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)