MKS Announces EtherCAT® MicroNode™ FieIdbus I/O
Scalable, High-density Network Connectivity

Andover, Mass., - August 24, 2020 - MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today announced the release of its EtherCAT® MicroNode™ Fieldbus I/O.

EtherCAT MicroNode I/O
EtherCAT® MicroNode™

MKS' MicroNode is a compact, analog and digital network I/O device providing advanced diagnostic capability over EtherCAT. It reduces factory downtime by providing fast fault detection alerts. Designed with combined high-density analog and digital I/O capability, the MicroNode reduces the need for multiple network devices. Its high noise immunity and isolation make it the ideal solution for demanding applications. "The MicroNode improves factory throughput by easily integrating sensors via EtherCAT connectivity in a cost effective, high density form factor", said Tony Owen, General Manager of Analytical and Control Solutions.

The MicroNode can be used across a broad range of industries including Semiconductor, Medical, Industrial, and other sensor intensive process industries. Learn more about MKS' MicroNode solution here.

About MKS Instruments

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, systems, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, monitor, deliver, analyze, power and control critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity for our customers. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, flow measurement and control, gas and vapor delivery, gas composition analysis, electronic control technology, reactive gas generation and delivery, power generation and delivery, vacuum technology, lasers, photonics, optics, precision motion control, vibration control and laser-based manufacturing systems solutions. We also provide services relating to the maintenance and repair of our products, installation services and training. Our primary served markets include semiconductor, industrial technologies, life and health sciences, research and defense. Additional information can be found at