ATLAS is a 100% modular control software.


ATLAS must know two things about a system component:

  • the functions of a device (hardware controller)
  • how these functions are used in the process (process modules)

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

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.

Current condition of the pump system
Live values of all measuring devices
Operating status of the coating components
Manual control and detailed parameters of the components in the hardware panel
Current system state
  • Current condition of the pump system
  • Live values of all measuring devices
  • Operating status of the coating components
  • Manual control and detailed parameters of the components in the hardware panel
  • Current system state

Process Design Step View

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.

Process design in step view as it is known from other coating systems, a simple list with process steps
After selecting an individual step, it can be parameterized in the editor window
Easy loading or saving of processes/recipes
  • Process design in step view as it is known from other coating systems, a simple list with process steps
  • After selecting an individual step, it can be parameterized in the editor window
  • Easy loading or saving of processes/recipes

Process design schematic view

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.

Schematic View: display of the process in a flow diagram
Schematic View - Step Detail Editor: Step design as a flow diagram with maximal flexibility and lots of new possibilities
Parameterization of the selected modules in the editor
  • Schematic View: display of the process in a flow diagram
  • Schematic View - Step Detail Editor: Step design as a flow diagram with maximal flexibility and lots of new possibilities
  • Parameterization of the selected modules in the editor

In Process

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.

Easy-to-understand display of the entire system and current operating states of the components
Process flow with details on the currently active step
  • Easy-to-understand display of the entire system and current operating states of the components
  • Process flow with details on the currently active step

Scope View

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.

List with all the process steps of the actual process
Charts of recorded values with automatic scale
Key with current values - By selection the scale is adapted to the respective value.
Saving option for process scope
  • List with all the process steps of the actual process
  • Charts of recorded values with automatic scale
  • Key with current values - By selection the scale is adapted to the respective value.
  • Saving option for process scope

...and even more

In addition to the features shown here, there are some more.

  • Freely configurable layouts according to the user's habits
  • Live charts and diagrams for the running process
  • Logging of all system, process and user data over a longer period of time to enable subsequent error reproduction
  • Global Change option for parameters
  • User management with different access levels and specifically storable layouts
  • Report generator for complete product documentation with integration of customer-specific product data
  • Task scheduler for optimal plant operation

 

ATLAS, system control software for any system