Integrate equipment into your factory faster than any other platform
PEER FACTORY® Station Controller (PFSC™) is a platform for developing station controllers easily and integrating equipment into an automated factory quickly. Semiconductor factories use PFSC to build station controllers for every tool on the manufacturing floor, providing a generic communication layer between equipment and factory systems.
Say hello to fast, flexible equipment integration
A station controller provides a bridge between equipment and upstream factory systems.
As the middleware in a factory automation software stack, a station controller consolidates disparate systems, so a developer needs to adopt new and revised factory requirements simultaneously, integrate equipment vendor changes at different times, and understand the interdependencies between factory systems. If you’ve developed a station controller before, you’ll know that this type of iterative development approach often results in unmanageable software and an evolving equipment schedule. The risk: untested changes that need long test cycles and equipment downtime for software updates.
Say good bye to the risks associated with traditional station controller approaches
Based on our proven automation and control technology used by hundreds of OEMs to automate their tools, PFSC’s customizable and extensible platform simplifies the process of integrating semiconductor equipment into your production environment. We’ve made it easy to connect disparate systems and adapt to constant iterations.
Using our GUI-based designer, Composer, you can manage all aspects of your station controller design seamlessly, get ahead of engineering changes, and enable proactive instead of reactive updates. With our collection of discoverable components that connect factory systems and tools, you can design and adapt lot management, data collection, and visualizations quickly and easily. You can even go beyond traditional station controller capabilities and use the PFSC platform to add analytics, expanded visualization of your factory with “control room” and OEE views, and lot dispatch or scheduling logic.