New Release: SmartSubstrate™ Controller

We're really excited to announce another new product release at EpiTech as we deliver our first substrate manipulator controller, the SmartSubstrate™ Controller.  

We dipped into our reservoir of MBE growth experience and talked to other veteran growers to identify what makes a great substrate manipulator controller. 

We ultimately decided on the following characteristics:

  • Boots in seconds
  • Fast, easy, and intuitive calibration of position and rotation angle
  • Zero position can be reset without having to recalibrate safe range of motion
  • Backlash compensation
  • Adjustable gear ratio
  • Substrate position and rotation accuracy is +- 0.1 degrees
  • Coninuous substrate rotation rate accuracy is +- 0.01 RPM to 60 RPM
  • Compact and powerful brushless AC servo motor (200 W or 400 W)
  • Communicates over serial port using EI-BYSYNCH and Modbus RTU protocols
  • Communicates over Ethernet port using Modbus TCP protocol
  • Compatible with Molly and AMBER control software
  • Touchscreen interface makes the substrate controller intuitive to use and configure
  • Enable button on the front panel makes disabling the motor quick and easy
  • Compact design fits in a 2U high, half rack width per axis
  • Universal voltage (100 – 240VAC, 1 phase)

 

2018 Electronic Materials Conference in Santa Barbara, CA

We are excited to announce that EpiTech and E-Science will be exhibiting jointly at the 50th Electronic Materials Conference in Santa Barbara from Jun 27th-June 29th.  Come check out our booth and enjoy a hands-on experience of our EpiTech’s SmartPower Supply and SmartValve Controller.  With EpiTech’s electronic systems and E-Science’s innovative MBE components, we have your MBE needs covered.   We look forward to chatting with you about the latest in MBE technology, your needs, and answering any questions that you have.

New Release: SmartPower™ Quad

Our first SmartPower Quad has rolled off the assembly line.  

If you want the Smart Power's innovative features, but already have external power supplies that you know and love, then a SmartPower Quad is for you.

     Features include:

  • Four (4) Eurotherm 3508 programmable temperature controllers (TC’s)
  • Control and monitoring of four (4) external power supplies
  • Universal input voltage (100 – 250 VAC)
  • Real-time voltage and current displayed on front panel
  • Four (4) current limit displays allowing adjustment of current limit in 0.1A increments below 10A, and 1 A increments over 10A from the front panel
  • Four (4) independently fused, illuminated power switches on rear panel
  • Four (4) pairs of two (2) interlock inputs
  • Interlock 1 disables the power supply output and is intended for vacuum integrity condition
  • Interlock 2 forces the (TC) to set point 2 and is intended for water flow condition
  • Smart interlock control
  • Smart interlock recovery
  • Front panel interlock bypassing
  • Serial communications (RS-422, 4-wire)
  • USB configuration interface for setting external power supply parameters and modifying the serial communications parameters (protocol, data format, baud rate, and serial addresses)

New Release: SmartValve™ Controller

Another day for celebration here at EpiTech as we deliver our first valve positioner, the SmartValve™ Controller.  

After collaborating with veteran MBE growth engineers to identify their wants and needs in a valve controller, we created a product that is easy to use, incredibly precise, and flexible.

     Features include:

  • Boots in seconds
  • Accuracy is approximately +- 0.01 mil (10 millionths of an inch) 
  • Automatic homing and max position calibration
  • Remote homing and max position calibration through communications interface
  • Communicates over serial port using EI-BYSYNCH and Modbus protocols
  • Compatible with Molly and AMBER control software
  • Touchscreen interface makes the valve positioner intuitive to use and configure
  • Enable button on the front panel makes disabling the motor quick and easy
  • Compact design fits in a 2U high, half rack width
  • Universal voltage (100 – 240VAC, 1 phase)