IAI - Controllers


We provide a flexible range of controllers to ensure that you get all the features you need - and none of the ones you don't.

From single-axis controllers with basic programmability to multi-axis models able to handle the most complex applications, with IAI you can pick and choose from an extensive line of models.


Series-Specific Controllers
ROBO Cylinder | DS

Cross-Platform Controllers
X-SEL® | E-CON

E-CON vs. X-SEL®
Whether your application is highly complex or relatively simple, there is a model of the X-SEL® or E-CON controller to match your needs.



Application/Condition
Select the X-SEL Controller
  • PLC not used
  • Want to set as many positioning points as possible
  • Want to control peripherals using a linear controller
  • Want to synchronize with other motorized actuators
  • Want to operate two to four linear actuator axes using a single controller
X-SEL Controller
Application/Condition Select the E-CON Controller
  • Want to use a PLC to perform control
  • Number of positioning points is less than 64
  • Want to ensure easy operation without using programs
  • Want to minimize cost
E-CON Controller
Application/Condition Select the P-Driver Controller
  • Unlimited positioning points through use of pulse-train input signals
  • Dedicated homing signal
  • Torque limiting function (push motion operation)
  • Feedback-pulse output function
Application/Condition Select the RoboNet Network Controller
  • Reduced wiring
  • Ultra-compact
  • Can operate up to 16 axes
  • Simple absolute specifications that do not require a return to home position
  • DIN rail installation
Application/Condition Select the ACON Controller for RCA series
  • The ACON is a position controller for the ROBO Cylinder ® RCA series actuator. There are five types of position controllers, each supporting a different control mode.
Application/Condition Select the ASEL Program Controller for RCA series
  • The ASEL is a program controller for the ROBO Cylinder ® RCA series actuator. Various control functions are combined into a single unit.
Application/Condition Select the PCON Controller for RCP2 series
  • The PCON is a position controller for the ROBO Cylinder ® RCP2 series actuator. There are five types of position controllers, each supporting a different control mode.
Application/Condition Select the PSEL Program Controller for RCP2 series
  • The PSEL is a program controller for the ROBO Cylinder ® RCP2 series actuator. Various control functions are combined into a single unit.
Application/Condition Select the SCON Controller for RCS2 series
  • The SCON is a position controller for the ROBO Cylinder ® RCS2 series actuator. Various control functions are combined into a single unit.
Application/Condition Select the SSEL Program Controller for RCS2 series
  • The SSEL is a program controller for the ROBO Cylinder ® RCS2 series actuator. Various control functions are combined into a single unit.
Application/Condition Select the DeviceNet Gateway Unit
  • Move the actuator by specifying positions from a PLC via network
  • Perform push-motion operation via network
  • Operate the actuator by directly sending the target position, speed, acceleration/deceleration and positioning band as numerical values from a PLC.
Application/Condition Select the CC-Link Gateway Unit
  • Move the actuator by specifying positions from a PLC via network
  • Perform push-motion operation via network
  • Operate the actuator by directly sending the target position, speed, acceleration/deceleration and positioning band as numerical values from a PLC.

ROBO Cylinder Controllers

'ROBO Cylinder' ® refers to an electromechanical system consisting of an electric actuator and a motion controller.  Depending on the type of ROBO Cylinder, one of the following controllers may be used to control the actuator's position, velocity, acceleration, deceleration, and motor torque.
  • Gateway Unit
  • DeviceNet
  • CC-Link
  • PS24 Power Supply
  • PCON
  • PSEL
  • ACON
  • ASEL
  • SCON
  • SSEL
  • RCP2
  • RCS
  • E-CON
  • X-SEL
ROBO Cylinder controller characteristics and capabilities are dependent upon the type of actuator selected, specifically the type of motor.  RCP2 (ROBO Cylinder Pulse) actuators employ a 'Pulse' motor; a stepper motor with encoder feedback.  The RCP2 series offer the simplest and least expensive control package.  The RCS (ROBO Cylinder Servo) series utilize an AC servo motor, which offers a much wider range of control options. All ROBO Cylinder controllers offer the following basic capabilities:
  • Multiple Positioning
  • Velocity Control
  • Acceleration & Deceleration Control
  • Torque Control (Push Function)
  • Serial I/O for linking up to 16 axes
All ROBO Cylinder controllers can be operated by either a Teaching Pendant or our PC Interface Software.

RCP2 Controller

The RCP2 Controller is for use with RCP2 type actuators.  This combination comprises the most basic and least expensive ROBO Cylinder package.

RCS Controller

The RCS series offers a much wider range of controller capabilities and options. 

E-CON Controller

The E-CON Controller is essentially very similar to the RCS-C type controller.  The E-CON offers an expanded positioning capability of up to 64 points and CE certified versions.

X-SEL Controller

The X-SEL Controller is a programmable, multi-axis motion controller which may be used to directly control a number of RCS actuators.  The X-SEL is generally intended for use with larger actuators from Intelligent Actuator and more complex applications which require advanced, multi-axis interpolated motion.  The RCS is often used as a very cost effective additional axis in these systems.
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