Future-proof Automation Technology
Efficient positioning, assembly and handling of workpieces are key components in many manufacturing companies to meet growing cost pressures. Replacing pneumatic cylinders with electric drives can save up to 90 % of energy consumption. In addition, there are numerous advantages in motion control.
IAI has the world's largest portfolio of electric actuators with 24 or 230 volt stepper or servo motors. The electric cylinders perform linear, rotary or gripping movements and are characterised by the uniquely compact design including motor and encoder as well the high quality.
In addition to the standard version, electric cylinders are also available for cleanrooms and as IP-protected models for dusty or wet production environments.
You can find them at: ➥ Cleanroom Actuators or ➥ IP30-IP67 Actuators.
EleCylinder - RoboCylinder - IntelligentActuator
EleCylinder with built-in controller is the latest series of IAI electric actuators. With these actuators, two positions are freely selectable. Due to the high travel speeds, EleCylinders are ideally suited for short cycle times and can also perform slow uniform speeds over the entire travel path.
The RoboCylinder and IntelligentActuator series account for the largest share of IAI's linear automation technology portfolio. Both series consist of compact electric cylinders for different requirements.
With RoboCylinders, the focus is on miniaturisation and handling of common payloads, which is reflected in significantly lower prices compared to the IntelligenActuator linear actuators. The latter meet higher requirements in terms of acceleration, speed, stroke as well as horizontal and vertical payload.
All electric cylinders are characterised by high dynamics with simultaneous precision, long service life and low maintenance requirements.
Significant advantages in motion control
Compared to pneumatic drives, electric cylinders offer a whole range of advantages: They enable smooth, jerk-free starting and stopping, uniform speeds over the entire stroke and the control of different positions with the highest repeat accuracy. In addition, they are easy to control.
The sustainable energy efficiency, the cost savings over the entire life cycle of the production plant and the outstanding technical advantages in motion control are clear arguments for substituting pneumatically driven actuators with electromechanical cylinders.