Predator Flex/N™ RS232 Hardware

Predator Flex/N Hardware Overview

What is Predator Flex/N Hardware?

Predator Flex/N Hardware is an upgradeable 1 to 4096 port RS232 PC solution. Designed for manufacturers with reliable wired Ethernet infrastructure. Predator Flex/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 Flex/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 five models within the Predator Flex/N family. The primary difference between the models is the number of RS232 ports. There are other differences and the following comparison table provides the details:

Predator Flex/N Comparison 1 Port 2 Port 4 Port 8 Port 16 Port
Wired Ethernet 10/100 10/100 10/100 10/100 10/100
IP4 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RJ45 Serial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Predator Armor Enclosure Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Metal Enclosure No Yes Yes Yes Yes
DIN Rail Mounting Option Yes Yes Yes Yes No
POE (Power Over Ethernet) Option Yes Yes Yes Yes No
IP6 Support No No No Yes Yes
USB Ports (Data logging & Configuration) No No No Yes Yes
California Consumer Privacy Act Compatible No No No Yes Yes

Why use Predator Flex/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 Flex/N Hardware and Predator DNC.

Predator Flex Hardware

Predator Flex/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 or IP6 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
1 Port DB9 Hub  
Dimensions 1.7 x 3.9 x 1.0 in or 4.3 x 9.8 x 5.7 cm
Weight 0.3 lbs or 0.2 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
2 Port RJ45 Hub  
Dimensions 3.3 x 5.3 x 1.0 in or 8.5 x 13.3 x 5.7 cm
Weight 0.5 lbs or 0.3 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
4 Port DB25 Hub  
Dimensions 3.3 x 5.3 x 1.0 in or 8.5 x 13.3 x 5.7 cm
Weight 0.5 lbs or 0.3 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
8 Port RJ45 Hub  
Dimensions 3.7 x 8.3 x 1.0 in or 9.4 x 21.0 x 2.5 cm
Weight 3.0 lbs or 1.4 kg
Surge Suppression Yes
16 Port RJ45 Hub  
Dimensions 6.6 x 13.4 x 1.4 in or 16.8 x 34.0 x 3.6 cm
Weight 5.3 lbs or 2.4 kg
Surge Suppression Yes

Predator Flex/N - Part Numbers

Part # Description
60540001 Predator 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with Worldwide power cord
60540002 Predator 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with Worldwide power cord
60540004 Predator 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with Worldwide power cord
60541008 Predator 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with Worldwide power cord
60541016 Predator 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with Worldwide power cord

Predator Armor Enclosure and Predator Flex/N - Part Numbers

Part # Description for Domestic Items
80540001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80540002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80540004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80540008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80540016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - Power To Be Determined
80541001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with US power
80541002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with US power
80541004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with US power
80541008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with US power
80541016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with US power
80545001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with 15A Twist Lock power
80545002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 15A Twist Lock power
80545004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 15A Twist Lock power
80545008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 15A Twist Lock power
80545016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 15A Twist Lock
80546001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with 20A Twist Lock power
80546002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 20A Twist Lock power
80546004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 20A Twist Lock power
80546008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 20A Twist Lock power
80546016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with 20A Twist Lock power
Part # Description for Power Over Ethernet Items
80547001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with POE
80547002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with POE
80547004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with POE
Part # Description for International Items
80542001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with EU power
80542002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with EU power
80542004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with EU power
80542008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with EU power
80542016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with EU power
80543001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with UK power
80543002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with UK power
80543004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with UK power
80543008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with UK power
80543016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with UK power
80544001 Predator Armor Enclosure and 1 Port Flex/N Hub - DB9 port with AU power
80544002 Predator Armor Enclosure and 2 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with AU power
80544004 Predator Armor Enclosure and 4 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with AU power
80544008 Predator Armor Enclosure and 8 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with AU power
80544016 Predator Armor Enclosure and 16 Port Flex/N Hub - RJ45 ports with AU power

NOTE: Predator Armor Enclosure style variants of Predator Flex/N 8 port hubs and Predator Flex/N 16 port hubs are not available via POE. Their power requirements exceed POE specifications.