An update about the SKA Observatory project with a focus on the control system development activities.
One of our goals in building Control Systems software is to help and facilitate the work of users, beamline managers and operators. Recently, we have conducted a number of internal talks and developed several projects to automate and improve daily work and experiments on the beamlines. During this speech, we will present the most important of them and plans for further improvements.
During the talk, after a brief Taranta presentation, we will show a demo of the latest developments, the project status, the use cases identified, and the future plan. Regarding the community, we will show how to contribute to the project and the outcome of the first f2f Taranta meeting.
S2Innovation is happy to collaborate with institutes and companies within Tango Community. The company is involved also in Tango Kernel maintenance and development
The presentation will show the status of the company, projects it is involved in and plans for the future.
This talk will give fresh news from the cppTango (Tango C++ Library) development team.
The new release cycle will be presented as well as the main features and bug fixes which will be part of cppTango 9.4.0.
Changes impacting users in this coming version will be shown too.
Finally some news from the Tango Source Distribution and the Windows installer will be given.
Latest news from the PyTango project.
The RFC workshop in Krakow will be held a week before the meeting. It is worth reporting.
MAX IV has been using Ansible to deploy and configure the control system for a long time, but software and tango device configuration weren't really linked together.
We developed a new Ansible role specifically to deploy Tango device servers.
This role allows us to define together the packages to install and the server/devices configuration. Servers can thus be restarted automatically when...
Our venerable Tango Controls is officially available for Linux and Windows OSes. But there exists a third OS, macOS, which has seen a bit of neglect by Tango Controls in the past. It is quite popular among the people in the field of astronomy. Until now developers had to resort on macOS to Docker images, virtual machines and the like. A Tango Controls port for macOS has the potential to lower...
Conda is a popular package manager that can quickly install binary packages and their dependencies.
Many Tango packages are now available on conda-forge and this is an easy way to start working with Tango.
What many people don't know or don't think about is that conda can also be used to setup a development environment to compile code.
This talk will show how to compile in a conda...
A showcase of how 3rd party system can be natively integrated into Tango Controls using Tango virtual host and dynamic server with live demo and code examples
I/We will present what has been done and what will be done in the two most famous device servers.
At SOLARIS, we mainly use Taurus GUIs to control equipment and check it's statuses. We started to use web applications that replace system dependent GUIs.
Lightning talk about planned integration SOLAR pumping unit with SOLARIS TANGO controls system using Vue.js web GUI.
PID controllers are typical devices for process variable regulation which are consolidated in the controls theory field and have a broad area of applications. In MAX IV, it was developed a simple straightforward implementation of a single-input single-output PID controller tango device to allow a direct control of common systems. One of the most important aspects of employing PID controllers,...
Short update of migration to Python 3 in SOLARIS.
Goals, encountered problems and taken approach.
Introduction: This device server that provides access to the Gig-E cameras manufactured by Allied Vision and is a tool for acquiring images and setting the features.
Method: The first thing to do was to gradually document myself and then use the Vimba Viewer software to operate and test the camera. After that, I created a Python script that allows to adjust the settings we are...
Short presentation about Solaris aproach to gather and process information about machine, such as fails , their duration, mean time between failures etc.
Sardana is a software suite built on top of Tango for Supervision, Control and
Data Acquisition in scientific installations. Initially developed at ALBA, it
is now used in several institutions inside the Tango Community.
A brief introduction of the project, together with the current status and
latest developments is presented in this contribution.
PUMA is a distributed framework to allow event based communication between multiple fault tolerant and load balanced services and web or native clients.
The communication protocol is based on HTTP and data is exchanged in the JSON format. NGINX offers load balancing and scalability while a supervisor orchestrates recovery operations in case one or more services fail.
On the client side, web...
Tango Controls is a fantastic framework which allows its users to program almost everything that one would expect from a serious distributed monitor and control system. This comes at a price though. The price is Tango Controls' complexity behind the scenes and shows especially when one wants to set it up for development on one's laptop.
In this lightning talk I will demonstrate the Tango...
"dsconfig" is a command line tool which can configure a Tango system "from scratch", or make changes to an existing one. It's based on a JSON file format which is easy to generate. One feature is that the user can check what changes will be made before applying them, so that accidental overwrites or other mistakes can be prevented.
In 2021; ELI-Beamlines introduced a new database called archiver-cache; and exposed it to a Grafana-instance accessible from our office networks; later on adding further data sources (Zabbix, Building Management System,..) and integrating with our operations chat/SMS gateway/..
It's an incredibly popular and enabling tool; exposing over 20k attributes to any operators/scientist/engineers, but...