May 22 – 27, 2016
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Motion Control with Open Source EtherCAT

May 26, 2016, 2:15 PM
Medicon Village Auditorium (Lund)

Medicon Village Auditorium


Tunavägen 24 Lund


Mr Anders Sandström (European Spallation Source ERIC)


A motion control software for EtherCAT hardware using the open source EtherCAT master ( has been developed. The motion control software functionalities includes motor record functionalities: positioning, jogging, homing and soft/hard limits. Other functionalities supported by the motion control software are axis synchronization, a scripting language for custom synchronization of different axis, virtual axes, and interlocking. An EPICS model 3 driver is used to interface the motor record, and more development is ahead.

Primary author

Mr Anders Sandström (European Spallation Source ERIC)


Torsten Bögershausen (European Spallation Source ESS AB)

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