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Subject: Re: SmarAct / SmarPod
From: "Ernest L. Williams Jr." <ernesto@slac.stanford.edu>
To: "Gofron, Kazimierz" <kgofron@bnl.gov>
Cc: "emma.shepherd@diamond.ac.uk" <emma.shepherd@diamond.ac.uk>, "tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:04:24 -0700
On 03/12/2012 09:02 AM, Gofron, Kazimierz wrote:

Ernest and Emma,

We are considering purchase of the SmarPod as well, and deciding on the control.

Were you able to control SmarPod using DeltaTau and SDC (step and direction) control with the same precision as MCS controller? Or did you decide on MCS RS-232 / USB control? If you are using the MCS, did you develop EPICS driver?

Indeed MCS, an asyn driver was developed by Till Strauman.
We hope to include it in the standard motor package maintained by Ron Sluiter.
We have already submitted the code upstream.
Till can provide any technical details about the driver.


Cheers,
Ernest


 

Regards,

 

Kazimierz Gofron

NSLS-II

Brookhaven National Laboratory

(p) +1 (631) 344 5283

(f) +1 (631) 344 8085

(e) kgofron@bnl.gov

(w) www.bnl.gov/nsls2

 

 

 

Subject:

Re: SmarAct positioner control system

From:

"Ernest L. Williams Jr." <ernesto@slac.stanford.edu>

To:

"emma.shepherd@diamond.ac.uk" <emma.shepherd@diamond.ac.uk>

Cc:

"tech-talk@aps.anl.gov" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>

Date:

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:21:33 -0700

emma.shepherd@diamond.ac.uk wrote:
Hi Ernest,
 
We decided to buy the SDC (step and direction) controller in the end, which we can control directly from our Delta Tau hardware.

What is the overall experience with Delta Tau? Have you standardize on Delta Tau for all of your motion control needs.?

 
 
  However we've been having some problems with repeatability, so we might be looking into other options - the MCS RS-232 controller could be a possibility.  Let us know how you get on.
Thanks for the information.

We will also investigate the IMS solution implemented by our colleagues that support Photon Controls and Data Acquisition at LCLS.

The are using MForce Drive/Controller which interface to RS422/RS485.
http://imshome.com/products/mforce_powerdrive_mfi.html
 
 
Cheers,
Ernest
 
 
 
Cheers,
Emma
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Ernest L. Williams Jr. [mailto:ernesto@slac.stanford.edu]
Sent: 11 July 2011 21:16
To: Shepherd, Emma (DLSLtd,RAL,DIA)
Cc: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Subject: Re: SmarAct positioner control system
 
emma.shepherd@diamond.ac.uk wrote:
Hi all,
 
I haven't found anything on the EPICS website, but thought it was
worth
asking just in case.  Has anybody come across any EPICS support for
the
SmarAct MCS (Modular Control System)?  It uses an RS-232 interface to
control 3 positioners with sensor feedback.
 
Hi,
We are also interested in the SmarAct as well.
We are looking at the  "MCS-3C-IDS, RS-232 Interface"
 
The idea is to add this support to the motor support package via
asynPortDriver
 
 
Thanks,
Ernest
 
 
 
 
Thanks,
Emma
 
 
 


References:
SmarAct / SmarPod Gofron, Kazimierz

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