The Flange for Controls System to Internet applications

A technique for delivering EPICS Process Variables (PVs) to web enabled applications has been collaboratively developed by the Australian Synchrotron controls team and a local e-research initiative the Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative (VeRSI). EPICS PVs are collated by a program called the "Flange" which acts as a gateway and passes the PV values and selected metadata to a MySQL database. This database contains current values and optional short term historical records which then allows standard web based applications, in our case Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) web applications. The flange supports a Historical Backfill from the EPICS archive, throttling, i.e. minimum updates and dead banding, and finally image processing, useful for taking arrays and waveforms, and converting to standard image formats stored in the MySQL database.

These links may be used to down load the poster and paper.

Motion Control Using EPICS and Galil Controllers

A motion controller standard has been developed at the Australian Synchrotron. In partnership with a local Australian company "Motion Solutions Australia" and utilizing Galil Motor Controls and Parker drives a range of multi-axis motion controllers have been designed and manufactured to fully integrate with EPICS. This solution has been successfully integrated across many motion control applications on beam lines, end stations, insertion devices and other heavy equipment. The motion controllers have proven to be very reliable, easy to use and quick to get going.

These links may be used to down load the poster and power point presentation.