixing analog, digital, temperature, serial, and safety (rated to IEC 61508 SIL3 classification), the ECM2 provides a more flexible environment as well as ease of programming via standard, commonly used programming languages, including Matlab, C++ and Ladder Logic.

Its powerful processor provides faster communication over multiple protocols, and its customizability at a standard price and lead time facilitates critical time to market goals. The ECM2 control platform replaces standard control system architectures with a single robust node that provides common and full programmability as well as advanced diagnostics to ease troubleshooting. It also offers a very high I/O to price ratio and customizable distribution.

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About MKS:

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a leading, global provider of technologies to power, control, deliver, monitor, measure and analyze advanced processes in high growth markets. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for thin film applications including semiconductor devices, flat panel displays, light emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells, data storage media and coatings, as well as medical equipment; energy generation and environmental monitoring processes; biopharm and other industrial manufacturing; and university, government and industrial research laboratories.

Corporate contact:
MaryAnn Naddy
Phone: 978 -645 -5538
Fax: 978 -557 -5100

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