PIC 220 Graphical Controller

    Low-Cost Compact All-in-One controller with Built-In I/O, Graphical display, and MicroSD™

    PIC 220 Graphical Controller

    Introducing the PIC 220, an “all-in-one” controller small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (only 3.75” square). Priced below the cost of a micro PLC plus operator interface, these devices include a Graphical Operator Interface, Built-in I/O, Networking and Removable Mass Data Storage. PIC is a robust, reliable control product that combines a traditional controller (programmed with ladder logic) with an operator interface, I/O and networking into an integrated, all-in-one unit using a single industry-recognized software package called PICware™.

    First with Removable MicroSD™ Memory

    The PIC 220 is the first industrial product to include support for the latest standard in Removable Mass Storage. This dime-sized memory, to date only found on video-enabled cellular phones, is available in densities ranging from 128MB to 1GB. This is ideal for storing process data, machine recipes, and application files. Users can easily update their PIC 220 application program through this memory device — allowing logic and screen updates to be made in a single step with transportable media.

    Built-in I/O and Networking

    networkingThe four available PIC 220 models with built-in I/O include digital, analog, and high speed I/O. For machine control, the high speed I/O can provide totalizing, frequency measurement, PWM generation and pulse outputs. The available Universal Analog I/O is ideal for process control applications with high-resolution inputs which can be configured for Thermocouple, RTD, 4-20mA, +/-100mV, and 0-10V signals. The PIC 220 memory structure supports over 5000 I/O. The PIC 220 also has field installable communications options. An internal10/100MBit Ethernet card makes machine data and PIC 220 programming accessible at a plant-wide or world-wide basis. In addition, the PIC 220 is available with an internal 14.4K telephone modem card. While Ethernet and modem are optional, dual RS-232/RS-485 serial ports and an integrated CAN-based network (PICCAN™) are standard.


    As a compact, powerful controller – the PIC 220 can be used in literally thousands of applications. From OEM machine control to machine monitoring in a plant environment, the PIC 220 can be instrumental in keeping you or your customer’s automation activities running smoothly. Future expansion is not a concern, because PIC 220 is part of the wide ranging PIC product line — programmable throughout with a single FREE software package, PICware™. The PIC 220 is designed with an attractive, generic look so it will fit in with most panel or console designs – you can even have your company’s logo added to the overlay or specify a custom keypad altogether.

    softwareTemperature Control

    With built-in RTD and Thermocouple available, along with auto-tune PID, the PIC 220 can perform advanced temperature control and much more on any machine.


    The PIC 220’s compact size, affordable price, and fast response make it a natural for packaging machinery of all types.


    A small rugged package, 12Vdc compatibility, and removable mass storage are ideal for the agricultural environment.

    Water Treatment

    The PIC 220 offers the perfect I/O mix, size, and communications capability for Pump Control, Tank Monitoring and Remote Telemetry in general.

    I/O Expansion

    PIC 220 I/O expansion is not limited to its Built-in I/O. SmartStix I/O is high-speed and can be local or highly distributed. SmartMod RTU/Modbus I/O is a cost effective means of adding a small number of analog or digital I/O.


    The PIC 220 supports PICCAN high-speed networking as standard, and Ethernet networking as a field-installable option. Single-point-of-connect allow seamless communications between the computer and any controller.

    PIC 220 Ordering Specifications Chart 
    Ordering Information 
    Part NumberDescription
    HE-XE10212 DC in (4 HSC). 6 Relay Out, 4 Analog In
    HE-XE10312 DC in (4 HSC). 12 DC Out (2 PWM), 2 Analog In
    HE -XE10424 DC in (4 HSC). 16 DC Out (2 PWM), 2 Analog In
    HE- XE10512 DC in (4 HSC). 12 DC Out (2 PWM), 2 Universal Analog In (T/C, RTD, mV, mA, V) & 2 Analog Out (mA V)
    HE –XECField Installable 10/100 Ethernet Option
    HE-XMCField Installable 14, 4K Telephone Modem Option
    HEMC1Removable Memory Card 256MB or larger
    Pixels128 X 64
    Display TechnologyBacklit LCD
    Character HeightAdjustable
    Keypad Touchscreen 
    Total Keys20
    Function Keys10
    Numeric KeysShared
    OEM Faceplate AvailabilityYes
    Ladder Logic Memory256KB
    Logic Scan Rate1.2mS/K
    Memory Card SlotYes (up to 1GB)
    Local Comment StorageYes
    Floating Point SupportYes
    AutoTune PID CapableYes
    I/O Support 
    Built-In I/OYes
    SmartStack I/O SupportYes via PICCAN
    SmartStix I/O SupportYes via PICCAN
    FOX Expansion I/O SupportNo
    Serial Communications 
    Total Active Ports2
    RS-232 Ports/RS-485 PortsYes/Yes
    PLC/Drive ProtocolsYes
    RTU/Modbus Master/SlaveYes
    Serial ASCII In/OutYes
    Integrated PICCAN NetworkYes
    Maximum PICCAN Distance6000 feet
    Programming Over NetworkYes
    Peer-to-Peer MessagingYes
    Ethernet SupportOptional
    Telephone Modem SupportOptional
    General Specifications 
    Height (in/mm)3.7” (95.1)
    Width (in/mm)3.7” (95.1)
    Depth (in/mm)2.5” (63.9)
    Weight (oz/kg)12.5 (.354)
    Environmental0 to 50 degrees
    WashdownNEMA 4X Equivalent