ToolCommander® - Software for machine control and visualization

The ToolCommander® is an open software framework for realizing control and visualization tasks with cluster, inline and batch systems in production and research.

Its high flexibility and modularity enables an easy adaption to individual demands. In this way, the ToolCommander® can be used easily in most diverse industries for controlling various technologies. With this adaptability AIS realizes control solutions, such as for vacuum coating equipment for more than 25 years.

Standard Modules

Alarm Management
Recipe Manager
E/A Diagnosis
User Administration
Component Control

Additional Modules

Host Interface
Job Manager

For the ToolCommander® implementation we offer you the following options:

  • AIS implements the whole equipment control. The installation of necessary hardware components is included.
  • You take the open system of our ToolCommander®  and its extensive component library for implementing the requested control system by yourself

The ToolCommander® facilitates the relevant SEMI standards by default. Thus enables a fast implementation of control systems for semiconductor, PV, LED and MEMS industry.

Entire SECS/GEM, GEM300 and EDA (InterfaceA) support

  • E95 – Graphical User Interface
  • EDA/Interface A (E120, E125, E132, E135)
  • SECS/GEM (E5, E30, E37)
  • E39 – Object Services
  • E40 – Process
  • E87 – Carrier Management
  • E90 – Substrate Tracking
  • E94 – Control Job Management
  • E145 – Measurement Unit Symbols in XML

For integrating the new equipment into the whole factory automation we use our interface solution FabLink for SECS/GEM, GEM300 and EDA ports.

Current Product Release:

The actual product release ToolCommander® distinguishes itself with an entire configurable trend feature for individual analyses of machine and productivity data. 

This is what our customers say


"For the refurbishment of our coating machines a new equipment control was necessary. Kontron AIS perfectly understood our needs and implemented them by means of ToolCommander®. Thanks to functional extensions and improvements as well as the standardization of operation, efficiency has been increased and errors and failures significantly reduced. The future-proof platform provides the flexibility for additions in the long term."

Dr. Christian Schanzer, COO, SwissNeutronics AG


„Kontron AIS realized extensive refurbishments of the control systems for six production tools. The commissioning was very efficient. The new ToolCommander® system controls are technically well thought out and provide an excellent usability. Smallest details have been improved up to our satisfaction. We are happy to rely on Kontron AIS solutions also in future projects..“

Michel Brönnimann, Project Manager, Kaltbrunner AG


"With relatively low investment Kontron AIS made it possible for us to transform existing high quality batch machines into systems that feel like new for the operator. The ToolCommander® machine control is very well thought out. Good software is as important as hardware to reliability and productivity."

Dr. Marcel P. Bruijn, Instrument Scientist - Head of section Lithography, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research


„To meet the growing demand for chips, we have developed two new equipment series for reliable and safe wafer inspection with high throughput. With its ToolCommander® equipment control and FabLink® interface integration solution, Kontron AIS has been an experienced partner from project planning and GEM300 specification to training and commissioning.“

Gerd Scheuring, Head R&D, MueTec Automatisierte Mikroskopie und Meßtechnik GmbH

More information and technical details you can find in the ToolCommander® Factsheet or let yourself be advised personally and non-committal for a fitting solution.


  • Flexibly adjustable – even for complex systems with various tasks
  • Modular structure – easy and reliable implementation
  • Production control due to logging and material tracking
  • Independent system enables in-house development
  • Process optimization induced by the trend feature
  • Entire system simulation
  • Support of touch functions
  • Multilingual visualization

Your contact person

Frank Geißler
Director Sales

Fon: +49 (0) 351 2166 1577

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Your contact person

Maximilian Junge
Sales Manager

Fon: +49 (0) 351 2166 1635

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