Position and Program Controllers

Space-saving, extentable and easy to use

Simply the right controllers

Depending on the requirements and areas of application, there are suitable controllers for all actuators. A basic distinction is made between position and program controllers.

With position controllers, the travel profiles of each individual axis are entered in position tables. A connection to a PC or a PLC is required for control.

Program controllers can also be used independently for interpolating axes, Cartesian robots, SCARA robots or for machine control.
 

Position controllers for up to 16 axes

Positioning controllers are available with or without fieldbus connection, either as 3-point position controllers or as multi-point position controllers for up to 512 adjustable positions. The control signals for the 3-point position controllers are identical to those for pneumatic cylinders.
 

RCON - New modular position controller

The new compact RCON system is a high-performance controller with modular connection units and easy extendability. Up to 16 axes can be connected. At the same time, the space requirement is just 1/5 of conventional controllers.
 

Program controllers for up to 8 axes

With a programmable controller, up to 8 axes - also interpolating - can be moved. Of a maximum of 255 programs, 16 can run parallel in real time.

The program controller works autonomously and, if necessary, enables communication with the periphery via various interfaces. For systems with up to 196 digital inputs and outputs, no PLC is required.

2 software programs for all controllers - updates free of charge

Position controllers are operated with the "CON software". It is used to enter the travel profiles of an axes into a position table and to change parameters. With the "SEL software" for program controllers, application programs are created and the connected axes are controlled.

After purchasing the software and registering the serial numbers, customers can download the regular updates free of charge.

➥ PC Software

Connection to field networks

To connect electric axes to a common fieldbus network such as ProfiNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP or CC-Link, the controllers are connected via a fieldbus gateway or directly via a fieldbus interface. Which controllers are compatible with which fieldbus can be found in this ➥ table.

Field network configuration files can be downloaded free of charge under ➥ Field Network

Axes with built-in controllers

For many years, IAI has also offered electric cylinders with built-in controller that do not require space in the control cabinet. The latest EleCylinder series with linear and rotary axes consists exclusively of these axes.

The latest generation of RoboCylinders are also available with integrated controller under the series RCP6S. (RCP6 Catalog)

Wireless or wired teaching pendants

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. There are also touch panels with dedicated power supply units (TB-03E and TB-02E) available.

Controllers Overview

Position controllers

PCON
1-axis Position Controller

  • For RCP6, RCP5, RCP4, RCP3, RCP2
  • Input voltage: 24 V

PCON Data Sheet

PCON CAD

ACON
1-axis Position Controller

  • For RCA, RCA2, RCL
  • Input voltage: 24 V

 
ACON Data Sheet

ACON CAD

DCON
1-axis Position Controller

  • For RCD Micro Cylinder
  • Input voltage: 24 V

 
RCD Micro Cylinder

DCON CAD

SCON
1-axis Position Controller

  • For RCS3, RCS2, ISB, ISA, NS, NSA, IF
  • Input voltage: 230 V

SCON Controller

SCON CAD

MCON
8-axis Position Controller

  • For RCP6, RCP5, RCP4, RCP3, RCP2, RCA2, RCA, RCD
  • Input voltage: 24 V

MCON 8-axis Controller

MCON CAD

MSEP
8-axis Position Controller

  • For RCP5, RCP4, RCP3, RCP2, RCA2, RCA, RCD
  • Input voltage: 24 V

MSEP 8-axis Controller

MSEP CAD

RCON
16-axis Network Controller

  • For all series (also combinations)
  • Stepper and servo motors
  • Input voltage: 24 V

RCON 16-axis Controller

RCON CAD

MSCON
6-axis Position Controller

  • For RCS3, RCS2, ISB, ISA, NS, NSA, IF
  • Input voltage: 230 V

MSCON 6-axis Controller

MSCON CAD

Program controllers

PSEL
2-axis Program Controller

  • For RCP3, RCP2
  • Input voltage: 24 V

PSEL Data Sheet

PSEL CAD

ASEL
2-axis Program Controller

  • For RCA2, RCA, RCL
  • Input voltage: 24 V

ASEL Data Sheet

ASEL CAD

SSEL
2-axis Program Controller

  • For RCS2 series
  • Input voltage: 24 V

SSEL Data Sheet

SSEL CAD

MSEL
4-axis Program Controller

  • For RCP5, RCP4, RCP3, RCP2, IXP SCARA-Roboter
  • Input voltage: 24 V

MSEL 4-axis Controller

MSEL CAD

XSEL
8-axis Program Controller

  • For RCS4, RCS3, RCS2, ISB, ISA, NS, NSA, IF, IXA & IX SCARA
  • Input voltage: 230 V

XSEL 8-axis Controller

XSEL CAD

Built-in controllers

EleCylinder - Slider EC-S6H-01
Slider EC-S6H-01

EleCylinder Series

New series with 2 adjustable positions for easy changeover to pneumatic-free automation.

EC Catalog

EleCylinder CAD

Rod Type RCP6-RA
Rod Type RCP6-RA

RCP6S Series

Latest RoboCylinder series with high-resolution, battery-less
absolute encoders.

RCP6 Catalog

RoboCylinder CAD

Teaching pendants

TB-03
Touch Panel Data Setter

  • Set operationg conditions and status monitoring
  • Wireless connetion with EleCylinder via Bluetooth
  • Cable connections to all controllers

TB-03 Touch Panel Catalog

TB-03 CAD

TB-03E
with Power Supply Unit

  • Set operationg conditions and status monitoring
  • Wireless connetion with EleCylinder via Bluetooth
  • Cable connections to all controllers

TB-03E/02E Catalog

TB-03 CAD

TB-02
Touch Panel Teaching Pendant

  • 7“ color touch panel
  • Saving program/data on SD memory card
  • Cable connections to all controllers and tabletop robot TTA

TB-02 Touch Panel Catalog

TB-02 CAD

TB-02E
with Power Supply Unit

  • Set operationg conditions and status monitoring
  • Wireless connetion with EleCylinder via Bluetooth
  • Cable connections to all controllers

TB-03E/02E Catalog

TB-03 CAD