Position and Program Controllers

Space-saving, extentable and easy to use

Simply Suitable Controller Types

The range of single-axis or multi-axis controllers extends from the simple type, which works like a solenoid valve of a pneumatic controller, to the highly functional programm controller. A basic distinction is made between position and program controllers.

With position controllers, the travel profiles of each individual axis are entered into position tables. A connection to a PC or PLC is required. They are available as 3-point position  controllers, where the control signals are identical to those of pneumatic cylinders, or as multi-point positioning controllers for up to 512 adjustable positions.

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

RCON - modular position controller for up to 16 axes

The new compact RCON system is a high-performance controller with modular connection units and easy extendability.

Up to 16 axes with 24V pulse motors and 230V servo motors can be connected together. 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

Change from incremental to absolute encoder type

With just one connection to the ACON, PCON, ASEL or PSEL controllers, the ABU controler module turns an incremental version into an absolute version. The ABU set consists of an absolute unit, back-up battery and controller connection cable.

By connecting to the ABU control module, the current position of system will be held even if power is disconnected, the actuator can operate immediately without homing. Encoder data is stored for up to 20 days when the system is switched off.

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

Controllers Overview

Position Controllers

PCON
1-axis Position Controller

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

PCON Series

PCON | CAD

ACON
1-axis Position Controller

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

 
ACON Series

ACON | CAD

DCON
1-axis Position Controller

  • For RCD Micro Cylinder
  • Input voltage: 24V

 
DCON Series

DCON | CAD

SCON
1-axis Position Controller

  • For Single-axis robot, Cartesian robot, RCS4, RCS3 and RCS2
  • Input voltage: 230V

SCON Series

SCON | CAD

MCON
8-axis Position Controller

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

MCON Catalog

MCON | CAD

RCON
16-axis Network Controller

  • For all actuators except servo press, TTA and SCARA robots
  • Input voltage: 24V and 230V

RCON Catalog

RCON | CAD

MSCON
6-axis Position Controller

  • For Single-axis robot, RCS3 and RCS2
  • Input voltage: 230V

MSCON Catalog

MSCON | CAD

Program Controllers

PSEL
2-axis Program Controller

  • For RCP3 and RCP2
  • Input voltage: 24V

 
PSEL Data Sheet

PSEL | CAD

ASEL
2-axis Program Controller

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

 
ASEL Data Sheet

ASEL | CAD

SSEL
2-axis Program Controller

  • For Single-axis robot, Cartesian robot, RCS4, RCS3 and RCS2
  • Input voltage: 24V

SSEL Data Sheet

SSEL | CAD

MSEL
4-axis Program Controller

  • For IXP SCARA robot, RCP6, RCP5, RCP4, RCP3, RCP2 and WU
  • Input voltage: 24V

MSEL Series

MSEL | CAD

XSEL
8-axis Program Controller

  • For Single-axis robot, Cartesian robot, IXA/IX SCARA robot, RCS4, RCS3 and RCS2
  • Input voltage: 230V

XSEL Series

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

Rod Type ERC3-RA4C
Rod Type ERC3-RA4C

ERC3 Series

Slider or rod types with built-in controller.

 
ERC3 Catalog

ERC3 | CAD

Teaching Pendants

TB-03
Touch Panel Data Setter

  • For setting operating 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

  • For setting operating 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

  • 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

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

TB-03E/02E Catalog

TB-03 | CAD