Stafford, Texas

X5 Prime Automation Controller

X5 Prime Automation Controller

The X5 Prime is a highly functional All-in-one Controller from the XL Prime Series of embedded I/O Horner Automation controllers. All units feature a built-in logic engine, operator interface, networking, and I/O. The XL Prime Series builds upon the Horner XL Series and offers performance upgrades and a highly secure, modern memory architecture.

This is accomplished with a new Horner designed System on Module (SOM), which contains a faster CPU, onboard mass storage, and 100% non-volatile memory. The only battery is a small coin cell that’s simply tasked with maintaining the clock. If you are an automation designer that’s always looking for an innovative, reliable control solution – the XL Prime Series offers a fully integrated product in hardware and software. And if you’re an existing Horner XL Series user – your current application program will port straight through in less than 30 seconds.

  • Cscape Configurability Implement your OCS application remotely without any manual HTML development
  • Level-Based, Object Security from graphic objects to application commands – you control who can do what
  • Industrial IOT instantly connect to your automated applications to grow and improve business
  • HTML5 instantly deliver almost everything you want to accomplish online to your web browser
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) sharp, clear, and professional screens regardless of the device you use, any size
  • Licensing Capabilities on or off-line licensing packages that will work within your organizational scope


  • All-in-One Control performs all machine functions in a unified hardware design: Logic Control, Operator Interface, I/O, and Networking
  • Modern Memory Architecture based on a custom designed SOM (System on Module) utilizing a powerful ARM microprocessor and 100% non-volatile memory for reliability
  • High Performance Logic Engine fast scan times solving user logic using Variable-based Advanced Ladder logic or the IEC 6-1131 language set
  • Online Programming make logic changes without stopping the controller
  • High Resolution Color Touchscreen for detailed graphics and nearly instantaneous screen updates
  • Advanced High Speed Counter four built-in counters supporting frequencies over 500 kHz
  • Industrial Ethernet and Remote Control Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP and BACnet IP; FTP file transfer, Email, WebMI* for web-based Remote Monitoring, and Push data to the cloud with MQTT* Sparkplug (*WebMI / MQTT require one-time license)
  • Plug and Play Data Logging record machine and process variables to microSD or USB Flash Drive

Color Touchscreen HMI Automation Controller

The X5 Prime automation controller really 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. By incorporating our hidden soft key technology, you can use the entire screen to illustrate your specific applications.

With fully integrated hardware and software, the XL Prime Series offers easier programming, installation, development and set-up. Our controllers have a small footprint and can easily retrofit into an existing system with little effort. The XL Prime Series is not limited to its on-board I/O. Many variations of distributed remote I/O, including 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 XL Prime series utilizes microSDTM Data Storage Memory, ideal for data logging, machine recipes, and application files.

  • Bright, 65K color graphical touch sensing LCD display
  • Display of complex graphical objects including trends, gauges, meters and animations
  • High performance graphic processing
  • Advanced control capabilities including floating point, multiple auto-tuning PID loops and string handling capabilities

Horner PLC with Built-in I/O

In an effort to make implementing Horner OCS controllers as seamless and user-friendly as possible, we have selected a streamlined set of on-board I/O. Four digital inputs, four digital outputs, and four analog inputs make automating your applications, and your organization, as simple as the push of a (virtual) button.

When it comes to speed, resolution, and technical capabilities, the X5 is leading the way. We have developed some entirely new design techniques, a suite of capabilities similar to our more established XL Series of automation controllers, and unprecedented acceptance across an array of commercial and industrial applications. In the market of fixed I/O, web-compatible controllers, the X5 Prime is unmatched.

  • Full featured, built-in I/O including high resolution analog, high speed counter inputs, and PWM outputs
  • Advanced high speed I/O capabilities
  • Cscape programming software that allows all aspects of the X5 Prime OCS to be programmed and configured from one integrated application
  • On board Ethernet port (10/100Mbps) for Cscape programming and application defined communication with Auto MDI / MDI-X

Superior Automation Networking

The XL Prime 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 all Prime Series controllers. Ethernet is standard in XL Prime Series controllers and available as an optional component in all other models. 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.

