HiCON Mini motion controller works with Mach4 software and Digital Drives (stepper or servo motors) using Ethernet communications. HiCON Mini provides excellent integration with Mach4 CNC software, proven by hundreds of end-users since 2011. The controller generates hardware synthesized motion pulse train using state-of-the-art FPGA devices that offers extremely smooth motion profies compared to the low cost controllers in the market. HiCON Mini is packed with a comprehensive set of features for your CNC application and provides an all-in-one solution of controller that greatly simplifies system integration and maintainence.
We have developed plugins for Mach3 and Mach4 software, working closely with Mach Software development team. Our Mach4 plugins are the top rated and most comprehensive plugins available.
The HiCON Mini controller can be used in a variety of applications, e.g.,
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This setup provides a great solution for applications that require accuracy and reliability. The closed loop feature accounts for any missing steps during transmission, and will automatically apply the necessary position correction at the start of the next move. This prevents following errors from accumulating. In addition, the DROs on Mach4 will show the actual machine position instead of just a step counter. Closed loop option also allows you to use the mill in manual mode where you manipulate the axis manually while seeing the actual positions in the DROs.
Mach4 is an excellent PC-based software solution for CNC. When paired with a HiCON motion controller, it creates a state of the art CNC solution for machine-shops as well as industrial applications. Mach4 plus HiCON greatly simplifies retrofitting and increases operation reliability. For the latest software releases, please refer to the download section below
Most CNC applications will only require the Integra base controller. However, advanced applications can benefit from these addons:
HiCON-MACRO: This software feature allows the user to write custom programs (in C and BASIC languages)which can be downloaded to the controller for fast execution. Advantages of HiCON-Macro Include:
HiCON-ADC: This software feature allows the use of the 0-10V analog input located on J7. The analog input is optically isolated which is specially developed for Plasma applications.
INTG-CLOOP: This software feature allows Closed-Loop operation and enables Encoder channels 0-3 on J5, J11, J14 and J16.
 - These items may be purchased any time before or after shipping as they are software feature enablers
 - Applicable for HiCON Mini 77E4 model only.
|Part #||Description||Price||Add to Order|
|77E4||HiCON Mini 4-Axis Motion Controller||$375||Add to order|
|77E4AN||HiCON Mini with Isolated Plasma Analog Input Activation||$575||Add to order|
Software and Add-ons
|MACH4-INDUSTRIAL||Mach4-Industrial Software License||$1295||Add to order|
|Mach4-Hobby||Mach4-Hobby Software License||$200||Add to order|
|HiCON-ADC||HiCON Analog Input Feature Activation||$200||Add to order|
|MOTION_API||Motion and I/O Control API from Windows PC||$350||Add to order|
|HiCON-MACRO||HiCON Basic & C Programming Feature||$475||Add to order|
|INTG-CLOOP||HiCON Integra Closed Loop Activation||$595||Add to order|
|RIGID_TAP||Rigid Tap Feature Activation||$175||Add to order|
|PW50V24||Power Supply 24V 2.2A 50W||$40||Add to order|