Position and Program Controllers

Space-saving, extentable and easy to use


IAI's new controller series: R-Unit

R-Unit is the new generation of controllers that are coupled via module connections and are modularly interchangeable.

These include the RSEL program controller for connecting up to 8 actuators (in combination with the REC EC control up to 16 actuators), the RCON position controller for up to 16 electric cylinders and the REC EC controller for motion control of up to 16 EleCylinder axes.

Common to all of them are the linkable control units with identical connections, which allow a free selection and combination of connected electric actuators and their control methods. Mixed control of electric cylinders with 24 volt and 230 volt motors is also easily feasible.

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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.

Difference position and program controller

Single-axis or multi-axis controllers are available as simple types that operate like solenoid valves of a pneumatic controller, up to highly functional models that control via program. A basic distinction is made between position and program controllers.

In position controllers, the travel profiles of each individual axis are entered in position tables. They are available as 3-point or multi-point positioning controls for up to 512 adjustable positions.

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

Actuators 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

TB-03 Panel

The latest teaching pendant TB-03 can be connected to all controllers using the appropriate cables. The same functions and operating characteristics of the previous TB-02 are available.

In combination with the EleCylinder series, it can also communicate wirelessly via WLAN. Among other things, this has the advantage for the user that actuators already permanently installed behind covers can also be easily reprogrammed at any time.

Connection to fieldbus networks

Actuators are connected to fieldbuses such as Profinet, Profibus, EtherCAT or EtherNet/IP or Profibus either via a gateway or directly via a corresponding interface on the controller. The  ➥ Network Table shows which controller is compatible with which fieldbus.

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

Controller for EtherCAT Motion network

The linkable RCON network controllers, the SCON single-axis controller and the MCON 1-8-axis controller also have an optional EtherCAT motion connection.

This ensures real-time operation, i.e. synchronisation of servo motors. This is suitable for short cycle times of automation systems, for example packaging machines or the assembly of electronic components.

Controllers Overview

Position Controllers

PCON-CB Controller

1-axis controller

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

PCON Controller


ACON-CB Controller

1-axis controller

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

ACON Controller


DCON-CB Controller

1-axis controller

  • For RCD Micro Cylinder
  • Input voltage: 24v

DCON Controller


SCON-LC Controller

1-axis controller

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

SCON Controller


SCON-CB Controller

Servo press controller

  • For RCS3-RAR and RCS2-RA13R with load cells
  • Input voltage: 230v

SCON Servo Press Controller


MCON-C Controller

8-axis controller

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

MCON Catalog


REC Controller

Modular 16-axis controller

  • For all EleCylinder mit stepper or servo motor
  • Input voltage: 24v and 230v

R-Unit Catalog


RCON Controller

Modular 16-axis controller

  • Most actuators can be connected
  • Input voltage: 24v and 230v

RCON Catalog


Program Controllers

SSEL-C Controller

2-axis controller

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

SSEL Controller


MSEL-PC Controller

4-axis controller

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

MSEL Controller


XSEL-SA Controller

8-axis controller

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

XSEL Controller


XSEL-PX3 Controller

SCARA robots controller

  • For IXA SCARA robot and IX SCARA robot
  • Input voltage: 230v

XSEL SCARA Controller


RSEL Controller

Modular 8-axis controller

  • Most actuators can be connected
  • Input voltage: 24 V & 230 V

R-Unit Catalog


Built-in Controllers

EC-S6 EleCylinder Slider Type

EleCylinder Series

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

EC Catalog

EleCylinder | CAD

RCP6-RA Rod Type

RCP6S Series

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

RCP6 Catalog

RoboCylinder | CAD

ERC3-RA4C Rod Type

ERC3 Series

Slider or rod types with built-in controller.

ERC3 Catalog


Teaching Pendants

TB-03 Panel

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-02 Panel

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