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Title Customization of MXCuBE 2 (Qt4) Using EPICS for a Brazilian Synchrotron Beamline
  • D.B. Beniz
    LNLS, Campinas, Brazil
Abstract After studying some alternatives for macromolecular crystallography beamlines experiment control and had considered the effort to create an in-house made solution, LNLS decided to adopt MXCuBE*. Such decision was made considering main technologies used to develop it, based on Python, which is being largely used in our laboratory, its basic support to EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System), the control system adopted for the LNLS beamlines, and because of its stability. Then, existing MXCuBE implementation has been adapted to meet LNLS requirements, considering that previously it was mainly ready to control systems other than EPICS. Using basic MXCuBE engines, new classes were created on devices abstraction layer, which communicates to EPICS IOCs (Input/Output Controllers), like AreaDetectors, MotorRecords among others. Py4Syn** was employed at this abstraction layer, as well. New GUI components were developed and some enhancements were implemented. Now, MXCuBE has been used on LNLS MX2 beamline since the end of 2016 with positive feedback from researchers. The adoption of MXCube proved to be right, given its flexibility, performance and the obtained results.
Footnotes & References * Gabadinho, J. et al., 2010, "MxCuBE: (…)". J. of S. Radiation, V. 17, pp. 700-707;
** Slepicka, H. et al., 2015. "Py4Syn: (…)". J. of S. Radiation, V. 22, pp. 1182-1189.
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Conference ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain
Series International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems (16th)
Proceedings Link to full ICALEPCS2017 Proccedings
Session Poster Session
Date 12-Oct-17   16:45–19:00
Main Classification Experiment Control
Keywords ion, controls, EPICS, synchrotron, interface
Publisher JACoW, Geneva, Switzerland
Editors Volker RW Schaa (GSI, Darmstadt, Germany); Isidre Costa (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); David Fernández (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain); Óscar Matilla (ALBA-CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain)
ISBN 978-3-95450-193-9
Published January 2018
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