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TY - CONF AU - O'Hea, J.D. AU - Burt, M.H. AU - Fisher, S. AU - Jones, K.M.J. AU - McAuley, K.E. AU - Preece, G. AU - Williams, M.A. ED - Schaa, Volker RW TI - BART: Development of a Sample Exchange System for MX Beamlines J2 - Proc. of ICALEPCS2017, Barcelona, Spain, 8-13 October 2017 C1 - Barcelona, Spain T2 - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Control Systems T3 - 16 LA - english AB - Automation plays a key role in the macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamlines at Diamond Light Source (DLS). This is particularly evident with sample exchange; where fast, reliable, and accurate handling is required to ensure high quality and high throughput data collection. This paper looks at the design, build, and integration of an in-house robot control system. The system was designed to improve reliability and exchange times, provide high sample storage capacity, and accommodate easy upgrade paths, whilst gaining and maintaining in-house robotics knowledge. The paper also highlights how peripheral components were brought under the control of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) based integration unit, including a vision system. PB - JACoW CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 1919 EP - 1922 KW - ion KW - controls KW - EPICS KW - PLC KW - software DA - 2018/01 PY - 2018 SN - 978-3-95450-193-9 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-THPHA200 UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/thpha200.pdf ER -