Motion control system of MAX IV Laboratory soft x-ray beamlines

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At the MAX IV Laboratory, five new soft x-ray beamlines are under development. The first is Species and it will be used to develop and set the standard of the control system, which will be common across the facility. All motion axes at MAX IV will be motorized using stepper motors steered by the IcePAP motion controller and a mixture of absolute and incremental encoders following a predefined coordinate system. The control system software is built in Tango and uses the Python-based Sardana framework. The user controls the entire beamline through a synoptic overview and Sardana is used to run the scans.


  • Peter Sjöblom
  • Mirjam Lindberg
  • Johan Forsberg
  • Andreas G. Persson
  • Samuli Urpelainen
  • Conny Såthe
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, SRI 2015
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413986
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 27
Publication categoryResearch
Event12th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2015) - New York City
Duration: 2015 Jul 6 → …


Conference12th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI 2015)
Period2015/07/06 → …