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Galil announces EPICS Baseline Driver software for motion control experiments

December 3, 2014 - Galil Motion Control announced EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) baseline driver.

EPICS is a set of open-source, distributed software tools used extensively for scientific instruments, such as particle accelerators, telescopes and other large-scale experimental installations. Using EPICS, scientists are able to network together arbitrarily complex systems of nodes, such as motion controllers, PLCs, instrumentation, and other software and hardware agents.

“The driver is very compact and would be excellent for any specialized motion control situation we have," said Freddie Akeroyd, software engineer with the ISIS Computing Group at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

This EPICS Baseline driver, which is supported by Galil’s current generation of motion controllers and PLCs, provides communication drivers and device support to create a Galil EPICS Input/Output Controller (IOC). The driver comes with the basic support needed for building a feature-rich IOC.   

“Galil’s EPICS Baseline driver provides basic functionality and extensibility, so Galil’s motion controllers and PLCs can easily integrate into an existing EPICS infrastructure,” said Wayne Baron, president and CEO of Galil Motion Control. “Our applications engineering department has already developed several novel applications with the driver.”

About Galil Motion Control Inc.
Privately held and profitable for over 120 consecutive quarters, Galil Motion Control Inc. was founded in 1983 by Jacob Tal and Wayne Baron. Galil became the first company to produce a microprocessor-based servo motor controller without tachometer feedback. Since then, Galil has continued to advance motion control technology and has found industry-leading acceptance with over 750,000 motion controllers and PLCs successfully installed worldwide. Various applications include machines for the scientific, medical, semiconductor, machine tool, food processing, entertainment and textile industries. 

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