Software WinICL

Logo WinICL Software

  • Configuration tool for ICL photoelectric systems
  • For ICL-2xxx, ICL-6xxx, ICL-8xxx

Terms of use

WinICL may be used at no cost for owners of Pantron series ICL photoelectric systems. You can read and modify user settings, watch device states and perform diagnostic tests. Please follow the ICL operating instructions. There is no guarantee for the correctness for the device states displayed by WinICL. The displays and switching outputs of the ICL device are decisive.

The operation of infrared amplifiers ICL series is not authorized for applications where safety of the person depends on the device function.


There is no setup program for WinICL, as it doesn't really need one. Installation is done by simply copying the supplied files. Extract the complete contents of the ZIP-file into a directory of your choice (suggested C:\WinICL).

WinICL will create a .ini file on the first start for program setting storage purposes.

WinICL will not create entries into your Windows registry. WinICL needs no Internet access, no JAVA, no DirectX no .NET Framework, and no VB Runtime.


The minus terminal of the ICL device supply voltage is internally connected to
the GND (ground) pin of the RS232 port. Make sure that there is no different voltage between the 24V DC minus supply and your PCs frame ground. Specially for laptop computers make sure to use a galvanic isolated AC adaptor or run the computer on battery. If your AC adaptor has a 3 pin mains connector, make sure that none of the pins, specially the protective ground terminal, is connected to the DC output. If you are not sure, use a galvanic isolated RS232 interface adaptor, like the Pantron USB interface IFB-1.


Remove the distributed files and the WinICL.ini file. You may also remove the device settings file you created using WinICL.

System requirements

  • WindowsNT, or newer.
  • One serial port available (COM-port) in the range of COM1 to COM9; may also be a USB-to-serial adapter.


If you receive the following message: "Found device with newer software version. You may check for updates of WinICL", you may download the current version of WinICL. Future versions of WinICL possibly may not support ICL devices with older software versions. You may keep a copy of any older version of WinICL, if you own older devices.


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WinICL Version 1.3