Predator Express/N™ RS232 Hardware

Predator Express/N Hardware Overview

What is Predator Express/N Hardware?

Predator Express/N Hardware is an upgradeable 1 to 4096 port RS232 PC solution. Designed for manufacturers with reliable wired Ethernet infrastructure. Predator Express/N hardware eliminates PCI cards with each hub plugging directly into the Ethernet network. Network up to 4096 CNCs, robots and PLCs to your Windows based PC. Predator Express/N Hardware supports transfers of your CNC programs, offsets and parameters. It supports a wide range of CNC protocols for dripfeeding, downloading, and uploading via RS-232. There are three models within the Predator Express/N family. The primary difference between the models is the number of RS232 ports.

Predator Express/N Comparison 1 Port 2 Port 4 Port
Wired Ethernet 10/100 10/100 10/100
IP4 Support Yes Yes Yes
# of Serial Ports 1 2 4
Predator Armor Enclosure Option Yes Yes Yes
Metal Enclosure Yes Yes Yes
DIN Rail Mounting Option Yes Yes Yes
POE (Power Over Ethernet) Power Supply Option Yes Yes Yes

Why use Predator Express/N?

  • Network up to 4096 RS232 based CNCs, robots & PLCs
  • Surge Suppressed RS232 Ports
  • DNC Send, Receive and Dripfeed on all ports
  • Supports High Speed Machining
  • Supports Predator CNC Editor
  • Supports Predator DNC
  • Supports Predator MDC
  • Supports Predator RCM
  • Supports Predator Virtual CNC
  • Supports Predator Touch HMI
  • Supports Predator MDC Adapters
  • Supports Predator CycleLocks and EditLocks
  • Supports Predator Grizzly Cables
  • Optionally use existing RS232 cables
  • Replace rotary ABCD switch boxes
  • Open Architecture Not Proprietary
  • Eliminate walking back and forth works from your CNC*

NOTE*: Requires Predator Express/N Hardware and Predator DNC.

Predator Express/N Hardware

Predator Express/N Hardware Specifications

Specification General
Operating System Embedded
Windows Support 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2019 Server, 2016 Server, 2012 Server, 2008 Server and 2003 Server
Device Drivers 32-bit and 64-bit
Operating Temperature 32 - 140°F or 0 - 60°C
Relative Humidity 5 - 90% Non Condensing
Altitude 0 - 12,000 ft or 0 - 3660 Meters
Safety UL 1950, EN60950, CSA 22.2, No. 950
Emissions/Immunity FCC Part 15 (Class B), EN55022 (Class B), ICES 003 (Class B), EN50082-2
Ethernet Connection IP4 via 10/100Base-T
Ethernet Speed 10/100 Mbps
Ethernet Mode Half and Full Duplex
Throughput Up to 230k Baud per Port
RoHS Compliant Yes
Dimensions 3.94 x 4.37 x 1.02 in or 100 x 111 x 26 mm
Weight 0.75 lbs or 340 g
Surge Suppression Yes

Predator Express/N - Part Numbers

Part # Description
60491001 Predator 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with Worldwide power cord
60491002 Predator 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with Worldwide power cord
60491004 Predator 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with Worldwide power cord

Predator Armor Enclosure and Predator Express/N - Part Numbers

Part # Description for Domestic Items
80490001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80490002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80490004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80491001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with US power
80491002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with US power
80491004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with US power
80495001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with 15A Twist Lock power
80495002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with 15A Twist Lock power
80495004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with 15A Twist Lock power
80496001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with 20A Twist Lock power
80496002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with 20A Twist Lock power
80496004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with 20A Twist Lock power
Part # Description for Power Over Ethernet Items
80497001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with POE
80497002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with POE
80497004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with POE
Part # Description for International Items
80492001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with EU power
80492002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with EU power
80492004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with EU power
80493001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with UK power
80493002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with UK power
80493004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with UK power
80494001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 port with AU power
80494002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with AU power
80494004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Express/N Hub - DB9 ports with AU power