Experience with Motion Control Systems at the Canadian Light Source
D.Bertwistle*, E.Matias, M.McKibben (CLS)
Devices requiring a motion control system are ubiquitous at the Canadian Light Source. The most numerous devices requiring control are found within the scope of beamlines and vary from simple slits to instruments as complex as endstations. A VME based motion control system has been implemented that is flexible, manageable, and relatively low cost. A general overview of the system is presented with advantages and disadvantages put forward.