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TY - CONF AU - Reszela, Z. AU - Becheri, F. AU - Cuní, G. AU - Falcon-Torres, C. AU - Fernández-Carreiras, D. AU - Homs-Puron, R. AU - Moldes, J. AU - Pascual-Izarra, C. AU - Pastor Ortiz, R. AU - Roldán, D. AU - Rosanes Siscart, M. ED - Schaa, Volker RW TI - Sardana Based Continuous Scans at ALBA - Current Status 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 - A significant part of the experiments run at Alba Synchrotron* involve scans. The continuous scans were developed first ad hoc and latter the controls group dedicated important efforts to standardize them across the Alba instruments, enhancing the overall performance and allowing the users to better exploit the beamtime**. Sardana***, the experiment control software used at Alba, among other features, aims to provide a generic way of programming and executing continuous scans. This development just achieved a major milestone - an official version with a stable API. Recently the Alba instruments were successfully upgraded to profit from this release. In this paper we describe the evolution of these setups as well as the new continuous scan applications run at Alba. On the one hand, the most relevant hardware solutions are presented and assessed. On the other hand the Sardana software is evaluated in terms of its utility in building the continuous scans setups. Finally we discuss the future improvements plan designed to satisfy the ever-increasing requirements of the scientists. PB - JACoW CP - Geneva, Switzerland SP - 1067 EP - 1072 KW - ion KW - controls KW - experiment KW - software KW - hardware DA - 2018/01 PY - 2018 SN - 978-3-95450-193-9 DO - 10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2017-WEBPL06 UR - http://jacow.org/icalepcs2017/papers/webpl06.pdf ER -