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1 Delta Tau Coordinate Systems and PLCs at Diamond Matthew Pearson Controls Group, Diamond Light Source Overview: Delta Tau Geobrick motor controller Delta Tau Coordinate Systems and PLCs Homing PLCs Diamond standards

2 Delta Tau Motion Control at DLS Also have Newport XPS. 19 operational beamlines. ~1000 motorised axes VME PMAC Turbo 2 + separate UMAC and Amplifiers crates Geobrick LV IMS Integrated amplifiers 4U box Ethernet comms

3 Quick look at Delta Tau Geobrick LV IMS 16 axis PMAC 8 axis amplifier board Plant Interface Board Dual Power supply Acc910 Options Board Software: 16 coordinate systems 32 PLC programs Forward and inverse kinematics Complex trajectories with lookahead Position compare

4 PLC programs Monitor digital inputs / set outputs Set up motion related parameters (but not used for motion) Provide safety checks (encoder loss) Reset controller state Power off amplifiers between moves Axis Homing CLOSE DELETE GATHER OPEN PLC 2 CLEAR {PLC statements here} CLOSE ENABLE PLC 2 PLC1 is run at reset or power up. P-variables (global, general purpose)

5 Motion programs / Coordinate systems on PMAC Can define on PMAC new coordinate systems that look (almost) the same as a standard motor. We use a customised PMAC driver to operate/readback the coordinate systems. Example: Table with 3 jacks Y1 Y2 Y3 Pitch Angle - X Height - Y #1 J=100X(0.5)Y(100) Have to do this in a motion program run on PMAC Advantages: Synchronised motion Pushes complexity down into controller Disadvantages: Requires EPICS PMAC driver changes Hard to maintain and debug

6 Example Coordinate system (slit gap and center) ; Change to coordinate system 2 and set relevant ; axes to use kinematics &2 #1->I ; +ve blade (B+) #2->I ; -ve blade (B-) OPEN FORWARD ; Calculate Gap and Centre ; X = Q7 = centre in mm = ({B+}+{B-})/2 ; Y = Q8 = gap in mm = {B+}-{B-} CLEAR Q7=(P1+P2)/2 Q8=P1-P2 CLOSE + similar for inverse + actual position readback PLC program + motion program to execute move Q-variables are local to coordinate systems Python script is used to generate the coordinate system and PLC at IOC build time.

7 Homing PLC programs PMAC home command is #nHM (n=axis number) We use PLCs to: Widen soft limits when homing Search for home flag on encoder Drive quickly (in right direction) to home position Move back to old position after home Provides feedback (success, fail, following error, etc.) 1 PLC to handle a ‘device’ – pair of slits, mirror jacks, etc. Provides a 1-click ‘home’ button for a device. Python script is used to generate the PLC at IOC build time.

8 Diamond Standards for PMAC PLCs Reserve PLC numbers for specific applications PLC n uses P-variables Pn00->Pn99 PLCs 8->16 are free for applications PLCs are reserved for coordinate system position reporting (coordinate systems 2-16) Reserved PLCs: PLC1 – initialisation (+ enable other PLCs) PLC2 – motion stop detection PLC3 – automated amplifier enable PLC4 – encoder loss PLC6 – Geobrick amplifier reset PLC7 – Amplifier power down between moves

9 Diamond Standards for PMAC Coordinate Systems Do not use coordinate system 1 – used by Delta Tau tuning software If need to use global P-variables, use P3200 and above. Use certain coordinate system specific Q-variables for Position demands (Q71-Q79) Position readbacks via PLC (Q81-89) Use DLS standard motion program to execute moves Documented and forwarded on to equipment supplies Ensures compatibility with tpmac coordinate system Asyn driver Easier to maintain across beamlines Minimises problems with new PMAC software

10 Points to note: With coordinate systems and PLCs on PMACs system complexity is spread out. Possible resource issues on PMAC. With more software running on PMAC you need to monitor it, and we have developed a pmacStatus epics module: CPU load and memory use. Running PLCs Axis and controller status words Useful to have tools (python scripts) to semi automate PMAC configuration backup and configuration verification. dls-pmac-analyse.py –tcpip= :1025 –comparewith=myconfig.pmc


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