Sep 19 – 23, 2022
Europe/Ljubljana timezone
EPICS collaboration meeting is a hybrid event; an in-person and a virtual event

Transition to EPICS at the ISIS Accelerators

Sep 21, 2022, 10:05 AM
Kolokvij lecture room (J. Stefan Institute)

Kolokvij lecture room

J. Stefan Institute

J. Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Talk Project Status Reports Wednesday Morning session


Ivan Finch


Accelerator Controls at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is transitioning from our current Vsystem control system to EPICS. Operations must continue uninterrupted during our transition, requiring the two control systems to be run simultaneously. We present our work in bridging between the two control systems, automating the conversion of our existing control screens, creating our first novel control screens, and in developing our first IOCs (communicating via the CIP protocol). A number of decisions about our preferred EPICS configuration (e.g. a preference for PVAccess, containers, etc.) have been made while some remain deferred (e.g. archiving, alarms). We also discuss the issues we have encountered moving to EPICS.

Primary author


Basil Aljamal (ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source) Kathryn Baker Dr Gareth Howells (STFC) Ms Sarah Medley (STFC)

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