  • Removable media for FAT32 format (up to 2TB) of storage of programs, data logging or screen captures
  • CsCAN networking port for communication with remote I/O, other controllers, or PCs
  • High speed USB port for communication with PCs and programming of controller
  • Configurable serial protocols for communication to drives, PLCs, or other serial peripherals

White Label PLC Automation Controller for OEMs

The XL Prime Series is a white-label product, which means that other companies can rebrand these units. Also, they fit in most cabinets, console designs, and color schemes, so they can be easily integrated into many electronic products and systems. A customized overlay can be added to match the language, logo, and industry terms of OEMs. This gives the flexibility to use the XL Prime series in any application.

WebMI for Remote Monitoring and Automation Control

With Horner WebMI, you can monitor and control plant data from the palm of your hand. Published directly from the OCS Controller, WebMI allows the same or unique Web pages to be monitored and controlled from your computer, tablet, or other mobile device, supporting all of our controllers. Developed completely within our Cscape environment, WebMI allows for state-of-the-art HTML5 development without the need for web programming skills. The licensing and registration process is quick and simple while the benefits and affordability of WebMI will truly change your world.

X5 Prime Series Automation Controller Specifications

Catalog Description

X5 Prime Controller 4.3″, 4 DC In, 4 DC Out, 4 Analog In (mA/V)

Ladder Logic Memory 2 MB
Logic Scan Rate 0.02 mS/K
Removable Memory microSD
Local Comment Storage Yes
Floating Point Support Yes
AutoTune PID Capable Yes
Operator Interface
Characters / Pixels 480 x 272
Display Technology 4.3″ TFT Color
Character Height Selectable Fonts
Number of Pages 1023
Fields or Objects per Page 1023
Total Keys 5 (on screen)
Function Keys 4 (on screen)
OEM Faceplate Available Yes
Input / Output
Digital I/O 4 Inputs, 4 Outputs
High Speed In 4 @ 500kHz (4 signals)
High Speed Out 2 PWM or Stepper Out
Analog In 4 12-bit
Analog Out
Temperature In
Ethernet 1 Port
Built-in I/O Points 12
SmartStix, SmartRail, SmartBlock I/O Support yes, CsCAN and Ethernet
Digital Inputs / Outputs, max 2048 / 2048
Analog Inputs / Outputs, max 512 / 512
General Purpose Registers (words) 50,000 (50,000 retentive)
General Purpose Internal Coils (bits) 32768 (16384 retentive)
Ethernet and Networking
Ethernet Support standard
Remote Access WebMI, HTTP or EnvisionRV
Remote File Access FTP or EnvisionFX
IIoT Support MQTT (Sparkplug)
Integrated CAN Networks Standard
Supported CAN Networks CsCAN, CANopen (firmware change), DeviceNet Master (contact factory), SAE J1939 (contact factory)
Maximum CAN Distance 1,640 ft.
Programming over CAN Yes
Serial Communications
Total Active Ports 2
RS-232 Ports / RS-485 Ports RS-232 / RS-485 (1 of each)
PLC / Drive Protocols Yes
RTU / Modbus Commander / Responder (Master / Slave) Yes
Serial ASCII In / Out Yes
USB Ports (A and Mini-B) Yes
Physical Dimensions
Height 3.79″ / 96.27 mm
Width 4.92″ / 124.97 mm
Total Depth 1.4″ / 35.8 mm
Operating Standards
Operating Temperature -10 to 60°C
Humidity (non-condensing) 5 to 95%
Product Certifications CE, C’, UL Class 1 Div II
Environmental Rating IP66, UL Type 3R, 4, 4x, 12, 12k, 13