Flexible Controllers Optionally with Fieldbus Connections
Depending on the requirements and areas of application, there are suitable controllers for all actuators. Depending on the functionality, a distinction is made between position and program controller.
The speed and position of each individual axis are controlled by position controllers. Program controllers are used for axes that interpolate with each other and for Cartesian or SCARA robots.
Position controllers for up to 16 axes
Position controllers are available for one axis (1-axis position controllers) as 3-point position controllers, in which the control signals are identical to those of pneumatic cylinders. In addition to the standard version, it is also available in dust-proof design, equipped with a protection structure according to IP53 for possible installation outside the control panel.
For up to 512 positions of an axis, multipoint position controllers are compatible with all common field networks. It is also available with protection against vibration or with PLC function.
If more than one axis is to be controlled, the multi-axis positioning controllers are used. Up to 16 axes can be connected to them.
Features of position controllers:
- There are 3-point controllers as well as controllers for up to 512 positions for one axis.
- Up to 16 axes can be connected to multi-axes position controllers.
- Controllable via serial communication or fieldbus connection.
RCON - Modular position controller for up to 16 axes
The new compact RCON system is a high-performance controller with modular connection units and outstanding extendability. Up to 16 axes can be connected. The space requirement is just 1/5 of that of conventional controllers.
Features at a glance:
- Modular Network 1~16-axis Position Controller.
- Up to 16 axes of actuators can be connected.
- Saves up to 85% of control panel space.
Program controllers for interpolation movement of up to 8 axes
Up to 255 programs can be stored in the programmable controllers. Hence, interpolation movement of up to 8 axes is possible. The program controllers operates autonomously and enables communication with the periphery via various interfaces. No PLC is required for systems with up to 196 digital inputs and outputs.
Features of program controllers:
- High controller convenience thanks to simple programming language.
- Interpolation of the drives for 2 to 8 axes for different applications.
- Variably usable input/output signals for communication with the external periphery.
Software for position or program controllers
Position controllers are operated with the chargeable CON Software (RCM-101), which is regularly updated including various drivers and is available to download from this website. The same applies to the SEL Software (IA-1010) for program controllers.
Axes with built-in controllers
In addition to the separately available controllers, IAI has also had axes with built-in controllers for a long time.
Recent introductions to the market are the new EleCylinder series, with which pneumatic cylinders can be replaced quickly and simply and the large portfolio of RCP6 axes.
Teaching pendants for the fast input of programming points
The new teaching pendant with the designation "TB-03" can now also communicate wirelessly with the EleCylinder series. Amongst other things, the user benefits from the ability to easily reprogram actuators which are already concealed behind fixed covers at any time.
Furthermore, the new Teaching Pendant can be used to program all other IAI electrical actuators via a conventional cable connection.
Connection to all popular fieldbus networks
In order to connect electrical axes to a fieldbus network, e.g. ProfiNet, Profibus, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CC-Link or DeviceNet., the controllers are linked via a fieldbus gateway or directly via a fieldbus interface.
You can download Fielbus network files free of charge here: > Field Network