Motion Control & Automation
Motion Control is the local control system for the motorisation of movements of instrument components.
Most of the applications are anticipated to be covered by a generic motion control system. However, complex applications will use a dedicated and specialised control system, e.g. the robotic detector positioning system planned for NMX, the macromolecular crystallography instrument. The Motion Control & Automation Group is closely working together with the Integrated Control System Division (ICS) to ensure all instrument systems are connected to the control and timing interfaces of the control box and the ESS-wide EPICS control system.
P. Barron et al., “The Interaction between Safety Interlock and Motion Control Systems on the Dingo Radiography Instrument at the OPAL Research Reactor”, Proceedings from International Conference for Accelerators and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems San Francisco 2013.
T. Gahl, M. Hagen, R. Hall-Wilton, S. Kolya, M. Koennecke, M. Rescic, T. Rod, I. Sutton, G. Trahern and O. Kirstein, “Hardware Aspects, Modularity and Integration of an Event Mode Data Acquisition and Instrument Control for the European Spallation Source (ESS)”, Proceedings of ICANS-XXI, Mito, Japan, 2014, arXiv:1507.01838 + JAEA-Conf 2015-002 (2016), 497
A. J. Jackson, K. Kanaki, C. I. Lopez, C. Zendler, E. Nilsson, G. Nagy, N. Cherkashyna, A. Sandstroem, T. Nielsen, A. Pettersson, S. A. Pullen, P. M. Bentley, T. Gahl, R. Hall-Wilton, I. Sutton, K. H. Andersen, “LoKI - A Broad Band High Flux SANS Instrument for the ESS”, Proceedings of ICANS-XXI, Mito, Japan, 2014, JAEA-Conf 2015-002 (2016), 263
D. Piso, S.L. Birch, A. Nordt, T. Gahl, P. Arnold, J. Weisend II, T. Korhonen “ESS PLC Controls Strategy“, Proceedings of IPAC2015, Richmond, VA, USA (2015)
T. Gahl, R. J. Hall-Wilton, O. Kirstein, T. Korhonen, A. Sandstroem, I. Sutton, T. R. Richter, J. Taylor, “The Modular Control Concept of the Neutron Scattering Experiments at the European Spallation Source ESS”, Proceedings of ICALEPS2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015)
C.A. Thomas, T. Gahl, T. Grandsaert, H. Kocevar, H. Lee, A. Serrano, T. Shea, “Design and Implementation of Non-Invasive Profile Monitors for the ESS LEBT”, Proceedings of IBIC2016, Barcelona, Spain (2016)
T. Gahl, D. Brodrick, T. Bögershausen, O. Kirstein, T. Korhonen, D. Piso, A. Sandström, “ECMC, the Open Source Motion Control Package for EtherCAT hardware at the ESS”, Proceedings of ICALEPS2017, Barcelona, Spain (2017)
D. Brodrick, T. Gahl, B. Gallese, K. Jurisic, M. Larsson, U. Odén, A. Sandström, K. Sjögreen, ”Motion Control System for the European Spallation Source Target Wheel”, Proceedings of ICALEPS2017, Barcelona, Spain (2017)