Recent Development of the RIKEN RI Beam Factory Control System

Misaki Komiyama, Masaki Fujimaki, Nobuhisa Fukunishi, Keiko Kumagai, Akito Uchiyama, Petit-Jean-Genaz, Christine (Ed.), Cheng, Yung-Sen (Ed.), Liu, Yung-Hui (Ed.), Li, Lu (Ed.), Chiu, Pei-Chen (Ed.), Schaa, Volker RW (Ed.)
We report on development of the successor of the existing controller device used for the magnet power supplies in the RIKEN Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory (RIBF). The existing controller for the magnet power supplies is operated in the Versa Module European (VME) computing machines under the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS) framework. The present controller has been operated stably for more than 10 years, however, it is now commercially unavailable because supply of
more » ... because supply of some parts has been already terminated. In 2016, we developed a successor to have the same function essentially as the existing one, but it is designed to run in control systems constructed by programmable logic controller (PLC) modules instead of the VME computing environment, in order to achieve cost reduction and functional scalability. We confirmed that the successor was successfully controlled by using a test system. And now, we are developing a control system that can flexibly add new functions through actual operation while having all the existing functions. We will introduce the successor to the new injector LINAC system this year.
doi:10.18429/jacow-pcapac2018-wep15 fatcat:je7hepaql5fjdbzzuye7275cua