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Types of Control Panels

There are two generations of PSS currently at the APS, Gen 1 and Gen 3. Gen 1 is the original generation, consisting of hard shutter control buttons, door lock buttons, active panel buttons, and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Gen 3 consists of touch screen panels, in which all previous hard controls and lights of the Gen 1 are now represented as part of the touch screen.

Four kinds of control panels are found on experiment stations.
#
Panel Type
Action
1
Station Control
Provides feedback on status of PSS and allows shutter operation
2
Station Door Control
Indicates status of station doors
3
Beam Mode Control
Allows changes in type of beam entering a station
4
System Control
Indicates fault status of the PSS

Figure 1: 1-BM Station A/B Control Panels (Gen 1 PSS)

Figure 2: 11-BM Station A User Panel (Gen 3 PSS)

Note: When using Gen 3 PSS control panels, station or systems status buttons need to be pressed to see door, mode, and PSS systems control panels, which differs from Gen 1 PSS control panels where all can be viewed on one large panel.

The light emitting diodes (LEDs) on the Gen 1 panels and status indicators in the Gen 3 panels display if the PSS is configured to allow components to let beam into a station.

In general, a steady green light means that a component is set to transport beam, and a red light indicates that it is not.

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