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HCU-3C Controller


control: open-loop, closed-loop
sensor type: micro
control panels: 3

Micropositioning Made Simple With SmarAct’s Controller

The HCU-3C controller is a stand-alone device to control up to three SmarAct positioners. It has three control knobs, a joystick and a display. The HCU-3C also includes a controller menu offering the possibilty to define several important driving parameters.

The HCU-3CM enables you to control closed-loop positioners with integrated -M or -L sensor.

The HCU-3C controller provide an USB or RS232 interface. You can use SmarAct’s stand-alone graphical user interface to control the connected positioners or develop your own software application by using SmarAct’s Dynamic Link Library or LabVIEW® driver.

Operation Mode



feedback loop

open-loop, closed-loop

sensor support


hand control (HCU)

module with control knobs, joystick and LED display

Output Signals

voltage range

0 .. 100 V

maximum output current

360 mA / channel


positioner interface

1 x DSUB 15, female

PC interface

USB, RS232

power supply

12-24 V, 48 W

Integration of Controller


3-channel board


table-top (-TAB)


software / drivers

Windows® (version 7 and higher) Driver, LabVIEW® Driver, for RS232 documentation only

data cable

1.5 m USB / RS232 cable

AC adapter

100 .. 240 V, 50 .. 60 Hz