With the demand on obtaining the
cleanest process, least amount of particle generation, and the
least amount of human intervention, automation on a process
equipment is becoming ever more desirable. At PCI, we take into
consideration this desire with great pride and enthusiasm.
In every solution associated with “Automation”
comes the need for a software application (list of instructions)
that allows for the tool to become either semi or fully automated.
Some tools need to be enhanced/upgraded to allow for such
automation. Software Process Enhancement is in great demand within
the Semiconductor industry … we at PCI strive to fulfill this
demand with the least amount of downtime and frustrations to our
clients. Our staff has extensive knowledge in software
implementation, troubleshooting, and programming. Especially when
it is associated with a variety of process equipment in the
Semiconductor industry. In particular PCI is an OEM Systems
Integrator of Wonderware
Software Development Packages.
For a robot to operate or even a GUI operator panel to
be implemented, either a PLC or a computer is necessary. When it
comes to Hardware “Know-how” in the Semiconductor industry,
PCI strives to stay on top of the latest technology. From
integrating new standalone computer systems, networking,
implementing PLC, troubleshooting, or just upgrading, the “One
Stop E-portal” will lead your company into improved throughput
and performance. With the support of our Information Technology
division, we manage to stay competitive, yet also provide the best
that technology has to offer.
The Semiconductor division of PCI provides PLC custom
programming, upgrading, replacement, and troubleshooting to a
variety of PLC manufactures. We also help you research your
automation requirements as associated with the PLC product family.
Questions such as why should a certain PLC be used or not used are
discussed based on your particular automation requirement. Please click
here to see a composite list of all the PLC units
that we have dealt with. In particular, our staff consists of
individuals who are certified technicians in a variety of the
listed PLC models.
A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
is the brain of an industrial manufacturing process. It automates
a process as opposed to relay control systems. You can think of a
PLC as a computer suited to survive the harsh conditions of the
industrial environment whether that be in an automotive plant, a
printing plant or a brewery to name just a few. Put another way,
the car you drive, the newspaper you read, the beverages you drink
are all produced by industrial automation technology made possible
by PLCs almost forty years ago.
A programmable controller is
composed primarily of two basic components: the Central
Processing Unit (CPU) and Input/Output Interface. These
components are illustrated below:
Pyramid Consulting, Incorporated (PCI) can provide a
wide range of Robots and Robot Controllers. Among the Robots
2 and 3-axis Servo Linear
2 to 4 Tank Rotary Servo
2 to 4 Tank Rotary Pneumatic
Please visit our Semiconductor
Store to view "some" of our current line of robots
available. Our Robots are mainly used in Semi-Automated or Fully
Automated Semiconductor Process Equipment. This does not
necessarily mean we do not build custom robots for applications
other than Semiconductor Process Equipment. Custom End-Effectors
for substrate cassettes are available and are usually attached to
the Robot to accommodate customer's process requirements.