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Academic Program


Choose one of our powerful Horner OCS All-In-One Controllers to help eliminate lab-time bottlenecks and time limitations. The use of an OCS as part of our Academic Program makes it easy and cost-effective for each student to have their own lab equipment and be able to meet their requirements for your automation educational program. They will have access to develop programmable ladder logic control, graphical Human Machine Interface, I/O connectivity (discrete and analog), and networking (Serial, CAN, and Ethernet) with our easy-to-use OCS products. All with our FREE CsCAPE software.

Our Micro OCS Series Controllers offer a cost low enough to justify making this a part of each student’s Book Program, so they all own one and have it readily available as their time requires. Tech schools have commented that the students have learned more with this tool, as they have more time to spend in a lab environment. The students can keep the controllers when they are done with school or sell them to the next group of students just like they do with books.

Each Academic Program Kit includes choice of Micro OCS Controller (X2, X4, X7 or X10), programming cables, power supply, Cscape with Symbols and a Horner I/O Simulator Kit. Other recommended products are WebMI software, a removable memory card and a memory card reader. Talk to your local distributor for special Academic Program pricing on these items.

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*This program is for academic institutions only – CONTACT YOUR RSM OR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR FOR PURCHASE



In the market of fixed I/O, stand-alone controllers, these Micro OCS Controllers are unmatched. Suited for most applications across a diverse range of industries, the X2, X4, X7 and X10 exceed standards (and expectations). The intuitive user interface, rugged durability, and suite of capabilities are similar to our more established XL line of products. 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. The wide scope of digital and analog I/O make automating your applications, and your organization, as simple as the push of a button. If the built-in I/O isn’t enough for your specific application, you can easily expand via CAN, RS-485 or serial.


Our engineers at Horner Automation have designed a slim, versatile, and complimentary product to our existing line of robust industrial solutions. When utilized as an introductory piece, these Academic Program Kits can empower your organization to grow, by seamlessly incorporating additional Horner solutions to your expanding system.

Model Lineup

Built-In Inputs/OutputsX2 Model AX2 Model RX4 Model AX4 Model RX7 Model AX7 Model RX10 Model AX10 Model R
DC In1212121212121212
DC Out122122122122
HS In44444444
HS Out22222222
mA In44444444
mA Out22222222
Note: There are four high-speed inputs of the total DC Inputs. There are two high-speed outputs of the total DC outputs.
Note: Model R DC outputs are sinking with integral pull up resistors.


Ladder Logic Memory256 kB256 kB256 kB256 kB
Logic Scan Rate1.2 mS/K0.4 mS/K0.4 mS/K0.4 mS/K
Removable Memory*microSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Local Comment StorageYesYesYesYes
Floating Point SupportYes (32-bit)Yes (32-bit)Yes (32-bit)Yes (32-bit)
AutoTune PID CapableYes (4 loops)Yes (4 loops)Yes (4 loops)Yes (4 loops)
*microSD card not included
Characters / Pixels128 x 64480 x 272800 x 4801024 x 600
Display Technology2.2" Transflective with LED4.3" TFT Color 350 cd/m27" TFT Color 300 cd/m210" TFT Color 300 cd/m2
Number of Pages250250250250
Fields or Objects per Page15100100100
Total Keys205 on screen5 on screen5 on screen
Function Keys104 on screen4 on screen4 on screen
OEM Faceplate AvailableNoNoNoNo
Built-in I/O Points26262626
SmartStix, SmartRail, SmartBlock I/O Supportyes, CsCANyes, CsCAN & Ethernetyes, CsCAN & Ethernetyes, CsCAN & Ethernet
Digital Inputs / Outputs, max1024 / 10241024 / 10241024 / 10241024/1024
Analog Inputs / Outputs, max256 / 256256 / 256256 / 256256/256
General Purpose Registers (words)5000 r5000 r5000 r5000 r
General Purpose Internal Coils (bits)2,048 (1,024 retentive)2,048 (1,024 retentive)2,048 (1,024 retentive)2,048 (1,024 retentive)
Total Active Ports222
RS-232 Ports / RS-485 PortsRS-232 / RS-485 (1 of each)RS-232 / RS-485 (1 of each)RS-232 / RS-485 (1 of each)RS-232 / RS-485 (1 of each)
PLC / Drive ProtocolsYesYesYesYes
RTU / Modbus Master / SlaveYesYesYesYes
Serial ASCII In / OutYesYesYesYes
USB Ports (A and Mini-B)Mini-B only for programmingMini-B only for programmingMini-B only for programmingMini-B only for programming
Integrated CAN NetworksStandardStandardStandardStandard
Supported CAN NetworksCsCANCsCANCsCANCsCAN
EthernetNo10/100 Support with AutoMDIX10/100 Support with AutoMDIX10/100 Support with AutoMDIX
Maximum CAN Distance1,640 ft.1,640 ft.1,640 ft.1,640 ft.
Programming over CANYesYesYesYes
Height4.69″ / 119.18 mm3.53″ / 89.76 mm5.65″ / 143.50 mm6.5" / 166.2 mm
Width3.53″ / 89.76 mm4.69″ / 119.18 mm7.33″ / 186.08 mm10.4" / 263.9 mm
Total Depth1.4″ / 35.8 mm1.4″ / 35.8 mm1.34″ / 46.60 mm2.2" / 55.8 mm
Operating Temperature-10 to 60°C-10 to 60°C-10 to 60°C-10 to 60°C
Humidity (non-condensing)5 to 95%5 to 95%5 to 95%5 to 95%
Voltage24 +/-20% VDC24 +/-20% VDC24 +/-20% VDC10-30 VDC
Product CertificationsCE, C’CE, C’CE, C’CE, C'
Environmental RatingIP65, CE, UL Type 3R, 4, 4x, 12, 12k, 13IP65, UL Type 3R, 4, 4x, 12, 12k, 13IP65, UL Type 3R, 4, 4x, 12, 12k, 13IP65, UL Type 3R, 4, 4x, 12, 12k, 13

Documentation & Resources

DocumentReference NumberLink to Download
Academic Program Sales SheetHA-359
X2 Sales SheetHA-279
X4 Sales SheetHA-277
X7 Sales SheetHA-322
X10 Sales SheetHA-340
OCS Comparison GuideHA-294
I/O Simulator DatasheetMAN1302
X2 User ManualMAN1130
X2 DatasheetMAN1131
X2 Quick Reference GuideMAN1132
X4 User ManualMAN1137
X4 Data SheetMAN1138
X4 Quick Reference GuideMAN1139
X7 User ManualMAN1155
X7 Data SheetMAN1156
X7 Quick Reference GuideMAN1157
X10 User ManualMAN1277
X10 Data SheetMAN1278
X10 Quick Reference GuideMAN1279
*Please see product pages for more information


Certification TypeDownload Certificate
CE Declaration of Conformity
ISO 9001: 2015
Lithium Battery Test Summary

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