About Cosylab

Cosylab is the World Leader for Control Systems for Large Experimental Physics Facilities

Cosylab provides system integration and customer adapted solutions, covering the complete area of control systems and instrumentation, specialized for accelerators, tokamaks and radiotelescopes. Our services are used by project directors, group leaders and engineers, who are burdened with deadlines and user demands, to achieve better performance while significantly reducing commissioning time, man-power and cost.

Cosylab employs over 75 engineers and physicists, who are expert developers and integrators of state-of-the-art electronics and software. We have at least 20 experts in each of our core technologies (e.g. EPICS, TANGO, LabVIEW, Control System Studio and FPGA). Their services range from writing specifications, across design and implementation to installation. This provides a cost-effective, low-risk delivery of a control system or its components at a fixed price. Unlike doing it all in-house, with limited planning, or hiring contractors that don’t understand the specifications of large physics facilities, Cosylab offers deep inside knowledge and industry-standard development processes that include systems engineering, project management and quality assurance.

Our more than 100 customers across 5 continents include the world's largest laboratories and international projects. We have been established in this field for many years and many of our developments are in partnership, with the world`s most advanced science and research institutions. We understand the community, the market, the physics, the development cycle and the specifications of large physics facilities, which is why we are the market leaders and chosen by the majority of BIG Physics projects.

Cosylab experts also work “on-site” for extended periods, such as for ITER (thermonuclear fusion), ALMA (radio telescopes) and  FAIR (ion accelerator). Among our other customers are many light sources, such as ESRF, DESY, ANKA, ALBA, SLS, BESSY, NSLS II, ELETTRA, APS (Argonne), ASP (Melbourne) and Diamond.

A specialty of Cosylab is that we can manage large projects over extended periods - such as for ITER, ESS and MedAustron.