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X4 Micro OCS Series Embedded I/O Controller, 4.3″ Touch Screen

X4 Micro OCS Series Embedded I/O Controller, 4.3″ Touch Screen

The X4, from the Micro OCS Series, is an all-in-one industrial control device. It combines a built-in logic engine with control, user interface, I/O, and networking into a single, integrated package.

Comprehensive Input / Output Configuration
In an effort to make implementing Horner Automation controllers as seamless and user-friendly as possible, the X4 features a streamlined set of on-board I/O. The wide scope of digital and analog input / output make automating your applications, and your organization, as simple as the push of a (virtual) button. If the built-in I/O of the X4 isn’t enough for your specific application, you can easily expand via Ethernet, CAN, serial, and remote I/O options.

  • small, sleek profile saves space and resources
  • bright color touch display
  • physical specifications
    • 3.79 x 4.92 x 1.22 inches (96 x 125 x331 mm)
    • weight: 360g


With fully integrated hardware and software, the Micro OCS Series offers easy programming, installation, development, and set-up. Our X4 embedded I/O controller, from Horner Automation, have a small footprint and can easily retrofit into an existing system with little effort. Many variations of distributed remote I/O, including OCS-I/O, SmartBlock, SmartStix, and SmartMod can be connected via CsCAN, Ethernet, or Modbus. RTU/Modbus based SmartMod I/O is also a cost-effective means of adding a small amount of analog I/O. The Micro OCS Series utilizes MicroSD Data Storage Memory, ideal for data logging, machine recipes, and application files.

  • display of complex graphical objects including trends, gauges, meters, and animations
  • advanced control capabilities including floating point, multiple auto-tuning PID loops and string handling capabilities
  • intuitive interface
  • removable media for storage of programs, data logging, or screen captures
  • CsCAN networking port for communication with remote I/O, other controllers, or PCs
  • Cscape programming software that allows all aspects of the X4 to be programmed and configured from one integrated application
  • fail-safe system allows an application to continue running in the event of soft failures such as battery power loss or battery backed register RAM / application flash corruption
  • clone function allows the user to “clone” the OCS, which copies the application program and unit settings
    stored in battery backed RAM, and allows it to be transferred to a different OCS (must be the exact same model)

Comprehensive Embedded Remote and I/O Options

The Micro OCS Series is designed as a modular system for easy selection and growth; CsCAN (CAN Based) high speed networking and Modbus RTU networking capabilities are standard in both series controllers. Ethernet is an optional component in the X4. Remote I/O options offer high performance, accurate analog, and easy-to-configure digital only modules. Horner I/O has flexible communication options that easily expand current systems.

x4-hmi-process-controller-embedded-input-outputSlim Design, Versatile Function on the X4 Embedded I/O Controller

The small, sleek profile of the X4 enables you to fit more in your panel, saving space, and resources. The X4 packs a big picture into an overall small package. With just a 4.6” x 3.5” cutout, this 4.3” wide aspect screen is very friendly, intuitive, and clear.
With the addition of the X4 OCS controller, our engineers at Horner Automation have designed a slim, versatile, and complimentary product to our existing line of robust industrial solutions. The X4, when utilized as an introductory piece, empowers your organization to grow by seamlessly incorporating additional Horner solutions (such as our more basic X2 controller or premium X5 OCS controllers) to your expanding system.

Free HMI Programming Software Included

The Micro OCS Series (developed using a single, industry-recognized software platform, Cscape) combines graphical ladder logic programming, operator interface development, I/O configuration, and network configuration. The user-friendly interface provides free form and drag & drop editor, as well as more than 100 functions to choose from. In addition to the Cscape Advanced Ladder offering, Cscape also supports the IEC 1131 programming languages.

Common Uses of the X4 Micro OCS Embedded I/O Controller

In the market of fixed I/O, web-compatible controllers, the X4 is unmatched. Suited for most applications across a diverse range of industries, the X4 exceeds standards and expectations. With powerful processor speeds, an intuitive user interface, and rugged durability, the suite of capabilities within the X4 are similar to our XL line of products.

With proven success across a wide variety of applications, the Micro OCS series is ideal for:

  • power management and back-up generation
  • packaging machinery
  • compressor control
  • pump control
  • food and beverage processing
  • motion control
  • distributed conveyor control
  • HVAC / environmental control
  • mobile machinery
  • manufacturing
  • agriculture
    • reduce energy consumption
    • increase overall productivity
  • building automation
    • improve occupant comfort
    • economical operation systems
  • material handling
    • minimize HMI inefficiencies
    • track, log, catalog data
  • oil, gas, and renewables
    • maximize capacity utilization
    • maintain emission standards
    • data logging, remote access
    • sunlight and UV protection
  • water and wastewater
    • station pump control
    • remote water well controls