Implement SECS/GEM Messaging 

Cimetrix SECSConnect

The SECSConnect™ software toolkit provides both equipment suppliers and factories an easy-to-use library of functions for sending and receiving SECS-II messages (E5). SECS-II messages can be transported by either the HSMS-SS or the SECS-I protocols. This toolkit includes features that support message logging and communication diagnostics. SECSConnect is available stand-alone or bundled with the CIMConnect™ product.

Equipment Side Applications

SECSConnect application

Factory Use

  • SECSConnect is used to generate an equipment simulator to test a host application with a known set of messages and content to send to the host, then verify appropriate responses back from the host.

Equipment Supplier Use

  • SECSConnect is used as part of their equipment control application to generate and send messages to, and receive messages from, a host application.
  • SECSConnect is used to develop a station controller for internal communications with equipment components that use a SECS interface.

Host Side Applications

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Equipment Supplier Use

  • SECSConnect is used to generate a set of regression tests to verify the SECS interface prior to shipment.

Factory Use

  • SECSConnect is used for developing equipment acceptance tests. The application acts as a host simulator that has a known set of messages and content to send to the equipment to verify the SECS interface.
  • SECSConnect is used as part of their host application to generate and send messages to and receive messages from a tool application.

Supported Industry Standards