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Key Features

  • Ready-to-use, open source device drivers developed in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Observatory Sciences
  • Motion control integration made simple - tested & verified
  • Open source drivers
  • Unlocks the power of Aerotech motion control
  • Powers position synchronized output (PSO) position-based process control
  • Supports absolute encoder & EtherCat
  • Features powerful configuration & tuning tools
  • Develops applications for the Linux operating system

Automation1

The Automation1 EPICS & TANGO drivers are part of the user-friendly Automation1 motion control platform, which includes the following:

EPICS & TANGO Specifications

Feature
EPICS
TANGO
Home Page Epics Control Tango Controls
Development Partners Argonne National Labs
Observatory Sciences
Observatory Sciences
GitHub Repository https://github.com/epics-motor/motorAutomation1 Contact Aerotech
Open Source Yes Yes
Step-Scan Control Yes Yes
On-the-Fly Scanning Control Yes (PSO) Yes (PSO)
Backup & Restore Controller Data (MCD files) Yes Yes
Run Any Command via the Interface Yes Yes
Command, Control & Synchonize Axes Yes Yes

Built for Smaller Beam Sizes

The superior performance of Automation1 drive hardware, coupled with PSO control, makes Automation1 the natural choice for beamline applications. Automation1 drives also contain large memory arrays and the capability to store – in real-time – the feedback positions at each PSO firing event. This data is later downloaded and synchronized with experimental data. This approach enables continuous scanning, optimizing experimental time and beamline profitability.

EtherCAT + HyperWire Support

Automation1 supports EtherCAT at the controller level, enabling the controller to be networked into larger controller architectures – like the ones required to control light sources or telescopes. Motion control is still managed over the innovative HyperWire motion bus, which operates at 100kHz, has 2 Gbps throughput and can manage up to 32 axes of servo control trajectories at 20 kHz. HyperWire also contains patented jitter reduction technology enabling <1 nanosecond of jitter for 16 axes of control, giving you the best multi-axis synchronization in motion control.

Built-in Client:Server Model

Automation1 has a client:server model built into the controller. The controller is available to be deployed to a Linux-based servo motor drive (which can network up to 12 axes of motion together) or to a Windows-based PC (which can network up to 32 axes of motion). Each controller can be accessed remotely by any of the available Automation1 APIs.

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