Business value of autonomous systems

Autonomous systems can make industrial control solutions more adaptable to changing environments, tackle complex processes, and combine human and machine intelligence.

Maximize throughput

Dynamically adapt to multiple and changing optimization goals to maximize the throughput of many processes.

Reduce operation costs

Reduce operation costs by improving process efficiency and reducing machine downtime through autonomous machine calibration and optimization.

Enable new levels of automation

Intelligent control systems can tackle industrial processes that were previously too dynamic and complex to automate.

Manage resources efficiently

Make your people more efficient and your industrial processes more sustainable.

Build intelligent industrial control systems

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Business problem

Machine calibration was a manual, time intensive process, often performed by an out-of-town expert, that requires machine downtime.

Current limitations

A manual process requiring expert human operators averaging 20–25 iterative steps over 2+ hours.

Bonsai solution

Achieved 2 micron precision at an average of 4–5 iterative steps over 13 seconds. System achieved superhuman precision (<1 micron) in ~10 iterative steps.

Business problem

Silicon epitaxy is grown in thermal reactors which must be tightly controlled for uniform heating. Different phases of the process require different heat lamp settings to maintain optimal conditions in the reactor (called a recipe).

Current limitations

PID controller provides error correction in order to manage consistent temperature. PID singularly focused on heat distribution and doesn’t consider optimization goals of speed or energy use.

Bonsai solution

Minimized time and cost of growing wafer substrate above a target quality consistency.


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