The controlling computer runs on a highly capable 64-bit Windows 10LTSC machine.
This is the latest stable release of the Windows operating system designed specifically for machine control. Unlike home and pro versions,
Windows 10LTSC does not receive autonomous updates or deliver advertising for products or services.
The Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) is tailored for devices like medical systems (e.g., MRI and CAT scan machines),
industrial process controllers, and air traffic control devices. Its design ensures that functionality and features remain
unchanged over time, making it ideal for applications where stability is paramount. Microsoft commits to supporting each LTSC release for 10 years,
guaranteeing a decade-long lifecycle without changes to features or functionality.
The WAVE software, developed in-house using C++, grants Wordentec complete control over all aspects and features.
While the core operation of the software is typically fixed, customisation is available to meet the specific process requirements of individual customers.
This approach allows for stability in core functionality while providing flexibility for tailored solutions.
The functionality of the vacuum system is controlled by our own micro-controller, the VCP800.
This has been developed over many years and can be configured for use with just about every possible combination of pumps, valves and load-locks.
This approach allows the functionality of the vacuum system to continue even if the control PC is offline for any reason.
This additional safety feature can also maintain the temperature of cryo pump systems during a power outage.
Embedded in the control computer are key components that form the backbone of our system.
The Inficon IQM233 deposition control card, a Moxa serial I/O card, and a Beckhoff real-time Ethernet card.
We have strategically chosen and standardised on this configuration, providing us the flexibility to
seamlessly control and monitor a diverse array of sources and crystal measurement heads.
These components are industry-standard, renowned for their proven reliability and stability, even in the most demanding environments.