Controls Meeting 28-Jun-2012

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  • Announcements
  • Minutes from previous meeting 14-Jun-2012
  • CNU summer student projects - Elliott
    • UPS, RDC and other SNMP programming?
  • JInventory database conventions - Josh, Elliott
  • Barcode scanner - Hovanes, Elliott
  • Controls hardware requests - Josh
  • EPICS - Hovanes, Vanik
    • motion control, alarm system, goniometer, UConn boards, other power supplies, etc.
  • Counting house installation - Hovanes, Mark
  • Solenoid test - Mark, Josh, Scot, Elliott
    • FastTrack, OSP's, FMEA, new computers, UPS power to Danfysik, SOE, QD, overcurrent protection, ground fault detector, etc.
  • Test stand - Hovanes, Josh
  • PLC programming and PXI system - Josh, Dave
  • Elogs and databases - Elliott
  • Mantis task tracker
  • Experiment Control Supervisor - Elliott


9:30 AM Thurs 28-Jun-2012 CC L207


Next Meeting

9:30am Thurs 12-Jul-2012 CC L207


Present: Elliott W, Josh B, Mark S.

This was a fairly short meeting due to many people not being available.

  • Elliott reported that the summer student will work on communication with the UPS after completing another project, if time permits.
  • Josh proposed some conventions for the JInventory database and made a bunch of new entries, some changes will be needed.
  • Hovanes received a loaner barcode scanner and is evaluating it.
  • Walt Akers may have a source for cheap breakers for the RDC, Mark will followup.
  • Josh is ready to order the CompactLogix system, just needs to verify with Jim concerning which RTD they plan to use.
  • Vanik implemented pulsed mode in the EPICS driver.
  • Mark and Mark Bear are ordering parts for wiring the counting house rack room.
  • Elliott is right in the middle of creating a Fastrack schedule for the solenoid test, will need input from everyone.
  • We need the OSP for maintenance of the solenoid power supply by the end of July.
  • Josh received the second SOE module, he is planning some additional tests.
  • Josh started working on Viewpoint screens.
  • Josh will order a new quad-core computer for the A-B license servers and other software.
  • Dave has been busy recently so not too much progress on PLC programming, but the first version of the module that communicates with the Danfysik supply is ready.
  • Josh has completed a lot of PLC programming and is using tasks and programs to simplify the code.