Position and Program Controllers

Space-saving, extentable and easy to use

Flexible Controllers - Optionally with Fieldbus Connections

A corresponding range of controllers is also available for the diverse range of electrical axes and industrial robots, depending on the requirements and areas of use.

In principle they are distinguished in accordance with two operating patterns: position controller and program controller. The speed and position of each individual axis are controlled by position controllers. Programmable 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.

NEW: 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 "RCM software", which is regularly updated including various drivers and is available to download on this website. The same applies to the "IA software" for program controllers.

> Software Download

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

Controllers Overview

Position controllers

PCON

  • For 1 axis
  • 24 V Stepper motor

ACON

  • For 1 axis
  • 24 V Servomotor

DCON

  • For 1 axis
  • 24 VDC Servomotor

SCON

  • For 1 axis
  • 230 V Servomotor

PSEP

  • For 1 axis
  • 24 V Stepper motor

ASEP

  • For 1 axis
  • 24 V Servomotor

DSEP

  • For 1 axis
  • 24 VDC Servomotor

MCON

  • For 1 - 8 axes
  • 24 V Stepper motor
  • 24 V Servomotor

MSEP

  • For 1 - 8 axes
  • 24 V Stepper motor
  • 24 V Servomotor

RCON

  • For 1 - 16 axes
  • 24 V Stepper motor
  • 24 V | 230 V Servomotor

ROBONET

  • For 1 - 16 axes
  • 24 V Stepper motor
  • 24 V Servomotor

MSCON

  • For 1 - 6 axes
  • 230 V Servomotor

Program controllers

PSEL

  • For 1 - 2 axes
  • 24 V Stepper motor

ASEL

  • For 1 - 2 axes
  • 24 V Servomotor

SSEL

  • For 1 - 2 axes
  • 24 VDC Servomotor

MSEL

  • For 1 - 4 axes
  • 24 V Stepper motor

XSEL

  • For 1 - 6 axes
  • 230 V Servomotor

Built-in controllers

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

EleCylinder

24 V Stepper motor

New series for easy transition to compressed airless automation.

> EleCylinder

Rod Type RCP6-RA
Rod Type RCP6-RA

RCP6S

24 V Stepper motor

New RCP6 series with increased stability and positioning accuracy.

> Linearachsen

Rod Type ERC3-RA4C
Rod Type ERC3-RA4C

ERC3

24 V Stepper motor

Slider or rod types with built-in controller.

> Schubstangenachsen

Slider Type ERC2-SA6C
Slider Type ERC2-SA6C

ERC2

24 V Stepper motor

Slider or rod types with built-in controller.

> Schlittenachsen

Teaching pendants

TB-03
Touch Panel Data Setter

Operating conditions via wireless Bluetooth technology

TB-02
Touch Panel Teaching Pendant

Connection via cable