EC01 is the latest in line of our HiCON series of motion controllers. It is an EtherCat Master Controller that works with the latest Mach4 software as well as custom Windows .Net apps. For Mach4 CNC software, our HiCON Mach4 plugin provides feature rich functionality to enable the best experience with Mach4 and Ethercat technologies.
List EtherCAT Drives and Modules in use by our customers:
Note: Any EtherCAT Drive that supports CSP (Cyclic Synchronous Position) and any EtherCAT I/O Module with 1ms Cycle time should be compatible with EC01
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see purchasing options.
EC-Link is our custom designed EtherCAT configuration software. Easily setup and configure EtherCAT networks and devices using a streamlined, reliable, and user-friendly interface.
EC-Link offers a feature-rich clean user interface to set up and configure your EtherCAT network.
Easily search and add EtherCAT Slave Devices found over the network. Select specific vendors to view slave devices from those vendors.
Our SDO Tool allows the user to edit the Service Data Objects SDOs on the ethercat devices independentaly of Mach4. You can quickly read and test different SDO configuration values on your EtherCAT device, eg, Motor Drivers, I/O terminals, etc.
Mach4 is the latest PC-based software solutions for CNC applications. When paired with the EC01, creates a state of the art CNC solution for machine-shop and industrial application.
The EC01 EtherCAT controller supports Mach4 Software via the reliable and proven Mach4 HiCON plugin. For the official production version of Mach4 plugin and related programs, please refer to the "EC01 Support Files" section below.
Mach Software and EC01 setup:
HiCON Basic Setup Video
EtherCAT Mach4 EC01 Setup Guide
Advanced and production applications can also benefit from these add-ons:
AnaEnc-Expansion: Used for controlling spindle speed and read rpm/position feedback. This feature enables 0-10V analog output and one Encoder channel on the EC01 controller. It is required to be purchased along with the controller if needed.
7535 Board: The I/O Termination board (7535P or 7535N) provides additional optically isolated digital I/O on J1 socket. Each board has 16 input terminals and 8 output terminals. All I/O terminals are clearly marked for quick and easy installation.
ECAT-EXTIO: Enables I/O functionality on J1 socket(3.3V non-isolated, higher voltage may cause permanent damage). This feature is included with the purchase of 7535 I/O Board. It can also be purchased individually wihtout the 7535 hardware.
Motor Activations: This software feature specifies how many motors the EC01 is able to control at one time. The base EC01 comes with 2 activated motors. This can be upgraded to 3, 4, 6, 8, or 12 at any time.
Custom DRO Support: This software feature allows the user to map PDOs to Mach4 Registers. For example Torque can be mapped and viewed in Mach4 as a DRO. This Software feature is only available on 6 or more activated motor EC01.
MACRO-PROGRAMMING: This software feature allows the user to write custom programs (In C language)which can be downloaded to the controller for fast execution. Advantages of MACRO-PROGRAMMING Include:
ECAT-CLOOP Activation: This software feature allows Closed-Loop operation on the EC01. Requires the use of ECS1.
ArcPro Plasma features: M4ARCPRO software feature allows the use of ArcPro Plasma screen. 77ISO is required to read the plasma analog voltage. For packages and more information visit ARCPRO page.
 - These items may be purchased any time before or after shipping as they are software features
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|Part #||Description||Price||Add to Order|
|EC01-4||EtherCAT Motion Controller (Max 4 Motors)||$595||Add to order|
|EC01-6||EtherCAT Motion Controller (Max 6 Motors)||$895||Add to order|
|EC01-8||EtherCAT Motion Controller (Max 8 Motors)||$995||Add to order|
|EC01-12||EtherCAT Motion Controller (Max 12 Motors)||$1395||Add to order|
|AnaEnc-Expansion||Analog output 0-10V and Encoder (A,B,Z) Expansion for EC01 (Must be purchased along with the board)||$95||Add to order|
|EC-CLOOP||EtherCAT Closed Loop Activation||$595||Add to order|
|EC-EXTIO||EC01 Extended I/O Feature (Enable I/O on J1) Purchase of 7535 I/O board includes this feature!||$200||Add to order|
|M4ARCPRO||Mach4 ArcPro Screen with THC Activation||$350||Add to order|
|77ISO||Plasma Tip Voltage Adapter Board||$260||Add to order|
EtherCAT I/O Module
|ECS1-AB||EtherCAT Multifunction I/O unit with dual encoder channels||$495||Add to order|
|Mach4-Hobby||Mach4-Hobby Software License||$200||Add to order|
|MACH4-INDUSTRIAL||Mach4-Industrial Software License||$1295||Add to order|
|7535P||16in/8Out OptoIsolated PNP Sourcing Type I/O Board||$275||Add to order|
|7535N||16in/8Out OptoIsolated NPN Sink Type I/O Board||$275||Add to order|
|PW50V24||Power Supply 24V 2.2A 50W||$40||Add to order|
EtherCAT Motors and Drivers
|YSK-EC-750||220V 750W YASKAWA SIGMA7 ETHERCAT DRIVE, 80mm 2.39Nm 3000rpm 750W Motor||$1250||Add to order|
|GL3A0-80GSL01330_SET||220V 400W ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 80mm 1.27Nm 3000rpm 400W Motor||$660||Add to order|
|GL3A0-60GSL01330_SET||220V 400W ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 60mm 1.27Nm 3000rpm 400W Motor||$660||Add to order|
|GL7A5-80GSL02430_SET||220V ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 80mm 2.39Nm 3000rpm 750W Motor||$795||Add to order|
|GL7A5-80GSL03230_SET||220V ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 80mm 3.18Nm 3000rpm 1000W Motor||$850||Add to order|
|GL7A5-110GAL06020_SET||220V 1KW ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 110mm 6Nm 2000rpm 1260W Motor||$875||Add to order|
|GL7A5-110GSL04030_SET||220V 1KW ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 110mm 4Nm 3000rpm 1260W Motor||$930||Add to order|
|GL120-110GSL06025_SET||220V 1.5KW ETHERCAT DRIVE, ABSOLUTE ENCODER, 110mm 6Nm 2500rpm 1570W Motor||$1030||Add to order|