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TANGO Controls is an open-source community collaborating on the development of the TANGO control system framework eco-system.

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More than :

  • 150 active members
  • 500+ device classes
  • 3 Million lines of code
  • 1 000 downloads of the core
  • 25 international partners


Open Source

TANGO is an Open Source solution for SCADA and DCS. Open Source means you get all the source code under an Open Source free licence (LGPL and GPL). Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are typically industrial type systems using standard hardware. Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are more flexible control systems used in more complex environments. Sardana is a good example of a TANGO based Beamline SCADA.



Sardana Workshop at DESY

A Sardana workshop will take place at DESY, 6th to 7th of October 2015.
The emphasis will be on technical issues and we also plan to hear
some feedback from beamline scientists. Below you find a tentative
agenda. To help us preparing the workshop I would like to ask the
delegates of the Tango institutes to provide us with the number of
colleagues that will attend. Comments about the agenda are also

Please contact Thorsten Krachts if you plan to attend.

Tentative agenda Sardana workshop at DESY:

October 6th, morning session

- short overview, for newcommers
- status reports
- experiences from BL scientists

October 6th, afternoon session

- organization of collaborative work
- technical issues
  + continuous scans
  + repeated scan points (if you have to change
    an absorber, you have to repeat the scan point)
  + default hooks for ALL scans
  + scanMin, ScanMax, scanDelta, scanIndex should be available
    during the scan.
  + additional output window (something like self.output but
    pointing to another window)

October 7th, morning session

- continue on technical issues
- SEPs, TEPs
- wrap-up

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TANGO community meetings

The TANGO community meetings take place each year alternately in one of the 15 institutes members of the TANGO consortium. 

They group together all the members of the community with the developers. They present the last technical progress and agree on the development strategy and roadmap

Latest news


Solaris provided Tango CS training for Prevac


The Prevac is a next company who would like to use TANGO CS for integration of their systems. They are a Polish company specialized in precision UHV technology.

Month ago (16-20.07.2015), the Solaris has provided training to them. It is a part of collaboration on migration of their software platform to Tango. The migration has been triggered by MAX-IV who contracted to Prevac delivery of an UARPES end-station. It is then continuation of collaboration between Solaris and MAX-IV, too.



New release of Sardana 1.6.1 (Jul15)


The new release of Sardana is now available (source and windows installer).

The main improvements since sardana 1.5.0 (aka Jan15) are:

- Allow Sardana execution on Windows 
- Allow reading of motor position when the motor is out of SW limits 
- Improve speed of wa macro
- New macros dmesh and dmeshc
- Document DriftCorrection feature
- Fix meshc scan
- Solve bug in ascanc when using a pseudomotor 
- Sardana docs available in RTD 
- Add option to display controller and axis number, in the output from wm/wa 
- Allow undefine many elements at the same time, using udefelem
- Solve bugs related to loading macros/modules
- Solve bug with PoolMotorTV showing AttributeError
- Solve bugs and features related with test framework 
- Solve other bugs

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New release of Taurus 3.6.0 (Jul15)


The new release of Taurus is now available (source and windows installer).

The main improvements since taurus 3.4.0 (aka Jan15) are:
      - support of user creation/removal of custom external application
      launchers at run time (see #158)
    - support of LimaCCDs DS (see #175) and improvements in the codecs
    - taurusplot/trend uses the same order than the legend for exported
      data (see #161)
    - Fixed memory leaks in plots/trends (see #171)
    - fixed many bugs in TaurusPlot,  TaurusWheel,  TaurusImageDialog,
      and several other places
    - Docs: several improvements and made ReadTheDocs-compliant

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