camLine is member of the MES D.A.CH e.V. – The MES knowledge base in Europe

Manufacturing Execution Systems – MES – are an essential part for a continuous vertical integration and for this reason a requirement for Industry 4.0. The MES D.A.CH e.V. organization is the leading network for MES suppliers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As a supplier of solutions for manufacturing efficiency and increased quality to more than 100 customers, the camLine GmbH is a member of the MES D.A.CH e.V. organization.

The MES D.A.CH e.V. ( bundles together knowledge, resources and commitment and provides a platform for all those who are interested to optimize production efficiency and increase manufacturing quality. The aim of the association is to promote the exchange of knowledge in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems.


camLine’s PV Activities

camLine has developed LineWorks Production Control PV, a unique MES package for the PV industry, which provides a tracking and quality control solution for wafer, cell, modules and thin film manufacturing. The MES package also includes LineWorks ECoFrame for an efficient equipment/MES integration.

camLine is involved in the SEMI® PV Group, a special interest group dedicated to serving the PV manufacturing supply chain.

SEMI Member

PVECI Standard

In order to ensure high automation, productivity and low cost of production, the photovoltaic industry initiated the standardization of the Equipment- Host communication interface. The SEMI® Photovoltaic Equipment Interface Specification (PV-EIS) task force aims to propose and define standards in this area for the photovoltaic industry (PV).

As a founding member of the SEMI organization, camLine participates actively in the PV-EIS committee to propose cost-effective and valuable standards that PV companies can use to maximize their success. Mid-2009 the PV Equipment Communication Interface standard (PVECI) was adopted. One of the aspects of the standard is its strong relationship and reference to existing SEMI® standard SECS/GEM. It relies on existing proven standards such as SECS/GEM E37, E37.1, E5, E30 and E10. The PVECI standard also proposes some additional functions, behaviors, variables and collection events, specific to the PV industry.

Through its LineWorks products and 20 years of experiences and know how in equipment integration using the SECS/GEM interface, camLine is perfectly positioned to propose fast implementation and usage of these standards in the development new facilities, as well as in the conversion of existing facilities.
camLine has developed a specific Equipment Connection Framework called LineWorks ECoFrame to support SECS/GEM and PVECI interfaces as well as other communication protocols (e.g. OPC, XML, Corba, ...). Several customers have already adopted LineWorks ECoFrame as their equipment integration layer for fast and efficient automation.

camLine also offers SECS/GEM standard training. The training can take place at camLine, Germany, or at client-site. On request camLine can also adapt the contents of the training to your needs based on your experience and existing know.

Silicon Saxony

camLine is member of Silicon Saxony e.V. – The network of semiconductor suppliers

Silicon Saxony is Europe’s largest microelectronics cluster and one of the world’s most innovative ICT clusters when it comes to technical competence. A unique concentration of commercial enterprises providing extensive knowledge and expertise in the sectors microelectronics and nanoelectronics, photovoltaics, organic & printed electronics, energy-efficient systems, telecommunications technology, and integrated sensor technology is found in the region between Dresden and Chemnitz.

camLine, with its trend setting software technologies for Statistical Process Control (SPC), Supplier Quality Management, Recipe Management and Equipment Performance Tracking, is an active member within the Silicon Saxony Family, leading the workgroup of RFID and Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologies.