New Release - AML Device Control Software

Posted on Thursday 13th January 2022 at 14:01

We are pleased to announce the release of the new AML Device Control Software. This software aims to provide a platform where AML devices can be simultaneously controlled in a single easy-to-use interface. Designed and developed in-house, it will be actively updated as our range of products expand. 

The current version of the software supports the SMD3 stepper motor drive. Future releases will add support for other controllers such as the NGC3 ion gauge controller and SMD210 stepper motor controller.

Based on user feedback of our previous software, we’ve designed a new intuitive interface, that maximises the user experience. When adding a device, they are automatically detected and can be added to the project.

AML Device Control Software Add Device

The main project window is divided in to two distinct layouts. Device and Scripting.

The "Device" layout shows widgets for each device in the project, showing device parameters, values and controls. 

AML Device Control Software

The “Scripting” layout allows for scripts/macros to be written to automate the control of devices. Examples and help prompts assist with sending and retrieving data between devices.

AML Device Control Software Scripting

Additional features include support for firmware upgrades. Users can check if their device is running the latest firmware. If not, this can be downloaded and updated directly through the software.

AML Device Control Software Firmware Update

AML Device Control Software can be downloaded here