The following commands are handled with the help of the Siemens SPS-system.
Even the shutter can be controlled from within SICS. This is safe because the shutter will not open if the door to the instrument is open. In Local Beam Control (LBC) speak this status is named "Enclosure is broken". Be careful anyway because some idiots may climb the fence..... The following SICS commands control the shutter:
FOCUS is equiped with a rotating collimator. This can be either idle or moving. This collimator can be controlled from SICS with the following commands:
The flight path in the detector box is normally filled with argon. In order to detect a possible leak an oxygen sensor is provided. The status of this sensor can be inquired from within SICS with the command: