Factory Automation And Controls

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HiCON CPU/OEM (pn7752) is an Ethernet based 6-axis motion controller designed for companies that can build thier own cutomized breakout board. HiCON provides excellent integration with Mach3 and Mach4 CNC software proven by several end users since 2011. Utilizing the latest 32-bit Microchip technology, HiCON offers a comprehensive set of features for your motion control and CNC applications.

For starters, we provide a simple breakout baord 7775 in order for you to test some of the capabilities of the motion controller before investing resources on building your own comprehensive breakout board. If you don't plan to build your own breakout board and are interested in an all-in-one motion controller with integrated I/O breakout, please take a look at our HiCON Integra motion controller.

Controller Features

  1. 6 Step and Direction Channels. Up to 2MHz Step Frequencies
  2. 9 Differential Quadrature Encoder Inputs. 32-Bit Resolution
  3. 4 Mhz Max Encoder frequency. Encoder resolution multiplied by 4 thru Hardware.
  4. 2 Channel Analog Inputs, Range 0-3.3Volts, 12-bit Resolution
  5. 72 Digital I/O (48 Inputs & 24 Outputs)
  6. Ethernet 100Mb connectivity using TCP/IP interface.
  7. Dedicated limit and estop sensor inputs for ultra-fast system disarm
  8. Modes of Motion: Point-to-Point, Linear and Circular interpolation, Jogging, Electronic Gearing, Feedrate Override
  9. .NET Managed Library for C#, C++, and VB.NET Software Developers.
  10. Standalone Operation by programming the unit with BASIC programming language for high-speed I/O processing.
  11. High-performance implementation of MPG for stepper motors.
  12. Quick Custom hardware and firmware feature addition available

The HiCON controller can be used in a variety of applications, e.g.,

  1. Data Aquisition Systems
  2. PC Based or Standalone Motion and I/O Controller
  3. Storage and Retrieval Systems
  4. Milling / Lathe CNC Machines
  5. etc

Mach3 and Mach4 CNC Controller

Mach3 and Mach4 are excellent PC-based software solutions for CNC, and when paired with HiCON motion controller, creates a state of the art CNC solution for machine-shop and industrial applications.

Mach3 or Mach4 used in tandem with HiCON simplifies configuration and integration, and greatly increases operation reliability. For the latest software releases, please refer to the "HiCON (7766) Support Files" section below. Release notes provides a list of changes made to the software.

Mach Software and HiCON setup:

  1. Copy the HiCON plugin for Mach3 or Mach4 to the plugins folder in the Mach installation directory (e.g. "C:\Mach3\plugins" or "C:\Mach4\plugins").
  2. Launch Mach software and perform all necessary configurations via the user friendly config screens accessible via HiCON plugin config selection.
  3. For more information, consult the Mach3 Software Integration Manual.

Mach3 HiCON System Config

Mach3 HiCON Axis Config

Mach3 HiCON Status

Mach4 HiCON System Config

Mach4 HiCON Axis Config

Mach4 HiCON Status


Price List

Part # Description Price Add to Order
7752 HiCON OEM CPU Board $995 Add to order

Breakout Boards

7775 HiCON Breakout Board MB1 $350 Add to order
7535P 16in/8Out OptoIsolated PNP Sourcing Type I/O Board $229 Add to order
7535N 16in/8Out OptoIsolated NPN Sink Type I/O Board $229 Add to order

Software

MACH4-INDUSTRIAL Mach4-Industrial Software License $1170 Add to order
Mach4-Hobby Mach4-Hobby Software License $200 Add to order
Mach3 Mach3 Software License $175 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
HiCON-EXTIO HiCON Extended I/O Feature (Enable I/O Ports 12 & 13, and Mach4 Sync Outputs) $250 Add to order
HiCON-ADC HiCON Analog Input Feature Activation $200 Add to order

Accessories

MPG06ED MPG06 Unit w/ DB15M + EStop Button + Differential Encoder $295 Add to order
PS-RD-35B 24V/5V Power Supply $35 Add to order