PIC 400 Series Graphical Controller

    Low-cost Graphical All-in-One controller with Snap-On I/O, Compact Flash and Embedded Ethernet

    PIC 440 Graphical Controller

    The PIC 400 Series Graphical Controller series is a low cost, high-performance all-in-one controller with embedded features such as Ethernet, CompactFLASH® and Web server. It uses Praestar’s industry-recognized PICware software and the complete selection of SmartStack I/O—that can be snapped on the back of the PIC 400 Series controller—and Smartsticks remote I/O.

    PIC is a robust, reliable control product that combines a traditional controller…programmed in ladder logic… operator interface, I/O and networking into an integrated, all-in-one unit using a single software package.

    A PIC 400 Series Graphical Controller can control many different types of machines and processes—from medium to large applications—requiring an operator interface, controller, I/O and networking. The PIC 400 Series has 0.1mS/K ladder scan rate, 256K ladder memory, supports 4096 digital and 1024 analog I/O points and offers two I/O options for local and remote requirements. The PIC 400 Series also has Internet capabilities…including programming over the Internet to remote locations, and hosting Web pages and FTP sites. Available models include 240 x 128 and 128 x 64 backlit LCD graphical screens and each PIC 400 Series model has 10 function keys with LEDs plus dedicated soft keys.

    CompactFLASH Stores Data and Allows Easy Program Updates

    The PIC 400 Series Graphical Controller has a built-in CompactFLASH slot that allows users to conveniently set up the controller to store machine or process data (up to 2GB memory). In addition, programs and updates can be loaded through a CompactFLASH card. This is a real advantage for OEMs or those supporting distant sites because end users can simply and safely plug in a CompactFLASH card and update the program. Connect to the Internet and Existing PLCs and Drives With embedded Ethernet and Web Server, the PIC 400 Series is Web-enabled and supports many Internet capabilities…including remote viewing, access, and programming over the Internet, and hosting Web pages and FTP sites. Our Web Server allows you to create custom Web pages, and using available Web browser software, you can access information you need, when you need it, remotely from any Internet access location in the world. For your other networking needs, Praestar has a large library of third party protocols that allow any PIC 400 Series to easily connect to a variety of PLCs and Drives. This gives you the option to network the PIC 400 Series to existing control systems in your plant or factory…and/or use the PIC 400 Series as a display.

     

    PIC 400 Specifications  
       
    SpecificationsPIC 440PIC401/402
    Application Programming EnvironmentPICware (logic, plus screen development-ladder or full IEC-1131PICware (logic, plus screen development-ladder or full IEC-1131
    Web ServerNoYes
    Ladder Logic Memory256K Bytes256K Bytes
    Register (Reference) Memory32K Bytes32K Bytes
    Logic San Rate0.1.mS/K (typical)*0.1.mS/K (typical)*
    CompactFLASHYesYes
    Built-in >500 KHz HSC and PWMNoPIC402 only
    Display TechnologyBacklit LCDBacklit LCD
    Display Size240 X 128                      240 X 128                      
    Function Keys with LEDs  (Soft Keys)10 (8)                           10 (8)                           
    Application Memory - Graphics1 MByte1 MByte
    I/O Supported (Number I/O)SmartStack Snap-on I/O** and SmartStix Remote I/O (4096 digital. 1024 analog)SmartStack Snap-on I/O** and SmartStix Remote I/O (4096 digital. 1024 analog)
    FOX Fiber Optic I/O SupportedYesYes
    NetworkingPICCAN and 2-Serial Ports (each RS-232 or RS-485)PICCAN and 2-Serial Ports (each RS-232 or RS-485)
    Embedded EthernetNoYes
    Supports to PLC/Drive ProtocolsYesYes
    *Total Ladder scan is impacted by several factors--logic,I/O, screen and communication updates.  
    **PIC 400 models require plastic SmartStack I/O modules if snapped-on back.  

     

    PIC 400 Part Numbers 
      
    Part Number Description
    HE-NX250PIC 400 Series  Operator Control Station with 240 X 128 LCD Screen, CompactFLASH slot
    HE-NX251PIC 400 Series Operator Control Station with 240 X 128 LCD Screen, Ethernet, CompactFLASH slot,Web Server
    HE-NX252Adds built-in HSC and PWM to HE-NX251
    Note:  PIC400 Series models require plastic SmartStack I/O modules if snapped-on back