Development Center in Japan
IAI has its own development center for innovative, energy-efficient and customized automation components. This results in the continuous expansion of our own product portfolio with customer- and application-specific solutions for all branches of industry.
Most important milestones in company history:
|1976||IAI founded in Japan as a robot systems trader and advisory centre for automation|
|1981||In-house production starts in the linear sector and the first independent sales of 4-axis sealing applications with IAI axes|
|1986||IA IntelligentActuator product line launched as an independent brand name and complete in-house production of units|
|1989||IAI America, Inc. founded as a sales and service subsidiary in the USA and Canada with separate technical support.|
|1995||IAI Industrieroboter GmbH founded as a sales and service subsidiary for Europe with separate technical support.|
|1998||IAI produces swivel arm robots (IX Scara) as a new product line from 1998 onwards.|
|1999||In 1999, the market launch of electric cylinders opposed to conventional pneumatic cylinders begins with the product line RC RoboCylinder™ die Markteinführung von elektrischen Zylindern als Gegenpositionierung zu herkömmlichen Pneumatik-Zylindern.|
|2005||• Linear motors (LSA) and tabletop robots (TT) complete the product range.
• Sales consultation and technical support is intensified for customers in Germany and Europe.
|2008||Launch of the Green Automation communication strategy for the RC RoboCylinder™ product line in America and Europe.|
|2014||• First publications of the redesigned advertisements under the new motto "Electric actuators for your automation".
• Introduction of the RCD mini cylinder line.
|2015||Anniversary: 20 year anniversary of the IAI Industrieroboter GmbH European headquarters in Germany.
• Introduction of battery-less absolute encoders for the RCP5 product line.
• Introduction of the second tabletop robot generation TTA.
• Introduction of the first pulse motor type Scara robot in the IXP line.
|2016||Launch of the RCP6 and RCS4 series.|
|2018||Market launch of a new generation of servo presses with load cell.
Launch of the new red / black actuators under the name EleCylinder.
New robot wrist units for cartesian robot systems.
|2019||New electric grippers: a solenoid gripper for small parts assembly and a long-stroke gripper for large workpieces.|