The NXGEN pendant is the key interface for the operation of the machine. In designing the new pendant, retaining the Legacy familiarity and functionality was first priority with a goal of a minimal operator training requirement. However, it is not just a duplication and has multiple hardware improvements on the inside.
Low Power Usage
By only using 5 and 12 VDC, our Pendant uses less power than most CNC pendants. No more high voltage AC pendants.
Our Pendant is thin and lightweight. It weighs about half the weight of the original Legacy pendants.
Isolated Ground
Pendant components have an isolated ground, greatly reducing the probabilities of ground loops.
Less Wires
The wire count from the Control to the pendant has been reduced to about one third of the Legacy.
The internal wiring design is greatly reduced to minimal power, logic, and USB wires.
No Drilling
Designed to drop into the existing hardware, no need to drill extra holes in the machine.
Less Noise
No high AC voltage in the pendant eliminates potential electrical noise on logic signals.
Industrial Grade Keyboard
NXGEN Keybooard
Keyboard Backlit NXGEN

Like the Legacy, our pendant uses a standard QWERTY layout for familiarity.  Having a Windows style keyboard provides both functionality and the easy use of the many software programs features such as shop floor and process automation.

  • Simplified design. The panel mount USB design greatly improves the simplicity inside the pendant.
  • Water and Grease Ready. Besides having a NEMA 4X seal, the keys are made of industrial silicone rubber.
  • Back-lit Keyboard. The keyboard has a back-lit feature that can be turned on with a push of a key for low-light environments.
NEMA 4X UL60950, FCC Part 15 Class B
3×11 ms pulses of 50g on each of 3 axes
Material: Industrial silicone rubber
Life: 10 million cycles
Travel: 0.055 in. (1.4mm)
Actuation Force: 7.05 oz +/- 1.06 oz (200g +/- 30g)
Feedback: Tactile with mechanical snap
Power Spectral Density: 0.04g/Hz
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 2 kHz
Duration of Testing: 3 hours/axis
 PCB: 94 VO
Silicone Overlay: 94 HB INTERFACE CABLE: 94 VO
Storage: -40C to +90C (-40F to +194F)
Operating: -40C to +70C (4-0F to +158F)
100% Humidity Resistant
Remote Hand Held*
Enjoy the convenience of a remote. No need to work on the machine while trying to reach the pendant. Features include:
  • Cycle Start Button
  • Slide Hold Button
  • Axis Select
  • Increment Select
  • Manual Pulse Generator
  • Emergency Stop
*Remote Hand Held is sold as an option. Inquire for more details.
Pendant Specifications
While others attempt to recreate the Legacy using cheaper components, we use the identical switches and knobs. Using the same manufacture retains the exact feeling even though they cost a little more.
15” Color LCD Touchscreen High Resolution Monitor
The keyboard is a PC Style Keyboard – panel mounted, IP64 rated seal with tactile feedback. To make it even better, it has a back-lit feature with the touch of a button the keys lite up for that extra bit of comfort.
Inhibits program modification the same as the Legacy.
LED load meter showing 0 to 150% spindle load.
Controls Block Skip, Optional Stop and Work Light functions with same ON/OFF labels.
Stops all operations and powers down the amplifier chassis. Release and press JOG to reset.
Selects between 25%, 50% and 100% of the rapid travel rate set in the parameters.
Exact same Pot as the Legacy, but now the range goes to 250%.
Exact same Pot as the Legacy, but now the range goes to 250%.
Exact same Pot and functionality as the Legacy. Selects X, Y, Z, A, B, AUX, REMOTE.
Exact same Pot and functionality as the Legacy. Increments .0001, .001, .01. While in JOG pressing the T key selects .0000125″ step size.
Pressing the Start button begins a program – the exact same push button and functionality as the Legacy.
Exact same push button and functionality as the Legacy.
A quick and easy front mount, 500ma supply interface to a USB 2.0 device such as keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters. Most commonly used for a Flash drive to load/save program data.
Besides the USB port on the front panel, there are more USB connections plus a Ethernet connection inside the main control box.
Toggle switch that turns the work light on and off – the exact same functionality as the Legacy.
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