ATLAS is a 100% modular control software.
ATLAS must know two things about a system component:
With these smallest components, ATLAS can map any process sequence and allows a maximum of flexibility in process design.
ATLAS is completely open about system layout and installed components. Whether your system is for optical coating (IAD, IBS, Ion plating, sputtering or else), CVD or other processes – ATLAS can be used as system control.
If you need a retrofit for your system but want to keep certain devices, ATLAS can help. Whether it is a certified measuring device or another specific device, ATLAS offers possibilities for embedding.
System overview shows the current system status. Any manual operation of the system is performed by operating the individual components in the hardware panel.
The overview adapts automatically to any screen size. Every user has the possibility to arrange and save his views according to his preferences.
If the system configuration is changed, new components are automatically added to the layout.
The process design can be executed in step view as known on other systems. The individual steps can be parameterized in the editor window.
The individual steps can be retrieved from the step library. Repeating steps (loops) are possible as well.
For larger multilayer designs, there is the option of displaying and editing the process in tabular form.
Schematic view is based on the process designer of ATLAS. Using the same principle, you can create your own standard steps for the step library at a lower operating level.
This opens up a large number of new opportunities for process developers. Special coating steps no longer have to be programmed by the system supplier, but can be created by the process designer himself and stored in the library.
The individual process modules can also be configured in the schematic view in the editor window.
Basically every user can compose his layout for process monitoring according to his own preferences. Depending on the number of screens, the display space is of course limited.
A possible representation is the observation of the running process in the step editor with simultaneous system overview (right picture). The user can immediately see how far the process has progressed and which components are currently active.
As an additional option, various charts and the Scope View are available.
The Scope View records the most important values of the current process graphically. The graphs can be displayed individually for each step or for the entire process and then saved.
In addition to the features shown here, there are some more.
ATLAS, system control software for any system